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  1. page Addressing the Needs of All Students edited ... http://www.cameramouse.org/index.html This is amazing software. It takes a standard PC (not M…
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    http://www.cameramouse.org/index.html
    This is amazing software. It takes a standard PC (not Mac...yet) and turns it into a machine usable by people who have no control over their hands and arms. It uses a built in or USB web cam and it tracks a feature of the face such as the nose. Also on the downloads page are a number of programs that can be easily operated with cameramouse. Cameramouse enables communication. You no longer have to have a special piece of equipment.
    http://www.assiniboine.net/user/staff/albertsc/software_essentials-2.htm
    Free software for educators. It's the kind of thing to look through, try out, and then figure out how to use it to help students learn.
    http://www.intljcm.com/articles/knox2.html
    How to involve people with physical disabilities in playing electronic musical instruments
    http://www.ndu.com/Media/description.html Computer set up for people who are blind. This costs $$ but the prices seem to be in line with buying any other computer.
    http://www.appropedia.org/Open_Source_User_Interface
    http://www.family-friendly-fun.com/disability-support/technology/assistive.htm

    Reading Music and Learning Disabilities
    {Learing disability and music reading.pdf}
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  2. page Addressing the Needs of All Students edited ... Open Source Software for People with Disabilities This is the kind of software you can load o…
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    Open Source Software for People with Disabilities
    This is the kind of software you can load onto a standard laptop computer to customize that computer for a person with specific disabilities.
    http://www.oatsoft.org/
    This is a collection of open source software that has been created to meet specific needs. Sometimes this page loads slowly, so be patient.
    http://www.edutopia.org/autism-handheld-technology
    Palm Pilots can be used to help students negotiate their day in school. These handheld computers have a lot of resources for social development (e.g., taking pictures of teachers and other students in order to learn their names).
    http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/
    This is one of the best sources for free software. These folks create this software as a hobby, so sometimes there are bugs or you have to do a couple of steps before you download the actual software--this is explained on the download page of each piece of software. How to use this in terms of universal design for learning? Look at audacity recording software. It allows you to record and then you can turn what you record into an mp3. Microphones for computers cost under $20, so this is a cheap way of creating customized mp3s. So you could record instructions for children or you could record instructions on top of some soft music (it allows tracks). If you have a dollar or two to spare and use this software, consider sending these folks a donation.

    http://www.cameramouse.org/index.html
    This is amazing software. It takes a standard PC (not Mac...yet) and turns it into a machine usable by people who have no control over their hands and arms. It uses a built in or USB web cam and it tracks a feature of the face such as the nose. Also on the downloads page are a number of programs that can be easily operated with cameramouse. Cameramouse enables communication. You no longer have to have a special piece of equipment.
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Wednesday, February 15

  1. page Persuasive Songs edited ... http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/04/ Examples of songs that use logos: ... b…
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    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/04/
    Examples of songs that use logos:
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    boycott British goodsgoodss
    Solidarity Forever: one person is too feeble to change things--we need to join together in a union because that way we have more strength.
    Pathos: Pathos is rhetoric that appeals to one's emotions. If you have seen advertisements about helping children around the world and they show pictures of starving children, then you have experienced this type of rhetoric. The idea is that if you feel something about the topic then you will be persuaded to some kind of action, such as donating money.
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Wednesday, October 19

  1. page home edited This wiki is dedicated to the memory of Tobie Sanders (1947-2015) Where are our visitors from? …
    This wiki is dedicated to the memory of Tobie Sanders (1947-2015)
    Where are our visitors from?
    How to Use This Wiki for Ed 213, Ed 214, and Ed 314/316
    You have two major wikis to use in these classes. The literacymethods wiki contains content, and lots of it. It includes a lot of topics related to literacy, as might be expected, and it also contains information about many creative/art-based projects. There is a significant element of technology here, too. Just look at the list of pages to see the kinds of information you can find here. Think of it as your own personal Wikipedia. You are invited to add information that will benefit your colleagues and your teachers. This is our semioticstextbook, and your voice can be part of it.
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    Here are links to your portfolio wikis.
    Ed 213 Children's Literature Portfolio Wiki
    http://ed213portfoliosfall2014.wikispaces.com/home= =
    Ed 214 Arts in the Elementary Classroom Portfolio Wiki
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    Fall 2015==
    http://ed214fall2015.wikispaces.com/
    Ed 314 Portfolio Wiki
    http://ed314316fall2014.wikispaces.com/home== ==
    New Stuff
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Sunday, October 9

Thursday, September 15

  1. page Addressing the Needs of All Students edited ... http://www.ndu.com/Media/description.html Computer set up for people who are blind. This costs…
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    http://www.ndu.com/Media/description.html Computer set up for people who are blind. This costs $$ but the prices seem to be in line with buying any other computer.
    Reading Music and Learning Disabilities
    {LD paper for nancy.doc}{Learing disability and music reading.pdf}
    Making Text Audible
    If you are teaching a non-language arts class and you have students who could use audible texts for any reason (they have a learning disability, they are English language learners, they have a visual impairment, or they simply learn better by listening), then you need a way to create audible texts that can be easily shared and disseminated to the people who need/want them.
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  2. page Semiotics and Semiotic Systems edited ... As you look at, read, listen to, and watch these various ways of expressing sadness, think abo…
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    As you look at, read, listen to, and watch these various ways of expressing sadness, think about what all these representations have in common, but also what makes them different. Which one seems to speak to you more significantly? How do you connect to them in similar ways and how do you connect to them differently?
    Howard Gardner ( http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm ) identifies the multiple intelligences people possess, and it is significant that many of these are related to how we take in information. You can see the multiple intelligences displayed across the artworks below and you may feel more drawn to one or two based on your own array of intelligences.
    Here is a video about Ferdinand de Saussure, an early semiotic theorist.
    Human Factors in Semiotics
    There are several things to keep in mind:
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