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Inclusive teaching using technology and the internet

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Inclusive teaching using technology and the internet

  1. 1. Inclusive Teaching usingTechnology and the Internet E.A. Draffan – University of Southampton
  2. 2. A Vision of Students Dr. Michael Wesch at Kansas State Universityhttp://youtu.be/dGCJ46vyR9o or for K12 http://youtu.be/_A-ZVCjfWf8
  3. 3. 81% of teachersagree that ICTmakes learning 66% of parents would likemore effective. schools to use technologies such as text messaging and 21 st the internet to communicate more frequently. However, onlyCentury 8% of parents were kept informed using these methods.Teacher Students ranked ‘using computers’ 4th out of The top 3 choices 16 when asked their were ‘learning in favourite ways to learn groups’, ‘doing but 95% are computer practical things’ and users and 75% mobile ‘learning with friends’. phone users (8-19 yrs) Becta
  4. 4. Accessibility issues •Some aspects of the collaboration applications do not workwell with assistive technologies or allow for personalisation. •Navigation and ease of use. •Discussions have poor subject lines. •Browser issues •‘Open Source’ and free software may not always beupdated and improved as developers move on. •Some online learning spaces specifically designedforeducation may not be easy to use and content inaccessible.
  5. 5. Well-known user-interface, evolvedfrom tools within word processors.“red squiggly line”Assistive technology tools thatwork across most applications Tools within web browsersSupport online Photo credit: Flickr / laihiuyeung ryanne and Brian Cragun from IBM
  6. 6. AT working with other applicationsDictionariesMind MappingScreen ReadingMagnificationText to SpeechReference software
  7. 7. Tools that work within Browsers1. Word Processing, spread sheets and forms – Google Drive (Google docs) and DropBox and Southampton Drop off!2. Want a quick answer? – Wikipedia / Google Advanced / Scholar – CiteUlike and Mendeley3. Typing - Senselang Touch Typing4. Concept Mapping – Bubble-us and MindMeister5. Videos online – Not just YouTube and iTunes U but also Jorum and Class Central plus our own Synote6. Daisy Book Readers – tools for downloaded books
  8. 8. ?10 Internet Technologies by K. Walsh on September 4, 2011http://www.emergingedtech.com/2011/09/10-internet-technologies-educators-should-be-informed-about-2011-update/1. Video and Podcasting Resources Image Capture 1.2. Digital Presentation Tools 2. Student Response Systems &3. Collaboration & Brainstorming 3. Educational Gaming Tools4. Blogs & Blogging 4. Open Educational Resources5. Social Networking Tools 5. The iPad and other tablet de Web2Access www.web2access.org.uk
  9. 9. Free Tools to read a web page Webanywhere ATbar Text Selection /TTS Dictionary Font resizing, styles and line spacing Page style changes Word Prediction / spell checking ReadPlease 2003 NaturalReader 10 T-Bar & Vu-Bar Colour changing / reading window
  10. 10. Toolbar Additions - FirefoxColor That Site! WikilookText to Voice 1.05 Dictionary.comColorfultabs Google toolbar https://addons.mozilla.org/
  11. 11. Toolbar Additions – IECleanPage Google toolbarieSpell RNIB Accessibility Toolb VozMeRoboForm password manager http://www.ieaddons.com/gb/
  12. 12. Toolbar Additions for Chrome Voice Search Chrome Webscreen shot for taking snapshots of LastPass password more than the manager screen size After the Deadline Easy Reader spell checker MyNotesApp https://chrome.google.com/extensions
  13. 13. Toolbar Additions for OperaAutocomplete for the text input box. CalculatorPassword hasher Taskboardhttps://addons.opera.com/addons/extensions/
  14. 14. Toolbar Additions for Safari Safari Reader – strips out ads and provides clear text 1Password create passwords PDF Browser Plugin for reading PDFs in the browser Cooliris (formerly PicLens) for full screen picture and video watching. http://safariaddons.com/en-US/safari/
  15. 15. Pen DrivesFrom http://eduapps.org/ AccessApps, provides a range of solutions to supportwriting, reading and planning, as well as sensory, cognitiveand physical difficulties. TeachApps, is a collection of software specificallydesigned for teachers or lecturers. LearnApps, as its name implies, is specifically designed forlearners.From http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/projects/access-tools/downloadan accessible menu for pen drive applications.
  16. 16. eReading Stanza, Blio, Calibre, EasyReader, Adobe PDF, Google Books Image to Text, iBooks -ePub and PDF reader -Supports VoiceOver interactions - iPhone Moon+ Reader -Supports txt, html, epub, zip, opds - control of colour, line spacing, font size, orientation etc - AndroidChrome OS iCloud
  17. 17. Student Strategies www.lexdis.org.uk
  18. 18. Thank youE.A. Draffan Web and Internet Science Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. Mobile 07976 289103 E-mail: ead@ecs.soton.ac.ukhttp://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk

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