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EDU 214

CSN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Assistive Technology
Emerging Technology
Innovative Uses
Jun 22 2019
Kayla Falls
ASSISTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
“Students at every
reading level can learn
from the same materials –
allowing them to further
KURZWEIL 3000 their academic learning
as they improve their
“All learners literacy skills”
deserve tools that
help them unlock
their potential” “Provide access to your
curricula with a
powerful, multisensory
approach to learning
built on innovative,
research-based
technology”
KURZWEIL 3000 FOR WEB BROWSER
§ Allows access to content and common literacy that
supports any device or computer with internet access
and a deeper dive in literacy tools, installed directly to
Mac and Windows computers

ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION
SYSTEM §CLICK HERE
REQUIREMENTS § Internet connection Internet Connection
§ Internet Browser (latest version recommended):
Windows/Macintosh: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome,
Safari
§ Cookies must be enabled
§ Network Connectivity Firewalls, proxy servers, and content filters must all permit access
§ Additional Software (latest version suggested)

§ Hardware Speakers or earphones for audible books


WEB BASED READING
§ Click to open files from Google Docs, Bookshare,
Reading A-Z

§ Read text in Word, PDF, RTF, JPG

§ Read the Web Chrome extension with


customizable options

§ Zoom in for low vision

§ 31 Natural text-to-speech voices

FEATURES § In 18 languages and dialects

WEB BASED COMPREHENSION


§ Highlight in yellow, blue, green and pink

§ Extract notes and highlights into a Study Guide


§ Access definitions instantly
§ American Heritage Fifth Edition, Children’s,
College writers dictionaries, Pic-tonary

§ Translate full sentences and passages


§ Read embedded text notes and sticky notes
WEB BASED WRITING AND ASSIGNMENTS
§ Write or edit documents online with the Web Editor

§ Customize text-to-speech reading options


§ Customize options; speed, mode and units
§ Correct misspellings with taking spell-checker

§ Word prediction recommends words based on


frequency

FEATURES
WEB BASED COMPREHENSION
§ Centralized and flexible user management

§ Usage reporting school or district-wide


§ Online library
EMERGING
TECHNOLOGY
Samsung Galaxy
Tab A Verizon Innovative Learning Foundation has already
8.0 inch committed $400 million in transforming schools and
student’s lives. “It’s an investment in America’s future,”
states Verizon. “it prepares under-resourced
children today for tomorrow’s world.”
Without a grant from Verizon Verizon’s goal is year 2021, three-
Innovative Learning million students in 350 schools across
America will have access to Verizon
Foundation;
Learning curriculum.
§ $149.99
§ Per tablet with 5G Network
(2-year contract)

CLICK HERE
Verizon is helping bridge the gap between
students with access to technology and those
who lack it. Launched in 2012, Verizon Innovative
Learning provides free technology, free internet
access and a next-gen, technology-infused
curriculum that changes the way teachers teach
and students learn.
VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING CLICK HERE

76% OF 58% OF 54% OF


TEACHERS STUDENTS ARE STUDENTS ARE
REPORTED MORE MORE
ENHANCED PROFICIENT IN ENGAGED IN
STUDENT S.T.E.M. SCHOOL
ENGAGEMENT
INNOVATIVE
USES
Creating a classroom website not only makes your class unique,
it allows a lot of opportunity to include technology into your
lesson plans.
§ Start with an easy to use cite like WordPress or Google Sites

§ Create tabs like;


§ “Parents Page” where weekly assignments are posted, information about school trips,
even school wide announcements
§ “Student Achievement” list all students grades, highest to lowest, with student ID

CLASS
number

§ Work in a creative writing assignment every week, have students read them out

BASED loud, pick a winner, then post that weeks winner to the website.

§ Assign a group of students to co-write an article about the school that week
WEBSITE § ”What’s In Your Lunchmeat”

Teaching the kids how to set up, organize, and update the
CLICK website is all technology based, including assignments like the
ON ME
ones I listed, involved parents, allows a better form of
communication from teacher to parent, gets the kids involved in
school activities, has them communicating with peers, and
sharing in front of them – bettering their verbal communication
skills – boosting their confidence and learning experience.
5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) & Verizon Innovative Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved from
https://www.verizon.com/build-the-future/learn/education/5g-ultra-wideband-uwb-verizon-innovative-
learning

CSNEDU214.mockup. (n.d.). Retrieved from


https://sites.google.com/view/csnedu214mockup/home?authuser=2

Kurzweil Education. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html

One account. All of Google. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/sites/

Samsung Galaxy Tab A - 8.0-inch, 32GB Black Wi-Fi Tablet. (n.d.). Retrieved from
https://www.verizonwireless.com/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-a/?sku=sku3100338
REFERENCES
Verizon Innovative Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved from
https://verizoninnovativelearning.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwo7foBRD8ARIsAHTy2wkNuOaVnCdAdiMd9GH3
SzCuXHaxNJnqSm1fTEkadWwS0duSC6YcFNAaAtNzEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds