Mobiles as Agents for Inclusion

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  • 1. PT03 - Mobiles as Agents for Inclusion From Overview to ExplorationHeidi Larson (Moderator), Jonathan Costa, & Susan Wells

2. Agenda Who are we? Why do we care about this topic? How can we build our capacity? What can we do tomorrow with our students and teachers? Where do we go from here? 3. Who We Are - PanelistsJonathan CostaSusan WellsDirector School/Program Services EDUCATION CONNECTIONISTE SIGML President School Based Administrator Apple Distinguished Program 2009-2011Heidi Larson (Moderator) Project Director Education Development Center 4. Audience? Teachers of students: General Ed Special Ed ELL/ESL/EFL With physical disabilities Other? 5. Audience? Coaches Administrators Researchers Nonprofits/Vendors International? 6. Why Do We Care About Mobiles? Achievement Gaps Persist Nearly two-thirds of [New York] city students failed the higher-standards math and reading tests, but districts with large percentages of high-needs students did especially poor, according a report from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. (August 2013) ( Numbers Increase Currently, one in nine students in our classrooms is defined as an English language learner.By 2025, that number will approach around one in four students. (Closing the ELL Achievement Gap: A Leaders Guide to Making Schools Effective for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: 7. And Mobile Use is On the Rise Here in the U.S. 78% of teens [in the U.S.] now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. (Pew Internet & American Life Project: Internationally There are more mobile users than tooth brush users in the world today. (Quote from Dr. Paul Kims EdWeb webinar Opening a New Can of Worms? Teacher Competency Revisited in the Era of Mobile Learning 8. Building our Management CapacityJonathan Costa Director School/Program Services EDUCATION CONNECTION [email protected] 9. Strategies for Inclusion and Learning P. Costa, Sr. 10. BYOD Let students use their own stuff. Corwin Press - 2011 11. Equity Equation A device gap is less objectionable than an access gap. Corwin Press - 2011 12. One Size Cannot Possibly Fit All In a world where we can customize everything from hamburgers to jeans, can we really expect one instructional approach or resource to work for every learner? Corwin Press - 2011 13. Resources An app for searching for apps: An app for organizing apps: A few sites that provision inclusion apps: An inclusion tool that is designed for the mainstream and demonstrates how technology can be used to enable differentiation and enhance learning opportunity - 14. Resources Resources from, and in addition to, this session 15. Classroom StrategiesSusan Wells ISTE SIGML President School Based Administrator Apple Distinguished Program 2009-2011 [email protected] 16. Inclusion and the Big 3 Need Areas 1. Note-taking 2. Organization 3. Communication Translation Apps ESL students working with Merrian-Webster and iTranslate 17. Augmentative Alternative Communication and Learning Activity Apps Developmental needs students working with TapToTalk, Lego 4+, and Letter Quiz 18. Organizational and Production Apps Students in a regular classroom collaborating in project-based learning with Edmodo, iMove, and Dragon Dictation 19. Notes Apps Special Needs Inclusion Student using Claro Magx and Dragon Dictation 20. ACC Apps MultiHandicapped special needs learners using TaptoTalk 21. Enough Talk. Ready to experiment? 4 targeted apps for use in and out of classrooms Tap to Talk Claro Magx (iOS) or Your Magnifying Glass (Android) Edmodo Dragon Dictation 22. Tap to Talk Autistic/Developmentally Delayed/AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication) Needs Free / $99.95 / $179.95 iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook, Windows Communication device. Library of pictures, ability to add your own. Customizable albums. 23. Claro MagX or Your Magnifying Glass Visually Impaired Free Claro MagX (iOS) Your Magnifying Glass (Android) High definition visual magnifier. 24. Edmodo Inclusion-EC/ESL Free iOS, Android Students and teachers and parents stay connected; organizational app for inclusion. Post assignments, links, docs, notes between home and school. Great tool for home/school communication. 25. Dragon Dictation Inclusion for all and Communication Needs Free iOS, Windows, Android Speech to text app. Communication device. Note-taking for all ages. 26. Where Do We Go from Here? Bringing it home Question for you all: How to bring mobile learning for special populations home to the school/class/district? 27. Thanks for coming! Please keep in touch. Heidi Larson: [email protected] / @heidil_edc Jonathan Costa: [email protected] Susan Wells: [email protected] / @wellssusan