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1 Assistive Technology in the 21 st Century Classroom Jim Lambert NW PATINS Coordinator St. Mary’s College September 17, 2012

2 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 BACKGROUND BA in Secondary Education MS in Special Education Teaching Experience with all age levels of students with Severe Disabilities as well as a Special Needs Preschool Teacher Since 1999 working in Assistive Technology field and with PATINS Project

3 About the PATINS Project The PATINS Project is a state-wide technical assistance network for the provision of assistive/accessible technology for assisting local educational agencies in the utilization and creation of accessible learning environments and instructional materials. NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

4 About the PATINS Project The PATINS Project provides a range of support services for impacting both the organizational capacity and the professional capabilities of Indiana’s local educational agencies in serving students with unique learning needs. These services include: Operation of the Indiana Center for Accessible Instructional Materials (ICAM) www.icam.k12.in.us www.icam.k12.in.us Regional Lending Libraries Technical Assistance and Training Vendor Offered Discounts PATINS Rapid Fire Blog Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Blog PATINS Refurbished Computer Program Family Resources NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

5 About the PATINS Project 5 Regional Offices ICAM Center in Jasper Refurbished Computer Program And 15 dedicated employees NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

6 AT – the definition Any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device. NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

7 AT Devices - Writing NEO BigKeys Keyboard IntelliKeys Keyboard

8 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 AT Devices - Reading Keys to Access Anybook Reader Intel Reader

9 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 AT Devices - Hearing Impaired Redcat Classroom Amplification System Portable FM system

10 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 AT Devices- Access Renaissance Mouse Whale Mouse No Hands Mouse Turbo Trac Mouse Touchscreen Tracker Pro Trackball

11 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 AT Devices - Visually Impaired CCTV Refreshable Braille Keyboard Magnifiers

12 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 AT--Miscellaneous EZ ReaderRemovable Highlighter Tape Erasable Highlighters Talking Dictionaries Page Up Holder

13 AT Devices- Communication Static Display Dynamic Display NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

14 And of course…..the iPad

15 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 SOFTWARE Boardmaker teacher tool to create worksheets, stories, communication boards, picture schedules (www.mayerjohnson.com) Inspiration/Kidspiration use for concept matching (www.inspiration.com) Intellitools Classroom Suite provides math manipulatives on the computer; authoring tools and talking word processor. (www.intellitools.com) I

16 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 SOFTWARE Clicker (5) an authoring tool (www.cricksoft.com) Co:Writer word prediction software (www.donjohnston.com) Write Outloud talking word processor (www.donjohnston.com) Kurzweil 3000 reads what is scanned in or pasted in it (www.kurzweiledu.com) Start to Finish Books books that are abridged, and offered in text audio cassette and CD and now in the cloud.(www.donjohnston.com)

17 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 SOFTWARE MathPad create math worksheets that present one problem at a time (www.intellitools.com) FASTT Math – drill and practice on math facts (http://www.tomsnyder.com) Read Please free software that will read whatever is placed in it. (www.readplease.com) Conceptua Math – website that deals with fractions (www.conceptuamath.com)

18 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 NIMAS Accessible Materials Act All k-12 Textbooks published after 8/06 must have the book and all supplemental materials on file at the national NIMAC. Students in Indiana who fall under the Chaffee Copyright Amendment (blind, visually impaired or print disabled) can access the book in the format that they need.

19 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 NIMAS Non-Chaffee students (basically the LD population) can possibly be covered in Indiana if their IEP demonstrate the need. Indiana has purchased Read:OutLoud, a text-to-speech software, to assist in addressing this issue.

20 NIMAS Primary formats that will be available Braille Large Print (being phased out) Text to Speech Audio Braille and large print are produced at the Miami Correctional Center by inmates. NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

21 MICROSOFT Ease of Access/Accessibility Wizard Screen Magnifier Narrator (XP and higher) On Screen Keyboard (XP and higher)

22 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 WORD OPTIONS Form Feature Backgrounds Readability Levels Extra Spacing Spell check shortcut Synonyms

23 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 WORD OPTIONS Keyboard shortcuts Abbreviations Common misspelled words Highlighters

24 NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307 Noteable Websites http://www.kidsclick.org Search enginehttp://www.kidsclick.org http://www.webmath.com Math websitehttp://www.webmath.com http://www.classbrain.com Class Brainhttp://www.classbrain.com http://www.windows.ucar.edu/ Leveled websitehttp://www.windows.ucar.edu/ www.cast.org Information on UDLwww.cast.org www.pocketmod.com poor man’s PDAwww.pocketmod.com

25 Noteable Websites www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenburgwww.gutenberg.org/ www.livebinders.com/play/present?id=280290 Free, Fun and Fabulous Toolswww.livebinders.com/play/present?id=280290 http://www.paec.org/david Incredible Teacher Resource Kithttp://www.paec.org/david www.fdlrs.com Exploring New Territorieswww.fdlrs.com http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ UDL Toolkithttp://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307

26 Information – PowerPoint and Contact PowerPoint can be found at…. http://nwpatins.pbworks.com Email: nwpatins@ciesc.k12.in.usnwpatins@ciesc.k12.in.us www.patinsproject.com www.icam.k12.in.us NW PATINS 2150 West 97 th Pl. Crown Point IN 46307


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