Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar:
Do It in Chrome: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons to Support Struggling Learners
Presented by Lynda Hartman, MA, MLS
Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:30 AM - 1 PM
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided.
Google Chrome Web Browser? Chromebooks? Chrome is all over the education and technology world. The Google Chrome Web Browser has become the browser of choice -supplanting Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and others. Districts across the country are looking at Chromebooks as they consider and move to 1:1 initiatives. Can Chrome/Chromebooks provide support for students with special needs?
This session will introduce participants to the Chrome “world”. Our hands-on session will provide general information about Chromebooks including the visual and physical accessibility supports currently available. Participants will have the opportunity to download and explore Chrome apps, extensions and add-ons to support some typical classroom setting demands to see if/how Chrome can support students who are struggling to complete reading and writing tasks. We will look at a decision making process to help participants select appropriate tools and how to assess their effectiveness. Resources will also be provided to help participants continue in their Chrome journey. Participants are encouraged to bring a Chromebook or a laptop computer with the Google Chrome Web Browser installed. If installing on a laptop computer, please also sign in to Chrome. Please note - you will need to have a Google account in order to do this.
DISCLAIMER:Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities. PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation. PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members. PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.