Five Formats For Audible Access [Compatibility Mode]


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Five Formats For Audible Access [Compatibility Mode]

  1. 1. Five Formats For Audible Access to the Curriculum: NO Tech - Low Tech - High & Higher Tech - Subscriptions Presented to the Secondary Special Education Staff 12/9/09
  2. 2. We are… Kate Orbaker, Schroeder Literacy Specialist Mary Rinaldo, Schroeder School Library Media Specialist Joan Donnelly, WCSD K-12 K- Assistive Technology Specialist
  3. 3. No tech…
  4. 4. Low Tech The material you need may be available at your local public library or the school library.
  5. 5. High Tech: Community & Free Online Resources Monroe County Library System’s FREE downloads to either a Windows- based computer, MP3 device or iPod MCLC Library card needed; residents of other counties can purchase access through a special library card Public Access Web sites
  6. 6. School Resources Audio Books: This young man is inserting a CD into the drive of a computer in Chris demonstrating the scanning function of the Schroeder Library. the WYNN Reader (What You Need Now…)
  7. 7. iMedia: AV Material from Monroe #1 BOCES BOCES: Instructional Media = iMedia Audio and Visual Streaming Request hard products “hard products” Delivered to you @ school VHS tapes, DVDs, audio cassette & CDs and taped “off-air” TV programs Information cards handed Order video and audio out today; See your streaming- instantaneous librarian for more details. Access!! Formerly known as WebMax; incorporating PowerMedia, Learn 360 and Discovery School video streaming.
  8. 8. WSCD Secondary Schools Subscription Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic FREE Individual membership for qualified students. “To be eligible for membership, a person must have a documented print disability, such as a learning disability, visual impairment or other physical disability…Appropriate certifying experts may differ from disability to disability. ” RFB&D Please see the RFBD site for more information:
  9. 9. Many formats…many choices… Still available…but progressing to…
  10. 10. Easy downloads!!! Hear Yea! Hear Yea! Great News!! RFB&D offers textbooks and literature books through Audio Access—download the books directly to a Windows-compatible computer. “Human-read” not synthetic voice!
  11. 11. This is so cool!! “…Two roads diverged in a wood and I…” Robert Frost Students can use their MP3 players and iPods in the library!
  12. 12. Online Subscription Data Bases: Webster School Libraries Offers: Web-based = available wherever an Internet connection exists Full text: entire article or document in TEXT and Audible form – in Webster schools and at home! Text to speech/readings are also available for select documents--download or listen using the ReadSpeaker function Windows compatible computers and devices only (sorry no Apple products, such as Macs or iPods)
  13. 13. NYS Talking Book Program Library Service for Individuals: Qualified children and young adults may register and receive free library service at home even if they are already using materials from the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library during the day at school. Parents of eligible children may register their child for home service in order to: •Encourage recreational reading. •Help the child participate in their public library's and school’s reading programs •Provide back-up to reading required for school assignments. “Parents who request an application will also be offered help on how to get required school reading in special format - including information on sources of textbooks - for their child.”
  14. 14. iPods vs. MP3 players Is there a difference between iPods and MP3 players? NO! Both are MP3 players The iPod is a specific brand of MP3 player, made by Apple, Inc. iPods use the Apple iTunes software to transfer files Regular mp3 player does not need iTunes to upload/transfer files Vary in price MP3 files can be made by using sound recorders on laptops/desktops or using a Digital Voice Recorder (In Schroeder, try using the anchored laptops in room W228 – built in microphones are adequate for this purpose)
  15. 15. Examples of Using Podcasts in the Classroom Review a book Record/document a field trip Increase fluency Edit work by listening to draft orally Enhance a project Share outcomes of findings/research in science Explain a math concept Record a debate in social studies Role-play scenes Review vocabulary Study for a test or quiz
  16. 16. Teacher- Made Podcast Recordings Sample Podcasts: Kate Orbaker – simple podcast Bob Enck – more involved
  17. 17. Questions?
  18. 18. Thank you for your time!