The New Assistive Tech

Author: Christopher Burgaj
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781564846884
Format: PDF, Docs
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School districts often struggle to develop consistent practices for meeting the assistive needs of special education students. This playful yet professional book will help public school educators select, acquire and implement technology to help all students, but especially those with special needs. The New Assistive Tech is a catalyst for breaking down walls between special education and general education, and will help all educators realize they have tech knowledge (and can build upon that knowledge) that can be used to support students with disabilities. This book: details how an educational team can request assistance to determine technology needs; explains how to conduct and document assessments to help an educational team make informed decisions about technology needs; describes a proactive approach to professional development for individuals and for those who train others on the use of technology; assists individuals or teams in creating an action plan for developing a culture of inclusion; and interweaves stories, songs and other exciting features to make learning fun!

Learning with Mobile and Handheld Technologies

Author: John Galloway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131758435X
Format: PDF
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As technology evolves we are ever more reliant on the use of handheld and mobile devices, yet what do we know about their impact on learning? While there is a lot of interest in mobile technology, many schools still aren’t sure how to best use it for learning and teaching. Learning with Handhelds and Mobiles explores this landscape and offers examples of how these technologies have been used for learning, how the problems that have arisen are being addressed, and offers ideas for the future. This invaluable book gives a voice to teachers and educators using mobiles and technology-enhanced learning in and out of schools, for regular school work and for innovative projects through exciting partnerships like Apps for Good. Learning with Handhelds and Mobiles shows the changes that are taking place within schools as a direct result of these emerging technologies, and contains case studies with accounts of best practice in a variety of settings including primary, secondary, and special schools, and learning beyond their boundaries. The book also explores themes of pedagogy, communication and affordances, collaborative learning, individual creativity and expression, self-directed and informal learning and outdoor education. The learning potential of handheld and mobile devices has excited teachers and educators, but until now there has been no structured, systematic overview available along with reflections on how this technology is changing educational practice. This book brings these together to provide a clearer picture of what is currently a fragmented area, and offers expert views of how we can understand these, and where it may take us next.

Assistive Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466644230
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines.

Collaborate Communicate and Differentiate

Author: Wendy W. Murawski
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981840
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book takes collaboration out of the abstract and applies it to daily tasks of differentiating instruction, implementing technology, student assessment, and communicating with families.

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Author: James McLeskey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136242430
Format: PDF
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Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the research literature regarding how students might be provided classrooms and schools that are both inclusive and effective. Inclusive schools are defined as places where students with disabilities are valued and active participants in academic and social activities and are given supports that help them succeed. Effectiveness is addressed within the current movement toward multi-tiered systems of support and evidence-based practices that meet the demands of high-stakes accountability.

Lernen mit Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864143020
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Was heute noch undenkbar scheint, ist morgen schon Alltag – sprechende Übungsbücher, Schulaufgaben, die von den Schülern lernen. Schneller als gedacht, wird Big Data Einzug in Schulen und Klassenzimmer halten, so die These der beiden Experten und Erfolgsautoren Viktor Mayer-Schönberger und Kenneth Cukier. Und damit das Schulsystem und das Lernen von Grund auf verändern. Die beiden Autoren von Big Data erklären, welche Neuheiten uns erwarten. Und zeigen, dass es nicht nur positiv ist, den Fortschritt der Schüler und Studenten immer besser messen zu können. Vor lauter PISA und Rankings bleibt oft das Wesentliche auf der Strecke – eine gute Bildung. Die Gefahr ist, dass das Lernen von der Quantität der Daten dominiert wird, und nicht von der Qualität, von Kreativität oder von Ideen. Sie plädieren daher eindringlich dafür, unsere Bildungssysteme schnellstens zukunftsfähig zu machen.

Neues Lernen

Author: Benedict Carey
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644042918
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Wissenschaft hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten vieles über den Haufen geworfen, was wir darüber zu wissen glaubten, wie das Gehirn Informationen aufnimmt und verarbeitet. Fest steht: Wir lernen von Geburt an schnell, effizient und automatisch. Weil wir diesen Vorgang unbedingt systematisieren wollen, betrachten wir Vergessen, Schlafen und Tagträumen als hinderlich. Dabei sind sie wertvolle Hilfsmittel, die den Eigenarten unseres Gehirns Rechnung tragen. Benedict Carey erklärt, mit welchen Methoden wir uns Stoffe leichter einprägen und unser problemlösendes Denken verbessern können und wie wir die Potenziale des Unbewussten möglichst effizient nutzen – lernen, ohne nachzudenken. Nebenbei erfahren wir, dass Ablenkung zu Unrecht verteufelt wird, Wiederholung keineswegs immer weiterhilft und es sinnvoll ist, sich zu Themen testen zu lassen, über die man noch gar nichts weiß. Ein äußerst unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse, das zeigt: Lernen muss keine Qual sein.