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Working with the experts winter wonderland of technology for students with visual impairments

Working with the Experts Winter Wonderland of Technology for Students with Visual Impairments


Welcome

Welcome!


Get ready

Get Ready!

  • Schedules

    • Thursday

    • Friday

  • Breaks and Lunch

  • Restrooms

  • Drinks and Snacks

  • Rooms and Topics

  • Braille Challenge – Bag Lady


Thanks to

Thanks to …

  • Kathee Cagle, Cathy Babbit, and Denise Battle for the Snowmen and decorations!

  • Doubletree Hotel for the Cookies!

  • Jeff Fitterman and Curtis Nelson for setting-up technology and rooms

  • FDLRS for the use of the Poster Maker


Ground rules

Ground Rules

  • Be Patient

  • Be Patient

  • Be Patient

    It is technology and we have tried to plan for every contingency … but stuff happens. Your fellow teachers have put a lot of time and energy into these presentations.


Your teachers

Your Teachers

  • Tiffany Barbieri

  • Chelsea Bridges

  • Susie Coleman

  • Sue Glaser

  • Jennifer Hyland

  • Kathy Kremplewski

  • Shalene LaMotte

  • Jill Pfluke

Kay Ratzlaff

Maureen Rich

Shannyn Robertson

Eddie Ryan

Lois Sanders

Jeff Schwartz

Laura Thompson

Andrea Wallace

Anna Whitman


What s this

What’s this?


What is this

What is this?

  • Reel to Reel audio tape maker

  • Early copy machine

  • Thermoform for tactile graphics

  • Braille press


Do you remember using your first real copy machine

Do you remember using your first real copy machine?

  • Yes

  • Kind of…

  • OMG…You didn’t have copy machines???


When do you have access to a copy machine during the work day

When do you have access to a copy machine during the work day?

  • All the time

  • Most of the time

  • Some of the time

  • It is very limited depending on the school

  • Never


The first reading machine was the unveiled in 1976

The first “reading machine” was the _____ unveiled in 1976.

  • Xerox

  • IBM

  • Kurzweil

  • Royal

  • JAWS


The cost of the original kurzweil was

The cost of the original Kurzweil was…

  • $3,000 to $5,000

  • $5,000 to $7,000

  • $10,000 to $15,000

  • $15,000 to $20,000

  • $20,000 to $30,000

  • $30,000 to $50,000

  • $50,000 to $80,000

  • $80,000 to $100,000


The original kurzweil was the size of

The Original Kurzweil was the size of …

  • A table

  • A typewriter

  • A small copy machine

  • A desktop printer


The first cell phones

The first cell phones …

  • Weighed 2 pounds

  • Were introduced in 1983

  • Had a battery that lasted one hour

  • Cost $4,000

  • All of the above

  • #2 and #3


What s this1

What’s this??


What s this2

What’s this??

  • Copy machine for braille

  • Early Easy Bake Oven

  • Early braille writer

  • Early computer


This workshop is not about technology

This workshop is not about technology!

This workshop is about meeting the needs of students.


If you meet and ipad

If you Meet and iPad …

Read and discuss at your table.


If you meet an ipad on the way smash it

  • The way we are seeking is one where we prepare young people for a life of civic commitment, of self-reflection, and of meaningful work and contributions to community. The way is about unlocking student talent, compassion, and humanity. If the iPad distracts us from defining the way …

If You Meet an iPad on the Way, Smash It

By Justin Reich on November 4, 2012 8:34 PM

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2012/11/if_you_meet_an_ipad_on_the_way_smash_it.html?cmp=ENL-EU-VIEWS2


Wikispaces webpage for this workshop

Wikispaces webpage for this workshop.

https://workingwiththeexperts2012.wikispaces.com


Right tools for the task success

Right Tools for the Task = Success

  • Shalene LaMotte, Hillsborough County

  • Peyton Short, Flagler County

  • Others????


Why is assessment important

Why is Assessment Important???


Homework project

Homework Project

  • Select a task/goal that your student needs to complete

  • Take one of the techniques learned at the workshop

  • Do a Pre-Test with your student as to “Present Level of Performance”

  • Teach the new technique/device with the goal of accomplishing the student task

  • Do a Post-Test to determine new learning /skills

  • Write a report on the process and results


Homework continued

Homework continued…

  • The student must use the technology to complete an academic or functional task

  • Just “learning the keys of the BookPort” or “downloading an app” or “loading the paper in the Mountbatten” is not a task.

  • Those are learning to use the tool… not using the tool to complete a task.

  • You have to know how to work the saw before you can cut wood ….


Good news

Good news!

  • Once your homework project is submitted

  • You will get to choose two of the following apps for your own download!

    • iSight ($11.99

    • Braille Pad Pro ($24.99)

    • Read2Go ($19.99)


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