I am Heather Logan Weiler. I am the person behind SPED TECH. I added this blog because I was lucky enough to have been accepted into and actually complete an endorsement program in Instruction System Design & Educational Technology (ISD/Ed Tech).
Upon completing this program, I found I was asked by colleagues to "help" them to integrate tools into their class curriculum or how to get something to work. So I decided to start this blog.
Being in special education, I was so surprised at how quickly the regular education curriculum moved. I also saw how many tools were really fantastic; but I just could see how they would integrate in a meaningful way for my students.
This blog's purpose is to show how to use tools in the special education setting. I will add links for the tools themselves. It is up to you to learn their basic set up. Word of Advice: PRACTICE at least 5 times before you try it with any group!
When I refer to tools, I am talking about websites and or applications and software that you can use in your programs. I also will talk about hardware tools such as iPads, computers, cables, and document cameras. Rule of thumb, if you can pick it up and plug it in or turn it on ... that is hardware. And hardware breaks!
So I hope you will check back here from time to time and see how I am using system design with educational tech tools for special education students.
My next post will be on PLN or Personal Learning Network. See you then!