ERIC Number: ED421850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Technology into the Standard Curriculum.
Research Connections in Special Education, n3 Fall 1998
This newsletter describes promising research in applying technology in the curriculum to improve learning opportunities for students with disabilities. Topics addressed include: (1) promoting access to early childhood curriculum; (2) considering assistive technology in the IEP; (3) using a web-based curriculum for elementary students with mild disabilities to enhance literacy learning, particularly writing; (4) improving access to the science curriculum using technology tools to help students develop understanding of scientific concepts and to ensure access to instructional activities; (5) improving concept development in mathematics; (6) supporting assistive technology at the state level; and (7) describing how technology supports Maine's state standards. Recommendations for integrating technology into the classroom are provided, including locating equipment where instruction and learning are taking place, selecting low tech applications whenever possible; integrating the use of technology into lessons in a purposeful and meaningful way, having the same equipment used in the classroom available in the child's home, offering training and technical support to classroom teachers initially, viewing the initial fiscal and human resources as an investment, and using the technology that is already in place when possible. (Contains 11 resources and a list of 8 resource contacts.) (CR)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Science Instruction, World Wide Web
ERIC/OSEP Special Project, ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; telephone: 703-620-3660; TTY: 703-264-9449.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.