Instructional Technology

To be fully literate, today’s learners must become proficient in the new literacies of information and communication technologies.  Teachers must engage and meet the needs of diverse learners by incorporating 21st Century Technology that extends lessons beyond the classroom.  The incorporation of up-to-date instructional technology becomes even more critical for students with hearing loss in that it facilitates: 1) enhanced engagement for visual learners, 2) alternative learning and response methods, 3) development of background knowledge, 4) networking and communication among students in various schools, and 5) parent support for enhancing literacy engagement in the home.

Explore this site for examples of lesson plans, video clips, and other resources to extend your classroom proficiency with the most current technology.

AbleData: Sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), this website provides instructional and assistive technology resources developed by organizations that provide Realtime Captioning.

Accessible Materials Project:  The Accessible Materials Project (AMP) provides video resources to support language, literacy, and academic development among  signing students with hearing loss.  Numerous videos and links are available at each internet location listed.  Various video models are appropriate for ages pre-school through high school and are designed to be used by educational professionals, parents, and students.  For further information or to request DVDs for individual use contact AASD AMP at

AMP on Facebook/ AMP on YouTube/ AMP on SchoolTube

Georgia Department of Education - Georgia Project for Assistive Technology: This is the Home page for the Georgia Project for Assistive Technology, a unit of the Georgia Department of Education, created to support local systems in the area of assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities.

HOPE - Using Interactive Software with Kids: HOPE recorded an online course that focuses on using interactive software as an option for children to improve auditory and language skills.

Tots-n-Tech - iPad Newsletter: Provides an overview of iPads and different ideas on how iPads can be used with infants and toddlers for more interactive learning.