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Caprino F
Software applications for the development of preschool skills
Editorial data: Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: After an introduction clarifying the key-concepts and the value of educational software, the lecture focuses on the software applications which can be used to promote the development of pre-school skills. Educational software applications are first described according to the methodology adopted (drill and practice, exploration and discovery, etc.), the degree of flexibility for customization (“open” software vs. “closed” software) and their availability (commercial software, freeware or open-source). A second distinction is about the possible contexts and aims related to the software’s use (e.g. school or rehabilitation context), the type of primary users (e.g. children with or without special needs) and secondary users (e.g. teachers, therapists), contents (e.g. basic cognitive functions). For each category, the lecture discusses advantages and disadvantages related to possible learning objectives and different contexts of use, providing an useful guidance to the selection of software suitable for any specific situation. The lesson contains several examples of educational software (commercial products or freeware) that can be used to foster the development of basic cognitive skills and abilities (understanding of the basic concept of cause and effect, memory and attention skills, logic abilities as sorting, classification and seriation) of the fine motor and visual-perceptual skills as well as the language abilities (core vocabulary, early literacy skills). The lesson also presents the software design criteria developed within the Qualisoft project, discussing the accessibility requirements of educational software.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
Caprino F
Sofware applications for the development of school-age skills
Editorial data: Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: The lesson classifies educational software for children with special needs attending elementary school in four main areas, depending on whether they are addressed to promote literacy related abilities (visual discrimination, phonological discrimination, reading comprehension), numeracy abilities (space-time concepts, concept of number, arithmetic operations), other curriculum areas or meta-cognitive abilities. Each possible function, within every educational software area, is illustrated by providing examples of software products (both commercial products and freeware). The lesson then goes on to illustrate possible criteria that should guide the selection and evaluation of educational software. The INDIRE educational software evaluation grid and its eight criteria are discussed (technical quality, communicative quality, design quality, cognitive quality, cultural quality, educational quality, documentation quality, price/quality ratio ). In its conclusion, the lesson shows some of the main information resources that can help professionals to find the best solutions to meet the individual’s needs in the school context as well as in the rehabilitative one.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
Fogarolo F
Assistive technology within the context of inclusive education
Editorial data: Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
CENTROAUSILI Associazione la nostra famiglia Eugenio Medea
Centro @ usili - List of aids for computer accessibility, communication and learning with relative technical description in periodic update.
Editorial data: Associazione la nostra famiglia Eugenio Medea
Abstract: Products and services that can act as aids. The list of resources is periodically updated; we ask visitors to indicate any new reports or errors and malfunctions. It is possible to send an e-mail to CENTROAUSILI@BP.LNF.IT
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: February 2021
Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche
Essediquadro- Documentation and orientation service for educational software and other digital learning resources.
Editorial data: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in collaborazione con MIUR e INDIRE.
Abstract: Service for documentation and orientation on educational software and other digital resources for learning. The site is composed of a database of digital teaching resources (educational software, apps, video lessons, selections of sites of particular interest) that can be searched. at multiple levels of research; a section of methodological in-depth studies concerning the didactic use of digital resources (didactic paths, sector analysis, experiences and food for thought); a section of training events where you can view some thematic webinars online. Realized by the Educational Technologies Institute of the National Research Council, in collaboration with MIUR and INDIRE.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
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