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Technology for Inclusion Meeting the Special Needs of All Students

ISBN-10: 0205342205

ISBN-13: 9780205342204

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Mary Male

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Technology for Inclusion is an extremely practical, comprehensive survey of professional practices needed by teachers to meet the technology needs of their students. This book is designed for hands-on practitioners, whether beginners or advanced users. Written in an informal style, with a strong research base, this new edition will appeal to both pre-service and professional in-service audiences. For anyone special education with a focus on technology.
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 191
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Mary Male, PhD, is a professor of special education at San Jose State University, where she has taught for twenty-two years. She coordinates a federally funded Alternative Education Teacher Preparation Program. Previously, she was a general education classroom teacher in Grades 4, 5, and 6, and a junior high school resource specialist in special education. She has also been a program administrator and staff development consultant for the California Department of Education. She has helped school districts nationwide plan for inclusive classrooms and is an expert in using technology to create access to the general education curriculum. She is the author of Technology for Inclusion: Meeting the Special Needs of All Students (2003). Recent book chapters include "Computers and Cooperative Learning in Diverse Classrooms" in Cooperative Learning and Strategies for Inclusion by Joanne Putnam (1998) and "Tools for Reconceptualizing the Inclusive Classroom" in New Ways of Lookiing at Learning Disabilities edited by Lou Denti and Patricia Tefft-Cousin (2001). She has presented at conferences nationwide on strategic planning for comprehensive systems of personnel development, cooperative learning, technology and inclusion, and alternative education. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is the parent of a student with disabilities. She is active in her community by serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and is a mentor for students in the foster care system who have a dream of a higher education.

Preface
A Philosophy of Empowerment
Goals of This Book
How to Use This Book
Student Activities
References
Empowering Teachers, Students, and Families with Productivity Tools
Chapter Goals
What is Multimedia Presentation Software?
What Is a Spreadsheet?
Presenting Spreadsheet Data in Charts and Graphs
What Is a Database?
Curriculum Integration
Student Activities
References
Building the Universal Design Classroom: Academic Curbcuts for All Students
Chapter Goals
Universal Design: What It Means and How It Works
Universal Design and Current Brain Research
Multiple Modes of Representation
Multiple Modes of Expression
Multiple Modes of Engagement
Software with Universal Design Principles
Teacher and Parent Roles in Promoting Universal Design
Student Activities
References
Creating Catalysts for Social Growth: Cooperative Learning
Chapter Goals
Principles of Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning Versus Traditional Groupwork
Synergy of Cooperative Learning and Computers
Essential Components of Cooperative Computer Lessons
Assignment to Teams and Team Preparation
Creative Positive Interdependence
Individual Accountability
Direct Teaching of Social Skills
Processing
Learning Together with Computers: A Cooperative Learning Strategy for Teachers
Selecting the Environment for Cooperative Computer Lessons
Computer Laboratory
Classroom
School Library
Student Activities
References
Technology across the Curriculum: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Chapter Goals
Reading
Phonemic Awareness
Guided Reading
Student-Selected Reading
Comprehension
Writing
Mind-Mapping
Word Processing
Math
Social Studies
Simulations
Mapmaking
Time Lines
Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Earth Science
Probeware
Videodiscs/Barcode/Authoring
Skill Development Tools for Teachers, Students, and Parents
Student Activities
References
Designing Intensive Individual Interventions: Disability-Specific Considerations
Chapter Goals
Visual Impairments
Hearing Impairments
Physical Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
Autism
Emotional Disturbance
Learning Disabilities
Speech/Language/Communication Disorders
Student Activities
References
Technology Transitions through the Life Cycle
Chapter Goals
Infants and Toddlers and the Early Childhood Years: At Home and at School
Toys
Communication Aids
Computers
Art
Elementary School: Recreational Activities
Music
Games
Adolescence
From School to Work
Job/Vocational Options
Vocational Training
Environmental Control
Access to Information and Resources
Long-Range Planning for Technology Through the Life Cycle
Student Activities
References
Empowering Teachers, Students, and Families with the Internet
Chapter Goals
How the Internet Transforms Our Thinking about Teaching and Learning
Basic Internet Terminology
Project-Based and Web-Supported Learning
Research Skills for Students
Research Resources for Teachers and Parents
Bookmarks
Keypals
Electronic Mentoring
Electronic (Virtual) Field Trips
Discussion Groups
On-Line Projects
Safety Issues on the Internet
Student Activities
References
Creating Your Own Web Sites and Web Pages
Chapter Goals
Benefits of a Classroom/School/District Web Site
Questions to Consider Before Launching A Web Site Design Project
Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?
Whose Job Is It?
How to Get Started
Special Considerations for Accessibility
What is Involved in Web Site Design?
Announcing Your Web Page to the World
Using/Creating Web Museums
Student Activities
References
Virtual Reality
Chapter Goals
How Does Virtual Reality Work?
Characteristics of Virtual Reality That Benefit Students with Special Needs
Examples of Virtual Reality in Special Education
Physical Risk-Taking
Intellectual Risk-Taking
Creating Mental Models
Ideas and Activities for Virtual Reality
Resources in Virtual Reality for Special Educators
Student Activities
References
Technology and Service-Learning
Chapter Goals
What is Service-Learning?
Indicators of High Quality Service-Learning Projects
Research on Service-Learning Outcomes
Improved Personal Development
Increased Sense of Civic Responsibility
Improved Academic Learning
Increased Career Skills and Aspirations
Impact on Schools
Impact on Communities
Service-Learning Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
Sample Technology/Service-Learning Projects
Technology/Service-Learning Ideas and Resources
Student Activities
References
Access
Chapter Goals
Legislation and Policy
The Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Assessment
Technology to Enhance the Overall Assessment Process
Informal Assessment
Curriculum-Based Assessment
Standardized Assessment
Electronic Portfolios
Specifying Technology as a Service in the Iep
Writing Goals and Objectives
Teamwork, Partnerships, and Collaboration
Successful Technology Team Models
Funding
Student Activities
References
Creating a Vision of Technology for Empowerment
Chapter Goals
A Vision Focus
Student Empowerment
Teacher Empowerment
Family Empowerment
School/Community Empowerment
Elements of a Vision: Focusing on the Results--What is Success?
Process of Developing and Sharing a Vision of Technology for Inclusion
Student Activities
References
Schoolwide Planning for Technology Access
Chapter Goals
Integrated Learning Systems
The Computer Lab
The One-Computer Classroom
The Classroom with Several Computers
Distance Learning
Portable Labs (Laptops, Notebooks, and Personal Digitial Assistants)
After-School Learning/Computer Clubs
The School Wide Technology Plan
Student Activities
References
State Assistive Technology Project Contacts
Alliance for Technology Access Centers
Software Title Index
Subject Index