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Pods & PDA’s Part 2: Stories, Tips, and Tricks from the Trenches Assistive Technology of Alaska Mystie Rail, ATLA and Shawn Bernard, BSSD www.atlaak.org HOUSEKEEPING Sign-In Sheet Evaluations Give-Away ATLA Federal Tech Act Project Information Demonstrations Training Loans

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Pods & PDA’s Part 2: Stories, Tips, and Tricks from the Trenches

Assistive Technology of Alaska

Mystie Rail, ATLA and

Shawn Bernard, BSSD

www.atlaak.org


HOUSEKEEPING

  • Sign-In Sheet

  • Evaluations

  • Give-Away


ATLA

  • Federal Tech Act Project

    • Information

    • Demonstrations

    • Training

    • Loans

    • Re-use and recycle

  • Other Activities

    • Ordering AT devices and products

    • AT workshops

    • AT assessments


OBJECTIVES

Today we hope you learn -

  • how an iPod touch can be used as a versatile multimedia device that can assist with anytime, anyplace education.

  • how mobile learning can be a useful and effective assistive technology tool that supports a variety of learning styles.

  • simple applications that can be introduced to learners of all abilities to increase their interest and/or access to the curriculum.


AS WITH OTHER AT, CONSIDER..

Does the student have potential to use the device?

  • Functional vision

  • Hearing

  • Dexterity

  • Ability to respond to a prompt

  • Ability to perform prompted task

  • Frustration tolerance

  • Awareness of need

  • Interest in using device


Why an iPod?

Why use an iPod as a learning tool versus other handheld devices?

  • Low cost

  • Portable

  • Easy for all to learn

  • Easy to control

  • Not going to be obsolete any time soon


mLearning

The Millennial generation, or those born after 1981, currently represents 22 percent of all workers. However, by the year 2014 they are expected to represent almost 47 percent of the workforce.


iPod Touch versus iPhone

What’s the difference?

  • iPhone features

    • Phone

    • Camera

    • 3Gs or Edge Network

    • Bluetooth

    • Built in microphone

  • iPod touch feature

    • No AT&T Contract!


iTunes Tutorial

ONE iTunes Account

User: teachers@myschool.org

Password: sch00l1sfun!

Each iTunes account can be authorized to

FIVE computers


iTunes Tutorial

The FIVE authorized computers can now sync applications to many iPod Touches

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BUILT IN ACCESSIBILITY

iPhone 3GS and iPod touch

The new iPhone 3GS and iPod touch include a built-in screen reader, full-screen magnification, and other new accessibility features for anyone with a vision, hearing, cognitive, physical, and/or motor disability.


THE TRENCHES


POWER in an iPod

Power is really what assistive technology gives us. The power to communicate, to read, to type, to plan, to play, and to control things. The power to achieve things that we couldn’t otherwise achieve.

http://www.hamptons.com/News/Top-Stories/9775/

A-Twist-On-A-Useful-Gadget-Gives-The-Gift-Of.html


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

LOOK 2 LEARN – Say “I want bananas!”

AWESOME NOTES – Type “This was a COOL workshop!”

TAKE A NOTE – Draw a smiley face

TEXT EXPANDER – Write TYVM at the end of the note.

LETTERS A TO Z – Find the letter Q and play the sound.

LETTER TRACE – Trace the letter “D”

MY HOMEWORK – Add an assignment that is due tomorrow.

FRACTION CALCULATOR – Find 5/13 + 9/16 = ?

CHRONAGE – Find your own chronological age.

TODAY IN HISTORY – Tell your team one event that happened today in history.

PROLOQUE2GO – Using ONLY icons – say “I like you. What music are you into lately?” **hint** (Basics – Chat Spaces – School Chat)


THANK YOU!

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