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AT 2 : Integrating AT in Math and Science Dr. Cindy Feist Dr. Tara Jeffs Assistive Technology Trainers Loudoun County Public Schools
Learning preferences – visual, auditory, verbal, physical (tactile/kinesthetic) Gross and fine motor skills Sensory function – vision, hearing, touch, movement Cognition Language and communication skills Literacy skills (reading and writing) Attention and organizational skills
Providing access to all learners supports UDL principles: Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge, Multiple means of expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know, and Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation. http://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.html
Free Online Resources for Math and Science Dr. Cindy Feist Dr. Tara Jeffs Assistive Technology Trainers Loudoun County Public Schools
There are many websites on the Internet offering accessibility options that allow students to interact with the information through: Video Animation Audio Graphics Games www.fossweb.com/modulesK- 2/SolidsandLiquids/index.html www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_ activities/maths/angles.shtml www.msichicago.org/fileadmin/Activities/Games/simple_machines/
Digital objects that provide visual and kinesthetic support for learning science and math concepts, and can be manipulated using a mouse, keyboard, or mouse alternative device. http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivitySearch.aspx http://education.jlab.org http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html www.cited.org/index.aspx?page_id=151 http://mathforum.org/mathtools/index.html www.ct4me.net/math_manipulatives.htm www.shodor.org/interactivate www.pbs.org/teacherline/resources/interactives.cfm http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/253 www.mathplayground.com/math_manipulatives.html http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/math1-3/virtualmanipulatives.html www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF- Interface.html www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF- Interface.html www.ct4me.net/math_manipulatives.htm http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulati on/build-a-molecule
Interactive Periodic Tables Built into Microsoft Learning Essentials Online at: – www.ptable.com www.ptable.com – http://chemicalelements.com http://chemicalelements.com – http://webelements.com http://webelements.com – www.factmonster.com/periodictable.php www.factmonster.com/periodictable.php – www.touchspin.com/chem/DisplayTa ble.html www.touchspin.com/chem/DisplayTa ble.html – www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ index.html www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ index.html – www.periodicvideos.com/about.htm www.periodicvideos.com/about.htm – and more!
Online Virtual Dissections http://froggy.lbl.gov/virtual/ www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/fl ash/v4/index.htm www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/fl ash/v4/index.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/05a ug/00548/Dissection.html http://library.thinkquest.org/05a ug/00548/Dissection.html And many more…just Google it! http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00548/Dissection.html
PowerPoint: Online Science and Math Resources Free downloadable PowerPoint presentations at: http://science.pppst.com http://math.pppst.com www.jc-schools.net/PPTs-math.html www.jc-schools.net/PPTs-science.html www.worldofteaching.com/mathspowerpoints.html www.worldofteaching.com/sciencepowerpoints.html www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/elementary/5math.htm www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/elementary/5science.htm http://step.nn.k12.va.us/index.htm www.lexington1.net/technology/?page=instruct/powerpoint.htm http://www.polk-fl.net/staff/resources/ese/resourcespowerpoint.htm http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/ref/games/ (science game templates) http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/ref/games/ www.tarheelreader.com (books can be read aloud online or downloaded as a PowerPoint ) www.tarheelreader.com If you dont have PowerPoint, you can download PowerPoint Viewer at www.microsoft.com/downloads to view (but not edit) PowerPoint presentations. www.microsoft.com/downloads www.tarheelreader.com
Check out the websites resources on the Loudoun County Public Schools Assistive Technology website at www.lcps.org/atwww.lcps.org/at. Select the links to Math Instruction or Science Instruction.
The Low Down on Low Tech for Math and Science Dr. Cindy Feist Dr. Tara Jeffs Assistive Technology Trainers Loudoun County Public Schools
Low Tech Math and Science Supports Provide multisensory input … visual, tactile, kinesthetic, auditory. Support access to education for students with different learning styles and students with disabilities. Are inexpensive or totally free; some are made with recycled materials!
PowerPoint Manipulatives Create adapted books flip quizzes, and flash cards with PowerPoint Tutorials: www.bit.ly/atsquared www.bit.ly/atsquared
Math and Science Foldables Curriculum driven 3-D student-made graphic organizers and manipulatives that provide visual, tactile, and kinesthetic supports; many are created in PowerPoint. Videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPYlIn4kuIg&sns=em www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwqRyW5BlZs&sns=em www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPYlIn4kuIg&sns=emwww.youtube.com/watch?v=TwqRyW5BlZs&sns=em foldables.wikispaces.com/
Math and Science Foldables Websites with free foldables: http://mrs.dausses.org/sps/index.html http://cmase.pbworks.com/Foldables http://foldables.wikispaces.com/Foldables http://pages.sbcglobal.net/cdefreese/foldables http://regionivcat.wikispaces.com/Foldable+Basics http://members.cox.net/pvsciteach/foldinst.pdf www.catawba.k12.nc.us/c_i_resources/Foldables.htm www.irvingisd.net/sciencecenter/curriculum/foldables/Foldables.pdf http://www.fultonschools.org/k12/math/documents/FoldablesBook.pdf http://flesolcobbcentral.typepad.com/cobb_math_esol/strategiesfoldables
Math and Science File Folder Activities Interactive learning activities that are mounted inside a file folder! Websites with free downloadable file folder activities: www.childcareland.com/free.html www.filefolderfun.com/FileFolderGames. html www.filefolderfun.com/FileFolderGames. html www.filefolderheaven.com/files.html www.preschoolprintables.com/filefolder/f ilefolder.shtml www.preschoolprintables.com/filefolder/f ilefolder.shtml www.sparklebox.co.uk www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cHIj4SkD74
Math and Science Shoebox Work Tasks Provide structured hands-on activities, all contained within a box! Pictures can be added for visual step-by-step directions. Sample activities online: http://hot-ideas.org www.preschoolfun.com/pages/teacch.htm www.buildingblox.net/taskideasandfreebie s.html www.buildingblox.net/taskideasandfreebie s.html http://xnet.rrc.mb.ca/eceworkplace/image s/workjobs-jan03group/workjobs.htm http://xnet.rrc.mb.ca/eceworkplace/image s/workjobs-jan03group/workjobs.htm
Velcro and Magnets Placing the hook side of Velcro on objects and using indoor/outdoor carpet as a work area, or placing magnets on objects and using cookie sheets as a work area makes it easier for some students to manipulate the objects!
Cookie Sheet Math Laminate circles (cookies) and stick a magnet on the back, then use a cookie sheet as the work area. Free cookie sheet math file folder activity www.childcareland.com/free. html www.childcareland.com/free. html Video www.youtube.com/watch?v= kDImUidmFwQ www.youtube.com/watch?v= kDImUidmFwQ
Ice Cube Tray Math Compartments for sorting poker chips or cubes Addition, subtraction, sequencing, and more Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v =lnoGh-ePyvk www.youtube.com/watch?v =lnoGh-ePyvk
Mini-Offices and Cue Cards Tape two file folders together to form a mini-office or use a CD case to display math or science cue cards, which can be created in MS Word or PowerPoint, or downloaded from free websites, such as: www.teachingheart.net/minioffice.html www.jmeacham.com/mini.offices.htm www.busyteacherscafe.com/resources/m ini_offices.html www.busyteacherscafe.com/resources/m ini_offices.html
Create customized graph paper with MS Word tables. Size and colors of cells, columns, and rows can be customized for visual and physical accessibility. Laminate the paper and use with dry erase markers. Tutorial: http://bit.ly/atsquared http://bit.ly/atsquared
Scientific Process Rope and Bookmark Provide visual and tactile cues for each step in the scientific process
Adapted books help students interact with the literature using various modifications: Visual (picture symbols, photos) Tactile (textures, manipulatives, props) Auditory (talking photo album, audiobooks)
Wikki Stix This wax-covered yarn sticks to almost anything, provides great tactile input, and is easy to manipulate and form into shapes! Check out the resources at www.wikkistix.com www.wikkistix.com