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Using technology as remedial resource to improve student learning

  1. 1. Using technology as a remedial resource to improve student learning Eloise C. Leon Guerrero ED 480 Educational Technology Fall 2008
  2. 2. Advantages <ul><li>Unlimited Access of useful amount through the net </li></ul><ul><li>-variety of tools available to assist in remedial problems in reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>-Expansion of learning </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>-Greater learning experience at low cost and downloadable… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information and Communication Technology Literacy <ul><li>Communicate Effectively: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze and Interpret </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Computational </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Manage and Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Solving: </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Security and </li></ul><ul><li>Safety: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accommodations for Students with disabilities <ul><li>Presenting information in multiple formats and multiple media. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering students with multiple ways to express and demonstrate what they have learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing multiple entry points to engage student interest and motivate learning. </li></ul><ul><li>*For the most part, there are numerous technology available to cater to almost every kind of disability. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Types of Learning Problems Does Assistive Technology Address? <ul><li>AT can address many types of learning difficulties. A student who has difficulty writing can compose a school report by dictating it and having it converted to text by special computer software. A child who struggles with math can use a hand-held calculator to keep score while playing a game with a friend. And a teenager with dyslexia may benefit from AT that will read aloud his employer's online training manual. </li></ul><ul><li>There are AT tools to help students who struggle with: </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Organization and Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Talking Calculators <ul><li>A talking calculator has a built-in speech synthesizer that reads aloud each number, symbol, or operation key a user presses; it also vocalizes the answer to the problem. </li></ul>Math Talking Calculators for student with communication problem.
  7. 7. Word complete- use for student with difficulty spelling and typing Writing
  8. 8. Board maker <ul><li>With Board Maker Users Can: </li></ul><ul><li>Make a professional looking communication displays in minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Make the pictures any size with any spacing. </li></ul><ul><li>Available in different languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Build a communication board in any language without being able to speak it. </li></ul><ul><li>Store, name, retrieve, resize, and paste scanned or custom-drawn pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Make worksheets, picture instruction sheets, reading books, journals, or posters. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assistive Technology tools AT tools that support kids with learning disabilities include: Abbreviation expanders Alternative keyboards Audio books and publications Electronic math worksheets Free-form database software Graphic organizers and outlining Information/data managers Optical character recognition Personal FM Listening Systems Portable word processors Proofreading programs Speech recognition programs Speech synthesizers/Screen Readers Talking Calculators Talking spell-checkers and electronic dictionaries Variable speed tape recorders Word prediction programs <ul><li>Intellikeys </li></ul><ul><li>Modified Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>ELL </li></ul>
  10. 10. ESL students and Technology <ul><li>Build conceptual frameworks. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach learning strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on reading in all classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Give students opportunities to engage in free reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Help students move beyond the text. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion: <ul><li>The world is changing and everything around us deals with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology supports integrating technology in the Classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology provides numerous advantages, which all of us can use. </li></ul>
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