Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. This book shows you how to harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities. Uncover and highlight their strengths by implementing: • New ideas for using assistive technology to teach core subjects and study skills • Positive opportunities for students to show what they know • Tools that provide better content accessibility Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “Every educator can implement these methodologies to transform their learning environment into a place that honors and respects the differences of EVERY learner. Follow these simple steps: Read the book. Employ the content. Observe the successes. Then share those achievements with others!” Christopher R. Bugaj, Author and Presenter The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools “The authors have produced a practical approach to engaging students with learning disabilities. Educators will find great tools, ideas, and strategies to support students with learning challenges. Sprinkled throughout the book are case studies from noted educators, which are useful when thinking through the process of integrating technology in the classroom. This is a must read!” Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D. AssistiveTek, LLC
Chapter 5: Show What They Know: Creation
Show What They Know: Creation
One of the biggest challenges for LD students is to demonstrate knowledge in a manner that balances their strengths and weaknesses. Allowing students to use tools and technology in a manner that fosters the best output of information provides the teacher with a clearer picture of what concepts are grasped. Traditional papers and exams provide data, but this chapter will outline other ways students can “show what they know” in equally purposeful ways.
Posters, dioramas, and photo collages are wonderful hands-on projects for any learner. They enable students to use visual and kinesthetic skills to demonstrate their comprehension. Incorporating creation tools that are available on devices can enhance multimodal construction of knowledge.
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