Edu614 session 5 summer 13 AT, iPad

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Edu614 session 5 summer 13 AT, iPad

  1. 1. EDU614 Session 5 AT & iPads Plus - Last set of tools for the classroom - some are really fun!
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction to Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication • iPad • PhotoPeach • QR codes • Symbaloo • Glogster - one I pay for • Vimeo & flipped classroom • Moodle
  3. 3. Project Presentations • Please save your powerpoint to slideshare, then post to your blog on the ning. • 15 - 20 minute presentation • Detailed written plan on classroom use • Email or hard copy (will not be returned)
  4. 4. First a ning used with 7th grader students from the ELA teacher: It is most commonly used for sharing my flipped classroom videos as well as a platform for students to blog and get feedback on their writing. Right now many kids are posting on the peers' Defining Moment Personal Narrative blogs and in the next few weeks we'd like to add a multimedia piece and start working on digital portfolios.   We, as a teachers, have also tried to use the site to model effective feedback and the important role that collaboration plays in the writing process. The kids very much enjoy that their writing can be made public and it's built a nice community within the room too.
  5. 5. Dropbox • Online storage of documents • Access from any computer • syncs wherever you work • Dropbox • if you want to sign up, let me invite you
  6. 6. Universal Design for Learning • UDL based on neuroscience • each principle connects to key area of brain • Multiple Means of Representation • To increase recognition • How a teacher prepares
  7. 7. UDL • Multiple Means of Expression • To expand strategic output • Teacher plans for how students will express learning • Multiple Means of Engagement • To enhance involvement in learning • How do we get students connected?
  8. 8. Assistive Technology • Like RTI Technology has levels too • Level 1 - For everyone • Level 2 - Greater access • Level 3 - Assistive support
  9. 9. AT • Allows manipulation and control of format • Offers alternatives for access • Supports multi-sensory instruction • Supports greater personal independence • Educational technology & assistive technology are a continuum of access to learning.
  10. 10. Accessible Instructional Materials • AIM • Students have a right to the same text • Publishers are supposed to produce digital forms • CAST has a center for AIM
  11. 11. Important Questions... • What does the student need to do to participate in the classroom and achieve his/her IEP goals? • What specifically is the student having difficulty with? • What else has been tried? • What will be the the criteria for determining the student’s success? • Who will be responsible for training, monitoring, documenting, and reviewing the AT plan?
  12. 12. AT • All students with a 504 or an IEP are eligible • Assistive Technology has to be considered • Not all qualify • IEP is written first, then look at questions
  13. 13. SETT Framework • S - Student First • E - Environment • T - Task • T - Tool • Joy Zabala - SETT Framework
  14. 14. the Student • What does the student need to do? • What are the student’s special needs? • What are the student’s current abilities?
  15. 15. Environment • What materials and equipment are currently available in the environment? • What is the physical arrangement? • What is the instructional arrangement? • Are there likely to be changes? • Color is a powerful tool
  16. 16. Task • What activities take place in the environment? • What are the critical elements of the activities? • How might technology support the student’s active participation in those activities?
  17. 17. Tools • FINAL step • What no tech, low tech, and high tech options should be considered when developing a system for a student with these needs and abilities doing these tasks in these environments? • What strategies might be used to invite increased student performance? • How might these tools be tried out with the student in the environment?
  18. 18. TechAccess • Fact Sheets - wonderful resource sheets on Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication
  19. 19. The DESE • The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awesome links to information, resources and grants. • Includes: • CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology • Easter Seals - allows teachers to try out technology
  20. 20. Mass Match • MassMatch - initiative to get assistive technology to people who need it • FREE to borrow from ATRC Assistive Technology Regional Centers.
  21. 21. National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education • NCIP - through technology, media and materials
  22. 22. Accessibility in the Classroom • Accessibility features in Microsoft products • Includes tutorials
  23. 23. UDL Toolkit • UDL toolkit wiki • Please spend some time looking at the resources: • graphic organizers • literacy • study skills • math • writing 
  24. 24. National Center on UDL • National Center • Examples & Resources • Every principle is linked to resources & tools
  25. 25. iPad - a game changer • FreeTech4Teachers - iPad Apps for Education • Steve Jobs & Apps for Autism • 60 Minutes • Teaching Learners with Special Needs • Free Speech app
  26. 26. iPad • a blog post how iPad is used in a special education classroom • A Blog Post listing many apps • Apps Store has Special Education section • and our friend Cybrary man’s list • A handout for using iPad in the Special Education Classroom
  27. 27. More on the iPad • Live Binders on iPad in Schools - a tremendous amount of material • Mr. G Blog iPads, Web tools, math education • a CNN report • App Smackdown • iPad Apps in School great site by Richard Byrne
  28. 28. Even more on the iPad • ipads in the classroom - Kathy Schrock • Moms with apps blog • Smart Apps for Kids • my Pinterest board on iPad • iPodsibilities • blog, apps review, resources
  29. 29. Tell a story with pictures • Photopeach • Upload pictures • Make a slide show • Students can upload projects • Easy way to share work
  30. 30. QR codes• What are those squares of black & white? • How would I use them? • Go to this glog to learn • Hover over text to see link • The Periodic Table using QR codes • A Live Binder on QR codes • All the tabs are links • 20 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes to Support Learning
  31. 31. Symbaloo • Another visual tool • links to other sites • Symbaloo • a blog post: the fun continues • An elementary math example • Middle & High School math
  32. 32. Glogster • My students favorite! • Interactive poster • can link documents or webpages • can be embedded into wiki or blog • Examples • UDL toolkit • Mine
  33. 33. Vimeo • Easy to use video sharing website • Vodcasting • Great for flipped classroom
  34. 34. The Flipped Classroom • lectures/ instruction on video • “work” in class with support • Flipped Classroom network • A three part article by “inventors”
  35. 35. Moodle • Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment • Open source • Free • can be downloaded on one computer • hosted on a server
  36. 36. Moodle continued • One stop shop • forums, blogs, wikis, lessons, activities, links, easy messaging... • My Classes
  37. 37. Word Clouds • Analyze writing pieces • Fun display • Wordle • simple
  38. 38. More Word Clouds • Tagxedo • a little fancier • A blog post about 9 more word cloud generators • Try a few!
  39. 39. Animation from words •voki •text to audio •voki for education
  40. 40. Animation from words • xtranormal • text to video • education safe • The Golden Ratio • Not free, but a 14 day free trial • Both can be embedded • Both are addicting - try one.

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