From co-teaching authority Marilyn Friend and assistive technology expert Brian Friedlander comes this new six-page (trifold), quick-reference laminated guide.
With the expansion of co-teaching as a means to improve student outcomes, technology can be an invaluable resource. Co-teachers need to plan collaboratively, jointly implement lesson plans, and cooperatively assess student progress. This reference guide provides practical strategies on how technology can facilitate co-planning, expedite sharing of student data, and streamline many other tasks that ultimately assist in accomplishing co-teaching's goal: improved student outcomes. Whatever your preferred computer platform, co-teachers can apply these strategies and applications to accommodate all learners' needs.
Written by the nation's foremost authority on co-teaching, Marilyn Friend, and Brian Friedlander, an expert in the use of instructional and assistive technologies, this handy tool features an overview of co-teaching fundamentals, along with recommendations of over two dozen free and low-cost applications and programs for
. Expediting co-planning
. Improving communication
. Streamlining data collection
. Augmenting assessment
. Simplifying data analysis
. Creating guided notes
. Facilitating differentiated instruction
. Increasing student engagement
. Enhancing note-taking skills
. Implementing electronic scaffolding
Marilyn Friend is one of the nation's leading authorities on co-teaching, frequently presenting to and training educators in the United States and abroad. In addition to Co-Teaching and Technology, she is the author of the laminated guide Co-Teaching: Improving Student Outcomes, and the book, Co-Teach!. Her popular video series on co-teaching includes the videos The Power of 2, More Power, Instructional Power, and Releasing the Power.
Brian Friedlander coordinates graduate programs in special education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, and is an AT consultant for many school districts in the New Jersey. He is the author of the laminated guides Autism and the iPad, Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know, iPad: Enhancing Learning & Communication for Students with Special Needs, and Chromebooks in the Classroom. He is also the author or co-author of several books on assistive technology.
6 pages. 2016
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