Assistive Technology. Indicates a link to that software publisher's web site.
ALVA Access Group, Inc Makers of outSPOKEN, inLARGE, and brailleOUT access softwar for Windows and Macintosh systems Aurora Complete line of software for augmentative communication and learning disabilities. Dolphin Computer Access Developers of software solutions for computer users with visual impairments. Products include Supernova reader magnifier - network ready, for combined magnification, speech and braille from any Windows workstation. Fat Cursor A shareware program that will enlarge the cursor on a Macintosh. The current version can be downloaded at this URL: Hear-It Auditory tools from the Hearit Company for special education, reading, ESL/BIL programs ILIAD The NASA Johnson Space Center Learning Technologies Project has developed an affordable information retrieval tool called ILIAD that can be easily used by the blind to search the Internet.
They also offer low vision email software, which is a released product. TextHELP! Learning Inventories. When teachers know how their students learn best, they can design instruction that benefits all students.
Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary) Multiple Intelligences. PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION. Phi Delta Kappan By James W.
Keefe and John M. Jenkins Kenneth Sirotnik and John Goodlad caution us to think in terms of school "renewal" rather than "reform. " Sirotnik (1999) tells us that reform is usually preoccupied with accountability rather than evaluation. Renewal is concerned primarily with what Sarason (1989) calls "creating new settings" that reflect critical inquiry about educational practice. Personalization of instruction and learning is the effort on the part of a school to take into account individual student characteristics and needs, and flexible instructional practices, in organizing the learning environment.
In the past, antecedents of personalization have been known under different names: nongraded education, continuous progress education, individualized instruction, individually guided or prescribed education, and so forth. What, then, are the basic elements of a personalized approach to instruction? 1. . 3. . SPL. Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology. At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, the student population grows more diverse by the day.
Income levels, ethnicities, family structures, first languages, interests, and abilities now vary so much, that a traditional teaching approach, with a uniform lesson targeted to the average-level student, just doesn't cut it. (Sound familiar to you educators out there?) To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the Forest Lake teachers and staff are deploying a powerful array of widely available digital-technology tools. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and a Tech Zone of eight Internet-enabled computers. 6_ch3%20learner. Learner Profile Template. Stages of Personalized Learning Environments. The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) needed to be updated again. Why? Because of the considerable feedback we received from participants in our 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse about our first and second versions of the chart.
Some of the feedback was about consistency and flow across the stages. What worked in what stage? We definitely want to thank those that critiqued the stages for us and helped us with this version three that we hope will be the final version. Template 1: Class Learning Profile. By David H.
Rose, Anne Meyer, Nicole Strangman and Gabrielle Rappolt The Class Learning Profile Template helps you better understand your students by identifying and noting their strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. The idea is to highlight the particular student talents, weaknesses, or interests that could facilitate or hinder the effectiveness of your teaching. Develop the profile in the context of particular learning goals, so that you can determine which student qualities may pose challenges or offer special opportunities. RTDI - Learner Profile. Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community. Pat: There has to be exploration and it has to be decided by the children, not the teachers.
Narrator: It's unusual enough for teachers to meet voluntarily each week before school starts to share insights and discuss educational theory. Beverly: We teach our children to speak up for themselves and to go after what they want. They'll be very assertive to the college of their choice and then bug that college to death until they get in. Narrator: But at the Key Learning Community in Indianapolis, Indiana they've invented a whole new language to talk about learning. Teacher: A student might be DLN or DLA in one thing. Pat: Well doesn't what you are saying fit with the concept of personal mastery? Narrator: Principal Pat Bolanos was one of the group that first met in 1984 and decided to create a school dedicated to developing multiple intelligences and finding new ways to assess students.
This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. By the end, you may have some new insights into your learning preferences.