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Assistive Technology – Feb 2013

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Assistive Technology – Feb 2013

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  1. http://tinyurl.com/JCISDCI Curriculum Strategies for CI Classrooms Assistive Technology – Feb 2013

  2. http://tinyurl.com/JCISDCI

  3. Assistive Technology Resource Center JCISD


  5. Sixteen Surveys Most Interested iPads, Free online Resources, SmartBoards Topics Daily Living, Reading, Math

  6. Have access to • Half an Interactive Whiteboard • Almost 90% iPads/iPods • Only 80% computers/netbooks • Half Alphasmarts • 3 have iPads for every student • 1 has computers for every student

  7. Expertise • Pretty competent and I can help others • Low tech 11 • Computers 11 • Online resources 10 • iPad/Pod 9 • AlphaSmarts 6 • Interactive Wb 5

  8. Curriculum Areas Daily Living: Math Money Time Socialization Job Skills Reading Writing

  9. Resources • In the Assistive Technology Resources Center (ATRC) • On-line-downloadable to computer or usable through the web • On the iPad

  10. Reading assistance for CI students • High Interest -Low Reading Level • Audio Support

  11. Start to Finish Books JCISD ATRC Holdings • Books with simplified text and human audio recordings for use on computer or audio only versions on CD • Published by www.donjohnton.com

  12. Start-to-Finish Library • Classics • Mysteries • Teen Series • Biographies • Social Studies and History • Science (a few titles) Gold Books have a 2-3 Grade Readability Blue Books have a 4-5 Grade Readability

  13. On-line Start-to-Finish • $429 per school/year • Students have access at home and school • Data collection available

  14. Start-to-Finish Core Content • American History & Government • Earth & Space Sciences • World History & Cultures • Life Science Gold Books have a 2-3 Grade Readability Blue Books have a 4-5 Grade Readability

  15. Start-to-Finish Literacy Starters • Three levels of picture books for non-readers and early beginning readers • Teacher materials are also included

  16. CapStone Interactive Library • The Capstone Interactive Library provides a selection of electronic books that range from A Crash Course in Forces & Motion to Chicken Little. • It includes science and social studies titles and also general reading. • Some books are in comic book format while others have a more traditional children’s book look and feel.

  17. Limited Time Offer! • Capstone Interactive Library is available for your classroom use • Try out the demos to see if it’s appropriate for your students • www.mycapstonelibrary.com/about/demos.html • Email Rose if this is a resource you would like to use with your students!

  18. TumbleBookLibrary! • TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

  19. Tumblebookcloud is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early readers, YA/Teen Novels, high interest/low level books for both middle school and high school students, plus classics of American and English literature

  20. TumbleBooks available from My Jackson District Library www.myjdl.com Online Resources

  21. Other on-line books with audio • http://www.mightybook.com/story_books.html $30/year • http://www.storylineonline.net/ stories read by actors-words not visible • http://tarheelreader.org/powerpoint books with synthesized speech • http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page some books in MP3 form • http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-children large compilation of resources, some may have audio

  22. iPad Books Read Aloud • Use Rover (not Safari) web browser to access TumbleBooks on iPad • Safari cannot play Flash content • Storia (Scholastic books-have to have acct.) • Lots of apps that are stories read aloud • Check websites Rose gives you to find many more!

  23. eText Readers • What are you using? • Premier/Read Outloud/other • In web browser- • Chrome: Chrome Speak or SpeakIt • FireFox: SpeakIt • MyStudyBar • Free download with numerous built-in supports for poor readers, resides on computer so can use off-line

  24. Wikipedia • Great source for info but level too high? • Use Wikipedia-look under languages for • Simple English • Norsk (bokmål)‎ • Norsk (nynorsk)‎ • Polski • Português • Română • Русский • Simple English • Slovenčina • Slovenščina • Српски / srpski • Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски • Suomi • Svenska

  25. News stories- simplified • http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/21544050 • http://www.newsinlevels.com/ • http://www.english-online.at/ Other favorite sources for high interest, low reading level materials on-line???

  26. Etext Readers • I read info about the Start to Finish Library and about Wikipedia • What grade level are the Blue Books in STF? • What year was Wikipedia started? • How can you get this info? Independently? • Relisten! • eText Reader • mp3

  27. MyStudyBar • Open MyStudyBar (MSB on the toolbar) • Click on the Text Reader • Find text • Highlight text • Control C to copy and hear it read

  28. Read from document • Read the description of the Start to Finish Library from document on your desktop • Open document • Highlight text • Control C to copy and hear it read

  29. Read from Internet Example • Go to Wikipedia • Simple English • Type in the search word: Wikipedia • Highlight text • Control C • Listen to it read by MyStudyBar Text Reader

  30. Make an mp3 • Another way for students to hear written work • MyStudyBar • Writing: Balabolka • Copy and paste into it • Save audio file • Put it on an mp3 player

  31. iPad and Reading help • Built into many iPad apps is the ability to have the iPad read aloud text you select • Settings • Accessibility • Speak Selection-On

  32. Writing • Talking Word Processors • Premier, Write Outloud • MyStudyBar • Balabolka • Type and hear it read • Word by word • Cursor to the end

  33. Writing • Can use any Text Reader to review/edit your writing once it is done

  34. Word Prediction • On computer • CoWriter and maybe WordCue the best ones – smart enough to guess what our spelling challenged students come up with!

  35. iPad and Writing • TypoHD and AppWriter • Talking word processors (not as you type but after) • Word prediction (the only decent ones so far) • ZenTap free or low cost, not really smart, uses the built in iPad text reader

  36. Daily Living • Resources of ATRC • Books • Software • Talking calculators • Coinulators

  37. On-line Resources Goodwill Site • http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ • http://www.gcflearnfree.org/everydaylife • What is the Everyday Life (EDL) project? • The EDL project uses interactive, situation-based lessons to teach functional literacy skills. Each activity provides learners with the opportunity to test their knowledge of real-world situations and to develop the confidence and skills necessary to be successful in everyday life.

  38. Daily Living Skills on iPad • Lots of apps-see Rose’s resources for what you need!

  39. Share Your Knowledge! • Staff with expertise in: • iPads • Interactive Whiteboards • On-line Resources Plus experience in the classroom and with students who have Cognitive Impairments!!

  40. Resources for Interactive Whiteboards

  41. IWB • When doing a search for activities on a topic add the word, interactive, to the search • It will pull sites that use the word interactive in their descriptions or tags. • Not a guarantee, but a help

  42. IWB Interactive Whiteboard Resource Treasure Chest http://iwbtreasure.wikispaces.com/Interactive+Whiteboard+Resource+Treasure+Chest

  43. IWB • http://interactivesites.weebly.com/index.html • http://teacher.scholastic.com/whiteboards/languagearts.htm • http://www.iboard.co.uk/ • http://www.neok12.com/ • http://www.starfall.com/ (for young readers) • http://sheppardsoftware.com/ • http://sheppardsoftware.com/ • http://www.funbrain.com/

  44. Dreambox Learning • http://www.dreambox.com/teachertools • Free tools for IWB lessons in Math • Try Tens Frame sample • http://play.dreambox.com/student/dbl/TeacherLessonQuickImagesTenframe4to10?atype=1&back=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dreambox.com%2Fteachertools&eng=Primary • Sample lesson using money or time as fraction • Read the page and try sample lesson at bottom • http://www.dreambox.com/blog/decomposing-fractions-using-time-or-money

  45. Raz-Kids.com • http://www.raz-kids.com/main/ViewPage/name/sample

  46. Bouncy Balls • Monitor classroom noise level • http://neave.com/bouncy-balls/

  47. Resources: iPad in the Classroom

  48. Finding Apps • The Friends approach • Like choosing good books • Word of mouth • Other teachers in your field

  49. iPad Resources • http://ipadsandyou.pbworks.com • Rose’s spot for saving iPad info • Beginning users see: Getting Started

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