ERIC Number: ED363028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Technology To Facilitate Collaboration: AIMS CoPlanner.
Sanche, Robert; And Others
This brief paper describes a Macintosh computer program designed specifically to support the collaborative work of special education resource teachers. The increasing importance of collaboration between special and regular educators in serving the needs of students with disabilities is noted, as is the potential role of the microcomputer in aiding collaboration. The AIMS (Assessment and Instructional Management Support) CoPlanner has the following features: (1) worksheet and summary components to support collaborative planning; (2) an online mail system to facilitate communication; (3) online tools to support assessment and teaching tasks; (4) report planning and reporting features; (5) a thesaurus to help collaborating educators achieve consensus on the use of language in collaborative reports; and (6) situational "balloon helps" and an online manual for effective use of the system. A separate section containing the highlights of the AIMS CoPlanner is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development, Interprofessional Relationship, Mainstreaming, Recordkeeping, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Collaboration
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).