ERIC Number: ED401693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Success Stories: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Learning with Technology & Media.
WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
This handbook tells 15 stories of deaf or hard-of-hearing students and their teachers who have woven technology into their classrooms. The teachers were identified in a federally funded survey which sought innovations involving technology and media. The technologies involved include everything from a videocassette recorder to the World Wide Web. The stories tell of such learning activities as teaching American Sign Language to students at five remote schools through a distance learning network, teaching students to use a TTY, creating videotapes of students retelling books, interviewing successful deaf adults, and using multimedia presentations to teach classics. Together, the stories identify such best practices as helping students communicate, providing highly visual learning environments, making it safe for students to ask questions and make mistakes, and helping students develop thinking skills by solving real-world problems. Each story lists a contact person willing to provide additional information. A discussion of funding sources and a list of resources conclude the handbook. (JDD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education, Deafness, Educational Media, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Multimedia Instruction, Partial Hearing
Gallaudet University Bookstore, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002-3695; telephone: 202-651-5380; FAX: 202-651-5489 ($3 plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
Note: A product of the CPB/WLBH National Center for Accessible Media, Boston, MA.