Agenda• More AT• iPad• Presentation Tools• Keynote/Powerpoint• Slideshare• Google Docs - presentation• Prezi
Universal Designfor Learning• UDL based on neuroscience• each principle connects to key area of brain• Multiple Means of Representation• To increase recognition• How a teacher prepares
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?
AssistiveTechnology• Like RTI Technology has levels too• Level 1 - For everyone• Level 2 - Greater access• Level 3 - Assistive support
AT• Allows manipulation and control of format• Offers alternatives for access• Supports multi-sensory instruction• Supports greater personal independence• Educational technology & assistive technology are acontinuum of access to learning.
AccessibleInstructional Materials• AIM• Students have a right to the same text• Publishers are supposed to producedigital forms• CAST has a center for AIM
Important Questions...• What does the student need to do to participate in theclassroom 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’ssuccess?• Who will be responsible for training, monitoring,documenting, and reviewing the AT plan?
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
SETT Framework• S - Student First• E - Environment• T - Task• T - Tool• Joy Zabala - SETT Framework
the Student• What does the student need to do?• What are the student’s special needs?• What are the student’s current abilities?
Environment• What materials and equipment are currently available inthe environment?• What is the physical arrangement?• What is the instructional arrangement?• Are there likely to be changes?• Color is a powerful tool
Task• What activities take place in the environment?• What are the critical elements of the activities?• How might technology support the student’s activeparticipation in those activities?
Tools• FINAL step• What no tech, low tech, and high tech options should beconsidered when developing a system for a student withthese needs and abilities doing these tasks in theseenvironments?• What strategies might be used to invite increased studentperformance?• How might these tools be tried out with the student in theenvironment?
The DESE• TheDepartment of Elementary and Secondary Educationhas awesome links to information, resources andgrants.• Includes:• CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology• Easter Seals - allows teachers to try out technology
Mass Match• MassMatch - initiative to get assistivetechnology to people who need it• FREE to borrow from ATRC AssistiveTechnology Regional Centers.
National Center to ImprovePractice in Special Education• NCIP - through technology, media and materials
Accessibility in theClassroom• Accessibility features in Microsoft products• Includes tutorials
UDL Toolkit• UDL toolkit wiki• Please spend some time looking at theresources:• graphic organizers• literacy• study skills• math• writing
National Center on UDL• National Center• Examples & Resources• Every principle is linked to resources & tools
Investigation• Please take about 30 minutes to investigate all theresources.• Be sure to bookmark Diigo any site you want to returnto.• I’ll briefly meet with folks individually on finalpresentation topic.
iPad - a gamechanger• FreeTech4Teachers• Steve Jobs & Apps for Autism• 60 Minutes• Links• iPodsibilities• Teaching Learners with Special Needs• Free Speech app
iPad• a blog post how iPad is used in a special educationclassroom• 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 EducationClassroom
More on the iPad• Live Binders on iPad in Schools - atremendous amount of material• Mr. G Blog iPads, Web tools, matheducation• a CNN report• App Smackdown
Even more on theiPad• ipads in the classroom - Kathy Schrock• Moms with apps blog• Smart Apps for Kids• my Pinterest board on iPad• iPodsibilities• blog, apps review, resources
Powerpoint or Keynote• Present information• Very easy to use• Presentation Advice• Keynote - tutorials• Powerpoint Activities• Parade of Games in Powerpoint• Powerpoint Templates for Teachers
Slideshare• share your powerpoint or keynote online• easily embed presentation into blog or website• An example - 7th Pre-Algebra• Go to www.slideshare.net• Create an account• upload your powerpoint or keynote presentation• can be private or public
more slideshare• when you have uploaded to slideshare get embed code• create a new blog post on ning and paste embed code• I’ll help!
GooglePresentation• Create on Google or upload a powerpoint (no keynote)• limited bells and whistles• need internet connection• can publish and have viewers join in• Great for collaboration• Upload your presentation
Prezi• Dynamic presentation• Ability to share online• Slick• Go to Prezi• try it out• The Ultimate Guide to Prezi
Practice• With your chosen topic, create a powerpoint or keynotepresentation.• Save and upload to slideshare• Save and upload to Google docs• Try a little Prezi