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The Power of Podcasting By: Melissa Purcell What is podcasting? -Podcasting is a way for students and parents to access classroom information over the internet. Podcasting is a great way for teachers to relay information to families in a short amount of time.Click on the arrow to learn more about podcasting!
Why is Podcasting Effective? Many teachers use podcasting for several reasons: Click on the text to learn more about PowerPoint. • Easy to use • Free • Large amounts of information can be given out in one setting • EnjoyableOnce you have gone through all four points, click on the arrow to explore anotherform of technology!
Easy to Use Podcasting is very simple! Teachers are able to sign up on podcasting website, such as Audacity, and get their podcast started! Once the podcast is made, teachers can post it to a classroom blog for parents and students to listen to.Click on the arrow to go back to the podcasting page!
Free Podcasting is free to use, which is always a good thing! You just sign onto the podcasting website and get going!Click on the arrow to go back to the podcasting page!
Large Amounts of Information can be Given out in One Setting Teachers are able to relay a wide variety of information to students and parents via podcasting. Teachers can podcast anything from an online assignment for students, to a weekly podcast of what is going on in the classroom for parents. The opportunities are endless!Click on the arrow to go back to the podcasting page!
Enjoyable Podcasting is fun and enjoyable to for both teachers and students! It is great to way to introduce a “new” technology to students. Podcasting also provides another way of teaching/learning to students that may need constant changes.Click on the arrow to go back to the podcasting page!
Using the Smart Board in Teaching Students With Autism By: Joy F Xin and Frank X Sutman What is a smart board? A smart board is an interactive white board that is used to enhance students’ learning by engaging them in a different style of visual learning. Students with Autism need to work on their social situations and the Smart Board is a great way to motivate them!Click on the arrow to learn more about Smart Boards!
Why are Smart Boards Good for Students with Autism? Click on the text to learn more about Smart Boards. • Visual Learners • Motivation • Social Stories • Improved Student BehaviorOnce you have gone through all four points, click on the arrow to explore anotherform of technology!
Visual Learners Children with autism are often lacking communication/interaction skills. They do not always react to frustration and conflicts in a positive way. The Smart Board is a great way for these students to learn how to better handle themselves in tough situations. They will enjoy using the Smart Board!Click on the arrow to go back to the Smart Board page!
Motivation Students with autism will be motivated to want to try and better their social behavior if they are able to use a Smart Board. The Smart Board will portray the information to the students and they will be able to interactively respond!Click on the arrow to go back to the Smart Board page!
Social Stories As mentioned, students with Autism need to work on improving their social behavior. The Smart Board can play a big role in this. Teachers can think of situations that the students might find their selves in when it would be hard to express their emotions in a positive way. Examples are, conflicts, hard school work, and not getting their way. The teacher would then type up a situation similar to this and show it on the smart board. The students are able to use the Smart Board to respond to the situation by drawing pictures and writing their thoughts. After the activity, the students have to practice modeling the good behavior.Click on the arrow to go back to the Smart Board page!
Improved Student Behavior As a result of the social stories, teachers will see improved student behavior. The more the students get to use the Smart Board to talk about social situations, the more practice they will get.Click on the arrow to go back to the Smart Board page!
Using Animation in Microsoft PowerPoint to Enhance Learners With Developmental Delay By: Howard P Parette Jr, Jack Hourcade, Craig Blum What is PowerPoint? PowerPoint is a Microsoft program that provides an easy way for people to present information.Click on the arrow to learn more about PowerPoint!
Benefits of PowerPoint in the Classroom Benefits of using PowerPoint help students with developmental delays? Click on the text to learn more. • Easy Access • Presentation Features • Phonetic Awareness • PromptsOnce you have gone through all four points, click on the arrow to explore anotherform of technology!
Easy Access PowerPoint is a program that is very easy to access. According to the article, as of 2009, more than 80% of school computers contained PowerPoint. PowerPoint is also very fun and easy to use.Click on the arrow to go back to the PowerPoint page!
Presentation Features PowerPoint contains many fun presentation features that excite children with developmental delays. Some of these features are colors, animations, sounds, and slide transitions. These help to keep young children engaged.Click on the arrow to go back to the PowerPoint page!
Phonetic Awareness PowerPoint has been proven to help young learners with their phonics. Early childhood teachers can choose words and students have to decide which letter is the right sound beginning of the word. Transitions and animations make this process exciting. For example, teachers could use animations to make the letters bounce into the PowerPoint.Click on the arrow to go back to the PowerPoint page!
Prompts PowerPoint allows teachers to give their students’ “prompts.” For example, a teacher puts up a word and the students have to choose which letter is the beginning sound of the word, The students would be given four choices. Some time passes and the students cannot figure it out. The teacher can use PowerPoint to make two of the answers flash. This would help prompt the students and give them a hint.Click on the arrow to go back to the PowerPoint page!
Podcasting Personal Reflection I feel that podcasting is a great classroom asset. I plan on having a blog for my classroom. This will allow me to post podcasts for parents and students to listen to. I think that my students will enjoy listening to the podcasts and parents will feel they help to keep them up to date. I intern at several different elementary schools, and they us podcasts regularly. The author of the article stated that “posting student-created podcasts can be one of the best ways to allow parents and other Internet users a glimpse into the classroom and all the wonderful learning opportunities that are taking place.” I agree with this statement 100%. Parents need to be informed and engaged in classroom activities.Click on the arrow to read the next reflection!
Smart Board Personal Reflection I found the Smart Board article to be very interesting. I never thought about how this type of technology could help children with Autism. I am definitely considering using a Smart Board in my classroom and will use the social situations approach to help students with emotional disabilities. The author stated, “children with autism often are unable to read about and understand social cues and situations, as well as to appropriately respond to such social events. Thus, they often find it difficult to "read" social behavior, and to infer the beliefs and intentions of others. This impairment often leads to the deficits in social communication and other interactions with peers and adults. I found this quote to be very eye-opening. I will definitely think about how students with emotional disabilities think about things in a different way and react well to hands-on/visual activities.Click on the arrow to read the next reflection!
PowerPoint Personal Reflection I agree that PowerPoint is a great way to relay information to students. I use PowerPoint a lot, and plan on continuing to use it when I become a classroom teacher. The author of the article brought up a good point. PowerPoint can be a particularly powerful instructional technology PowerPoint and projectors have been used in conjunction with direct instruction to successfully teach phonological awareness skills to 4year-old students considered at risk. In this work, classroom teachers implemented a DI approach using PowerPoint templates and a projection system, while teachers in a comparison group used only a standard phonological awareness curriculum paired with the projection system. Ready-to-go PowerPoint templates were created to support instruction of alliteration, rhyming, and initial sound fluency.” I never would have thought to use PowerPoint to help students better the phonetic skills. That is something I would love to try when I become a teacher.Click on the arrow to view the works cited page!
APA SourcesParette, H., Hourcade, J., & Blum, C.. (2011). Using Animation in Microsoft PowerPoint to Enhance Engagement and Learning in Young Learners With Developmental Delay. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(4), 58- 67. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 2301060811).Purcell, M.. (2011, March). The Power of Podcasting. Library Media Connection, 29(5), 48. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 2296463381).Xin, J., & Sutman, F.. (2011). Using the Smart Board in Teaching Social Stories to Students With Autism. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(4), 18- 24. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 2301060761).Thanks for watching! I hope you learned a lot about educational technologies andhow they can make a difference in the classroom!