Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:07

3-Part Webinar Series on Assistive Technology for Study Skills from CTD

This 3-part webinar series from the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) will focus on assistive technology for study skills.

 

The three webinars are:

Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
11:30am to 12:30pm Central

This event is the first of a 3-part series focusing on assistive technology for study skills. Researching and taking notes is an important activity central to the academic lives of many teens and adults. This webinar for parents begins with a discussion of the purpose of note-taking and useful strategies to employ. Tools include a range of technology supports for taking notes while listening to information and instruction, taking notes while reading, and organizing the information. Demonstrations will include a smart pen, audio recording apps, research tools, and mind mapping.
https://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/study-skills-1-research-and-note-taking-skills


Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
11:30am to 12:30pm Central

This CTD event is the second of a 3-part series focusing on study skills. Students are often not aware of the most effective ways to review information and deepen their learning. Strategies presented for review and learning will include a look at mnemonics, as well as tools that utilize our various senses. Learning can be enhanced with tools that engage us with information in a multisensory manner, a combination of 2 or more senses such as visual, auditory, vestibular (movement), or tactile (kinesthetic). The presentation will also cover resources for research, homework help, and supplementary learning through online courses. 
https://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/study-skills-2-multi-sensory-learning-and-review


Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
11:30am to 12:30pm Central

This CTD event is the third of a 3-part series focusing on study skills. Managing one’s focus and attention can be challenging for students of all ages, and yet often crucial for academic success. This webinar will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions. The presenters will also discuss methods and strategies to support attention that incorporate the visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular senses.
https://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/study-skills-3-managing-focus-and-attention