Beth Lloyd Newton, Massachusetts USA
Bio:Beth is a school based occupational therapist at Hosmer School in Watertown, MA. She has worked in the field of pediatrics for 30 years in a variety of settings. As an OT, she brings a unique perspective to the lives of students, focusing on participation across the school day. Technology is an essential tool in her therapy bag as she helps diverse learners function independently and feel success.
Presentation Description: Because OTs have a knack for adapting items to meet the needs of their clients, they are similar to MacGyver who is known for his innovative use of common objects. In our busy world, it is handy to have a simple and flexible tool “at the ready”. This presentation will help us develop MacGyver-like ingenuity as we change disabilities to possibilities, using one free online tool. Did I mention Universal Design for Learning? Using these principles, we will see examples of how to offer multiple means of representation, expression and engagement when addressing the needs of our diverse learners.
Original (19:57 Run Time; .mov, 97.1 MB)
iPod Video (19:57 Run Time; mp4, 48.7 MB)
Audio only (19:57 Run Time; mp3, 9.1 MB)
- Changing Disabilities Wiki http://changingdisabilities.wikispaces.com/
- Cast Teaching Every Student website http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/
- Free multimedia book online, Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/
- VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/
- VoiceThread tutorials http://voicethread.com/?#c28
- Karen Janowski’s and Joyce Valenza’s Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in All Classrooms Wiki http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
- Kevin Honeycutt’s web 2.0 keychain templates http://www.kevinhoneycutt.com/
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