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Low Cost Assistive Technology in the Classroom

Offered by the I am a Gadget Geek project at UGA

This fast-paced session will look at current and emerging methods that can aid students in the classroom. Innovative ideas will be shared that open a world of possibilities for use. This will be a hands-on workshop with iPads, iPods, LiveScribe pens and other equipment will be provided for participants to use.    The  workshop will cover:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
The Inverted Classroom turns the idea of traditional classroom instruction on its head by asking students to watch videos of teacher lectures for homework and then apply the lesson with the teacher in the classroom. Class becomes the place to work through problems and engage in collaborative learning.  Learn how this approach is being successfully used by teachers around the world.  This can be ideal for children who struggle to pay attention during classroom instruction and find it difficult to complete their homework on their own. Digital lessons allow the student to receive instruction in an environment without the distractions of a busy classroom. Videos can be replayed as often as the student requires in order to absorb the material.  Various ways to create and edit videos will be reviewed.  Participants will create and upload a video lecture using a Flip video camera. 


QR-Codes are everywhere.  They are square bar codes that are on advertisements, products and even on the side of city buses.  These codes can be scanned by free apps on a mobile device to take you to a video, web page or provide text for more information.  These codes can also be used in very creative ways in the classroom. Create interactive lessons that bring a paper document to life through video and other online content, adapt books, create scavenger hunts, and much more!  Learn to create QR-Codes and how to embed them into a lesson plan.


Livescribe Pens are a pen and a voice recorder combined that preserve digital copies of notes that can be replayed, saved to the computer and shared with others.  Learn to use the pen in the classroom to create talking study guides, tests, books and much more.


100 Free Tools – Last but not least we will give participants a handout of 100 free resources for classrooms that can be found on the web!

 

  • Participants will receive continental breakfast, box lunch and a resource guide.
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please note:

Registration fee is non-refundable. If for any reason you can not attend, you can have someone else attend in your place. Please notify us as soon as possible if a substitution is required.


  $179 Per Person


Approved for 7 contact hours through the University of Georgia, Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA) and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG).

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Payments Accepted:

  • Credit cards

Credit Cards Accepted

  • Checks are accepted but must be received within 7 days of registering for the event. Make checks payable to the University of Georgia. Mail payments to: Farm Again, IHDD / UGA, 850 College Station Road, Athens GA 30605. Note: We are no longer accepting Paypal.

 

Participant Comments:

Great job! I would love to see classes like this revolutionize education.

Your workshops are always top quality.

Great organization and fun instruction.

I will be incorporating all of the great ideas into my special education class this summer.  

 

Rebecca Brightwell
Instructor

Rebecca Brightwell is the Associate Director of the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia. IHDD is a large research, education and outreach department at UGA that focuses on developmental disabilities. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Farm Again/AgrAbility grant project. She has vast experience with assistive technology applications and business planning for individuals with disabilities.