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My Reasons for using ICT in Special Education

Please click on the link below to view my presentation on why I would use Information, Communication and Technology when teaching students in special education.

http://prezi.com/atzap-dvfbxi/love-technology-love-writing/

 

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Read&Write for Google Literacy Tools Make Cloud Collaboration Accessible

Read&Write for Google Literacy Tools Make Cloud Collaboration Accessible.

 

This looks like a great resource to use for helping students with literacy difficulties. I have used Read&Write Gold years ago while working at a special school but this seems so seamless and more user friendly. I think having a dictionary that reads out the definition of the words and has pictures will provide a lot of support for students.  They can then add these words to their “Vocabulary list builder” and it keeps them in a new document with the definition and image. There are a lot of  valuable tools on this site that will really support students learning needs.

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TED Talks: What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World – YouTube

I found this Ted Talk quite confronting.  Maybe I am naive but I had no idea that the information I receive on the internet has gone through filters and is  tailored to what it thinks I want or am interested in. You really don’t decide on what gets put in or taken out of the information you receive.  I might be over reacting but it made feel quite uncomfortable to think algorithms are filtering the information I receive.I would love your feed back on this, it only goes for 8 minutes and even if you only watch some of it I think it will make you think.

 

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The Global One Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown

I know this is a long video (11.30 minutes) but I thought it very relevant to this course and quite inspiring. It is an animated highlight of John Seely Brown’s Keynote Presentation, “Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century,” at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. I guess connecting to different teachers across the world and to different educational sites could be like having a global staff room sharing ideas and resources, but in the comfort of your home or classroom. I am still coming to terms with how I will embed technology in the class room so it is meaningful and transforms students learning.

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