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Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment

Name of FS Student: Daphney V. Ilogon Course: BEED- 3 EDD

School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011


Major: Special Education

Date : September 13, 2013 FS 3 Episode 4 (Section):

Important Reminders: 1. Extend due courtesy to the Administrators, Teachers, and Staff Members of the school. 2. Follow the rules and regulations of the school and the centers you are visiting. 3. Always ask permission from the person when you can conduct this interview. 4. After you have completed your interview, express your gratitude for the time and assistance they gave you for this FS episode Aim of this activity: The aim of this activity is for you to analyze and upraise websites, interactive games or online quiz and video related to your course and major/area of concentration or the topics in your observed classes. Try to determine if these websites, interactive games, online quiz and video, support the needs for online learning for you and your learners. Get ready to share this during the processing session. PART 1. WEBSITES Instructions: 1) Select two websites related to the topics discussed in a class you have observed. 2) Create a Screen Capture of its Home Page and place it in the box below replacing the sample image. Size your image to approximately 5 inches wide. 3) Type all your answers in the space opposite to each question. 4) Print out your completed document and pass this to your FS Teacher. Do not forget to include your name. 5) Since there are two websites, produce two copies of pages 2 to 5 Your Name: Daphney V. Ilogon Web Site Title: The National Professional Center On URL: http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/content/picture-exchange-communicationsystem-pecs Place Your Screen Capture here:

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

Accuracy of the Website


What is the purpose of the website and why was it designed? (inform, facts, data, persuade, explain, sell, entice, share/disclose, other)

Response
The purpose of the website is to give services using the Picture Exchange Communication System to children with autism. It is designed to teach young children to communicate in a social context (Bondy & Frost, 1994; Frost & Bondy, 2002). The audiences of the website are children with autism. In my own opinion, some professionals responsible in handling children with special needs were the ones who owned this site. Named as the National Professional Development Center On. This site serves as a multi-university center that promotes the used of evidence-based practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

What audience is the website designed for? (grade level, age, interest group) Who authored the website and does the site provide contact information? What does the site tell you about the authors qualification to author the site?

Authority of the Website


Who published the website and is it other than the Web Master?

Response
The site dos not clearly state who published the site but in my own opinion, I think it was the professionals who are responsible in handling children with special needs specifically for those children with autism were the ones made and published this site.

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


What is the domain of the website?

School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011 http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu

Look up the author in Google or other search engines. What do you find?

I didnt see any other information about the author.

Objectivity of the Website


Describe the goals and/or objectives of this website (as you perceive them) What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author (s) of the website? List any evident biases.

Response
The goal of the website is to give services to children with autism. It was made to help these children develop their communication and social skills. To address how important it is to have professional development on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Currency of the Website


When was the website created? (If known) When was the website last updated? (if known) How up-to-date are the links? Do all the links function? List major links found within the website.

Response
The website was last updated in the year 2009 All the links functions. As I have said the last update was made in the year 2009 Home, About the Center, Evidence-based practices, Early identification of ASD module, Manual of procedures, Coaching, Additional resources and Working with States

Coverage of the Web Documents

Response

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


Describe the links and discuss whether or not they complement the website

School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

The links are connected with each other. Each link shows different related services for the child.

What is the ratio of text to images?

There are more words than images found in the website.

Describe whether or not the information offered on by the site is properly cited. (Does the website list references or a bibliography?)

The website does cite anything and it is well organized.

Navigation Structure within the Website


Describe the local and major navigation controls and their placement in the website

Response
The links are in the top most of the website which is easy to see. And when you point the cursor or even click each button/link it works automatically.

Specify if a Search function is provided and identify its location

There is a search function found in the website and it is located at the upper right side of the website.

Design Elements of the Website


Describe the color palette of the websites interface, including the banner, background, graphics and typeface

Response
The homepage of the website is entitled The National Professional Development Center On Autism Spectrum Disorders it has 3 circles that serves as their logo.

Describe the design continuity of the pages within the website.

The design is the same throughout the site.

Summary

Response

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


Provide a succinct summary of your overall impression of the website highlighting the seven criteria. Explain how you would (or would not) use the website as an educator/learner. To whom would you recommend this website and why?

School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

I was impress by looking at this site because there are really people who actually have their time just to make this kind of site especially if it has something to do to children with autism. By using Picture Exchange Communication System it helps students to have a better communication towards people. As a future educator I can say that PECS would be very helpful to us and by using this, materials are cheap, easy to prepare and portable.

PART II. INTERACTIVE GAMES/ ONLINE QUIZ AND VIDEO Instructions: 1) Select one interactive game/online quiz and a video related to your topics discussed in a class you have observed. 2) Create a Screen Capture of its Home Page and place it in the box below replacing the sample image. Size your image to approximately 5 inches wide. 3) Type all your answers in the space provided after each question. 4) Print out your completed document and pass this to your FS Teacher. Interactive Game/Online Quiz Title: What Color URL: http://www.do2learn.com/games/learningames.htm Place Your Screen Capture here:

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

A. Describe briefly this interactive game/ online quiz, benefits a class. This website contains a lot of interactive games, but I only chose 1 which is entitled: What Color. This game helps the student not just to identify what color is being asked but rather it also allows the student to have this critical thinking skill. B. How will this be integrated in class? This can also be integrated in an inclusive classroom set-up so that, for those students who have difficulty identifying colors it will then be easier for them. Video Title: Parts of Me Song This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011 URL: http://www.do2learn.com/games/songs/PartsofMe/index.htm Place Your Screen Capture here:

A. What is the message of this video? The video teaches students with multiple disabilities the concept of Parts of the body. The subject integrated in the lesson is Science. B. What are the benefits of showing this video to the class? The video teaches the students about the different parts of the body. By this lesson, the students will be able to identify body parts on their own after learning this song. C. How will this be integrated in class? The teacher will let the pupils watch the video; this will serve as an Introduction song when presenting a new lesson to the class. By presenting the video, the teacher now, integrates educational technology other than traditional way of teaching.

Name of FS Student: Daphney V. Ilogon

Date: September 13, 2013

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


Course: BEED-3

School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

Major: Special Education FS 3 (Section): EDUC 25- EDD

Important Reminders: 5. Extend due courtesy to the Administrators, Teachers, and Staff Members of the school. 6. Follow the rules and regulations of the school and the centers you are visiting. 7. Always ask permission from the person when you can conduct this interview. 8. After you have completed your interview, express your gratitude for the time and assistance they gave you for this FS episode Aim of this activity: The aim of this activity is for you to analyze and upraise websites, interactive games or online quiz and video related to your course and major/area of concentration or the topics in your observed classes. Try to determine if these websites, interactive games, online quiz and video, support the needs for online learning for you and your learners. Get ready to share this during the processing session. PART 1. WEBSITES Instructions: 6) Select two websites related to the topics discussed in a class you have observed. 7) Create a Screen Capture of its Home Page and place it in the box below replacing the sample image. Size your image to approximately 5 inches wide. 8) Type all your answers in the space opposite to each question. 9) Print out your completed document and pass this to your FS Teacher. Do not forget to include your name. 10) Since there are two websites, produce two copies of pages 2 to 5 Your Name: Daphney V. Ilogon Web Site Title: URL: Place Your Screen Capture here:

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

Accuracy of the Website


What is the purpose of the website and why was it designed? (inform, facts, data, persuade, explain, sell, entice, share/disclose, other)

Response The website was designed to help teach children with autism to communicate. The site also provides strategies and approaches towards children with autism. The audiences of the website are particularly parents and children with autism.

What audience is the website designed for? (grade level, age, interest group)

Who authored the website and does the site provide contact information?

The author of the website is named The National Autistic Society.

Autism Helpline
Tel:

0808 800 4104


(open 10.00am-4.00pm, Monday-Friday)

Text: Minicom service: Email enquiry service:

07903 200 200 0845 070 4003 visit www.autism.org.uk/enquiry

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011
and complete the online form

What does the site tell you about the authors qualification to author the site?

In my own opinion, this was personally made by a group of experts in order to cater the needs of children with autism.

Authority of the Website


Who published the website and is it other than the Web Master?

Response
The terms 'social story' and 'social stories' are trademarks originated and owned by Carol Gray. All rights reserved. And In my own opinion, this was personally made by a group of experts in order to cater the needs of children with autism.

What is the domain of the website?

http://www.autism.org.uk

Look up the author in Google or other search engines. What do you find?

I didnt find any authors name in this site but then it was Carol Gray who originated this Social Story.

Objectivity of the Website


Describe the goals and/or objectives of this website (as you perceive them)

Response The goal of the website is to provide educational information about the disability autism. It provides certain strategies and approaches to those who will view this website.

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011
What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author (s) of the website? List any evident biases. To have a brief information towards the famiy, childen and viewers of this site.

Currency of the Website


When was the website created? (If known) When was the website last updated? (if known) How up-to-date are the links? Do all the links function?

Response
Last Updated: April 12, 2013

The links found in the website are all functioning.

List major links found within the website.

About Autism Living with Autism Schools and services Working with people with Autism Get involved News and events Community

Coverage of the Web Documents


Describe the links and discuss whether or not they complement the website

Response All the links are important to the website so that desired information will be properly transmitted and it also provides the audience with several topics, goals and purposes. There is more text than images. In the website I have not seen anything that is cited but it provides contact information about the author and I think in this way you can ask for their references.

What is the ratio of text to images? Describe whether or not the information offered on by the site is properly cited. (Does the website list references or a bibliography?)

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011

Navigation Structure within the Website


Describe the local and major navigation controls and their placement in the website

Response It is places at the top most part of the site. The link all works properly. Yes, SEARCH function is being provided in the site. Response When you see the website, the dominant colors are black, pink and violet. Black for the text and pink and violet for the logo. The logo looks like there are 2 people hugging each other.

Specify if a Search function is provided and identify its location

Design Elements of the Website


Describe the color palette of the websites interface, including the banner, background, graphics and typeface

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph

Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment


School of Education, Xavier University First Semester, School Year 2010-2011
Describe the design continuity of the pages within the website.

The same theme applies a mixture of black, pink and violet can be seen.

Summary

Response Social stories were created by Carol Gray in 1991 to help teach social skills to people with Autism. They are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why. I like the website because it can be viewed easily by the viewers.I highly recommend the website to other students, parents, and teachers because it contains a lot of information.

Provide a succinct summary of your overall impression of the website highlighting the seven criteria. Explain how you would (or would not) use the website as an educator/learner. To whom would you recommend this website and why?

This evaluation form has been adapted from Web Page Evaluation Checklist by Joe Barker, The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley The Best Stuff on the Web. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker. pdf Trinidad (2010) elearn.xu.edu.ph