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Technology and the Diverse Learner

Technology and the Diverse Learner
A Guide to Classroom Practice

May 2004 | 112 pages | Corwin
Technology and the Diverse Learner is a practical guide for teachers to use the latest technology to assist them in meeting the needs of the diverse population of learners in their classrooms.

This book is designed specifically for the inclusive classroom teacher. It addresses inclusion from a very broad perspective that includes special education, gifted, diversity, culture and gender, although the focus is primarily weighted to special education.

In this user-friendly guide, practical strategies are offered for a variety of considerations in every classroom.

About the Authors
1. Looking at Gender, Culture, and Other Diversities in the Classroom: An Overview
Cultural Diversity


Differing Abilities: Exceptional Children

Standards and Guidelines


For Further Application

2. A Closer Look at Diverse Learners
English Language Learners/English as a Second Language Learners

Learners With Physical Disabilities or Impairments

Learners With Cognitive Impairments

Students With Learning Disabilities

Gifted and Talented Students


For Further Application

3. Diverse Learners and Innovative Technologies
Assistive/Adaptive Technologies

Supportive Technologies

Remediation Technologies

Compensatory Technologies

Extension Technologies


For Further Application

4. Curriculum, Technology, and Diverse Learners
Differentiated Instruction: What Is It and How Does It Work?

The Inclusive Classroom: An Overview

Technology and the Individual Education Plan

Cultural Sensitivity, Gender Equity, and the Use of Technology in the Classroom

Using Technology With ELL Students

Gender Equity and the Use of Technology

Using Technology in the Content Areas to Facilitate Instruction With Diverse Learners


For Further Application

Appendix A: Diverse Learners and Technologies
Appendix B: Diverse Learners and Instructional Strategies
References and Suggested Readings

Technology and the Diverse Learner provides a substantial amount of information in an easy-to-read format, which is important since so many books on this subject use an extensive array of technical terms that are often confusing and impossible to apply in everyday practice.

Julie Box, National Board Certified Teacher
Colbert County School District, Mussel Shoals, CA

"This book would be valuable to any science teacher or educator who teaches a diverse population of students, including inclusion students. It is a valuable tool for the general educator, whether a 'techie' or a novice at new technologies; it is a source of creative ideas that provide and overview of different technologies that can be used with specific learners."

Science Scope, September 2005
National Science Teachers Association

Adopted as supplemental text

Dr Daryl Ann Borel
Educational Leadership, Lamar University
August 9, 2012

Marty Bray

Marty Bray holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, and an MLS from Appalachian State University. He also holds certification in the areas of Behaviorally/Emotionally Disabled and Academically Gifted. In addition to working with exceptional children Marty has also worked as a Media Coordinator in North Carolina. Currently, he is an associate professor in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. More About Author

Abbie H. Brown

Abbie H. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and an MA from Teachers College at Columbia University. He is currently an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. He is co-author of Multimedia Projects in the Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press), and a contributing author to Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction (Houghton Mifflin). He has taught at the Bank Street School for Children in New York City and George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has... More About Author

Timothy D. Green

Timothy D. Green holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. He is co-author of Multimedia Projects in the Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press) and the author of PowerPoint Made Very Easy! (Scholastic). He has taught fourth grade and junior high school.  His expertise is in multimedia design, the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process, and pedagogy. He is an assistant professor at California Sate University, Fullerton in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Currently, he is the university’s Director of... More About Author

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