Technology and the Diverse Learner is a practical guide for teachers to use the latest technology to assist them in meeting the needs of the diverse population of learners in their classrooms.
This book is designed specifically for the inclusive classroom teacher. It addresses inclusion from a very broad perspective that includes special education, gifted, diversity, culture and gender, although the focus is primarily weighted to special education.
In this user-friendly guide, practical strategies are offered for a variety of considerations in every classroom.
Marty Bray holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, and an MLS from Appalachian State University. He also holds certification in the areas of Behaviorally/Emotionally Disabled and Academically Gifted. In addition to working with exceptional children Marty has also worked as a Media Coordinator in North Carolina. Currently, he is an associate professor in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. Abbie H. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and an MA from Teachers College at Columbia University. He is currently an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. He is co-author of Multimedia Projects in the Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press), and a contributing author to Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction (Houghton Mifflin). He has taught at the Bank Street School for Children in New York City and George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has received awards for outstanding teaching and curriculum design from the New Jersey Department of Education and is an experienced computer-based instructional media producer. Timothy D. Green holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. He is co-author of Multimedia Projects in the Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press) and the author of PowerPoint Made Very Easy! (Scholastic). He has taught fourth grade and junior high school. His expertise is in multimedia design, the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process, and pedagogy. He is an assistant professor at California Sate University, Fullerton in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Currently, he is the university's Director of Distance Education.
Preface About the Authors 1. Looking at Gender, Culture, and Other Diversities in the Classroom: An Overview Cultural Diversity Gender Differing Abilities: Exceptional Children Standards and Guidelines Summary For Further Application 2. A Closer Look at Diverse Learners English Language Learners/English as a Second Language Learners Learners With Physical Disabilities or Impairments Learners With Cognitive Impairments Students With Learning Disabilities Gifted and Talented Students Summary For Further Application 3. Diverse Learners and Innovative Technologies Assistive/Adaptive Technologies Supportive Technologies Remediation Technologies Compensatory Technologies Extension Technologies Summary For Further Application 4. Curriculum, Technology, and Diverse Learners Differentiated Instruction: What Is It and How Does It Work? The Inclusive Classroom: An Overview Technology and the Individual Education Plan Cultural Sensitivity, Gender Equity, and the Use of Technology in the Classroom Using Technology With ELL Students Gender Equity and the Use of Technology Using Technology in the Content Areas to Facilitate Instruction With Diverse Learners Summary For Further Application Appendix A: Diverse Learners and Technologies Appendix B: Diverse Learners and Instructional Strategies References and Suggested Readings Index