ERIC Number: ED421966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
The Internet: An Inclusive Magnet for Teaching All Students.
This resource book is designed to help educators use the Internet as a tool in the instruction of all students, including students with disabilities, auditory and visual learners, students from rural areas, and those who do not speak English as their first language. The handbook begins by identifying some common access strategies and multiple ways in which students can benefit from them. It then turns to practical models from teachers who have taken concrete steps to provide access to the Internet for all of their students. Six success stories are provided that describe: (1) helping students with learning disabilities through the use of "talking" computers; (2) integrating special education technology into the overall technology plan for a school district; (3) using e-mail and the Internet to build bridges between students with disabilities and students at other schools; (4) helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students develop literacy skills and vocabulary with a textbook available on the Internet; (5) integrating a student with a visual impairment into classroom activities using the Internet; and (6) using assistive technology to integrate students with disabilities and students for whom English is a second language. Resources for finding assistive technology and World Wide Web resources are listed. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Internet, Models, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
Internet Handbook, World Institute on Disability, 510 Sixteenth St., Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Inst. on Disability, Berkeley, CA.