Successful assistive technology (AT) teams:
- Know how to engage in a collaborative consideration process
- Use their consideration process to support the selection of possible tools, collect necessary data during trials, and effectively implement AT
- Recognize how AT fits in with other technology initiatives (e.g. 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device)
This stop provides information for teams currently or interested in utilizing the Student, Environment, Tasks, and Tools (SETT) Framework and explores the commonalities and differences between Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Information Technology, and Universal Design for Learning.
Ready, SETT, Go!
Once your team determines that a student could beneft from AT, where do you go from there? Joy Zabala, an AT professional, developed the SETT framework, a model that promotes collaborative decision making and consideration surrounding the Student, Environment, and Tasks required of the student before trialing and selecting the appropriate Tool for success. Another AT professional, Kelly Fonner, added to Zabala's original framework and created the "Fonner Modified SETT Framework," which allows educators to engage in a more comprehensive process of AT consideration, selection, and implementation.
Before watching this video, your team should print out at least one copy of the "Fonner Modified SETT Framework" to refer to as Mike explains each step of the process. You'll have time at the end of the video to decide if and how you can use or adapt this model to fit your own team's needs in the areas of AT consideration, tool selection, and implementation.
Technology in School
Technology in school can function as Assisitive Technology (AT), Educational Technology (Ed Tech), or Information Technology (IT), and can be found in classrooms utilizing the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. If a teacher engages in a UDL approach to teaching, do students still require AT? What about schools providing 1:1 devices or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)? Maybe! Join Mike as he explains the differences between AT, Ed Tech, IT, and UDL and learn how they connect and can be used in conjunction with each other.
Download the handout, "Technology in School Notes" after watching the video for definitions and reminders of key points surrounding the technologies discussed.