AT Solutions for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2011)

Author: TechKnowledgy Conference
Description: You are now entering the Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference area for practitioners and families working with students with mild to moderate disabilities. We hope you will visit as many of the webshop sessions as possible. You will notice each webshop specifies an approximate completion time and includes an evaluation. The evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate of participation. You may want to print your certificate and attach it to your conference program thus verifying your conference participation. Enjoy the conference! This conference will remain live from November 10, 2011 through October, 2012.
Webshops:
  1. TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, Low Incidence
    TIME: 18 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide an overview of the stages of the writing process and identify interventions that can be addressed at the appropriate stage of the writing process. A separate webshop will specifically address assistive technology solutions for writing

  2. TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, Low Incidence
    TIME: 25 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: During this portion of the workshop we will explore assistive technology solutions that can be used at all stages of the writing process. Solutions will be explained and resources will be given.
  3. TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, K-12
    TIME: 20 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: This webshop will explore two tools in Micosoft Word 2007. These tool tools are very useful for pre-writing and organizing ideas before writing a formal piece. The two tools are the Outline View and Smart Art. Let's take a look at these two tools to see how they can help you, or help the students in your classroom.
  4. TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, K-12
    TIME: 25 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: This webshop will demonstrate how to add tools to the quick access toolbar in Microsoft Word 2007. Adding Voice Comment and Auto Summary to the quick access toolbar allows the user the opportunity to quickly and easily access these tools.
  5. TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, K-12
    TIME: 15 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: This webshop will explore the usefulness of the Readability Statistics feature of Microsoft Word 2007. The readability statistics will give the reading level of a text document. This might help you in a number of ways. If you are writing a paper for graduate school, you may want the readability level higher than if you were creating a test for your fourth grade class.

  6. TARGET AUDIENCE: Mild/Moderate, K-12
    TIME: 20 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: This webshop will explore and demonstrate how to save Microsoft Word Documents as Templates and PDF documents. The use of a Watermark will be explored as well.
  7. TARGET AUDIENCE: AT Teams, Mild/Moderate K-12
    TIME: 10 minutes
    DESCRIPTION: The following video is a demonstration by educators in central Virginia about various light tech tools that can support student learning in the classroom.
Tag(s): All Disabilities Assistive Technology Curriculum/Instructional Methods Mild/Moderate Disabilities