ERIC Number: ED420131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Technology Links to Literacy: A Case Book of Special Educators' Use of Technology To Promote Literacy.
Craver, James M., Ed.; Burton-Radzely, Lisa, Ed.
This monograph describes how special educators in seven schools are using technology to promote literacy. Profiles of the different schools provide concrete examples of technology use in different instructional settings and demonstrate how various educational philosophies and implementation efforts help schools build successful technology-based instructional practices. The examples include schools that are using technology to: (1) include students with disabilities in general education classrooms; (2) motivate and teach skills to students with severe emotional disturbances and conduct disorder who are in an alternative program; (3) teach literacy to students with moderate and severe cognitive and physical disabilities; (4) identify needs and delivery services to children with visual impairments; (5) provide mobile needs assessment, training, and technical assistance to preschool children with disabilities; (6) support mainstreaming and skill development of children with hearing impairments; and (7) build communication and independent living skills in children with autism. In each of the case studies, information is provided on how technology is being integrated into the curriculum. The case studies demonstrate that technology does not have to be complex or expensive to be successful. A resource list is included that provides contact information for relevant technology companies. (CR)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Autism, Behavior Disorders, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Hearing Impairments, Inclusive Schools, Literacy, Severe Disabilities, Special Programs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macro International, Inc., Calverton, MD.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A