Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom

Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom

By (author) Sally McKeown , By (author) Angela Mcglashon

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Shortisted as ERA Finalist 2013 How can you use ICT to boost the achievement of all your pupils? This practical teachers' guide will help you to unlock the enormous potential of new technology in order to enhance pupils' learning, particularly for young people with additional needs. Written by two of the UK's leading technology experts, this invaluable new resource will enable you to use ICT effectively to make lessons more accessible, motivating and fun. With fifty illustrated case studies and twenty starter activities, this practical resource will help you to introduce new technology into the inclusive classroom. It has been specifically designed to help develop your pupils' key skills, such as problem solving, developing concepts and communicating to different audiences. In each activity, the authors show why and how a particular resource was used and show how similar techniques can be implemented to open up the curriculum to your learners. The authors include timely and realistic advice on how to use a range of technologies from the cheap and cheerful - and even free - to more sophisticated and specialist packages. Find out about: podcasting digital animation iPods and iPads dance mat technology digital storytelling wikis online reading schemes sat nav story boarding games and gaming mobile phones art packages using sound visualisers Whether you're already techno-savvy or looking to get started with ICT, this book is full of brilliant ideas on how to engage learners of all abilities using technology. If you're looking for inspiration on how to integrate creative uses of ICT with the curriculum, this book will prove invaluable.

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 208 x 294 x 10mm | 381.02g
  • 22 Feb 2012
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London
  • English
  • 30 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables, 25 black & white halftones
  • 0415672546
  • 9780415672542
  • 66,679

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Sally McKeown is an award-winning journalist who specialises in articles about disability. She has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with a wide range of learning needs, and now runs training courses for charities and educators. http://www.brilliantideas.org.uk/ Angie McGlashon is a former teacher, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex, LA adviser, business manager and trainer for a variety of software companies. She is now a freelance consultant working with many mainstream and special schools.

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'Brilliant ideas is a book of two halves. The first part gives examples from practice of the use of ICT in the widest sense - Satnavs, dance mats, and games consoles sit alongside more conventional equipment such as interactive whiteboards and laptops ... Part two gives brief overviews of a host of resources, with ideas to start using them. Like the first section there is a mixture of resources we might recognise, and some that could be new to the reader.' - John Galloway, advisory teacher for ICT/SEN and inclusion 'I am sure that there will be new ideas here for even the most tech-savvy teachers. It is gratifying to note that most of the technologies showcased in the book are either free or available at a reasonable cost.' - Teaching and Learning with Technology 'Sally McKeown and Angela McGlashon have produced a book that will be an excellent resource for lesson ideas for busy teachers who want an effective way of using ICT to provide ways for all children to be included in the learning environment of the class' - Judith Stansfield, BDA NTC (Associate) 'If you're looking for inspiration on how to integrate creative uses of ICT with the curriculum, this book will prove invaluable.' - The Book Depository 'Some of Education Today's favourite suggested ICT uses include the chance for young people to experience life as a museum curator using a specialised free website (p6), and the idea of using a Tom Tom to make sense of the world (p48). This particular case study shows how a group of young people with learning difficulties, including Aspergers syndrome, autism and Downs syndrome used a sat-nav to improve their communication skills and explore their local community using maps.' - Education Today 'The brilliant ideas are presented in the form of short (one or two pages) case studies, illustrating how they have been used in schools throughout the UK. Many teachers will already be using some of the approaches described in the book, but there is sure to be something new for everybody.' - Allan Wilson, CALL Scotland 'The book focuses on students with a disability, provides effective techniques for enhancing learning outcomes and increasing engagement and motivational levels in students.' - International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 'Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom is an excellent guide to using ICT in the SEN classroom,but has lots of ideas for teachers in mainstream schools too.' - WhiteboardBlog 'This no-nonsense guide to using ICT to enhance the learning of children with additional needs will make lessons more accessible and learners more engaged and motivated.' - wheelers.co.nz 'This is a very helpful 'hands-on' book for busy teachers who want to use technology to open up the curriculum for their students but are not quite sure where to start.'- Fiona Bull, Dyslexia Review, November 2012

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