TAM Products

TAM Technology Fans

""These easy-to-use fans feature technology devices on each blade, along with resources for locating the devices. A users guide accompanies each TAM Technology Fan. Titles include:

  • Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning
    With Web 2.0 technologies, you can engage students, revitalize content presentations, promote deeper level student collaboration, and be a more efficient and productive teacher. Developed by national experts—Linda Carling and Kristen Thompson—this fan describes more than 60 Web 2.0 tools along with suggestions for their use in K-12, higher education, and professional development. Purchase Technology Fan: Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning.
  • Universal Design for Learning
    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum development, instruction, and assessment that uses instructional and assistive technologies (AT) to accommodate individual learner differences while engaging all learners. This TAM Fan—written by national expert John Castellani—is designed to help you plan lessons that incorporate UDL principles to ensure that all students succeed. Each blade offers suggestions for implementing UDL on one side—including the use of AT and instructional technology—and possible resources on the other side. Includes User’s Guide.  Purchase Technology Fan: Universal Design for Learning.

TAM Series: Practical Ideas for Practitioners

monographThis TAM series provides practitioners with practical ideas for using assistive and instructional technology to support students with disabilities.

Titles include:

  • Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology: Learning Tools Across the Curriculum
    Written by national experts Deborah Newton and Amy Dell, this monograph is packed with practical strategies and assistive technology tools for helping students with learning disabilities access the general education curriculum. Topics include:

    1. Assistive technology helps remediate reading disabilities.
    2. Assistive technology helps students compensate for reading difficulties.
    3. Assistive technology and writing.
    4. Math learning and assistive technology.

The monograph also includes an introduction by John Castellani.

[Note: Chapters contained in this monograph were first published in TAM’s Technology in Action series.] Purchase Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology: Learning Tools Across the Curriculum.

    1. How to use technology supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    2. How to select English language acquisition technology for students with disabilities.
    3. How to create electronic text to support comprehension by students with moderate to severe disabilities.
    4. How to increase adaptive access to instructional materials for students with significant disabilities.
    5. How to evaluate educational software for students with differing abilities and disabilities.
    6. How to assess whether the technology is working.

[Note: Chapters contained in this monograph were first published in TAM’s Technology in Action series, Volume 3.]  Purchase Accommodating Students with Disabilities: Instructional and Assistive Technology Tools that Work.

  • Instructional Technology: Helping Students Access Curriculum Content
    Written by national experts—Lynn Boyer, John Castellani, Brenda Heiman, Marjorie Montague, Cynthia Okolo, and Cheryl Wissick—this monograph describes how instructional technology (IT) can be used to help all students, including students with disabilities, access the general curriculum. Topics include:
      1. Helping students access IT.
      2. IT for special education administrators.
      3. Engaging students in science and social studies with IT.
      4. IT and math problem solving.
      5. IT interventions for reading and written language.

Purchase Instructional Technology: Helping Students Access Curriculum Content. 

Assistive and Instructional Technology Planning Tools

TAMs planning tools are practical and designed to be used by practitioners as they consider and implement assistive technology, instructional technology, and Universal Design for Learning for students. Titles include:

  • Apps for All Students: A Teacher’s Desktop Guide
    products-apps-for-all-studentsToday, apps are everywhere, including inclusive classrooms. In this new book, national experts—Margaret Bausch, Melinda Ault, Marbea Tammaro, Deborah Newton, Amy Dell, Megan Wilson, David Lojkovic, Shannon Sullivan, Anya Evmenova, and Lauren Bonnet—provide guidelines on selection, use, and implementation of apps    to enhance success for all students, including those with disabilities. Topics include:
    1. Integrating apps and mobile devices in inclusive classrooms.
    2. Using apps in different content areas.
    3. Finding resources for apps.
    4. Using the Apps Consideration Checklist.
    5. Matching apps for students with low incidence disabilities.
    6. Matching apps for students with high incidence disabilities.
    7. Implementing apps on a district wide level.

Purchase Apps for All Students: A Teacher’s Desktop Guide.

    • Assistive Technology Planner
      products-plannerBased on research conducted by Margaret Bausch, Melinda Ault, and Ted Hasselbring at the National Assistive Technology Research Institute, this kit contains tools that IEP teams can use when considering, selecting, and implementing assistive technology for a student. The practical toolkit includes: user’s guide, implementation planning tool, and individual Assistive Technology Planners for teachers, administrators, and families. A sample of topics follows:
      1. Understanding assistive technology.
      2. Matching assistive technology to the student.
      3. Identifying skills needed for assistive technology.
      4. Trying out assistive technology.
      5. Developing the assistive technology implementation plan.
      6. Organizing for success.
      7. Prepari
        ng the student for assistive technology.
      8. Integrating assistive technology into classroom activities.
      9. Evaluating student results.
      10. Monitoring use.
      11. Communication and collaboration.
      12. Using assistive technology across settings.
      13. Professional development.

 Purchase Assistive Technology Planner. 

    1. ""Provides an overview of UDL in post-secondary settings.
    2. Describes the role that online learning and UDL can provide access to learning for higher education students with disabilities.
    3. Includes resources, self-assessment tools, and specific actions that post-secondary educators can take curriculum development, course delivery, and new Web 2.0 tools.

Purchase Accessibility in Action: Universal Design for Learning in Postsecondary Settings.

  • Integrating Technology Tools into Instruction: What’s Working in Inclusive Classrooms
    products-integrating-tech-toolsFind out how expert practitioners—Karen Janowski, Gina Stefanini, and Patricia Weismer—are using instructional and assistive technologies in inclusive classrooms to enhance student learning. Each chapter is filled with practical ideas, strategies, and a variety of easily obtainable technology tolls that can be easily implemented. An introductory chapter written by national expert Madalaine Pugliese describes competencies that instructional and assistive technology specialists who are working on co-teaching teams should have when helping teachers integrate technology tools into curriculum and instruction.

Purchase Integrating Technology Tools into Instruction: What’s Working in Inclusive Classrooms.