LUCKY DAY 2FARMVILLE BOOK STUDY     VCU T/TAC
Webinar ReviewGoogle Doc ReviewKWL Chart ReviewOverriding Point –You can cut down the number of evaluations byempowering t...
How to conduct an AT evaluation?SETT Framework• Consider the needs of the student.• Consider the environment in which the ...
Is there a specific AT evaluation (report)   document? Do we need to make one up?• Yes!• The components are as follows:   ...
Are there sample forms?• They are in the book.
Is there a way to reach more than one student             with an evaluation?• Do a classroom evaluation!
The SettingConduct classroomevaluations toprovide additionaltools and strategiesto an entire class ofstudents!
Time to Share• Put your name in the hat.• You share four,  we share one(That’s fair, right?)
Graphic Organizers• Templates-  www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer• More Templates- http://bit.ly/holtgos• Blog-  http://bi...
Switch WebsitesBlogs:• http://teachingall.blogspot.com/p/switch-  accessible-activities.html• http://teachinglearnerswithm...
Social Bookmarking
Our AT Team…               had three               problems.
1.     App-alanche! Too Many   GoodResources! Stuff we FOUND   and CREATED
2.  How toshare these   witheducators?       And Each Other?
3. Do we want our website to be dynamic or static?     Some team members want one way,  Other team members want it the oth...
Solution: Social Bookmarking!www.commoncraft.com/video/social-bookmarking
http://delicious.com/lcpsat
Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! Show...
Use the  toolbarAdd link on  web site
Tagging          TAGS
TAGS
Other Points• Shared Login vs. Individual Logins• Private (Internal) vs. Public (Open)• Toolbars for ease of useDiigo.com ...
Solutions1. Now we can search all shared   resources.2. Now we can share LISTS (tags)   of resources with educators.Ex: ht...
http://delicious.com/lcpsat     http://delicious.com/attipscast
Which is  simpler and morememorable?
This….http://attipscast.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/episode-68-at-smackdown-atia-2011-orlando/
Or this….http://bit.ly/atsmackdown
Bit.ly• Free• Create memorable URLS• Gather metricsNOT NECESSARILY SHORTER,        JUST MORE MEMORABLE!
But What If theURL Changes?
No Worries!• The original (long) URL is what appears  in the browser.• The user can “track back” to see the  root of the U...
Capitalization Counts!http://bit.ly/nlsitunes                          This Does                          NOT WorkThis Wor...
Multimodal PD• Videos (PACER example)  – AT Minutes- www.youtube.com/pacercenter• Podcasts: A.T.TIPScast & Edceptional• RS...
DuplicateYourself!!!
The Theater5 minute faculty meeting tipsFace-to-Face Workshops  Customized by school needsWebsite (www.lcps.org/at)  Han...
The Home Theater AT Tonight DVDsTeachers check out theDVD, watch the videos,answer questions andreturn to get staffdevelop...
Podcasts on CD as PD WorkshopsBurn podcasts onto CDs to play in the car!Try it with the A.T.TIPSCAST  - 13 Volumes complet...
Follow-up ActivitiesDiscuss what you’ve learned!Create a product!
Training by         Community BuildingWhen training on a specific tool that is notavailable to general educators (for exam...
Establish Personal Learning Network• PLN – Your own community of individuals you go to  when you need support• Methods-   ...
Part of a Larger Community• QIAT LISTSERV - http://bit.ly/joinqiat• T/TAC online VCU T/TAC• Existing social networking gro...
The Subplots   Participate in district-wide committees to    implement solutions that meet the needs of all    learners ...
This is………
Homework   Submit    Your  Questionhttp://bit.ly/atbookreaderquestions
Resources & ReferencesThe Practical (and Fun) Guideto Assistive Technology in Public Schools:http://iste.org/chewathttp://...
Contact Us!• Sally Norton-Darr   – snortondarr@yahoo.com• Christopher Bugaj   – attipscast@gmail.com   – Twitter.com/attip...
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  • Reinforce the idea to start with what is already available. Use this approach in your district.
  • Classroom evals provide solutions for more than just special ed and for more than just one student at a time . ALSO COLLECTING DATA TO SUPPORT FUTURE PURCHASES FOR INDIVIDUALS RESOMMENDATIONS- if a student has been using a classroom device, then we have even more evidence that it is necessary.
  • Show calendar demoRSS? Demo depending on timeAdd graphics
  • Show calendar demoRSS? Demo depending on timeAdd graphics
  • Question- Anyone have problems with staff development? If so, like what?Audience Response via chat.How do we support them you ask?- Provide Staff Development – traditional model is still something we struggle with- discuss various ways and various problems. Discuss alternative ways- pros and cons of Web (infrastructure).Website and DeliciousPoster BoardsAT Tonight DVDsA.T.TIPSCAST CDs (Coming Soon)Moodle (Blackboard) Moderators Strategy-A-Day Calendar (pick three people at random and ask for their birthdays- read those slides to them).In discussion are PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), Follow-up Activities, and Equipment Specific Communities
  • Conference calls, etc.
  • Check out Idaho State Resources
  • We sit on technology committees to help make district-wide decisions. Less backtracking needs to be done that way by IT. We help everyone remember to consider everybody. It is not intentional but sometimes people forget to consider VI, HI, or physical disabilities- Promethean story here, too high for preschoolers
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  • Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools VCU TTAC Book Study

    1. 1. LUCKY DAY 2FARMVILLE BOOK STUDY VCU T/TAC
    2. 2. Webinar ReviewGoogle Doc ReviewKWL Chart ReviewOverriding Point –You can cut down the number of evaluations byempowering teachers to use what they have.Once they know what they have, tried what they have,you can focus on what else they need.
    3. 3. How to conduct an AT evaluation?SETT Framework• Consider the needs of the student.• Consider the environment in which the student is learning.• Consider the task the student needs to complete.• Consider the tools the student needs to complete the task.
    4. 4. Is there a specific AT evaluation (report) document? Do we need to make one up?• Yes!• The components are as follows: –Background Information –Technology already in place –Observation (Facts) »Student Interviews »Educator Interviews –Recommendations (Opinions) –Additional Resources –Appendices
    5. 5. Are there sample forms?• They are in the book.
    6. 6. Is there a way to reach more than one student with an evaluation?• Do a classroom evaluation!
    7. 7. The SettingConduct classroomevaluations toprovide additionaltools and strategiesto an entire class ofstudents!
    8. 8. Time to Share• Put your name in the hat.• You share four, we share one(That’s fair, right?)
    9. 9. Graphic Organizers• Templates- www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer• More Templates- http://bit.ly/holtgos• Blog- http://bit.ly/ep37goi1blog• Podcast- http://bit.ly/ep37goi1audio Web 2.0 Tools: http://bubbl.us http://mindmeister.com http://mindomo.com
    10. 10. Switch WebsitesBlogs:• http://teachingall.blogspot.com/p/switch- accessible-activities.html• http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot. com/Resource Portal:• http://www.guest.portaportal.com/otr4access
    11. 11. Social Bookmarking
    12. 12. Our AT Team… had three problems.
    13. 13. 1. App-alanche! Too Many GoodResources! Stuff we FOUND and CREATED
    14. 14. 2. How toshare these witheducators? And Each Other?
    15. 15. 3. Do we want our website to be dynamic or static? Some team members want one way, Other team members want it the other way
    16. 16. Solution: Social Bookmarking!www.commoncraft.com/video/social-bookmarking
    17. 17. http://delicious.com/lcpsat
    18. 18. Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!
    19. 19. Use the toolbarAdd link on web site
    20. 20. Tagging TAGS
    21. 21. TAGS
    22. 22. Other Points• Shared Login vs. Individual Logins• Private (Internal) vs. Public (Open)• Toolbars for ease of useDiigo.com - the other social bookmarking site • Shared Groups (Private and Public) • Highlighter and Sticky Note Tools • There’s an app
    23. 23. Solutions1. Now we can search all shared resources.2. Now we can share LISTS (tags) of resources with educators.Ex: http://delicious.com/lcpsat/typing3. We have both a static and a dynamic web site.
    24. 24. http://delicious.com/lcpsat http://delicious.com/attipscast
    25. 25. Which is simpler and morememorable?
    26. 26. This….http://attipscast.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/episode-68-at-smackdown-atia-2011-orlando/
    27. 27. Or this….http://bit.ly/atsmackdown
    28. 28. Bit.ly• Free• Create memorable URLS• Gather metricsNOT NECESSARILY SHORTER, JUST MORE MEMORABLE!
    29. 29. But What If theURL Changes?
    30. 30. No Worries!• The original (long) URL is what appears in the browser.• The user can “track back” to see the root of the URL.
    31. 31. Capitalization Counts!http://bit.ly/nlsitunes This Does NOT WorkThis Works http://bit.ly/NLSiTunes
    32. 32. Multimodal PD• Videos (PACER example) – AT Minutes- www.youtube.com/pacercenter• Podcasts: A.T.TIPScast & Edceptional• RSS (How to subscribe in Google Reader)
    33. 33. DuplicateYourself!!!
    34. 34. The Theater5 minute faculty meeting tipsFace-to-Face Workshops  Customized by school needsWebsite (www.lcps.org/at)  Handpicked resources  FAQs  Training VideosStrategy-A-Day Calendar  One strategy a day, rip-off calendar 34
    35. 35. The Home Theater AT Tonight DVDsTeachers check out theDVD, watch the videos,answer questions andreturn to get staffdevelopment credit. 35
    36. 36. Podcasts on CD as PD WorkshopsBurn podcasts onto CDs to play in the car!Try it with the A.T.TIPSCAST - 13 Volumes completed - Download the question booklets from the "Free PD Kits" link - Distribute to participantsThree big problems addressed!1. Time (we all commute)2. Technology competency3. No need for Internet at home
    37. 37. Follow-up ActivitiesDiscuss what you’ve learned!Create a product!
    38. 38. Training by Community BuildingWhen training on a specific tool that is notavailable to general educators (for example, aspecific AAC device) form communities ofteachers who are working with students whoare using these devices.
    39. 39. Establish Personal Learning Network• PLN – Your own community of individuals you go to when you need support• Methods- – Facebook (Groups – Open & Private) – Twitter – Moodle (or Blackboard?) – Blog – Google Plus – LinkedIn – Happy Hours 
    40. 40. Part of a Larger Community• QIAT LISTSERV - http://bit.ly/joinqiat• T/TAC online VCU T/TAC• Existing social networking groups – Assistive Technnology on Facebook• Raise awareness by presenting at conferences – ATIA, CTG, VSTE, TechKnowledgy, etc. – Many strategies overlap – so they aren’t just for your students
    41. 41. The Subplots Participate in district-wide committees to implement solutions that meet the needs of all learners AT Clubs (Involve Students!) Share Fairs Parent Group/Community Presentations Conference Presentations (cooperation with other districts) Promotion of Services Summer Seminars Create a LOGO! http://bit.ly/atmontagevid 42
    42. 42. This is………
    43. 43. Homework Submit Your Questionhttp://bit.ly/atbookreaderquestions
    44. 44. Resources & ReferencesThe Practical (and Fun) Guideto Assistive Technology in Public Schools:http://iste.org/chewathttp://udlcenter.orghttp://cast.orghttp://delicious.com/lcpsat/atp Download a PDF of this entire presentation: http://slideshare.net/attipscast
    45. 45. Contact Us!• Sally Norton-Darr – snortondarr@yahoo.com• Christopher Bugaj – attipscast@gmail.com – Twitter.com/attipscast – tinyurl.com/attipscast – attipscast.com

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