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Assistive Technology Hardware
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Track #268872
Format: Resource list
<p>This collection of websites is intended to answer the delicate question of &quot;how do they do that&quot; in regard to assistive technology.  How does your sight impaired or blind client or student &quot;read&quot; the computer screen?  How does someone with only above the neck mobility activate a computer?  And don't forget, limitations may include c<font face="Tahoma">ognitive and neural issues which have devices and software to addess those issues.</font></p><p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Sophisticated hardware devices are run through a serial port, and these devices run on software that are designed to be compatible with the Windows operating system.</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">Oh, by the way, what is and where is a serial port?  Click on the view in frames button below to see the related websites. </span></p>
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Basic Office Specialist Skills Class - Range of Computer Skills
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Track #267547
Format: Extended learning
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Computer software and technology training have been part of our society’s public education system since the 1980s. However, technology-training standards have just (in the past ten years) become required, established and codified as other subjects, such as math. For instance, after completing High School, most students are expected to have basic mathematics and some algebra skills. What about computer skills-level expectations for the software you are learning in this class? Were computers “in” after you graduated high school? </font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><strong>READ THIS DOCUMENT.</strong></p><p><strong>VIEW ALL OF THE RELATED WEBSITES BY<em>&nbsp;</em>SCROLLING AND CLICKING ON THE NUMBERED LINKS ON THE LEFT, OR IN THIS DOCUMENT.</strong></p><p><strong>SEE LINK # 8 TO TAKE A BASIC COMPUTER QUIZ, WITH INSTANT FEED BACK FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. DON'T BE DISAPOINTED IF YOU DO NOT SCORE WELL, YOU MAY HAVE NOT HAD THE TRAINING YET.</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Visit the <b>Texas Education Agency’s (TEA)</b> <b>Technology Applications Curriculum </b>website to understand the development of standards and what you may or may to have missed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></font><a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/ta/curric.html"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/ta/curric.html</font></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"> <p /></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">To see the basic requirements for Technology Application credit to graduate from a Texas High School, implemented in 1997 visit the <strong>TEA - Technology Applications Graduation Credit </strong><strong><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal">website: </span></strong></font></font><a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/ta/tagradcred.html"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/ta/tagradcred.html</font></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"> <p /></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><br /><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">How has software taught in this class been integrated into public high schools? For a good description, read the summary on the <b><span lang="EN" style="mso-ansi-language: EN">Regional Educational Laboratories</span> (REL Network)</b> web page, or scroll to the bottom the page to find the link to the original article: </font><a href="http://www.relnetwork.org/news/2005-07/08-mcrel.html"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">http://www.relnetwork.org/news/2005-07/08-mcrel.html</font></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"> <p /></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">What are educators and researchers coming up with for training in new technologies? Get a brief description of how this conversation is taking place online from <b>REL Network</b>, and a link to monitor these online discussions at: </font><a href="http://www.relnetwork.org/news/Sept03/07-AEL.html"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">http://www.relnetwork.org/news/Sept03/07-AEL.html</font></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"> <p /></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Now that you understand that the technology instruction in this class has it’s own history and development in the schools, where do you fit in the technology training timeline?</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"> <p /></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Educational curriculum links also list pertinent information for you, the learner. To see more on workforce training visit the <b>Resource Center Technology in Education (R TEC) </b>website at: </font><a href="http://www.rtec.org/category.cfm?cat_id=21"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">http://www.rtec.org/category.cfm?cat_id=21</font></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Find links for adult learners<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>such as </font><a href="http://www.readiowa.org/workplacemath/contents.html"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">http://www.readiowa.org/workplacemath/contents.html</font></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> to brush up on your math skills.</font></p>
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Web Mail
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Track #273009
Format: Worksheet
 

 

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