Learning Differently Resources:

Handouts/Templates:


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Multimedia Resources:

50 Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

Tech Tools:


Miscellaneous Resources:



Lesson Ideas:







*http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html
Skype: www.skype.com

Assistive Technology:

Hardware
    • Large monitors.
    • Adjustable task lamp, using a fluorescent bulb, shines directly onto the paper and can be adjusted to suit.
    • Copyholder holds printed material in near vertical position for easier reading and can adjusted to suit.
    • video magnifier. Printed materials and objects are placed under a camera and the magnified image is displayed onto a screen.
    • Digital Video Cameras: These small cameras are great for kids and super easy to use!
*Pure Digital's Flip: http://www.puredigitalinc.com/
  • MP3 recorders. To record a lecture, own thoughts, ideas, notes etc.
  • Desktop compact cassette dictation system. To allow audio cassette playback with the aid of a foot pedal.
  • Scanner. A device used in conjunction with OCR software. The printed document is scanned and converted into electronic text, which can then be displayed on screen as recognisable text.
  • Refreshable Braille display. An electronic tactile device which is placed under the computer keyboard. A line of cells, that move up and down to represent a line of text on the computer screen, enables the user to read the contents of the computer screen in Braille.
  • Electronic Notetaker. A portable computer with a Braille or QWERTY keyboard and synthetic speech. Some models have an integrated Braille display.
  • Braille embosser. Embosses Braille output from a computer by punching dots onto paper. It connects to a computer in the same way as a text printer.
  • Perkins Brailler. To manually emboss Grade 1 or 2 Braille.
  • Assorted Products and software: http://www.assistivetech.com/

Software

Cool Videos:

http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=7341b8b1e38b3013768e**
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=4120575bb45c8a156b65
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=c611904a467b4892806a

Learning Styles Inventories/Resources:

http://www.educ.uvic.ca/epls/faculty/rowles/301.htm : How to spot learning styles in the classroom
http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html Find your own learning style
http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire VARK Learning style assessment

Digital Storytelling resources:

http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm
www.digitales.us
www.storycenter.org
www.nextexit.com
www.dsaweb.org
www.teachingteachers.com/story.htm
www.dsi.kqed.org
http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/dst.html
www.coe.uh.edu/digitalstorytelling/introduction.htm
http://www.coe.uh.edu/digitalstorytelling/examples.htm
http://www.scott.k12.ky.us/technology/digitalstorytelling/ds.html

PhotoStory 3
· http://www.windowsphotostory.com
· http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92755126-a008-49b3-b3f4-6f33852af9c1&DisplayLang=en

Movie Maker 2
· http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
· http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx
· http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net

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