Special Education & Google: Using G Suite to Support All Learners
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Explore how to use the tools and apps associated with Google for Education to support students with disabilities. Learn how G Suite can help educators support the needs of all learners through differentiation, personalization, modifications, accommodations, techniques for empowering students, data tracking and more.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Google for Education account is helpful, but not required|
|Topic:||Universal Design for Learning/differentiated learning|
|Subject area:||Special education|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
The purpose of this session is to review how Google tools could be used to support the diverse needs of all learners in a classroom, specifically focusing on students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). This session will recommend strategies for using the G Suite platform to differentiate and personalize instruction based on student annual goals. It will review data collection techniques for student goals and other needs. It will uncover methods for using the platform to ensure that modifications and accommodations are met. Participants will leave with a toolbox of strategies for supporting students with disabilities in the classroom using Google tools.
- Introduction and Beginning Poll (5 minutes)
- Differentiation/personalized instruction and interactive activities (peer-to-peer discussion) (15 minutes)
- Modifications and accommodations and interactive activities (demo and poll question) (15 minutes)
- Data collection and G Suite (10 minutes)
- Other ways to support students with disabilities using G Suite (10 minutes)
- Review Q&A questions and final thoughts (5 minutes)
- The Journal of Special Education Technology (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jst)
- Bouck, E., Flanagan, S., Miller, B., Bassett, L. (2012). Rethinking everyday technology as assistive technology to meet students’ IEP goals. Journal of Special Education Technology, 27(4), 47–58.
Kathryn (Katie) Nieves is currently a Teacher/Coordinator of Educational Technology Integration and was formerly a special education teacher. She is a doctoral candidate and is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator. Katie is passionate about using technology to support the needs and interests of all learners. She has presented at national conferences, including ISTE, AMLE, and CEC and her work has been published in different journals, textbooks, and educational websites.