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  1. 1. Free Technology Tools to support Multi-Tier Instruction and enhance Social Emotional skills Cher yl A. Wissick & Susan Quinn Univ ersity South Carolina • • • • • J. Emmett Gardner University of Oklahoma TED Charlotte November 2009 Poster Presentation
  2. 2. All Free tools Available at: <ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Abstract: <ul><li> Demonstration of FREE technology resources, tools, and strategies that embrace Universal Design for Learning, support multi-tier instruction, help diverse learners, and enhance productivity. Explore ways that technology and free social networking tools can help or hinder students learn academic skills and develop positive social relationships and collaboration. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Universal Design for Learning: <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides students access to educational standards and materials by providing multiple access points (e.g., presentation, expression, and engagement) to activities. It also begins when you design instruction not as an accommodation to a fixed activity (or course curriculum); but where you design the activity with considerations for diverse learners built in from the beginning! </li></ul>
  5. 5. R esponse to I ntervention <ul><li>Provide Universal Intervention using Free Web Tools </li></ul>MultiTier Instruction
  6. 6. Multiple Means of Engagement <ul><li>Offer choices of content, tools and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide adjustable levels of challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a choice of rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a choice of learning context </li></ul><ul><li>Affective networks: Value or emotional outcome is the focus </li></ul><ul><li>FACT: Engaged learners make more progress </li></ul>
  7. 7. Support via Affective Networks <ul><li>Choose realistic topics of interest to embed the learning material </li></ul><ul><li>Allow student to choose tools or technology to explore topic- software, web, video </li></ul><ul><li>Select Software or Web sites that offer same content at different levels of challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Build awareness of accomplishment and progress within technology programs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Classroom Architect Arrange your class for maximum engagement
  9. 9. Tie into Student Interests <ul><li>Find a hook </li></ul><ul><li>Create thematic unit to study topics </li></ul><ul><li>Use popular topics: driving, rock music, social networking, wrestling, my favorite pet </li></ul><ul><li>Engage students with interactive tools like Poll Everywhere </li></ul>
  10. 10. Survey Tools <ul><li>Find out what motivates your students </li></ul><ul><li>Jackpot : online reinforcer survey </li></ul><ul><li>Survey tools: </li></ul><ul><li>phpSurvey </li></ul><ul><li>Zoomerang </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs (results merge into google doc spreadsheet) For info see Special Ed Zone </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Secure sites to create an environment for students to work collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Students publish together and for a larger audience </li></ul><ul><li>PBWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Secure sites to create an environment for students to read, analyze, and post comments related to instructional goals. Students develop writing and social networking skills. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TIGed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haiku </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Delicious Share your bookmarks and let students create their own lists </li></ul><ul><li>FLICKr share photos </li></ul><ul><li>JING easy screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Create Notes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TADA list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the Milk </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Collaborative graphic organizer <ul><li>Creately </li></ul>
  15. 15. Collaborative Presentations <ul><li>Google docs </li></ul><ul><li>Preezo </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul>
  16. 16. ToonDoo Create or finish cartoons Consider endings & consequences
  17. 17. <ul><li>Behavior charts </li></ul><ul><li>CBM resources </li></ul><ul><li>And much more </li></ul>Intervention Central
  18. 18. Bookbuilder: Create Social Stories <ul><li>Have students create social stories for younger students </li></ul>
  19. 19. KidTools and KidSkills Self- monitoring & checksheets Students CREATE their own… download all the programs for elementary and middle for FREE
  20. 20. Social Emotional Support <ul><li>Integrate social emotional learning into everyday instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Engage student emotionally & academically </li></ul><ul><li>CASEL center for social emotional learning </li></ul><ul><li>Edutopia example lessons </li></ul><ul><li>SAMSHA poster, games to support mental health </li></ul>
  21. 21. Multiple Means of Representation <ul><li>Provide Multiple Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight Critical Features </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Multiple Media & Formats </li></ul><ul><li>Support Background Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition networks: Content is the focus </li></ul>
  22. 22. Support Recognition Networks <ul><li>Variety of web sites to demonstrate, links to support information </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from CD-Roms & Web </li></ul><ul><li>Word processors to highlight critical words </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation tools to animate concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Books on tape; Digital text </li></ul><ul><li>Charts, graphs, images to support text </li></ul>
  23. 23. ReadPlease &. Natural Readers
  24. 24. Web Anywhere <ul><li>Use on any browser and link to pages to have them read. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Reading books online providing multiple means of presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliomania </li></ul><ul><li>Readprint </li></ul><ul><li>Bartleby </li></ul><ul><li>Bookshare (free to all schools) </li></ul>
  26. 26. Word Web – Vocabulary Support Students can locate different meanings for words and also hear the definition
  27. 27. <ul><li>Create books for students with Learning Prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Students create books for younger students - service learning </li></ul>Bookbuilder
  28. 28. UDL Editions
  29. 29. <ul><li>Tools for Student expression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Poster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NoteStar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuade Star </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for Productivity & management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TrackStar (organize Web sites for research) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QuizStar (manage quizzes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RubiStar (rubrics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casa Notes (convert notes to Spanish) </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Organize Websites for student research & access
  31. 31. Multiple Means of Expression <ul><li>Provide Flexible Models of skilled performance </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to practice with supports </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing, relevant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Offer flexible opportunities of demonstrating a skill </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Networks: Process or medium is the focus </li></ul>Wissick & Gardner
  32. 32. Support via Strategic Networks <ul><li>Examples and not-examples with images, video, live or taped demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffold learning with text-to-speech, word prediction, layered Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-speech to listen to one’s own writing </li></ul><ul><li>Videotape of skill performance </li></ul><ul><li>Online feedback from peers or mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Creating web pages, posters, presentations </li></ul>
  33. 33. Idea Generator Wissick, 2007 Help students come up with an idea
  34. 34. Spelling Checkers Ghotit Another new one: Ginger Software
  35. 35. Word Prediction
  36. 36. Expression: Writing Support <ul><li>Click n Type </li></ul><ul><li>Free onscreen keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Word prediction </li></ul><ul><li>ReadPlease can also support creative writing with auditory feedback </li></ul>
  37. 37. Concept Mapping: visualize the message <ul><li>Cmap tools </li></ul>FREEMind
  38. 38. Expression: Read, Write, Think <ul><li>Student Materials – alternative ways to create a product </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Wissick, 2007
  39. 39. Expression in Mathematics <ul><li>Virtual Manipulatives </li></ul><ul><li>Shodor Interactivate </li></ul><ul><li>Webmath - tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Allmath - flash cards </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  40. 40. Virtual Math Manipulatives Wissick, 2007
  41. 41. Web Math Wissick, 2007
  42. 42. Examples of Matching Technology Tools with Principles of Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Skills and support social emotional growth :
  43. 43. Reading & Vocabulary <ul><li>• Copy and Paste text into ReadPlease ( http :// ) and highlight words as they are read. </li></ul><ul><li>• WordWeb ( ) to look up a definition of a word on a web page. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Teacher copy: notice the word count down the side. Readability information Okapi and Bibliomania to create CBM reading probe Just copy text into Bibliomania and let Okapi do the work!
  45. 45. Reading Motivation <ul><li>Creating a “take-home” audio book: Converting text-to-speech (and to an mp3 file) by using Natural Reader ( ). </li></ul><ul><li>Or create a book to read while walking!! </li></ul><ul><li>• Use an E-Text version of a book downloaded from Project Gutenberg ( ). </li></ul>
  46. 46. Reading <ul><li>Developing a social skills book using BookBuilder by CAST </li></ul><ul><li>Using UDL Editions to read The Tell Tale Heart. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Writing <ul><li>• Creating a book report using a word processor and Click-N-Type http :// / to provide word prediction and scanning. </li></ul><ul><li>• Using CMap ( ) to build thoughts/ideas into a complete report. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Writing and Communicating <ul><li>• Following a list of web sites that have been selected as research or writing prompts with Delicious . </li></ul><ul><li>• Writing a class book using a Pbworks </li></ul>
  49. 49. Communicating & Writing <ul><li>• Working together to create a collaborative presentation with Google Docs http :/ / </li></ul><ul><li>• Creating a web page with Project Poster ( ) to summarize research . </li></ul>
  50. 50. Writing <ul><li>• Using a blog to post a question that focuses on higher order thinking skills for students to respond. </li></ul><ul><li>• Creating a interest survey for your students to indicate their preference for reinforcers. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Mathematics <ul><li>• Virtually manipulating algebra tiles at vlibrary.html </li></ul><ul><li>• Learning about money at the Brain Pop web site and turning on the closed captioning http :// zoom.weml </li></ul>
  52. 52. Mathematics <ul><li>• Reviewing math skills using Web Math </li></ul><ul><li>• Practicing math concepts with interactive activities from Shodor  or Illuminations . </li></ul><ul><li>• Using a talking calculator to see and hear numbers & answers /TalkingCalculator.php </li></ul>11/07/09