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  • Play this movie as the students are coming in. Adorable! A popular song that’s been remixed for gender equity with regards to computers in the classroom.http://vodpod.com/watch/2359854-teachertube-videos-aint-gonna-hold-us-back-d-i-g-i-t-a-l-k-5-winnerTypical uses of tech are “not female” : competition, problem-solving, non-socialMath, science, programming“aggression” of boys = more access
  • Females choose careers that are less technologically advancedVery small proportion of high-school females take the computer science AP exam.25% of CS degrees to womanFemales rate themselves lower in computer abilities
  • Digital Divide issues encompass much more than gender equity or socio-economics. Student access to technology may also be impacted by: living in a remote placelearning disabilities or other special needsteacher skill in technology uselanguage barriersOther factors may also be involved.
  • Lecture 15 Assistive Tech

    1. 1. Videos<br />Assistive technology video: Cerebral palsy<br />Assistive technology video: Visually impairments<br />Assistive technology video: Physical impairments (music)<br />Assistive technology video: Visually impaired (music)<br />
    2. 2. Lecture 15<br />Social Issues: Digital Divide, Gender, and Assistive Technology<br />
    3. 3.
    4. 4. Gender<br />Recreational and entertainment technologies and software<br />Competition<br />Problem-solving<br />Non-social motivation<br />Math, science, programming<br />Aggressive nature of young males and access<br />
    5. 5. The Final Lecture<br />TTL is open M-F this week from 9am – 6pm<br />Everything is due in lab this week <br />Except final ePortfolio<br />Course evaluation<br />Lecture<br />Lab<br />
    6. 6. Social Issues<br />Digital divide<br />Gender<br />Assistive technology<br />Others<br />Living in a remote place<br />Teacher skill in technology use<br />Language barriers<br />
    7. 7. Digital Divide<br />Refers to the gap between those who are able to benefit from digital technology and those who are not<br />4.1:1 Nationwide<br />4.3:1 High-poverty schools (2004)<br />E-rate<br />Discount<br />
    8. 8. School Access<br />
    9. 9. Home Access<br />
    10. 10.
    11. 11. OLPC<br />
    12. 12. Something to think about if you are in a lower SES region…<br />Assigning homework on computers may not be an option – but there’s always the library!<br />
    13. 13. Assistive Technologies<br /><ul><li>Any equipment or software that is used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities
    14. 14. Wheelchair = adjustable computer table in lab
    15. 15. http://www.ataccess.org/resources/atk12/default.html</li></li></ul><li>Dramatization<br />
    16. 16. Inclusion<br />7th English Grade Teacher<br />Inclusion <br />Co-Teacher<br />Mr. Ottenbreit<br />Planning Session<br />
    17. 17. Planned Lesson<br />Locate information by using a variety of consumer and public documents. <br />Example: Choose a radio or watch to purchase, based on a Consumer Reports review of different radios or watches. Then, compare advertisements from different stores to decide which store is offering the best price.<br />
    18. 18. Planned Lesson<br />Step 1: Short Article to Read<br />Step 2: WebQuest<br />Step 3: Create Report<br />Step 4: Convince Me<br />
    19. 19. Learning Disabilities<br />Larry Duncan (LD)<br />Higher listening comprehension than reading<br />Make accessible to LD<br />Text reader<br />PDF  text file<br />Premiere Assistive Technology<br />Universal Reader Plus – Talking Pointer<br />Word Prediction Software<br />
    20. 20. Text-to-Voice<br />Text-to-Voice<br />Scans and reads printed text<br />Talking Word Processor<br />Voices<br />Books on CD<br />Legal part of IDEA Act<br />Surf the web<br />Kurzweil 3000<br />
    21. 21. Word Prediction Software<br />Word Prediction Software for word processors and email<br />Word prediction<br />Grammar support<br />Vocabulary support<br />WordQ<br />Co:Writer<br />
    22. 22. Reading/Language Software<br />Learning Disabilities and/or students struggling in a particular academic area<br />Struggling readers<br />Language development<br />Start-to-Finish Books<br />earobics<br />Rosetta Stone<br />
    23. 23. Planned Lesson<br />Step 1: Short Article to Read<br />Text Reader – (LD)<br />Step 2: WebQuest<br />Text Reader (LD)<br />Universal Reader Plus – Talking Pointer<br />Step 3: Create Report<br />Word Prediction Software (LD)<br />Step 4: Convince Me<br />
    24. 24. Visual Impairments<br />Valerie Issacs (VI)<br />Use vision as primary learning <br />Low vision – enhanced<br />Word Magnifier<br />Talking word processor<br />WebQuest – Zoom in<br />
    25. 25. Planned Lesson<br />Step 1: Short Article to Read<br />Text Reader – (LD)<br />Step 2: WebQuest<br />Zoom-in (VI)<br />Text Reader (LD)<br />Step 3: Create Report<br />Word Prediction Software (LD)<br />Step 4: Convince Me<br />
    26. 26. Physically Impaired<br />Paul Ingram<br />Cerebral Palsy<br />Limited physical mobility<br />Computer desk that’s handicap accessible<br />Repositioned every 20 minutes<br />Switch – allow access<br />
    27. 27. Other Assistive Technology for Physical Disabilities<br />Adapted hardware<br />AlphaSmart keyboards<br />Touch Screens<br />Big Keys<br />Half Qwerty Keyboard<br />Half Qwerty<br />Touch Screens<br />Big Keys<br />AlphaSmart<br />
    28. 28. Planned Lesson<br />Step 1: Short Article to Read<br />Text Reader – (LD)<br />Step 2: WebQuest<br />Zoom-in (VI)<br />Switch (PI)<br />Text Reader (LD)<br />Step 3: Create Report<br />Word Prediction Software (LD)<br />Step 4: Convince Me<br />
    29. 29. ADD/ADHD (attention variance)<br />AnDrew Denton<br />Lack time management skills<br />Maintain attention for 10 minutes<br />Refocus attention every 8 minutes<br />Timer<br />Lack organization skills<br />Directions<br />Board, physical copy, peer check<br />Ask students for directions (make sure to check with Andrew)<br />Help organizing facts<br />Inspiration outline<br />Distractibility<br />Monitor use – too focused on other websites or games <br />
    30. 30. Planned Lesson<br />Step 1: Short Article to Read<br />Text Reader – (LD)<br />Step 2: WebQuest<br />Zoom-in (VI)<br />Switch (PI)<br />Text Reader (LD)<br />Timer (ADD)<br />Monitor Computer Use (ADD)<br />Directions (ADD)<br />Step 3: Create Report<br />Inspiration (ADD)<br />Step 4: Convince Me<br />
    31. 31. Hearing Impairments<br />Hector Iglesias<br />Teacher communication<br />Phonic ear (wear headset)<br />Computer lab (headset with his hearing aid)<br />Other students<br />Training required – group work – focused <br />Microphones (hand-held)<br />
    32. 32. Planned Lesson<br />Step 1: Short Article to Read<br />Text Reader – (LD)<br />Step 2: WebQuest<br />Zoom-in (VI)<br />Switch (PI)<br />Text Reader (LD)<br />Timer (ADD)<br />Monitor Computer Use (ADD)<br />Directions (ADD)<br />Headset (HI)<br />Step 3: Create Report<br />Inspiration (ADD)<br />Step 4: Convince Me<br />Handheld microphone (HI)<br />
    33. 33. Why should I do this?<br />You make instruction better for ALL students<br />Universal Design for Learning<br />
    34. 34. Let’s give our guest speaker a round of applause<br />
    35. 35. Lecture Question #1<br />How can Universal Design for Learning make you a better teacher?<br />
    36. 36. Things I’ve learned in w200<br />Lecture Worksheet #2<br />If you had to tell an incoming freshman what they’ll learn in w200, what would you tell them. What have YOU LEARNED (not what have we taught you)?<br />
    37. 37. What you (hopefully) DIDN’T learn in w200<br />
    38. 38. 1. Technology is “the one thing education needs”<br />Lec WS #2 – All we need is…<br />
    39. 39. Education has been improving…<br />
    40. 40. 2. Technology makes learning happen<br />
    41. 41. Quote<br />“Any teacher who can be replaced by technology should be.”<br /> -- <br />
    42. 42. 3. No technology = No engagement<br />Kids won’t pay attention without it!<br />
    43. 43. Lecture WS #3<br />Think of something “hi-tech” that engages you. Is it really the technology itself that is engaging? If not, what is?<br />
    44. 44. 4. Technology guarantees engagement<br />We use technology…Are you always engaged?<br />
    45. 45. 5. You are now ‘up-to-date’ on educational technology<br />Professional development plans!<br />
    46. 46. Help Prof. Leftwich with Teaching Strategies<br />Email Lecture & Lab Surveys<br />
    47. 47. Most Common Assistive Technologies<br />Text reader <br />Vista/Next Up<br />Disability where listening comprehension is higher than reading comprehension (or an auditory style rather than a visual style)<br />Writing disabilities<br />Spelling, Microsoft Word – but ways to improve – through Word Prediction (Premeiere Technology)<br />Writing process – not well organized. Inspiration or free concept map<br />
    48. 48. Certified disabilities – publishers must provide PDF (websites to go to – LEA will provide you with information to have it converted)<br />Visual impairments<br />View to increase size – magnifiers (Priemere/Vista/Go into accessibility options)<br />
    49. 49. Remaining Assignments<br />Lab Workout #15<br />Assistive Technology<br />Make sure to check ALL grades in OnCourseGradebook!<br />TTL Open until 6 this week!<br />Come visit me Wednesday or Thursday from 4-6<br />ePortfolio Final<br />Know your due date and where to submit!<br />