Outline for the BYOL Presentation

1) Understanding Key Terms and Concepts (5 minutes)

  • Web-based learning.
  • Special populations and at-risk students.
  • How Web resources and instructional considerations for students with mild disabilities relate to the NETS•Student Standards 3, 4, 5, 6; and NETS•Teacher Standards II and III;
  • How Web resources and instructional considerations for students with mild disabilities address diversity and equity issues (e.g. special populations, at-risk students; special education students collaborating with non-disabled students, technology supports that promote similarities and reduce attention on differences).
  • Universal design for learning (UDL).

2) Special Education Teacher Resources: Accessing special education instructional resources (10 minutes)

  • Special education resources on the Web (www.seriweb.com )
  • Internet resources for special children (www.irsc.org )
  • LdOnline (www.ldonline.org) and its in-depth resources on assistive technology for students with learning disabilities and/or at-risk (particularly in the area of classroom literacy activities)
  • Tutorials for assistive technology products (www.atto.buffalo.edu)

3) Free Content-related Tools (20 minutes)

4) Free Instructional Tools (15 minutes)

  • Compilation of online tools to enhance/scaffold instruction: 4teachers.org ’s family of instructional support tools (e.g., TrackStar, QuizStar, RubiStar, PBL Checklists, etc.)
  • Universally Designed Lesson Builder – lessonbuilder.cast.org
  • Student behavior, organization, and strategy tools: KidTools – kidtools.missouri.edu/

5) Questions (10 minutes)

6) Final comments:

  • Everything and more presented/experienced at this BYOL session can be found at the Web Toolboxes: Quickstarts for the Web site – www.ed.sc.edu/caw/toolbox.html