Presenter: Lynda Hartman is the educator/consultant on NSSED's Integrated Technology Support Team. She has an M.A. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) and an M.L.S. in Assistive Technology (AT). Lynda has taught students across the continuum of environments and age levels. She designed/taught an undergraduate AT class, presents webinars and presents/facilitates workshops on various topics across Illinois and at state/national conferences.
Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Services Staff, Technology Coaches, Instructional Coaches
Activity Description: Can Chrome/Chromebooks provide support for students in completing reading tasks? Participants will have the opportunity to download and explore Chrome extensions, apps and add-ons that support some typical classroom setting demands. We will look at a decision making process to help participants select appropriate tools, discuss how to incorporate these technologies into the classroom and how to assess their effectiveness. Finally, we will dig into locating and creating accessible educational materials. Resources will also be provided to help participants continue in their Chrome journey.
NOTE: Prior to the session, participants using laptops should have already signed in (set up an account) to the Google Chrome Browser. This is a separate process from signing in to your Google account.
- Understand and apply a technology decision making process to guide selection of appropriate tools to support student learning
- Identify tools to support access to reading materials above a student’s independent reading level, support understanding of unfamiliar vocabulary and support the development of key vocabulary/concepts/ pertinent content background knowledge
- Identify resources for obtaining digital versions of novels and textbooks
Create readable versions of scanned or photocopied materials
PD Hours: 5.5
Registration/Coffee: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (One hour lunch - on your own)
Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)