November 18, 2018 Assistive Technologies allow for every student to learn in the ways that best suit their needs. As I have learned from the presentation from this week I learned that there are a vast variety that range from no tech, such as the pencil grip to low tech, like the FM system, to … Continue reading Assistive Technology: Allowing for Equal Opportunities for All to Learn →
I have distinct memories of many students from my career. These students stand out for various reasons: the smart kid who earned a free ride through university on academic scholarships; the very tall student who was trying to make a go at the national volleyball team; the students whom have had their lives tragically cut … Continue reading AT for Teaching? For Learning?
This week’s topic and presentation were an eye-opening experience for me. After, the excellent presentation by Channing, Kelsey, and Haiming, I kept reading and reading about assistive learning and UDL (Universal Design Learning). I believe I will continue reading about this topic even after we finish our course ECI 833 because it touches me personally. …
Ok, so maybe I am oversimplifying a smidge. But in all seriousness, assistive technologies (AT) have become progressively and dramatically more important to my work as a Learning Resource Teacher. I only see it becoming more important in years to come. that was then AT has become so much a part of what I do […]
I’m colour-blind. Although this is a minor disability, it has affected me quite often throughout my childhood and even today as an adult. One can take for granted the use of colours in the world we live. Here are a few examples that can lead to frustration for colour-blind people on a daily basis: Traffic lights … Lire la suite My journey through school with colour-blindness →
Kids can have fun AT the same time as being assessed!!! Did you know?!?!?!? To be honest, I don’t use assessment technology tools a whole bunch because of the availability of technology in my school. So although I wish I could use it all the time and have a lot of experience, I can’t! In … Continue reading Assessment CAN be fun sometimes!!!
With all the challenges teachers are facing and have many diverse needs in the classroom, I can’t imagine the classroom without assistive technology. Although it can be timely and costly, the benefits can have a huge impact and the barriers that may come in the way, are definitely worth fighting for. In my 5 years … Continue reading Assistive Technology
In my first year teaching I worked with a small class of grade 9 students, who were grouped together in hopes that having one teacher for the majority of their classes would ease their transition to high school. Some of them had documented learning difficulties, while others were identified by classroom teachers. Regardless, all of … Continue reading What You Need Now (WYNN)
Last class, we made the presentation about assistive technology. However, personally, I don’t have much teaching experience working with people with disabilities and assistive technology. There were university students asking for accommodations, but most of the time, they handled learning … Continue reading →
This week, we were asked to choose an assessment technology that is new to us and look at how we might be able to use that tool in the classroom. As an LRT, my situation is unique in that I do not teach my own classroom of students. However, I do support learning in all … Continue reading #assessmentgoals