A low-cost way of video-streaming to use and distribute information online has been described in the US by Thomas McNeal Jr. and Landon Kearns. Their article, “Using Video Streaming: Setting up a Cheap System for Distributing Information to Teachers and Students” explores how to set up a streaming system, using tools readily available in classrooms.
More and more deaf students are being taught in third-level classes, some mainstream and others not. Here, Sinead Quealy, from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), shares her experience of teaching a group of adult deaf students. Her experience may help lecturers who teach deaf students. I taught adults for three years in Waterford City VEC. During
Using interactive whiteboards in mainstream primary classrooms motivates pupils by offering educational tools with a strong visual learning aspect. For deaf children who learn visually, whiteboards facilitate inclusive teaching and learning styles in many ways. Interactive teaching directly at the whiteboard is possible, instead of the child missing instructions while at a classroom workstation The
Interactive whiteboards altered teaching practices at St Columba’s Girls National School in Co Cork, after its deaf pupils benefited from the tools. St Columba’s GNS, which has a facility for deaf students and teaches all its 600 students sign language, quickly realised the value of the whiteboards. When teaching new concepts in class, visual images and
Many teachers or lecturers who are assigned a deaf student in their classes, can only see potential disadvantages and no way to circumvent these. Andy Kohn, who taught a deaf student at a VEC, believes otherwise. ” A deaf student in a mainstream college class has, for me, advantages rather than disadvantages. Admittedly, I teach photography, a