The Use of Technology to
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Introduction
 Unlocking the Puzzle

   Teaching any child is a rewarding experience. Teaching a
   special needs child is...
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Podcasting
 Educating the Future Through Fun
   In reviewing the webpage Learning Hand, I
   discovered exactly what I’d ...
 The Sound of Their own Voice



 learninginhand.com/podcasts.html
 Tony Vincents Learning In Hand-Podcasting        This...
 Opening Minds and Making Smiles

  Children with Autism have communication issues. To be able to create an audible
  ass...
Computers
   Communication is the Key

The article “Computers Make Special Education
More Effective and Fun.” describes t...
 Having Fun is only Half the Job

       The students in this study were chosen from special
       education areas in th...
 A Good Thing

       While this article was representing special
       education, computers in classrooms have
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Communication
  Communication is the Key

                                                                      This arti...
 Unlocking the doors
   “Typically, children with autism process visual
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 See It-Believe It
   Using technical devices in the classroom is “old news”.
   However, it is important to remember how...
Conclusion
                                                                 AHA….
  Although, I found the articles I revie...
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97-2003 presentation-Educating Autism

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  1. 1. The Use of Technology to Solve the Puzzle NEXT
  2. 2. Introduction  Unlocking the Puzzle Teaching any child is a rewarding experience. Teaching a special needs child is an adventure. The challenges to teaching a student can be frustrating and agonizing, but there are technologies that exist that can make teaching a very happy decision. Those same technologies can make learning a fun and successful endeavor for children also. This presentation will discuss how new technology can benefit any child especially special need children and those children with Autism. Menu NEXT
  3. 3. Menu Click on an icon to read about a subject. Click on Menu to Menu return to the menu. Click on the puzzle piece to learn more about Autism. NEXT
  4. 4. Podcasting  Educating the Future Through Fun In reviewing the webpage Learning Hand, I discovered exactly what I’d hoped for. This website was informative, user friendly, and educational on its own. The site explained podcasting in simple and exact terms that help the user understand the benefits for using podcasting as an educational tool. There were links on the page that helped with many other topics and promoted the educational functions of using educational feeds. Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand- podcasting allows teachers to utilize the information offered on his site to create a comprehensive, web-based curriculum project. learninginhand.com/podcasts.html Menu NEXT
  5. 5.  The Sound of Their own Voice learninginhand.com/podcasts.html Tony Vincents Learning In Hand-Podcasting This site also offers many other links to explore that help a student connect with Learning in Hand helps teachers organize the community, technology, and the personalized lesson plans to engage their world. students interest and imagination. There are links to also help the children create personal podcasts and even publish versions on the web. Students can build self esteem and technical strength while completing an assignment that they can find fulfilling and enjoyable. Menu NEXT
  6. 6.  Opening Minds and Making Smiles Children with Autism have communication issues. To be able to create an audible assignment or just a message they can share with others could open doors that would never have been touched. All children are different, but many enjoy hearing their own voice. To be able to hear that voice over the computer makes it even more fun, and more importantly, more concrete. I can remember when cassette tapes were new, and the kids in my class were passing them back and forth to share thoughts. It was fun. But for children with Autism, it can be beneficial. Many children respond to audio devices with enthusiasm. Some love to use the computer or their iPods and can function with these devices with more comfort than actually having a conversation. A teacher could reach a student with a podcast that may have been unreachable on any other level. Menu NEXT
  7. 7. Computers  Communication is the Key The article “Computers Make Special Education More Effective and Fun.” describes the effects of performing a trial experiment on a group of children After the ten weeks with computers in their classrooms, the to ascertain whether computers were indeed too teachers summarized their views as follows: difficult for them to master or if computers would quot;In addition to the fun, the children enjoyed improved communication skills, an increased ability to handle help increase their[the children] abilities to learn in a frustration, an opportunity to progress in academic areas, and more positive aspect. There were many negative a growing independence within their learning environments. comments and opinions about this topic. They The success that the children experienced at the computer enhanced their self-esteem. Communications between parent ranged from saying that children with special needs and child, teacher and child, and teacher and teacher would not be able to comprehend the use and improved. All of these aspects helped establish a happy, instructions of a computer to the children would friendly, and positive climate within the classroom.quot; become frustrated and the effect would be opposite Glenn M. Kleinmann; Mary M. Humphrey of what was intended. However, after the study was complete the outcome was a very positive one. Menu NEXT
  8. 8.  Having Fun is only Half the Job The students in this study were chosen from special education areas in their school. While some of them were from special education classrooms full time; others were children with special needs that were only spending an hour in their resource room a day. They were inclusion. Although this study was primarily dealing with special education students, the effect that a positive experiment had on the students was shared with the teachers. Computers Make Special Education More Effective and Fun Glen M. Kleinmann; Mary M. Humphrey http://www.atarimagazines.com/creative/v10n10/96_Computers_make_special_ed.php Menu NEXT
  9. 9.  A Good Thing While this article was representing special education, computers in classrooms have become necessary for curriculum. This covers both special education and regular education classrooms. There are so many required tests and data lists to acquire throughout a students academic term that a computer only makes things simpler. Special needs or not , children can learn to use a computer. In current times, many are learning at a pre- school level. Children of all circumstances will learn faster, and retain longer, if they enjoy what they are doing. Menu NEXT
  10. 10. Communication  Communication is the Key This article will discuss how “Assistant Technology for Children with Autism” by various modes of technology Susan Stokes was a very informative article. It (including technology designed as introduced different forms of technology to aid in augmentative communication communication for children with Autism, ranging from systems), can be used for children with autism to increase or “low” to “high” technologies. There are descriptions of improve their: everything from line drawings to programs and equipment that have been found to promote Overall understanding of their communication and education in special needs children. environment; Expressive communication Computers are an excellent choice of equipment to begin skills; with. Children can create, learn comprehension, and Social interaction skills; engage in a fulfilling activity with limited assistance. The Attention skills; Motivation skills; article includes links that help direct the reader to Organization skills; different forms of technology for different purposes. Academic skills; Self help skills; Overall independent daily functioning skills. Menu By: Susan Stokes NEXT
  11. 11.  Unlocking the doors “Typically, children with autism process visual information easier than auditory information. Research on the use of Any time we use assistive technology devices computers with students with with these children, we're giving them autism revealed the following information through their strongest processing (15): area (visual). Therefore various types of Increase in focused attention; technology from quot;lowquot; tech to quot;highquot; tech, Increase in overall attention should be incorporated into every aspect of span; daily living in order to improve the functional Increase in in-seat behavior; Increase in fine motor skills; capabilities of children with autism.”(Stokes) Increase in generalization skills There were many options offered through this (from computer to related non- article to help provide information on how to computer activities); Decrease in agitation; utilize technology resources for Decrease in self-stimulatory communicating social skills, life skills, and behaviors, and educational skills. Decrease in preservative responses. http://www.specialed.us/autism/assist/asst10.htm By: Susan Stokes Menu NEXT
  12. 12.  See It-Believe It Using technical devices in the classroom is “old news”. However, it is important to remember how quickly technology changes. There are so many informative sites and so little time to explore them all. This article was mapped out with very user friendly links that let me explore many different options. With so many different kinds of children, options are a necessity-not a luxury. I appreciate as many ideas as I can “Assistant Technology for Children with work with. Autism”. Susan Stokes http://www.specialed.us/autism/assist/asst10.htm Internet hand held devices teachers computers modified keyboards Menu NEXT
  13. 13. Conclusion AHA…. Although, I found the articles I reviewed and the websites very helpful, finding the information is only half the battle. Technology is not effective if it is not utilized. I plan on working with many of the different forms of AHA…. technology that I have read about. I have already worked with some. But as time changes so do the educational needs of students everywhere. Working with whatever a AHA…. teacher can find helps, but making that work fun—that changes frustration into smiles. Any classroom is a better classroom with a smile. Menu NEXT
  14. 14. Have A Nice Day Connecting the Pieces One By One Makes Learning Easier And Fun Return to Start
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