The six-page, quick-reference guide to using Chromebooks and Google Chrome in inclusive classrooms, Chromebooks in the Classroom: Changing the Landscape of Education, is available for immediate delivery.
The guide, by Brian S. Friedlander and Mike Marotta, introduces teachers to Chromebooks by Google and explores how they can be used ito provide universal supports across the curriculum to all learners, eliminating the need for specialized assistive technology devices for students with special needs.
The concise yet comprehensive guide cover topics including:
... Chromebook features
... Offline mode
... Google Drive
... Google Apps for Education/ Google Classroom (Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Spreadsheets)
... Recommended apps and extensions for
--Reading across the curriculum
--Writing across the curriculum
... Executive function support
... STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
... Tips for classroom integration
... Ideas for collaboration activities
Brian S. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in the area of assistive technology. He is an associate professor of education at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, where he coordinates graduate programs in special education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology. Others laminated guides include Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know; Instructional Technology for 21st Century Skills; iPad: Enhancing Learning & Communication for Students with Special Needs; and Autism & the iPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior.
Mike Marotta is a RESNA-certified assistive technology professional who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for over 25 years. As an evaluator Mike works collaboratively with teams in all environments (school, workplace, and community) to effectively match the individual's needs to technology supports. He is also an independent consultant and an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge, and at Felician College in New Jersey.
6 pages. 2015
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