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Simple Technology Integration

  1. 1. Simple Technology Integration in the Classroom: A Workshop Model That Works Bonnie N. Young & Wendy Homlish Assistive Technology Consultants Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit Schnecksville, PA
  2. 2. Why do it? <ul><li>Student Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Student doing the same thing day after day </li></ul><ul><li>The “fun factor” </li></ul><ul><li>Relate switch use to a functional activity </li></ul><ul><li>Get students more involved in classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase participation with peers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do it?…… <ul><li>Staff Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Use simple battery operated items in a novel way </li></ul><ul><li>Get away from “Hit your switch!” </li></ul><ul><li>Increase awareness and implementation of IEP goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Think “outside the box” </li></ul><ul><li>Process vs. product </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who…… <ul><li>Teachers of the Multiple Disabilities Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regular Education Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Language Pathologists </li></ul><ul><li>OTs </li></ul>
  5. 5. How did we determine need? <ul><li>Poll teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom observations </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listserves </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Materials-the beginning <ul><li>Determined what teachers already had in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Put together a list of items for secondary & elementary levels </li></ul><ul><li>Gathered ideas for activities from a variety of resources (internet, manufacturers, resource books) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Materials – the final product <ul><li>Battery operated (off the shelf): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cars/trucks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bubble machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zizzers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spin Art </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturer’s products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch adapted camera (AbleNet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pourer (Enabling Devices) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All-Turn-It spinner (AbleNet) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Disposable items… <ul><li>Specialty papers for spin art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Window Cling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetic Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postcard/Business Cards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Items for: “heavy/light” & “sink/float” activities </li></ul><ul><li>Velcro </li></ul><ul><li>*Battery Adapters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AA & C </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*Notching tool </li></ul><ul><li>*available from AbleNet </li></ul>
  9. 9. Workshop Set-up <ul><li>Five color coded groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-set by presenters – why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Color coded name tags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group picture schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Five curriculum-based centers with task cards </li></ul>
  10. 10. Five Centers <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Reading/Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul>
  11. 11. Math Center <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Go the Distance Math” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masking tape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yardstick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted cars/trucks </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Objective & Activity Description <ul><li>“ To actively participate in a cooperative math activity” </li></ul><ul><li>Make “distance line” on floor with tape </li></ul><ul><li>Mark off increments </li></ul><ul><li>Activate cars </li></ul><ul><li>Determine distance (concepts of farther, number, inches, feet, less, more) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Exploring Measurement
  14. 14. Ready…Set…GO!!!
  15. 15. Reading/Literacy Center <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Book Report” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Material </li></ul><ul><li>-Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-All-Turn-It Spinner or adapted Spin Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Pre-written sentences about the book that was read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Switch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-Book report template </li></ul>
  16. 16. Objective & Activity Description <ul><li>“ To prepare a book report of up to 4 sentences” </li></ul><ul><li>1. Student “reads” story (IntelliKeys, tape player, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Student activates spinner to create sentences in book report (pre-created by teacher and placed on spinner) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Partner writes sentences on book report template </li></ul><ul><li>4. For last line of report, student indicates (pointing, eye gaze, AAC device) whether he/she liked or didn’t like this book </li></ul>
  17. 17. Creating a unique story
  18. 18. Playing the “Match Game”
  19. 19. Leisure Activity Center <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Boat Races” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted fan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tub for water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small plastic boats </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Objective & Activity Description <ul><li>“ To actively participate in a leisure activity” </li></ul><ul><li>1. Attach switch to fan </li></ul><ul><li>2.Fill tub with water </li></ul><ul><li>3. Place boats in water </li></ul><ul><li>4. Have student activate fan to blow boat across water </li></ul><ul><li>5. See who wins! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Boat races – “I win!”
  22. 22. Art Center <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bubble Art” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted bubble machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bubble solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food coloring or pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easel or kraft paper </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Objective & Activity Description <ul><li>“ To design and create bulletin board background/wrapping paper/book covers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Color bubble solution with powdered tempera or food coloring </li></ul><ul><li>Tape paper to floor </li></ul><ul><li>Activate bubble machine and create design </li></ul><ul><li>Use templates for variation </li></ul>
  24. 24. The budding artists hard at work…
  25. 25. Science Center <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Sink or Float” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>1. Switches </li></ul><ul><li>2. Pourer (Enabling Devices) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Small objects of varying weights </li></ul><ul><li>4. Container for water </li></ul>
  26. 26. Objective & Activity Description <ul><li>“ To actively participate in a cooperative science activity” </li></ul><ul><li>1. Fill container with water </li></ul><ul><li>2. Assemble items of varying weights </li></ul><ul><li>3. Put items into pourer and have student dump each item into the water </li></ul><ul><li>4. Discuss which items sink and which items float </li></ul>
  27. 27. Blown away by science!
  28. 28. Task Card Example <ul><li>Activity: (ART) Creating Bulletin Board Backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>******************************************** </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: To create bulletin board background paper for Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted bubble machine </li></ul><ul><li>Switches </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble soap </li></ul><ul><li>Paint or food coloring </li></ul><ul><li>What you do: </li></ul><ul><li>Attach switch to bubble machine </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare bubble soap by adding paint or food coloring </li></ul><ul><li>Place paper on floor </li></ul><ul><li>Blow bubbles on paper to create design </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Variations: </li></ul><ul><li>Use shape templates (cut-out with adapted scissors) to create designs </li></ul><ul><li>Either directly paint on the shapes placed on the easel paper (when removed, an unpainted area will remain </li></ul><ul><li>Use paper from which the template was cut, and paint “through” the hole to create a design </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Most Bubble Machines are also fans! Since they’re already adapted, why not use it to dry your creation??!! </li></ul><ul><li>**Have communication board/device available for student to choose colors, as well as comment on the project . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  29. 29. Simple Tech Kits <ul><li>Elementary and Secondary levels </li></ul><ul><li>Rotating basis </li></ul><ul><li>Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing development </li></ul>
  30. 33. This……
  31. 34. … or this??!!!
  32. 35. Resources <ul><li>AbleNet Resource Guide </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking Barriers , Levin, Jackie, and Lynn Scherferenberg, (AbleNet) </li></ul><ul><li>Book of Possibilities , AbleNet </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>