Edutech 2016 Tools to support Diverse Learners

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<p>Our Job is to teach the students we have.Not the ones we would like to have.</p> <p>Dr Kevin Maxwell.Not the ones we used to have.Those we have right now.All of them.</p> <p>About Me: Educator for 20+ years (Tech &amp; disability for over 3/4)Digital Tech Integrator/ Specialist Educator - Catholic MetroAT Specialist @ NFP Love learning &amp; sharing learning with others EDUTECH Breakout 3 Tuesday, 31 May 20161:00-2:15: Workshop | Special Education/Assistive Technology: Tools &amp; tricks for inclusive technology use to support independent &amp; scaffolded learningThere are a myriad of tricks and tools to support learners with additional needs, to encourage independence and inclusivity in the learning environment and improve universally designed learning opportunities using mainstream tools and devices. Do you know them all? The presenter will share her top list of accessibility enhancements to take back to the classrooms tomorrow and improve learners agency over their learning and autonomy.</p> <p>DIGITAL TOOLS &amp; TIPS FOR DIVERSE LEARNERSResources for helping students, develop independence &amp; control in their learning &amp; experience success with universally designed digital toolsK I M M A R T I N</p> <p>Inclusive Technologies Consultant</p> <p>2014 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR</p> <p>@kimnitram</p> <p> "I don't have to feel dumb anymore.kid quotegoo.gl/HsgXSu goo.gl/9Qlafs</p> <p>Many awesome toolsToo many to sift through and masterHope I can help with a handful of tools &amp; tips you can walk away with todayMany devices types used &amp; ways to manage (BYOD/SCHOOL OWNED) in educationFocusing on free/under $5/10Nothing recommended is expensive or out of reach for schools and families. Links to resources can be found on Padlet &amp; presentation on Slide ShareAll suggestions will not fit all learners</p> <p>Share out of the box, free or low cost accessibility tools that can be used immediately back in your classrooms</p> <p>Share how digital technologies can help create a "least restrictive environment," not only for students with disabilities, but for everyone.</p> <p>LEARNING INTENTION</p> <p>Session Learning intention Share some tips &amp; tools to support learners with additional needsEncourage independence Inclusivity in learning environment Share my top list of digital tools to support learning opportunities in mainstream classroomsTake away and use tomorrow </p> <p>Not expert specialise in listening to a childs goals &amp; needs &amp; supporting the utilisation of technology to reach their goals.Disclosure Knowledge and Skills - Apple/Google work environmentsWIN &amp; ANDROID - if know alternative or version exists I will mention - not tested to same levelWill Cover range of device types &amp; tools and will have logo on screen to let you knowI will demo a selection of the tools today. Swap from presentation to devices/tools (wish luck)Feel free to play along on own device Leave time at the end for trouble shoot/Qs</p> <p>Technology itself is not the innovationPlease RememberPadlet: http://goo.gl/kcMHqo SlideShare: http://bit.ly/1RibXd1TONY VINCENTs Evaluating Apps Joy Zabalas SETT frameworkConsider the learning goals, environment &amp; task when choosing a digital learning toolEvaluation rubrics help when making decisions about the right tech tool</p> <p>An Individual using a tool to engage, collaborate, learn, create &amp; increase opportunities to think &amp; share in a way that works for them is the innovationKnowing learners needs and building rapport is always first solutionUnderstand challenges and match tech to needs.Consider using an evaluation rubric when making decision about what tech tool to introduceTONY VINCENT or Joy Zabalas SETT framework - IVE USED THESE 2 SETT - acronym Student, Environment, Task &amp; Tools. Key questions in each area guide you in gathering data &amp; info to support the consideration &amp; implementation of appropriate inclusive technologies. </p> <p>Purposeful use of digital technology can enable </p> <p>+ Independence + Self Advocacy + Access</p> <p>When choosing a digital tool start by thinking about learning/inclusion goals THEN the tech tool</p> <p>Qs likeWhat are the students current abilities?learning goals?functional areas of concern?Peers doing that they also need to be able to do/access?</p> <p>What does the student need to be able to do that is difficult or impossible to accomplish independently at this time?</p> <p>Robson Square Vancouver UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING </p> <p>CAN BE USED BY ALL AT OWN CAPACITY AND ABILITY </p> <p>Can have multiple means of access to suit any learners abilities. (support or extension)</p> <p>Allows access (how), information communication (what) and engagement (why) to be differentiated</p> <p>Showing all learners how to adjust or modify settings on the digital tools they access empowers &amp; enables personalization to meet their needs for use</p> <p>INCLUSIVE UNIVERSAL - CAN BE USED BY ALL AT OWN CAPACITY AND ABILITY </p> <p>AIMDigital tool can have multiple means of access and engagement to suit any learners abilities. (support or extension)Allowing access (how) info/communication (what) &amp; engagement (why) to be differentiatedShowing all learners how to adjust or modify settings on the digital tools they access empowers &amp; enables personalisation to meet their needs for use</p> <p>FOOT NOTEUNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING - Robson Square Vancouver - Canada (cast.org)THE INTERSECT OF THE LEARNER WITH THEIR CONTEXT OR ENVIRONMENT - BASED ON 1990S ARCHITECTURE MOVEMENT ADVOCATING FOR BUILDING DESIGN THAT ALLOWS FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS.</p> <p>INCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY MEANS THE TOOL IS FIT FOR USER PURPOSEHelp you learn more effectively (Assistive/Inclusive)Help you practice specific skills (remedial)Help you complete tasks (compensatory)Provide opportunities to extend &amp; explore (extension)</p> <p>AT aims to reduce/remove restrictions for learning, communication &amp; support user to reach this goal </p> <p>A great tool can be used to Help individual to learn and function more effectively (AT/Inclusive) Screen Magnifier &amp; contrast screen settings for low visionEnables learner to access same information, perform task at same pace as others No advantage/change to expectations or learning intentionsHelp struggling learners practice specific skills (remedial) Software for practise &amp; reinforcement - Chill &amp; Drill many apps/software in this category Not linked to current task - for practice of skill not mastered yetTools to help learners complete activities and tasks (compensatory Cognitive)Word processing speech to text writing tool enables learner to engage in writing process whilst freed from freed from letter formation and spelling knowledge. Talking CalculatorExpectations can be negotiatedProvide opportunities to extend and explore (extension) Opportunity for greater exploration - internet, coding/programming ASD diagnosis - follow passion - student voice more than student consultation3D printing for vision impaired</p> <p>CAR SEAT ANALOGY - ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ETC www.louistenenbaum.com/universal-design-in-cars/</p> <p>General AccessibilityConcentration RelaxationOrganisation Time ManagementLiteracy</p> <p>AIM Tools to cover main areas of learning and behaviour difficulties for leaners in mainstream settings. I used to list tools by platform now by learning need fits with my beliefs about introducing a tool to learning/learner let me know / feedback</p> <p>FOOT NOTEAT/Inclusive Help individual to learn and function more effectivelyScreen Magnifier &amp; contrast screen settings for low visionEnables learner to access same information, perform task at same pace as others No advantage/change to expectations or learning intentionsRemedial - Help struggling learners practice specific skills Software for practice &amp; reinforcement - Chill &amp; Drill many apps/software in this category Not linked to current task - for practice of skill not mastered yetCompensatory Cognitive Tools to help learners complete activities and tasks Word processing speech to text writing tool enables learner to engage in writing process whilst freed from letter formation and spelling knowledge frustration. Talking CalculatorExpectations can be negotiatedExtension Provide opportunities to extend and explore Opportunity for greater exploration - internet, coding/programming ASD diagnosis - follow passion - student voice more than student consultation3D printing for vision impaired</p> <p>INFO RE REASONMainstream consumer device, benefits from economies of scale &amp; help keep cost lower than traditional assistive technologies.Lightweight for young children &amp; those with motor difficulties to operate independently.Touchscreen interface is intuitiveLong battery life (about 10 hours) makes it ideal for individuals who rely on their device for communication and other needs over the course of a typical day.A high degree of social acceptability that appeals to students and parents. Individuals with special needs are using the same technology as their peers. The importance of this dimension cannot be underestimated, as it can dramatically impact the level of device use.</p> <p>CAR SEAT ANALOGY - ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ETC www.louistenenbaum.com/universal-design-in-cars/</p> <p>GENERAL ACCESSIBILITYApple Store Accessibility goo.gl/Ed2xqY</p> <p>Apple Special Educationgoo.gl/DcuH5</p> <p>Google Accessibility Chrome &amp; Androidgoo.gl/pXjzln</p> <p>Windows Accessibility &amp; Educationgoo.gl/BppRX5</p> <p>IN BUILT OPTIONS / OUT OF THE BOX INCLUSIONSUser customisation (Keyboards) HEY SIRI and OK Google Most Mainstream devices have inbuilt accessibility features within their operating system Magnification, text to speech, zoom, contrast, speech to text/dictationMicrosoft, Google &amp; Apple - websites and stores dedicated to helping you understand their accessibility and special education features. Windows doesnt have a special area of their online store. Links on handout and Padlet.</p> <p>WINDOWS ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGSSettings &gt; Ease of Access Windows logo key+UOne thing unique was "Make it easier to focus on tasks.Turns off all unimportant content &amp; background images - make screen easier to seeTurns off all unnecessary animationsTurns off animation effects, such as fading effects, when windows &amp; other elements are closed</p> <p>GOOGLE ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGSMy Account &gt; scroll to account pref &gt; Accessibility &gt; Screen reader onlyGoogle Account &gt; Click Face (top right) Chrome Browser &gt; Hotdogs &gt; Settings &gt; Advanced Settings &gt; Scroll &gt; Web Content (Font) &gt; Scroll Further for Accessibility &gt; Add more &gt; Store link</p> <p>ANDROID ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGS Settings &gt;Accessibility (Voice, Switch, Braille, Talk Back)IOS Settings &gt; General &gt; AccessibilityOSX &gt; System Preferences</p> <p>CONCENTRATIONGuided Access</p> <p>Demo Guided Access with Bugs n Buttons AppGUIDED ACCESS (IOS)Lock iPad to a single appAs long as guided access is enabled, only that one app can be usedUseful to help focus for a period of time.Time limit feature - locked in for set time period (no need for p/code release)Sound or Voice reminder of time expiring to warn, support transitionTouchID or Passcode - Passcode more likely in Edu </p> <p>HOW TO ACTIVATESettings &gt; General &gt; AccessibilityTap on Guided Access under the Learning section &gt; Toggle Guided Access OnTap on Set Passcode and choose a passcode that only you will knowToggle Accessibility Shortcut to On (triple-click Home button &gt; Guided Access wherever optional)</p> <p>ONCE IN AN APPTriple click Home button to launch Guided AccessCircle areas of the screen you DONT want accessible, if any - e.g. Ads and XThat area of the screen will be blocked throughout game / all screensTap Options (bottom left) YES/NO grant access to Sleep/Wake, Volume, touch screen &amp; motionTap Done to save your selectionsTap on Start at the top of the screen to begin Guided Access</p> <p>APPLE - shared device profiles in 9.3 - can lock down app access and settings- new havent trialled it yet could reduce app gluttony and only apps child uses can be on first page etc</p> <p>CONCENTRATIONGuided AccessRestricted Access</p> <p>ANDROID EQUIVALENT - RESTRICTED ACCESS Settings &gt; Users &gt; Add user or profile, &gt; Restricted profileSetup screen with the name New profile at the top. Tap New profile to change the name to, say, name of your child.Below profile name, theres a list of every app installed on your device. Theyre switched off by default. Certain apps, like Google+ and Google Hangouts, cant be turned on at all; for the others you can unblock access by flipping the switches next to their icons. Youll also find a few apps with gear-shaped Settings buttons; tap to configure additional restricted settings, such as content ratings for movies and TV shows.</p> <p>FOOT NOTEBack button&gt; put device to sleep &gt; User icon in the top corner of screen (Lollipop OS) or bottom (KitKat OS). &gt; the icon of the restricted profile you just created,</p> <p>Guided AccessRestricted AccessYou TubeType quiet before youtubenicertube.com</p> <p>CONCENTRATION</p> <p>YOU TUBE YOU TUBE QUIET OR NICERMay still not work if school is part of system safe search filtering (CESA)Will disable subtitles Type quiet before youtube text in URLOR http://nicertube.com/ CC (CLOSED CAPTION) button appears automatically if available for current viewing. computer generated based on clarity of speech in video and may have errors. eg AT = eightyChange default settings for captions</p> <p>SHOW / HIDE CAPTIONS (if available)Go to Account Settings Select Playback from the left-hand menuCheck or uncheck Always show captions(Check Show automatic captions by speech recognition (when available) to enable automatic captions for videos that don't already have captions provided)Click Save</p> <p>CONCENTRATION</p> <p>Stay Focused8TracksSpotify</p> <p>Music in apps &amp; games can be distracting or helpful - allow student to choose music on or off Mute tab chrome Chrome extension</p> <p>ANDROID Focus Lockteenagers doing homework (25min/5 min) - no change phone notification settingsSeveral FOCUS BLOCKER TOOLS all device/OS glitch, monthly subscriptions didnt meet criteria</p> <p>Stay focused (Chrome extension - free)Set time limits for access to sites that distract you HELP REDUCE DISTRACTION ONLINE LITERACY READING TIPS IN A FEW MOMENTS</p> <p>FOOT NOTEAttention &amp; Executive Functioning (cognitive control &amp; supervisory attentional system) Umbrella term for the management (regulation, control) of cognitive processes, including Working memory, Reasoning, Flexibility and problem solving, Planning and execution.Includes sensory processing difficulties &amp; hyper focus- including over stimulus</p> <p>Calm8 TracksSpotifyWatch MinderNoisliSmiling MindWorryTime</p> <p>RELAXATION</p> <p>Noisli (iOS, Web, Chrome $3) background sounds may help focus/relax, customisable combinations WorryTime- scheduling time to worrySmiling Mind (Edu accounts Free Web, iOS &amp; Android) Meditation / Mindfulness Age Levels Watchminder (iOS) scheduled Reminder and Interval Timer to Manage Stress and Build Healthy Habits. Allows user to program up to two simultaneous training messages like "PAY ATTENTION", "RELAX" or "STRETCH" at fixed or random intervals</p> <p>EvernotePost-It NotesBook CreatorPadletListasticMod Math</p> <p>ORGANISATION </p> <p>Mind Map ToolsP...</p>