What I Learned at NECC 2007


Monday 2: Teacher Education and AT
June 25, 2007, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Assistive Technology, Education, UDL

Random points I picked up:

  • Teachers NEED to be taught how to integrate the AT tools in Just because incoming teachers are digital natives, it does not mean they know how to integrate that into their teaching. Research does not support that.
  • To effectively use voice input, students need to be taught to think, plan, check, revise. It they do that, there can be productivity and accuracy gains for struggling writers.

UDL:

  • Helping all students achieve by identifying and removing barriers from teaching methods and curriculum materials.
  • Go to TeacherTube IMMEDIATELY: Content has exploded. Inspiring for teachers, perfect for a student who needs to see something explained OVER and OVER.   Similarly, it has been very useful for students to listen to pod/vodcasts.
  • Blogging encourages critical thinking
  • imbee.com – new, open source blogging space that is secure – they actually confirm that you are who you are. Parents get an email whenever their child posts.
  • del.icio.us – Good idea: open a SINGLE del.icio.us account for your school (or grade or subject).  Example:  These presenters keep their links in http://del.icio.us/eversr/