Aspect 2: Special Education & Technology
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Reasons for Bringing Technology Into Schools

Teachers and administrators in the case study sites give reasons to account for their initial decision to bring technology into their schools.
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veronica's comment, April 1, 2014 8:08 AM
Technology being used in the classroom will also help students to prepare for the future. Most jobs have technological devices that you will need to work with all day. Having a background and understanding the concept will help you to excel in what you are doing.
veronica's comment, April 1, 2014 8:13 AM
In several cases students were intrigued by using he technological devices and wanted to see more. Having students interested in what you are teaching and how you are teaching is important. If the students want and enjoy what they are learning they will excel in what they are doing simply because they want to and enjoy doing it.
veronica's comment, April 1, 2014 8:17 AM
Most schools now do have computers, ipads, smartboards, etc. To support the changes in school structure most schools are also using these tools. Students having the ability to go online and access real world information that may be asked by your teacher is so interesting. This will help students to get real world examples and understand basic concepts that are needed day to day.
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Effective Techniques

Information about special education and disabilities.
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veronica's comment, March 18, 2014 5:54 PM
There are many types of problems students may face. Some students may have aggressive or disruptive behavior. Their general communication skills will differ.
veronica's comment, March 18, 2014 5:57 PM
To help students learn you as a teacher must make sure that each and every student understand the concepts you are teaching. Students may need you to help them individually understand the concept that you are teaching better.
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Special Education Teachers: Effective Teaching Strategies | Concordia University - Portland Online

Special Education Teachers: Effective Teaching Strategies | Concordia University - Portland Online | Aspect 2: Special Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Good special education teachers use trial and error to find techniques that work best for their students. Here are some effective teaching strategies to try.
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Working with special education is obviously going to be a little different than teaching your everyday average class. The children have a harder time paying attention during class. As a teacher their are a few things your  should do to help them.

 

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veronica's comment, March 5, 2014 10:29 AM
You should set clear goals and expectations for the students to accomplish. This will help them to understand what needs to be finished, how the work should be done, and when it needs to be finished by. Breaking the work into smaller chunks will also help the students to better understand the material and get the work done properly.
veronica's comment, March 6, 2014 10:06 AM
Using visuals rather than book work may help the students to understand the material. You should analyze and confirm the students answers to the questions/responses given to them. If adaptation is necessary, then you must change it.
veronica's comment, March 18, 2014 5:04 PM
Special education teaching jobs require a bachelors degree in education and a teaching certificate or license. You should have communication skills and patience. You should care for all of your students and their well being. Staying organized is also important so you can keep track of everything that you need to do/complete.
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National Math + Science Initiative Blog | Technology in the Classroom: The Benefits of Blended Learning

National Math + Science Initiative Blog | Technology in the Classroom: The Benefits of Blended Learning | Aspect 2: Special Education & Technology | Scoop.it
As we advance further into the 21st century, technology is becoming more and more integrated into our society. Smart phones are now commonplace, tablets are replacing or substituting for computers and laptops, and social media has become second nature. The rapid and widespread adoption of these technological innovations has completely changed the way we conduct our daily lives, including how knowledge is digested and taught in our classrooms – but is it a positive change? Should we be worried about teachers and students using technology in the classroom? Our mathematics coordinator and NMSI expert, Jeremy Posey, digs deep and shares some knowledge on how technology can benefit your students.
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veronica's comment, April 1, 2014 8:39 AM
Supplemental teaching allows students to engage with the information when it is most convenient for them and also helps them to become more self directed in the learning process. By using technology students are able to get direct individualized instruction from the computer.
veronica's comment, April 1, 2014 8:44 AM
Students will learn crucial thinking and workplace skills that will be necessary in the future. This will help them to become successful. Technology helps students collaborate with others, solve complex problems, develop different forms of communication and leadership skills, and improve motivation and productivity.
veronica's comment, April 1, 2014 8:48 AM
Teachers should always make sure they understand how and why each piece of technology is being used by their students. Teachers should also monitor the students when they are working with technology to make sure everyone is doing what was assigned or simply to help students and make sure they understand.
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What Personality Traits Do Special Education Teachers Have?

What Personality Traits Do Special Education Teachers Have? | Aspect 2: Special Education & Technology | Scoop.it
While children in general need plenty of love and attention from their parents and teachers, children with special needs are most benefited by people whose
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veronica's comment, March 6, 2014 10:12 AM
The two main quality traits teachers have to possess to teach special needs students are passion and caring about the students. If a teacher doesn't care about the student and help them to understand the material then the student will not learn. You have to want to teach the students and help them to excel in what is given to them.]
veronica's comment, March 6, 2014 10:19 AM
You should be humorous and easygoing. Teachers helping the special education students with a fine sense of humor and easygoing attitude will will help the students to feel more comfortable with you. You should also have a creative mindset and design entertaining but educating tasks for the student to complete.
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Special Education Teachers : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Special Education Teachers : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Aspect 2: Special Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.
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veronica's comment, March 6, 2014 10:31 AM
Special education teachers work with students who have a large range of learning learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.
veronica's comment, March 18, 2014 4:54 PM
Special Education teaching jobs are expected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022. The average pay for a special education teacher is 55,060. Special education teachers in public schools are required to have a bachelor’s degree and a state-issued certification or license. Teachers in private schools also need a bachelor’s degree, but are not required to have a state license or certification.
veronica's comment, March 18, 2014 6:00 PM
Special education teachers have many duties to accomplish. They have to create interesting and informing lesson plans that the students will learn from. They also have to prepare and make sure that the students are ready to move on to the next grade.