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Working with the Experts Winter Wonderland of Technology for Students with Visual Impairments. Welcome!. Get Ready!. Schedules Thursday Friday Breaks and Lunch Restrooms Drinks and Snacks Rooms and Topics Braille Challenge – Bag Lady. Thanks to ….

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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 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 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 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????
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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