Technology in the Inclusive Environment
"It's kind of fun to
do the impossible."
-- Walt Disney
In the News
Understanding Learning Disabilities: http://www.districtadministration.com/page.cfm?p=1205
This article provides an overview of learning disabilities, the IDEA definition of learning disabilities, information on useful classroom
interventions for students with learning disabilities, and information on how districts can put research findings on effectively teaching students with learning disabilities into practice.
Assistive Technology: http://www.studyplans.com/AssistiveTechnology.htm
Technology How-To: SMART Boards: http://www.needleworkspictures.com/mrneedleman/howto/smart_boards.html
Sticky Keys: When a shortcut requires a key combination, the
StickyKeys feature lets you press a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt,
or the Windows Logo key, and have it remain active until another key is pressed.
To activate StickyKeys
1. Press the Shift key five times. A dialog box opens with instructions on how to set up the StickyKeys feature.
2. If you click OK, an icon (a group of squares) appears in the notification area.
To turn off StickyKeys, press the Shift key five times.
Classroom Management of AT
1. Teachers use technology when it enhances the things they already do. If it adds an extra burden or takes additional time to use or to learn, they are less likely to use it.
2. One important strategy for integration of any technology into classrooms is to help teachers develop specific procedures for including the technology into everyday routines.
3. Classroom management strategies, as described curriculum and instruction research can be applied to the integration of both instructional and assistive technology, but teachers need examples and instruction on how to do that.
This site began in March 1998 and was created by Janet Luch.
It was last updated on
August 3, 2006
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