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Webinars For Teachers #2

Posted on Feb 7, 2014

On our second webinar for teachers this year we were fortunate to have two of our own Survey Facilitators, Tabitha Pacheco and Heather Goodwin, present on using the computer to adapt instruction. Our guest, Dr. Dan Pollitt, presented on ‘The Ins and Outs of iPads and iBooks for Students with Disabilities’. He discussed the background of traditional textbooks being poorly designed for certain populations who must spend much of their cognitive resources on finding information, leaving little for leaning the content. Dr. Pollitt found, among other things, that students’ comprehension on expository text was higher on an iBook than on traditional text and students appeared to feel more comfortable and relaxed using iBooks. He provides a number of interesting resources and ideas for the classroom.

Webinar #2 Video Transcript|PowerPoint|PDF #1|PDF #2|Excel

Background on Webinars for Teacher

The Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities conducts annual nationwide surveys with various groups, including teachers, administrators, students and parents. In order to get surveys from each state, teachers from every state have volunteered to distribute the surveys to appropriate persons. As one way to express our appreciation to these teachers, we are providing live webinars on topics in which they are instrested. These webinars will be archived and available on the Center’s website.

The scheduled webinars are:

November 14, 2013
Social Skills and Mobile Apps,
Dr. Sean Smith, University of Kansas

January 21, 2014
The Ins and Outs of iPads for Students with Disabilities
Dr. Dan Pollitt, University of Kansas

March 3, 2014
UDL and the Online Class for Students with Disabilities
Skip Stahl, CAST

April 2, 2014
Apps and Tech Solutions for Students with Disabilities in STEM
Dr. Jamie Basham, University of Kansas

You can find webinar recordings and links to additional resources shortly after each is presented live,

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