Technology Tools to help Students
with Their Executive Functioning
Issues
Hindie Becker Dershowitz
hindiebdershowitz@gmail...
Pinterest

FlipBoard: Executive Functioning
@Hindie

Learnist
Organization Evaluation Tools
Wati.org Organization Tools

Onion Mountain Organization Problem Inventory
Digital Interventions for Documents Disorder

• Free Webinar:
• https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MA
TN_Spring_2014_Webinar_S...
Socrative

Socrative Quiz
● Room 132378
• Part II: The Executive
Functions

•
•
•

Preview
Discussion
Strategies
Review
Executive Functions

• Our attention is a relationship between
•

and event and our response to an
event
Our behavior is t...
How we pay attention

• Students pay attention differently
today then previous generations

Cathy Davis in her book
“Now Y...
Working Definition of Attention

• How we use our attention in our
thinking
• How we use our attention in relation to
our ...
College Student Research

• Attention alternates between being
engaged and non-engaged
• Student self report via clicker
o...
National Center for Learning

Disabilities “Executive Function

around the Clock”
Executive Functions
● Organization
● Memory
● Planning
● Time Management
● Initiative
Types of Resources/Tools

• Websites
• Chrome Apps
• Chrome Extensions
• IOS Apps
• Android Apps
Tools and IEP
● When are Tools IT/ or classroom tools?
● When are Tools BYOT?
● When are Tools Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology Tools

UDL Tools
Organization
• The ability to design and maintain
systems for keeping track of information
or materials
● Arranging inform...
Organization
Organization

• Student needs to be in control
• Student needs to know how to access
information

• Type of learner
Organization
Notetaking

Writing

Backpack/Locker

Notebook

Studying

Homework

Classroom Assignments Correct materials f...
" Orality and Literacy"

by Walter Ong

•

Humans forget things easily, and the more time passes the
more we forget.

•

O...
Handwritten notes vs Typed notes
http://learningcommons.ubc.ca/student-toolkits-2/taking-notes/
Note Taking
Note Taking Tasks

• Listen To Teacher
• Observe/Refer, screen, board, book
•

Utilize prior knowledge

• Prioritizing wha...
Notetaking
Different Subjects = Different needs

•
•
•
•

History, Places, people, Time
Math, Process, steps
Science, Conc...
Note Taking Tasks

•
•
•
•
•

Write/type/Draw notes
Review the notes later
Organize their notes
Locate information from no...
Notetaking Supports
Prime The Brain

• Teacher Preview
• Word Tree/Word Cloud
• Pre-Test
o Socrative
NoteTaking Tools

• Microsoft One Note: Win, IOS , Android
• Google Drive
• Notability: IOS App
• Evernote: Website, IOS a...
Notetaking Options
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●
●
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●

Three column notes/Cornell Method
Concept Maps
Outline
Drawing
Sticky Notes
Visual Codes...
Cornell System

• A: Cue Column

o Recall Column
o Write after taking notes

• B: Summaries Area
o Brief Summary of Notes
...
Cue Column

Note Taking Area

1

Summary and/or reflections
Google Template
Use an Existing Templates

Sign in to your Google account
When viewing your list of GoogleDocs, choose Cre...
Assignment Drop Box

http://tammyworcester.com/assignment-dropbox-with-googleform/
Accessible Google Forms

• Read and Write For Google
o Free Chrome Extension
o Free Vs Premium
Kustom Notes

• Create template in Kustom notes to

use on open kustom note app create
templates on computer first
http://...
Greece Central School District
http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/academics.cfm?subpage=478
Adobe Pro

• View and then Tools
• Forms and then Create
• Enable Keyboard
One Note
Chirp.io
Open up your Chirp App
Open up the PDF in Notability
o Executive Functioning
o Handbook for K-12
o Jericho Public...
PaperNotes+
Video Not.es

• Web based and Chrome App
Audio Notes

•

Audio Note app ($4.99 and lite version)
o Take typed or handwritten notes
o Audio record within your notes...
Visual Notetaking

• “The Art of Explanation making your

ideas products, and services easier to
understand” by Lee Lefeve...
Pros and Cons
Paperless Organization
•
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●
●
●

Google Drive
Dropbox
iDrive
Edmodo
Email
Paperless Organization Tools
● Notability
● GoodReader
● Evernote
● NoteSuite
● Penultimate
Wirelessly Share Files

• Air Drop: IOS
• Flick: IOS, Mac, Android and Windows
• Chirp: IOS and Android
• InstaShare: IOS,...
Evernote

• Notebooks
• Notes

o Checklist
o Attach file
o Tag
o Audio
o WebClips
Evernote Tools

• Web Clipper
• Skitch: annotate, draw
• Peek: Study
• Kustom Note
• Textever Pro: Take Evernote notes on ...
Homework
Executive Functions

● Organization
● Memory
● Time Management
Homework

• What has worked with your students?
• What has not worked?
Homework

• Assignment?
• Purposeful?
• Capable?
• Relevant?
Homework

• Legible to student and to parent
• Materials
• Not Loose homework
• Next Day and Next month
• Routine Assignme...
Homework
●
●
●
●
●

Planners
Calendars
To Do Lists
Sticky Notes
Student’s Memory
Web Based & Mobile Planners
SquareLeaf: Web
Skoach: Web
Heap Note: Web and Chrome app
My Study Life : Web, Chrome, IOS, An...
Skoach.com
SquareLeaf

http://www.squareleaf.net/notepad
My Study Life
iStudiez
My Homework
Erudio
Google Student Planner
Pocket Mod

• Click on Create

Pocket Mod
Pros and Cons
Calendars
●
●
●
●

Outlook
Google Calendar
Yahoo Calendar
IOS Calendar
How to create Google Calendar reminders
How to create Google Calendar Reminders
Mobile Calendars

• IOS Calendar

o Integrates with Reminders
o Mobile and iCloud

• Readdle’s Calendar 5

o Sync with IOS...
Pros and Cons
Memory
How do you remember?

• Visual
• Auditory
• Kinesthetic
• Work with a peer
Memory
● Short Time Memory: holds on average
7 bits of information
● Auditory and Visual Memory
Memory
• Active Working memory
● Long Term Memory
Memory

• Preview and Review
• Relationship stories
• Motivation/incentive to remember
http://chibird.com/search/procrastination
Reminders Web Based

•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

ToDoist Next: Web, IOS, Chrome,Android,
Mac
AnyDo: IOS, Chrome App and Extention
Goo...
ToDoist

• https://en.todoist.com
WunderList

• https://www.wunderlist.com
Remember the Milk

• http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
Producteev
Mobile Time Management

•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Awesome Note+ To-do/Calendar/Reminder synch
to evernote or google
Reminders
Alert N...
Mobile Time Management
•

•
•
•
•
•

Bug Me! Stickies Pro: Android, IOS
Producteev: Web, Android, IOS
StickyBoard 2: IOS I...
Pros and Cons
Writing Tools
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●

Preview of the Work
Models
Brainstorming
Outlines
StickyNotes
Rubrics
Expectations
Review
Writing

• Text to Speech Supports
• Word Prediction
• Grammar/Spelling Supports
• Voice Recognition
Ginger Software
Free, Basic and Premium
Brainstorming/Mind Maps
Google Draw: Web
Read Write and Think Timeline: Web and
IOS and Android
Magical Pad: Mac and iPad
...
Google Draw
Google Draw App
Read Write and Think Timeline

• http://www.readwritethink.org/parentafterschool-resources/gamestools/timeline-a-30246.htm...
LucidChart

• Chrome App
Bubble.us
• https://bubbl.us/
Pros and Cons
Studying

• Organization
• Attention
• Memory
• Planning
• Time Management
Studying Tools
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Online Flashcards
Evernote
Timers
Sticky Notes
To Do Lists
Calendars
Planners
Visuals
Flashcards

• Chegg: IOS
• Evernote Peek: iPad
• StudyBlue: Android, IOS, Online
• Card Kiwi: Webbased
StudyBlue
• http://www.studyblue.com/
Card Kiwi
http://cardkiwi.com/
Studying Tools

• Exam Time: Web
• Classmint.com: Web
• Data Notebook for iPad
• OutLines Outloud: IOS
• KaHards: Website,...
Exam Time
Classmint.com
Outlines Outloud
Kahrds
Word

• View tab
o Outline
• Click on Levels
• Type and add sublevels
• Double Click to hide sublevels
Pros and Cons
Time Management
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/09/a-nicecomic-featuring-12-types-of.html
Procrastination Tools

• Self Control: Mac
• Cold Turkey: Web download
• Productivity Owl: Chrome Extension
• Rescue Time:...
Productivity Owl

• Present on every page
• Allows only specified
• amount on each page
Rescue Time
I Am Studying Blocker
Time Stats
Pomodoro Technique

• Tomatoes: Web and Chrome
• PomLife Lite for Android
• IOS Clock
• 30/30 IOS and Android
• Google Tim...
Tomatoes

• http://tomato.es/
Google Timer
Online Stop Watch
Pros and Cons
BookMark Options
Live Binder
Learn.ist
Diigo
BookMarks Tagger
FlipBoard
Evernote
Pocket
Symbaloo
Print

• Chrome Apps/ Extentions

o Print Friendly
o Clearly: Firefox and Chrome
o iReader

• Website

o Printwhatyoulike....
Resources
● http://www.pinterest.com/hindie/executivefunction
● FlipBoard: Hindie: Executive Function
● http://learni.st/u...
Questions
Thank you
Hindiebdershowitz@gmail.com
@hindiedershowit
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues
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Technology tools that students can use to help with their executive functioning issues

  1. 1. Technology Tools to help Students with Their Executive Functioning Issues Hindie Becker Dershowitz hindiebdershowitz@gmail.com @Hindiedershowit
  2. 2. Pinterest FlipBoard: Executive Functioning @Hindie Learnist
  3. 3. Organization Evaluation Tools Wati.org Organization Tools Onion Mountain Organization Problem Inventory
  4. 4. Digital Interventions for Documents Disorder • Free Webinar: • https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MA TN_Spring_2014_Webinar_Series
  5. 5. Socrative Socrative Quiz ● Room 132378
  6. 6. • Part II: The Executive Functions • • • Preview Discussion Strategies Review
  7. 7. Executive Functions • Our attention is a relationship between • and event and our response to an event Our behavior is the result of how we respond to the event
  8. 8. How we pay attention • Students pay attention differently today then previous generations Cathy Davis in her book “Now You See It”
  9. 9. Working Definition of Attention • How we use our attention in our thinking • How we use our attention in relation to our feelings • How we use our attention in our actions
  10. 10. College Student Research • Attention alternates between being engaged and non-engaged • Student self report via clicker o Reported after they realized not engaged • More engaged in non lecture activities o Demonstrations, group work, clicker
  11. 11. National Center for Learning Disabilities “Executive Function around the Clock”
  12. 12. Executive Functions ● Organization ● Memory ● Planning ● Time Management ● Initiative
  13. 13. Types of Resources/Tools • Websites • Chrome Apps • Chrome Extensions • IOS Apps • Android Apps
  14. 14. Tools and IEP ● When are Tools IT/ or classroom tools? ● When are Tools BYOT? ● When are Tools Assistive Technology?
  15. 15. Assistive Technology Tools UDL Tools
  16. 16. Organization • The ability to design and maintain systems for keeping track of information or materials ● Arranging information, systematizing moving and sorting information
  17. 17. Organization
  18. 18. Organization • Student needs to be in control • Student needs to know how to access information • Type of learner
  19. 19. Organization Notetaking Writing Backpack/Locker Notebook Studying Homework Classroom Assignments Correct materials for Class
  20. 20. " Orality and Literacy" by Walter Ong • Humans forget things easily, and the more time passes the more we forget. • Only 10 percent of an audio lecture may last in memory, but students who take and review their notes can recall about 80% of a lecture • University of Washington research suggests that physical writing ( chirographic ) activates regions of the brain that involve thinking, language and working memory. • http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/10-note-taking-tips-for-21st-century.html
  21. 21. Handwritten notes vs Typed notes
  22. 22. http://learningcommons.ubc.ca/student-toolkits-2/taking-notes/
  23. 23. Note Taking
  24. 24. Note Taking Tasks • Listen To Teacher • Observe/Refer, screen, board, book • Utilize prior knowledge • Prioritizing what is important
  25. 25. Notetaking Different Subjects = Different needs • • • • History, Places, people, Time Math, Process, steps Science, Concepts, diagrams, Terms Literature, plot setting Characters,
  26. 26. Note Taking Tasks • • • • • Write/type/Draw notes Review the notes later Organize their notes Locate information from notes Extract key concepts to help with their understanding
  27. 27. Notetaking Supports Prime The Brain • Teacher Preview • Word Tree/Word Cloud • Pre-Test o Socrative
  28. 28. NoteTaking Tools • Microsoft One Note: Win, IOS , Android • Google Drive • Notability: IOS App • Evernote: Website, IOS and Android • GoodReader: IOS App • NoteSuite: IOS App • PaperNotes: IOS App
  29. 29. Notetaking Options ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Three column notes/Cornell Method Concept Maps Outline Drawing Sticky Notes Visual Codes Camera
  30. 30. Cornell System • A: Cue Column o Recall Column o Write after taking notes • B: Summaries Area o Brief Summary of Notes • C: Note Taking o Write Actual Notes
  31. 31. Cue Column Note Taking Area 1 Summary and/or reflections
  32. 32. Google Template Use an Existing Templates Sign in to your Google account When viewing your list of GoogleDocs, choose Create New > From Template. Use the search box at the top of the page to find templates and use the links on the left side of the page to narrow your search by category or specific type of Google Doc. When you find a template you like, click Use This Template. A copy of the template will move to your list of Google Docs. Modify the template as needed and use it.
  33. 33. Assignment Drop Box http://tammyworcester.com/assignment-dropbox-with-googleform/
  34. 34. Accessible Google Forms • Read and Write For Google o Free Chrome Extension o Free Vs Premium
  35. 35. Kustom Notes • Create template in Kustom notes to use on open kustom note app create templates on computer first http://www.kustomnote.com
  36. 36. Greece Central School District http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/academics.cfm?subpage=478
  37. 37. Adobe Pro • View and then Tools • Forms and then Create • Enable Keyboard
  38. 38. One Note
  39. 39. Chirp.io Open up your Chirp App Open up the PDF in Notability o Executive Functioning o Handbook for K-12 o Jericho Public Schools
  40. 40. PaperNotes+
  41. 41. Video Not.es • Web based and Chrome App
  42. 42. Audio Notes • Audio Note app ($4.99 and lite version) o Take typed or handwritten notes o Audio record within your notes o IQ Note: IOS Super Note App: Android and IOS o Android and IOS You Note: IOS Say & Go: IOS Voice Recorder Pro: IOS Voice Note: Chrome App • • • • •
  43. 43. Visual Notetaking • “The Art of Explanation making your ideas products, and services easier to understand” by Lee Lefever • “Blah, Blah, Blah, What to do When Words Don’t Work” by Dan Roam
  44. 44. Pros and Cons
  45. 45. Paperless Organization • ● ● ● ● Google Drive Dropbox iDrive Edmodo Email
  46. 46. Paperless Organization Tools ● Notability ● GoodReader ● Evernote ● NoteSuite ● Penultimate
  47. 47. Wirelessly Share Files • Air Drop: IOS • Flick: IOS, Mac, Android and Windows • Chirp: IOS and Android • InstaShare: IOS, Mac, Android, soon Windows
  48. 48. Evernote • Notebooks • Notes o Checklist o Attach file o Tag o Audio o WebClips
  49. 49. Evernote Tools • Web Clipper • Skitch: annotate, draw • Peek: Study • Kustom Note • Textever Pro: Take Evernote notes on fly • Swift Key: Word Prediction for notes • Post Ever: Post text and/or pictures • Live Minutes: Collaborate
  50. 50. Homework Executive Functions ● Organization ● Memory ● Time Management
  51. 51. Homework • What has worked with your students? • What has not worked?
  52. 52. Homework • Assignment? • Purposeful? • Capable? • Relevant?
  53. 53. Homework • Legible to student and to parent • Materials • Not Loose homework • Next Day and Next month • Routine Assignments
  54. 54. Homework ● ● ● ● ● Planners Calendars To Do Lists Sticky Notes Student’s Memory
  55. 55. Web Based & Mobile Planners SquareLeaf: Web Skoach: Web Heap Note: Web and Chrome app My Study Life : Web, Chrome, IOS, Android Studiez: Mac, Iphone, iPad My Homework: IOS, Android, Windows, Web iHomework for iPhone Erudio: IOS
  56. 56. Skoach.com
  57. 57. SquareLeaf http://www.squareleaf.net/notepad
  58. 58. My Study Life
  59. 59. iStudiez
  60. 60. My Homework
  61. 61. Erudio
  62. 62. Google Student Planner
  63. 63. Pocket Mod • Click on Create Pocket Mod
  64. 64. Pros and Cons
  65. 65. Calendars ● ● ● ● Outlook Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar IOS Calendar
  66. 66. How to create Google Calendar reminders
  67. 67. How to create Google Calendar Reminders
  68. 68. Mobile Calendars • IOS Calendar o Integrates with Reminders o Mobile and iCloud • Readdle’s Calendar 5 o Sync with IOS or Google
  69. 69. Pros and Cons
  70. 70. Memory How do you remember? • Visual • Auditory • Kinesthetic • Work with a peer
  71. 71. Memory ● Short Time Memory: holds on average 7 bits of information ● Auditory and Visual Memory
  72. 72. Memory • Active Working memory ● Long Term Memory
  73. 73. Memory • Preview and Review • Relationship stories • Motivation/incentive to remember
  74. 74. http://chibird.com/search/procrastination
  75. 75. Reminders Web Based • • • • • • • • ToDoist Next: Web, IOS, Chrome,Android, Mac AnyDo: IOS, Chrome App and Extention Google Keep for Chrome App WunderList: Web, IOS, Android, Chrome, Mac Google Calendar Remember the Milk Weave Productiv: Web, IOS, Android, Mac
  76. 76. ToDoist • https://en.todoist.com
  77. 77. WunderList • https://www.wunderlist.com
  78. 78. Remember the Milk • http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
  79. 79. Producteev
  80. 80. Mobile Time Management • • • • • • • Awesome Note+ To-do/Calendar/Reminder synch to evernote or google Reminders Alert Notes Dooo Gettodo SteerList GQueues- Manage Tasks sync with Google. IOS and Android also
  81. 81. Mobile Time Management • • • • • • Bug Me! Stickies Pro: Android, IOS Producteev: Web, Android, IOS StickyBoard 2: IOS Ipad Beep Me: IOS Shifu: Android Studious:Android
  82. 82. Pros and Cons
  83. 83. Writing Tools ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Preview of the Work Models Brainstorming Outlines StickyNotes Rubrics Expectations Review
  84. 84. Writing • Text to Speech Supports • Word Prediction • Grammar/Spelling Supports • Voice Recognition
  85. 85. Ginger Software Free, Basic and Premium
  86. 86. Brainstorming/Mind Maps Google Draw: Web Read Write and Think Timeline: Web and IOS and Android Magical Pad: Mac and iPad Inspiration: Windows, Mac, IOS, MindMeister: Web, IOS and Android Lucidchart: Chrome app, Android Bubbl.us Web
  87. 87. Google Draw Google Draw App
  88. 88. Read Write and Think Timeline • http://www.readwritethink.org/parentafterschool-resources/gamestools/timeline-a-30246.html
  89. 89. LucidChart • Chrome App
  90. 90. Bubble.us • https://bubbl.us/
  91. 91. Pros and Cons
  92. 92. Studying • Organization • Attention • Memory • Planning • Time Management
  93. 93. Studying Tools ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Online Flashcards Evernote Timers Sticky Notes To Do Lists Calendars Planners Visuals
  94. 94. Flashcards • Chegg: IOS • Evernote Peek: iPad • StudyBlue: Android, IOS, Online • Card Kiwi: Webbased
  95. 95. StudyBlue • http://www.studyblue.com/
  96. 96. Card Kiwi http://cardkiwi.com/
  97. 97. Studying Tools • Exam Time: Web • Classmint.com: Web • Data Notebook for iPad • OutLines Outloud: IOS • KaHards: Website, IOS, Android • Word: Outlines
  98. 98. Exam Time
  99. 99. Classmint.com
  100. 100. Outlines Outloud
  101. 101. Kahrds
  102. 102. Word • View tab o Outline • Click on Levels • Type and add sublevels • Double Click to hide sublevels
  103. 103. Pros and Cons
  104. 104. Time Management
  105. 105. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/09/a-nicecomic-featuring-12-types-of.html
  106. 106. Procrastination Tools • Self Control: Mac • Cold Turkey: Web download • Productivity Owl: Chrome Extension • Rescue Time: Web • I am Studying: Chrome Extension • TimeStats: Chrome Extension
  107. 107. Productivity Owl • Present on every page • Allows only specified • amount on each page
  108. 108. Rescue Time
  109. 109. I Am Studying Blocker
  110. 110. Time Stats
  111. 111. Pomodoro Technique • Tomatoes: Web and Chrome • PomLife Lite for Android • IOS Clock • 30/30 IOS and Android • Google Timer
  112. 112. Tomatoes • http://tomato.es/
  113. 113. Google Timer
  114. 114. Online Stop Watch
  115. 115. Pros and Cons
  116. 116. BookMark Options Live Binder Learn.ist Diigo BookMarks Tagger FlipBoard Evernote Pocket Symbaloo
  117. 117. Print • Chrome Apps/ Extentions o Print Friendly o Clearly: Firefox and Chrome o iReader • Website o Printwhatyoulike.com
  118. 118. Resources ● http://www.pinterest.com/hindie/executivefunction ● FlipBoard: Hindie: Executive Function ● http://learni.st/users/5997/boards/42494-technology-tools-for-students-with-executive-functioning-issues ● Sparks, David. Paperless. 1.3.2013 eBook ● Provenzano, Nicholas .The Nerdy Teacher Presents: The Beginner’s Guide to Using Evernote on the iPad. 2011. eBook . TheNerdyTeacher.com ● Doherty, David.Beyond the Paperless Classroom. 11.2012. eBook
  119. 119. Questions Thank you Hindiebdershowitz@gmail.com @hindiedershowit

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