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Author Archives: Barrie Carter
Upon reflection, my journey through ETEC 540 placed me in a position of having to think about how Web 2.0 technologies and Web 2.0 spaces can work to support students with severe special needs (hereafter ‘students’). Too often, the public … Continue reading
Hello Everyone: Please view my short slideshow on ‘The Life of Salmon’ at http://gallery.me.com/mycourses. I used Camtasia for the slideshow. I decided to do a slideshow on the life of salmon because I witnessed the famous salmon run at Adams … Continue reading
How can one read to learn if one cannot learn to read? – Barrie Carter The Artist’s Statement (The Critical Issue) As a special education teacher, I know that students with reading difficulties (not to be replaced or confused with … Continue reading
Rationale I decided to research Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) because there is a lack of sufficient information, documentation, and studies about PECS before the introduction of computers in the mainstream. In other words, the evolution of PECS was very … Continue reading
Mythic Messengers – a huge bronze frieze depicting the orality of Haida culture and civilization I am intrigued by Ong’s Euro-centric perspective on orality. Here, he asserts that the oral mind is aggregative, traditional, and “unable to detach itself from … Continue reading
Digital text is data in written form, esp. when stored, processed, or displayed in a word processor (Apple Dictionary). And, written form is enter[ing] (data) into a specified storage medium or location in store (Apple Dictionary). Read the text in … Continue reading
Hello Everyone: I am a full-time resource teacher for the New Westminster School District. I am responsible for working with students who are new English language learners and students who are ministry designated as ‘high incidence’ or ‘low incidence’. I … Continue reading
What is technology? Well, to a student with special needs having written output issues, it is any tool or device that aids in the writing (above) and the reading (below) process and experience. Here, assistive technologies like Clicker 5 gives … Continue reading