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I just wanted to quickly introduce myself. 

My name is Tegan Pyne and I am a fourth year education students at the University of Southern Queensland. I am studying a Bachelor of Special Education and I am very passionate about it. 

 

The purpose of my curation project is to focus on the importance of technology in a special education setting and provide special needs educators with teaching resources that can be utilized when teaching special needs students in regards to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. 

 

Two of the descriptors I have selected link very closely with teaching resources. 

·         Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware 
and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) and

·         Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments (ACTDIP006) (ACARA, 2014). 

 

I believe that with the abundance of information both teachers and students have access too, educators should know what resources are out there, how to use them, the importance of using them and how the will benefit our students. 

 

I hope you enjoy my resources :)

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Inclusive Technologies Assisting Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Inclusive Technologies Assisting Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities | Teaching Resources for Students With Special Needs | Scoop.it
Advancing Independent Achievement through Technology
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Hi everyone, 

If you haven't already I really suggest that you read the above article. This is a fantastic article as not only does it explicitly provide ICT reading and writing tools that can be used for a particular purpose, but explains the benefits of using these technologies and how they create inclusive learning.

 

As information and ways of accessing this information is becoming more abundant  it is important that we as educators collaborate and share resources, material, strategies to assist each other in meeting our students needs to the best of out abilities. We not only need to find resources that are engaging, motivating and encouraging, we need to find material that covers and links to our curriculum. 

 

This article provides resources that teachers should use when teaching language and reading. Referring to the Australian Curriculum:Technologies identifies, uses and explores a digital system for the purpose  (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014), of reading and writing in a inclusive and safe online environment. 

 

Please check it out and enjoy :)

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Using YouTube as a Time Machine for Your Classroom [#Infographic]

Using YouTube as a Time Machine for Your Classroom [#Infographic] | Teaching Resources for Students With Special Needs | Scoop.it
Planning a lesson around YouTube just got easier and more fun.
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great resource related to my curation topic which provides insight on using youtube in your classroom.  

 

Although this article does not specifically link to students with disabilities, I believe youtube is a great resource for students as it engages them in curriculum content in an exciting way. This helps to engage students with learning difficulties in the lesson as it provides them with visual cue’s and learning skills to encourage participation. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors.

-          Explore and use a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data (ACTDIK007) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

This assistive technology can be used individually and as a class as it allows students to engage in different thoughts, ideas, strategies, and responses in a safe technology environment.

 

The one negative about this article is it does not show an example of how this has been successfully implemented into the classroom.  

 

I hope you enjoyed this article. 

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Assistive Technology for Special Needs Students in K-12 - YouTube

A look at three key ways assistive technology is helping special needs students with cognitive impairments
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great resource related to my curation topic which provides an insight into how assistive technology is helping students with disabilities.

 

This video specifically looks at three key ways assistive technology improves cognitive development in students with special needs. This includes word processing resources that provide auditory feedback, personal FM and listening systems and free-form data base software for oragnisation and memory improvement. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors.

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

This assistive technology can be used individually, with others and as a whole class, as it allows for conversing with peers, participation in class discussions and work conducted inside and outside the classroom.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

           ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Integrating Technology in a Special Education Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Integrating Technology in a Special Education Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Teaching Resources for Students With Special Needs | Scoop.it
There are various strategies for integrating technology in a special education classroom. Read more.
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great resource related to my curation topic which provides an insight into how you can successfully integrate technology into your special education classroom.

 

This article looks at integrating technology to advance students knowledge and speed up the learning process. This article also explains the importance of technology in a special education setting compared to any other classroom. This article provides various strategies for implementing technology for students with mild cognitive disabilities, moderate to severe cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities,  sensory disabilities and for students at risk of learning. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors:

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

This assistive technology can not only be used to increase learning outcomes but can be used individually, with others and as a whole class as it allows for conversing with peers, participation in class discussions and work conducted inside and outside the classroom.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Thiess & Mackay District Special School - YouTube

See the groundbreaking use of remarkable new technology at Mackay District Special School. Financial support from Thiess is helping to transform the lives of...
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great video of a Queensland special school using technology in their classroom to benefit students learning.

 

This video looks at a leading school in Australia for applying technology to increase student learning for students with severe disabilities. This video also looks at the Tobbi Technology Eye Gaze Device which allows students to communicate by using their eyes to control a computer. This article explains how assistive technology can be used to help teachers personalize lessons by enabling the students to communicate effectively. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors:

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

The key point that this assistive technology creates is the ability for students to have a choice at selecting things in their environment. This assistive technology can also be used individually,  and allows for conversing with peers, completing activities and participation in class discussions. 

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

References

 

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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SETN | Home

SETN | Home | Teaching Resources for Students With Special Needs | Scoop.it
Brought to you by EduTECH, the Special Education Needs Congress & Expo focuses on the technologies designed to advance independent achievement for students with disabilities or learning difficulties. Encompassing the theme - using technology to transform teaching and learning to make a difference in students' lives, this event is not-to-be-missed for those who want to learn more about the digital future of special education learning.
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found a website which promotes The Special Education Technology Needs Congress & Expo which shows the latest technology that can be used for students with disabilities.

 

The expo will have presentations from inspiring special education needs leaders which will focus on learning apps and the use of mobile technology to advance independence. It also provides links and resources to great technology and how it is being used in the classroom. This website and its content also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies descriptors.

-          with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Carol Todd shows special needs math + spelling apps

District specialist teacher demonstrating two apps on iPad that benefit students with special needs.

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Hi everyone, 

I have found a fantastic resource in which a specialist teacher Carol Todd is demonstrating how to use two particular literacy and numeracy resources. 

 

These are just two of many educational Apps that can be downloaded to a smart phone, ipod or ipad for students to be engaged, motivated and develop there skills further. These two apps are linked with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors

·         Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware 
and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) and

·         Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments (ACTDIP006) (ACARA, 2014), as it uses a digital system (Ipad) for the purpose of developing literacy and numeracy skills. These games can be used individually or with others to share thoughts, ideas, strategies, and responses to create a safe environment. 

 

The one negative about this video is the selection of the literacy resource. I would have preferred a spelling/writing game in which it sounded out the sound the letter makes rather than the letters name to assist the student further in reading as well. 

 

Hope you enjoyed this video :)

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel

How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel | Teaching Resources for Students With Special Needs | Scoop.it
Educators in California, Montana and Washington explain how technology makes it easier to engage students with physical and learning disabilities.
Tegan Pyne's insight:

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found a great resource related to my curation topic which provides insight into how technology is helping students with disabilities excel in schooling. 

 

This article talks about an assistive technology called Tobii Technology Eye Gaze Device, that helps students with physical impairs be able to type papers. This helps engage students in the lesson and encourage motivation and active participation. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors.

-          Explore and use a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data (ACTDIK007) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

This assistive technology can be used individually, with others, and for students with or without disabilities, as it allows for conversing with peers, participation in class discussions and work conducted outside the classroom.

 

The one negative about this article is it does not show the reader ways in which the technology can be used or connected resources for the technology.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article. 

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Teaching Special Needs Children : Tips on Teaching in a Special Education Classroom - YouTube

When teaching in a special education classroom, you want to make sure you have your room set up to accommodate all the needs of the students. Set your specia...
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great resource related to my curation topic which provides teachers with tips on using technology into a special education classroom.

 

This video specifically links four main requirements for teaching in a special education setting,in which the main tip is to set up your classroom. This includes all of the resources and assistive technology that each student may require. This helps to engage students with learning difficulties as everything the students need to succeed is easily accessible. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors.

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

The one negative about this video is it does not show an example of how this has been successfully implemented into the classroom.  

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Using iPads in Special Education - YouTube

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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great resource related to my curation topic which provides an insight into how assistive technology is helping students with disabilities.

 

This video looks at a programme that allows students to create books and share them to different places such as Ipads and MACs. This is a great technological resource as it engages students in a fun and exciting way that encourages motivation and participation. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors:

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

This assistive technology can also be used individually, with others and as a whole class as it allows for conversing with peers, participation in class discussions and work conducted inside and outside the classroom. This video is great as a student with special needs is demonstrating how to use the programme and explains why he likes it. 

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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How do special education students benefit from technology?

How do special education students benefit from technology? | Teaching Resources for Students With Special Needs | Scoop.it
Tegan Pyne's insight:

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great resource related to my curation topic which provides an insight into how technology can benefit students with disabilities.

 

This article looks at how technology is a great equaliser among diverse learners in a classroom. This article explains how assistive technology can be used to help teachers personalize lessons and enhance students skills. It also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors:

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

As children with special needs can be drawn to computers and other technology it makes perfect sense to implement them in the classroom. This assistive technology can also be used individually, with others and as a whole class as it allows for conversing with peers, participation in class discussions and work conducted inside and outside the classroom.

 

The one negative about this article is it does not provide an example of technology being successfully implemented in a real-life setting.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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iPads for Special Needs - YouTube

iPads are transformative in Special Needs Classroom.
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Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great video of a teacher using Ipads to engage students with disabilities.  

 

This video looks at the importance of Ipads in the special education setting and different apps and resources that can be used.  By using Ipads to demonstrate students learning it enables them to not only show their skills in the classroom but at home as well.  This video also links with the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors:

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

Ipads are used in special education settings as they are helpful in not only breaking down particular barriers that the students may have but also in helping students communicate. This assistive technology can also be used individually, with others and as a class and allows for conversing with peers, participation in class discussions and work conducted inside and outside the classroom.

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Technology in Special Education Classrooms - YouTube

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Tegan Pyne's insight:

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you are enjoying my curated collection. I have found another great video related to my curation topic which provides teacher with insights into implementing technology within a special education setting.

 

This video explains how technologies can even the playing field among diverse learning. This video specifically looks at Ipads and how they assist students in learning concepts and developing skills. This helps engage students with learning difficulties as they are easily able to communicate and present their skills. This video links to the Australian Curriculum: Technology descriptors.

-          Work with others to create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments(ACTDIP006) and,

-          Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001) (ACARA, 2014).

 

The one negative about this video is it does not show an example of how this has been successfully implemented into the classroom.  

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.

 

References

          ACARA. (2014). Digital Technologies: Foundation to Year 10. Retrieved 04 June, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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