ERIC Number: ED390229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
NCIP Profiles, 1-5, 1994.
NCIP Profiles, n1-5 1994
This set of information sheets is intended to improve practice in special education through use of technology, media, and materials. The first information profile offers guidelines for using NCIP (National Center to Improve Practice) resources to effect change. Examples are given of how technology coordinators and others have used NCIP resources in their role as change agents. The second profile offers ideas for using multimedia with students having learning disabilities. Examples include using Hypermedia software to create multimedia stories, producing videos, and using media to improve writing skills. The third profile discusses using technology to help students with visual impairments improve their writing skills. It considers the importance of sensory feedback to the writing process and ways schools and families can help. The fourth profile describes the use of laptop computers to improve the learning of students with disabilities, addressing considerations for implementing a plan for laptop use, examples of how schools are using laptops, and features of portable computers and writing tools. The last profile is on ways that technology can support inclusion in preschool settings. It describes how a child with cerebral palsy uses various technologies in her regular class and how a specially designed keyboard aids students with autism. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Change Agents, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Preschool Education, Visual Impairments, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.; Education Development Center, Newton, MA. National Center to Improve Practice.