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  • Multimodal Teaching And Learning

    1. 1. Beneficial to All - Essential to Some Sandra Bens, M.Ed.
    2. 2. <ul><li>Understand multimodal teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Consider access and equity in education </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss technology that may be beneficial to all and essential to some learners </li></ul><ul><li>iPod Touch in the Classroom Learning Community 3/19/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>College of Mount St. Joseph </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Learning becomes accessible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction is received through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once skills and knowledge are internalized, students can transfer that knowledge to other subjects or situations </li></ul><ul><li>Students can become increasingly motivated to learn when they are successful </li></ul><ul><li>Digital learning offers experiences that are varied, interesting and accessible </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Beneficial to all </li></ul><ul><li>Essential to some students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive processing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attention and comprehension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic fluency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language or print based disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible to all learners despite disability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compensatory strategies and skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bypass disability related barriers to learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for independence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative formats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clarification </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Mobility – construction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic doors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning – curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Layered curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiered instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computing - tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal computing </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Convenient travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Currency converter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Translator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recorder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real time access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote access to home files and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Document management </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for most environments </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Alarms </li></ul><ul><li>Contact lists </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>National and local news </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather and directions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web search options </li></ul><ul><li>Real time access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time Congress </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Screen reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio text (MP3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speech to text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictation software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voice command </li></ul><ul><li>Voice record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note-taking </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared calendar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real time conferencing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs and Wiki sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared calendar </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Access and equity in learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Depth of digital learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interacting with information in consrtuctive ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to much information about a topic of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are alternative forms of learning effective? </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Functions meet needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time text and total conversion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Patterns of informal learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subvert traditional rules set by institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiate restrictions on access to information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrite rules </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Divergent & convergent thinkers and learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn uses of technology on their own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reluctant to serve as mentors to peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feel confident with skills but cannot always offer explicit instruction to others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often offer informal lessons or “show what you know” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates rather than explains process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows casual mentorship </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers safety buffer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Create environment of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guide students to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mature </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Universal design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As learners? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As teachers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a society? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a culture? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illiteracy – as a national crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will lead? How will they lead? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will teach? How will they teach? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What lies ahead for our students? </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Nature of School Change: </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions must take responsibility for their own change, evolution, and improvement in response to learner demand and institutional performance encouraged by incentives and regulatory frameworks. </li></ul><ul><li>- The World Bank 2003 </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Competencies Learners Need in order to Succeed in a Globalized Knowledge Economy: </li></ul><ul><li>Acting autonomously </li></ul><ul><li>Using tools interactively </li></ul><ul><li>Functioning in heterogeneous groups </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Hearing: </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceOver Feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built-in to third gen 32GB or 64GB iPod touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gesture based screen-reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>iHearClear Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to and amplify sound in the distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance clarity of sound and focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>soundAMP R Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feature-rich hearing aid & recording app </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound processing technology of modern digital hearing devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows user to tune, zoom, and replay audio easily </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Signing: </li></ul><ul><li>Sign 4 Me App </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive 3D sign language translator & teacher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Finger Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animated hand signing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Motor Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Dictation App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech to text for mobile transcription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Message can easily be edited, emailed, or saved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dragon Search App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice enabled web searching </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Speech: </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to Me App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive text-to-speech generator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entry and playback of text via keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Speak words as you type” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark option for organization and management of text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Talk App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile talking web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any website can become a spoken resource for clarity of understanding or focus of attention </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Speech: </li></ul><ul><li>Speak it! App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile talking web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any website can become a spoken resource for clarity of understanding or focus of attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily generate and edit text-to-speech passages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save all texts in an internal library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recall, edit, and repeat to modify text without retyping or reloading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Talking Mail App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type in message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have message spoken and captured as an audio file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email the audio message </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Motor Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Vocalia App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-free option to perform tasks using the iPod touch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mac Control: </li></ul><ul><li>WiFiControl App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send key commands and retrieve files from a Mac with iPod </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volume Control App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remotely control volume of any Mac from iPod touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must enable Remote Login built in on Mac OS X computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iSpeak for Mac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command a Mac to speak with iPod touch </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Apple Learning Interchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touch. Touching student lives in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iPod Touch for Meeting the Needs of Special Learners – Web. 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, and Danah Boyd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning) – Print. 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Assessment and Research Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Draft for Discussion – Web. 1992 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>John Palfrey and Urs Gasser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives – Print. 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arnoud van Wijk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Computing advocate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Real-Time Text Task Force&quot; at www.realtimetext.org – Web. 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The World Bank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning in the Global Economy: Challenges for Developing Countries – Print. 2003 </li></ul></ul>

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