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Meeting the needs of all individuals - Special Education

  1. 1. Meeting the Needs of Individuals Technology – It’s Different This Time Around! T. D’Amico, Oct. 2013
  2. 2. 4 Decades of Tech Overview 3Rs and the 4Cs Connected Educators Mobile Learning Extensions beyond Apps Personalized Learning
  3. 3. 1973 Flashback
  4. 4. 1973 Xerox Alto
  5. 5. 1973 Renfrew Special Education Teacher?
  6. 6. 1973 Technology Innovation Ethernet invented (connect computers – networking) Fibre Optics invented IBM introduced first laser bar code reader for groceries
  7. 7. Ok... A few more... • http://www.picgifs.co m/graphics/dancingbaby/
  8. 8. 1970’s – stroll down memory lane
  9. 9. 1970’s – stroll down memory lane Teacher salaries by 1976 had risen to: $15,165 women $19,337 men
  10. 10. Many things in Education CHANGED Bill 82
  11. 11. Many regulations since 1980
  12. 12. Technology in 1980s Very Slow – Computers in Labs Some locked down computers in Resource Rooms Used to ...type notes - Some access at school, limited access at home
  13. 13. Technology in 1990’s Big – Slow – Computers in Labs Electronic versions of Print material Big – Slow – locked down computers expertise and permission to use in Resource Rooms Limited access – slow speeds – required Used to ...type notes - Some access at school, limited access at home
  14. 14. Technology since 2003 What’s happened in the last 10 years Facebook – 2004 YouTube – 2005 Twitter – 2006 iPhone – 2007 Kindle - 2008 iPad - 2010
  15. 15. Technology changes like never before!
  16. 16. Time to change... Has your approach to special education changed?
  17. 17. A Good Educator has nothing to do with technology!
  18. 18. 4C’s We need to complement the 3Rs with the 4Cs
  19. 19. Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills (PC21) Preparing 21C students for a Global Society Above and Beyond the 4Cs Route 21 – One stop shop for 21C skills Pearson – Video series – 21C classrooms / skills Canadian Education Association – Add the 4Cs to the 3Rs The 4C’s More information on the 4C’s – do you model these skills?
  20. 20. ... There are tougher jobs! Bullet proof vest tester
  21. 21. The best gift you can give a student is ...hope!
  22. 22. Today I’m Going To Try And Change The World - Johnny Reid
  23. 23. Activity Share an example of how you have given HOPE to a student
  24. 24. 1 Minute Timer Share how you have given HOPE to a student
  25. 25. What do you think of when you hear the word... BLIND?
  26. 26. Trivia Time
  27. 27. Actor/comedian Dan Ackroyd
  28. 28. Tourettes and Asperger syndrome Dan Ackroyd
  29. 29. Professional Soccer player David Beckam
  30. 30. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder David Beckham
  31. 31. Actor Harrison Ford
  32. 32. Depression Harrison Ford
  33. 33. Pianist / singer Billy Joel
  34. 34. Depression Billy Joel
  35. 35. Artist Vincent Van Gogh
  36. 36. Epilepsy Vincent Van Gogh
  37. 37. Physicist/Author Stephen Hawking
  38. 38. ALS Stephen Hawking
  39. 39. Stephen Hawking “If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it is no good blaming the world or expecting it to take pity on you. One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well...
  40. 40. Stephen Hawking ...In my opinion, one should concentrate on activities in which one's physical disability will not present a serious handicap. I am afraid that Olympic Games for the disabled do not appeal to me, but it is easy for me to say that because I never liked athletics anyway”. - Stephen Hawking
  41. 41. Entrepreneur Richard Branson
  42. 42. Learning Disability Dyslexia Richard Branson
  43. 43. Richard Branson “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again”. -Richard Branson “ I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” - Richard Branson
  44. 44. Actor Tom Cruise
  45. 45. Learning disability / dyslexia Tom Cruise
  46. 46. Tom Cruise “When I was about 7 years old, I had been labeled dyslexic. I'd try to concentrate on what I was reading, then I'd get to the end of the page and have very little memory of anything I'd read. I would go blank, feel anxious, nervous, bored, frustrated, dumb. I would get angry. My legs would actually hurt when I was studying. My head ached...
  47. 47. Tom Cruise ... All through school and well into my career, I felt like I had a secret. When I'd go to a new school, I wouldn't want the other kids to know about my learning disability, but then I'd be sent off to remedial reading.” - Tom Cruise
  48. 48. Scientist / Inventor Albert Einstein
  49. 49. Language delays / Asperger syndrome Albert Einstein
  50. 50. Albert Einstein “He told me that his teachers reported that . . . he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” - Hans Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein’s father) “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” -Albert Einstein
  51. 51. Author Agatha Christie
  52. 52. Learning Disability / Agraphia Agatha Christie
  53. 53. Agatha Christie “I, myself, was always recognized . . . as the “slow one” in the family. It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was . . . an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day. ” - Agatha Christie
  54. 54. Do you know how to help each of your students?
  55. 55. What if I can’t ask for help?
  56. 56. This is the best time to be a Connected Educator
  57. 57. st 21 Century Connected Educator Rapid changes in technology now allow teachers and students to connect
  58. 58. How do you Connect?
  59. 59. Share how you connect with other educators to provide the best support for your students? Your Turn
  60. 60. 1 Minute Timer Share how you connect with other educators to provide the best support for your students?
  61. 61. Twitter Example: Hashtag #autism – People to follow
  62. 62. Twitter Tweets in your area of interest Example: #autism
  63. 63. Twitter Follow Lists – network of “like” individuals
  64. 64. Twitter Participate in Twitter Chats
  65. 65. EdWeb Free professional network
  66. 66. ScoopIT - Communities
  67. 67. ScoopIT - Communities
  68. 68. Pinterest
  69. 69. Pinterest Collection
  70. 70. Pinterest Pins
  71. 71. Pinterest Boards
  72. 72. Pinterest Pinners
  73. 73. Apologies To the Ministry of Education... We don’t need more research – we know technology is having a positive impact!
  74. 74. Stories of success JACOB BARNETT
  75. 75. Mobile changes everything!
  76. 76. 4 Key areas of Support Communication Organization Accessibility Personalized Learning/Instruction
  77. 77. Hidden Treasures in iOS 7 Configure eye / head motion switches!
  78. 78. iTunes App Collections Seeing and Hearing Emotional Development Language Development Literacy and Learning Diagnostics and Reference Organization Communication Sensory and Visual Perception Life Skills
  79. 79. iTunes App Collections
  80. 80. One Recommendation to save $ Daily apps recommended Creativity and Exploration
  81. 81. Listly – make and follow lists!
  82. 82. Listly – List of Browser Extensions
  83. 83. Chrome Extensions • Graphical quick links to resources that your students use: • Calculator • Dictionary • Note Pad • Google Search • Reference tools • Language translator • Calendar
  84. 84. My personalized tabs
  85. 85. Chrome Extensions • Free reading service • Customize style and typeface of what you read • Remove distractions from web page articles • Save articles for reading later • Add tags to quickly search for saved articles
  86. 86. Chrome Extensions • Free text to Speech • Giving voice to Chrome
  87. 87. Chrome Extensions • Contextual spell checker and grammar checker • Rephrase your sentences • Works within the Chrome Browser – websites, email, etc. • Also available for MS Word
  88. 88. Chrome Extensions • Sample use of Ginger extension when typing an email
  89. 89. Chrome Extensions • Override the default zoom level for all websites • Set custom zoom levels • Personalize zoom levels per site with quick key access
  90. 90. Chrome Extensions • Read-aloud with dual colour highlighting • Talking and Picture dictionaries • Translator • Fact finder • Study skills options • Annotation tools
  91. 91. Chrome Extensions • Teacher review of Read & Write free extension!
  92. 92. Chrome Extensions • Double click any word to see or hear its definition • Automatically translate foreign words to your language of choice
  93. 93. Chrome Extensions • Add fixed navigation icons to the right side of any web page • Place the mouse cursor over the appearing link to automate the required action (ie. Click)
  94. 94. Chrome Extensions • Magnify and change the colour of any selected text • Optional lenses and optional colours
  95. 95. Chrome Extensions • Eliminate distraction when watching YouTube videos
  96. 96. Chrome Extensions • Limit time spent on certain sites
  97. 97. Tools to Personalize Learning
  98. 98. OER Commons
  99. 99. Gooru Learning
  100. 100. Gooru Learning
  101. 101. Learn Zillion
  102. 102. CK12
  103. 103. CK12
  104. 104. CK12 – Braingenie (1-8)
  105. 105. A good teacher with strong relationships is always better than a good tool!
  106. 106. The Future is bright! I’m educating for today with the best resources I have available to me right now!
  107. 107. Thank you for all that you do!
  108. 108. Thank You For giving me hope @TDOttawa www.slideshare.net/tdottawa

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