A weekly half hour chat focused on improving access to education for PK-12 students through the use of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Assistive Technology (AT).
A1: As a SpEd Teacher, I used to pre-record my lessons with my SmartBoard software and a headset mic tethered to my huge desktop computer...Yes, that was a long time ago! But I could send these videos home and/or ask my sub to simply play them.
A2: I also love the idea of using “fake messaging” to teach how the tone via text can be misinterpreted, etc. It’s a relevant convo to have with ALL Ss & this is a good tool for that https://t.co/fMsXYfr07Q#PatinsIcam
A2: YouTube videos... with captions turned on... Bitmoji of students and myself...borrowing cool tech from @PATINSPROJECT to engage Ss... but im still learning... hence hanging with you experts! 😉😉😉😁😁 #PatinsIcam
#PatinsIcam A3: WeVideo has some great interaction. But I tend to go back to Google products as we are a Gsuite district. Taking those items the student know and use them in new ways. Then they are not trying to learn a new skill and tool at the same time.
A3: anything Google related because there is a messaging area that allows students to discuss in class and out of class, also comes in handy for DHH kiddos who use Sign Lang As a way to communicate! #PatinsIcam
A4: Twitter of course! And things like @remind but truly I have my parents on text...set up a google phone number if you don’t want folks to have your digits BUT mine is out there, I use true caller app so kids don’t prank call me! Lol #PatinsIcam
A5: #PatinsIcam Google Forms is really my go to. Students know it and you can do so much more with it each day. The ability to sort answers. But integrated assessments @PearDeck is the way to go. Realtime feedback quickly and easily.
A5: I normally do a checklist on my iPad and run through it in the class. I do a lot of observations and goal checking! I also use apps that track progress, ex: math app I use shows % correct for math facts #PatinsIcam