Freak the Mighty
Text Narration of Audio File
This instructional module
was created with four main objectives in mind:
provide an alternative to the traditional pencil and paper activities.
Students spend the majority of their school day completing pencil
and paper activities, including note taking, assignment completion,
and writing activities. This module will help to stimulate the students
learning by offering a change of pace, an alternative to these tasks.
provide an interactive education on the internet. The majority of
students have surfed the web and more than likely participated in
online interactions. But, they have had little exposure to this
interaction as a source and a tool for education. This module will
help students to realize and understand the potential that this
technology has for education.
an accommodation for students who have difficulty reading and/or
understanding the written word. Special Education students, more
specifically those with learning disabilities, often have a difficult
time reading and/or comprehending. Students who struggle with these
issues often fall behind the class and fail assignments because
of their disabilities. This module provides an accommodation for
these students in the form of text narration. Students have the
option of clicking on an icon to have the text read to them. This
will allow them to comprehend the material orally, which in many
cases is much easier for the students.
students’ motivation for the curriculum. Students who struggle
with reading sometimes hate to even try, no matter how interesting
the book might appear to be. These same students spend hours each
day playing with computers and other gaming machines. This module
will take advantage of this pastime by incorporating it into the
curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to quote “play”
on the computer by completing the online interactive activities.
Plus, they will receive credit for this opportunity! Taking advantage
of the students’ interests will engage them longer. They will
find the activities more enjoyable to participate in and therefore
will be more willing to participate in the novel unit.
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December 28, 2013