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1 Technology for Diverse Learners Meredith Johnson Danielle Schultz Katherine Zimmerman EDU 6700 Technology for Education Fall 2012

2 What are we going to cover? Technology for Students with Special Needs Technology for Gifted Learners Universal Technology Integration for All Learners

3 Technology for Students with Special Needs Quick ways to integrate technology to meet diverse, specific needs in the K-12 classroom Romans 12:7 “If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.” (NLT) Students are unique and come to the classroom with various gifts and abilities; teaching well sometimes requires adaptations that help all students reach academic goals. The integration of assistive technology can help meet those goals!

4 Universal access options make computers easier to see, hear, and use based on special needs. Screen reader allows for text to be audibly read to student. Sticky keys allows for a key to be held until a second option is pressed. Visual and sound notifications can be triggered to show errors or pop-ups. Universal access options make computers easier to see, hear, and use based on special needs. Screen reader allows for text to be audibly read to student. Sticky keys allows for a key to be held until a second option is pressed. Visual and sound notifications can be triggered to show errors or pop-ups. PC Accessibility Options/ Mac Universal Access Features PC Accessibility Options/ Mac Universal Access Features Contrast variation can allow for added focus or color differentiation (ex. for added focus = use colors red and yellow for higher visual stimulation) *M Johnson screenshot

5 Speech to Text Technology Students use a headset to speak into the mic; voice in automatically transferred to type in a word document as the computer recognizes the cadence and nuances of speech tones. The technology will adjust and become more accustomed to the speaker the more that it is used. Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition Software http://www.nuance.com *M Johnson screenshot www.nuance.com

6 Augmentative Communication Switches for cause and effect reinforcement for students with communication needs Switches can be activated by body movements based on sensors for students with multiple disabilities Switch activities: www.helpkidzlearn.comwww.helpkidzlearn.com Switch activities: www.helpkidzlearn.comwww.helpkidzlearn.com http://kcmc.umf.maine.edu/at/itemPg.php?cat=&item=4122%20&title= Tech/Talk%208%20Level%20Communicator%20%20%20(shelved%20un der:%20AT%20Comm%2057) http://www.gokeytech.com/gotalk_4.htm http://kcmc.umf.maine.edu/at/itemPg.php?cat=&item= 160%20&title=Big%20Red%20Switch%20%20%20(shelv ed%20under:%20AT%20Switch%2013)

7 Sign Language Stories aids in reading fluency for various popular stories by providing highlighted text, corresponding sign language, visual pictures, and audible voice Other audible story sites: http://tumblebooks.com/ http://www.storylineonline.net/ Other audible story sites: http://tumblebooks.com/ http://www.storylineonline.net/ http://www.signedstories.com/ For older students, Google Books added screen reading capabilities to their site to allow accessibility for visually impaired readers. http://books.google.com For older students, Google Books added screen reading capabilities to their site to allow accessibility for visually impaired readers. http://books.google.com *M Johnson Screenshot http://www.signedstories.com/world/browseall/index.cfm#/player/The_Cloud?search=the%20cloud

8 Visual Prompts Boardmaker software Create visual pictures for daily routine/ schedule Design behavior charts/ behavior monitoring sheets Print sign language pictures for prompting/ cueing Use as an adapted keyboard overlay for augmentative communication devices http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ Kagan Timer Tools software http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ Kagan Timer Tools software Visual Timers * M Johnson screenshot http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown-clock/full-screen/ M Johnson personal photo

9 For more information, check out my sources! Ahrens, K. (2011). Build an assistive technology toolkit. Learning and Leading with Technology, 39(3), 22-24. Banister, S. (2010). Integrating the ipod touch in k-12 education: Vision and vices. Computers in Schools, 27(2), 121- 131. Retrieved from http://0-www.informaworld.com.library.ceadrville.edu/openurl?genre=article&id- doi10.1080/07380561003801590http://0-www.informaworld.com.library.ceadrville.edu/openurl?genre=article&id- doi10.1080/07380561003801590 Butler, K. (2010). A small district's big innovator. District Administration, 46(9), 78-80. Retrieved from http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2589 http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2589 Lancioni, G., Singh, N., O'Reilly, M., Sigafoos, J., Oliva, D., Campodonico, F., & Lang, R. (2012). Persons with multiple disabilities exercise adaptive response schemes with the help of technology-based programs: Three single-case studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 33(3), 849-857. Retrieved from http://0- dx.doi.org.library.ceadrville.edu/10.1016/j.ridd.2011.12.009http://0- dx.doi.org.library.ceadrville.edu/10.1016/j.ridd.2011.12.009 McClanahan, B., Williams, K., Kennedy, E., & Tate, S. (2012). A breakthrough for josh: How the use of an ipad facilitated reading improvement. TechTrends: Linking research and practice to Improve Learning, 56(3), 20-28. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-012-0572-6http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-012-0572-6 McManis, L., & Gunnawig, S. (2012). Finding the education in technology education for young children. Young Children, 5(1), 14-24. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201205/McManis_YC0512.pdfhttp://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201205/McManis_YC0512.pdf Starcic, A. (2010). Educational technology for the inclusive classroom. Turkish Journal of Educational Technology, 9(3), 26-37. Retrieved from http://0- www.eric.ed.gov.library.ceadrville.edu/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ898012http://0- www.eric.ed.gov.library.ceadrville.edu/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ898012 Zhao, X., & Okamoto, T. (2011). Adaptive multimedia content delivery for context-aware u-learning. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 5(1), 46-63. Retrieved from http://0- www.eric.ed.gov.library.ceadrville.edu/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED517757http://0- www.eric.ed.gov.library.ceadrville.edu/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED517757

10 Sources Cont. Dragon Voice recognition Software www.nuance.comwww.nuance.com Go Talk Technology http://www.gokeytech.com/gotalk_4.htmhttp://www.gokeytech.com/gotalk_4.htm New Living Translation Bible http://www.biblestudytools.com/nlt/http://www.biblestudytools.com/nlt/ Online Stopwatch http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown-clock/full-screen/http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown-clock/full-screen/ Phillip Martin Clip Art http://school.phillipmartin.info/http://school.phillipmartin.info/ Sign Language Stories http://www.signedstories.com/world/browseall/index.cfm#/player/The_Cloud?search=the%20cloud http://www.signedstories.com/world/browseall/index.cfm#/player/The_Cloud?search=the%20cloud University of Maine http://kcmc.umf.maine.edu/at/itemPg.php?cat=&item=4122%20&title=Tech/Talk%208%20Level%20Com municator%20%20%20(shelved%20under:%20AT%20Comm%2057 http://kcmc.umf.maine.edu/at/itemPg.php?cat=&item=4122%20&title=Tech/Talk%208%20Level%20Com municator%20%20%20(shelved%20under:%20AT%20Comm%2057 http://kcmc.umf.maine.edu/at/itemPg.php?cat=&item=160%20&title=Big%20Red%20Switch%20%20%20( shelved%20under:%20AT%20Switch%2013

11 Moving on… Technology for Gifted Learners Technology for Gifted Learners


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