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1 AT 2 : Integrating AT in Math and Science Dr. Cindy Feist Dr. Tara Jeffs Assistive Technology Trainers Loudoun County Public Schools

2 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

3 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.

4 Free Online Resources for Math and Science Dr. Cindy Feist Dr. Tara Jeffs Assistive Technology Trainers Loudoun County Public Schools

5 There are many websites on the Internet offering accessibility options that allow students to interact with the information through: Video Animation Audio Graphics Games 2/SolidsandLiquids/index.html activities/maths/angles.shtml

6 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 Interface.html Interface.html on/build-a-molecule

7 Online Graphing and Scientific Calculators r/Sci_Calculator.html r/Sci_Calculator.html calculator.php calculator.php And more…just Google it!

8 Interactive Periodic Tables Built into Microsoft Learning Essentials Online at: – – – – – ble.html ble.html – index.html index.html – – and more!

9 Online Virtual Dissections ash/v4/index.htm ash/v4/index.htm ug/00548/Dissection.html ug/00548/Dissection.html And many more…just Google it!

10 PowerPoint: Online Science and Math Resources Free downloadable PowerPoint presentations at: (science game templates) (books can be read aloud online or downloaded as a PowerPoint ) If you dont have PowerPoint, you can download PowerPoint Viewer at to view (but not edit) PowerPoint presentations.

11 Check out the websites resources on the Loudoun County Public Schools Assistive Technology website at Select the links to Math Instruction or Science Instruction.

12 The Low Down on Low Tech for Math and Science Dr. Cindy Feist Dr. Tara Jeffs Assistive Technology Trainers Loudoun County Public Schools

13 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!

14 PowerPoint Manipulatives Create adapted books flip quizzes, and flash cards with PowerPoint Tutorials:

15 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: foldables.wikispaces.com/

16 Math and Science Foldables Websites with free foldables:

17 Math and Science File Folder Activities Interactive learning activities that are mounted inside a file folder! Websites with free downloadable file folder activities: html html ilefolder.shtml ilefolder.shtml

18 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: s.html s.html s/workjobs-jan03group/workjobs.htm s/workjobs-jan03group/workjobs.htm

19 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!

20 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 html html Video kDImUidmFwQ kDImUidmFwQ

21 Ice Cube Tray Math Compartments for sorting poker chips or cubes Addition, subtraction, sequencing, and more Video: =lnoGh-ePyvk =lnoGh-ePyvk

22 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: ini_offices.html ini_offices.html

23 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:

24 Scientific Process Rope and Bookmark Provide visual and tactile cues for each step in the scientific process

25 Adapted books help students interact with the literature using various modifications: Visual (picture symbols, photos) Tactile (textures, manipulatives, props) Auditory (talking photo album, audiobooks)

26 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

27 Tactile Counting Use a hole punch on sticky-back foam to create dots to place on number lines, rulers, or TouchMath © numbers for tactile cues. Place a bead on a pipe cleaner to create a manipulative number line.

28 Other Low Tech Math and Science Ideas Pringles can multiplication table Cereal box science Activity cubes Clothespin activities Playdough mat Shower curtain calculator

29 AT 2 Math and Science Resources Check out our AT 2 tutorials and resources for the activities in this PowerPoint:

30 Contact us! Tara Jeffs Cindy Feist


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