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Why Use ICTs In Special Education?
Transcript of Why Use ICTs In Special Education?
Year 1 level Science
And one from
This teacher used ICTs to aid his students' learning, by incorporating their interest in possums that were
nesting in the school grounds.
Check out the 5 minute
THREE MAIN REASONS...
Technology is here to stay, whether we like it or not.
(1998), describes it as being ecological - once it's mixed, it can't be removed.
Why Use ICTs
In Special Education?
is one of the greatest skills you could help any student acquire.
has to say about it later:
Although a little old,
Elias and Tobias'
book (1996, p.106) still supports the fact that problem-solving encourages self-efficacy in students with special needs
. Please read it at your leisure:
Make it real-world!
- or TPaCK
when planning lessons can also help your students to get the most out of their learning, and not waste your time teaching!
Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Stateline program: (2010) Possum Magic video. http://tinyurl.com/c27kbd6
Apple: For fantastic products! http://www.apple.com/
Ashman & Elkins: (2009) Education for inclusion and diversity (3rd ed.) Pearson Education Australia.
Audacity: For free voiceovers. http://audacity.com
Australian Academy of Science: Primary Connections' 5Es framework. http://tinyurl.com/clrc8bc
Barbara Nesbitt: YouTube video "A vision for K-12 students today". http://tinyurl.com/376qyz
BBC Bitesize: "Properties of Materials" interactive resource. http://tinyurl.com/a5oylzo
Bonzo & Parchoma: (2010) "The Paradox of Social Media in Higher Education Institutions". http://tinyurl.com/cdcwume
Canstock: Wheelchair image. http://www.canstockphoto.com/images-photos/wheelchair.html
CConscious TV: RSA animate of Sir Ken Robinson's Changing Paradigms. http://tinyurl.com/446b5tb
Claire Kilbane: Vimeo Clip: TPaCk 101. http://vimeo.com/16291486
David Jones: For inspiration and encouragement of my 3 reasons.
DLO Knowledge: Tessellate Decorate resource. http://tinyurl.com/cwc25kk
Education Queensland: Curriculum 2 Classroom. http://tinyurl.com/catcblo
Elias & Tobias: (1996). Social Problem Solving: Interventions in the schools.
Jamendo Music: Freeware song, Delirium Tremens (2011), by Title Here.
Ken Robinson: For inspiring educators everywhere!
Tessellate Decorate. http://www.learningplace.com.au
Michelle Thompson: Screen shots, voice over and original presentation.
Microsoft: All Clip Art pictures. http://tinyurl.com/d6yhvsn
MrWood.com.au: The image of the world being plugged in.
NZ Maths: (2010). "Why Teach Problem-solving?" http://tinyurl.com/cfay7zo
Postman: 1998 Article "Five things we need to know about technology".
Prezi: For this awesome ICT tool! http://prezi.com/
Siemens: (2004) Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. http://tinyurl.com/cx8n3
Starfall: Sight word matching game. http://tinyurl.com/deq8ql
TimeToast: Dates and images of history of technology http://www.timetoast.com
TinyURL: For shortening my urls! http://tinyurl.com/
TK8 Sticky Notes: http://www.tk8.com/stickynotes/
Twining: (2002). Conceptualising computer use in education: introducing the Computer Practice Framework (CPF).
fantastic 7.5 minute video later for more...
By using appropriate tools that
enhance learning, and support
By planning our lessons in the
Did you know that visual support can
increase linguistic and conceptual
(Ashman & Elkins,
For instance, are the images in my
helping you to understand?
of Assistive Technology
""Public" education has become indoctrination
and distraction". Please view this very interesting 12 minute YouTube clip at your leisure (Sir Ken Robinson speaking).
Could you use this sight word matching game for literacy?
"Curriculum leads, technology supports"
(Ashman & Elkins, p. 186)
Curriculum 2 Classroom (C2C).
Teachers login to some
great online learning
resources that are
Let's look at one...
It's sourced from
Click on the link later to have a go!
It's great to use, along with hands-on
real-life materials, to support and
reinforce the concept of properties.
...that can be turned off by students who don't need it.
There are differentiated levels of difficulty...
...and now we have mobile phones that can
send instant messages,
access the internet,
record audio and video,
and some can
create images and more.
What will be next? One device for everything?!
...an introduction with audio...
Or this for numeracy?
Take a look later at
How many students in your Australian lower primary class have special needs or a learning difficulty? Do you teach in a Special School?
This previous Barbara Nesbitt video still relates to these students.
emphasises social learning
(Bonzo & Parchoma, 2010).
Did you know that
claims that learning can come from non-human sources
students in the curriculum...
...but also each other and the world, when chosen well!
View it later at
in it, and ICTs are
Sir Ken Robinson
has something important to say about the
of the education system...
The first known image of a wheelchair
Ear trumpets were created
The first iPhone launched 2008
According to TimeToast, the first typewriter was invented for a countess with a vision impairment.
Do these children look like they are
Is the lesson
around the use of ICTs to learn?
For more information on the
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Many students with special
needs find iPads (2010)
easier to manipulate
Let's help our students
using ICTs that
TO DO LIST
BPay phone bill
buy more sticky notes!!
Thanks to WheelchairNet and the Department of
Rehabilitation Science and Technology (2006).
(Thanks to Bennion's 1979 book: Antique
Long curved cow horns were the first to be used as ear
trumpets to aid in hearing. Some were even made of gold, but later, this conch shell was used. Ear trumpets
were initially long and cumbersome, but have evolved
into hearing aids and cochlear implants now.
Burt's patented machine called the "Typographer" is listed
as the "first typewriter". We now use computers, and people with vision impairments can have operations, wear
glasses, use large fonts and utilise auditory assistance.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia, 2013)
Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way
diminishes the right of individuals to...enjoy full inclusion and
integration in the economic, political, social, cultural, and
educational mainstream of society in the United States.
Technology has become one of the primary engines for economic activity, education, and innovation in the [US] Nation, and throughout
(``Assistive Technology Act of 1998´´).
Without technology, many students could not participate in school.
(Dell, Newton & Petroff, 2007)
Probably the most known assistive technology device, the
wheelchair has aided many person who could not walk for