My first digital teaching resource is a Prezi presentation on “learning to read or write with learning difficulties, specifically dyslexia.”
The Evaluation Matrix
Name of teaching resource: Prezi presentation
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade): Any student in Years 1 to 3 with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, would benefit from this teaching resource with the aid of an educator or parent.
How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class): This is a teaching resource that could be used for an individual student as a one on one learning basis or within a small group with either a teacher or teacher’s aide, reading recovery programmer, parent or guardian. The student/s or teacher can click through the presentation as quickly or as slowly as they wish, allowing the student/s time to read and sound out the letters and vowels. The use of a video file gives them helpful tips on how to sound out words and the addition of a link to online games gives the student/s a fun yet educational outlet. Simple homework is set and can be completed in their own time with some guidance.
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in? This resource has been designed to follow the English syllabus, specifically literacy, for students with special education needs.
Identify the strengths of the this teaching resource: Prezi is an easy to use web based presentation program that offers free templates that can be accessed from any computer with internet connection. It is a great resource for students to add content about a particular subject to generate a digital artefact that can be used within the classroom and will encourage digital content creators.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource: For a student to create their own Prezi presentation, they will firstly need to set up an account with a username and password. If they wish to view a Prezi, they must have the correct link shared with them if it is not set to public otherwise they will not be able to view the Prezi.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource: The presentation ideas are limitless for Prezi. In sticking with the English literacy theme, I find the idea of presenting individual Prezis on grammar, handwriting, reading and comprehension just to name a few. These would be viewed as a whole class and worksheet activities set for the students. The Prezis could also be printed out and used as posters around the classroom for future reference.
Teaching Resource 1.
Board of Studies NSW. (2016). Supporting students in English with special education needs [Image]. Retrieved from http://syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au/english/english-k10/supporting-special-education-students/
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Drjoefalbo. (2010, September 20). Phonemic awareness training with blocks [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H5WZ5-7uPc
Gardiner, J. (2016). Speech homework for Laura Carr. Glenda Browne Speech Pathology.
Matthews, M. (2014). SPELD NSW Parents Corner Issue 3, from E News. SPELD NSW. Retrieved from http://speldnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/SPELD-NSW-Parents-Corner-3-Help-with-writing-sentences.pdf
Vector EPS Free Download, Logo, Icons, Brand Emblems. (2015). Prezi Logo [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.freelogovectors.net/prezi-logo-pdf/
Young, K. (2016). Dyslexiahelp. The ticket to success. S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Strategies for success. Retrieved from http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools