Success Stories

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Six of the following 15 summaries include excerpts from the story (numbers 1-5 and 13).

  1. Calling All Students
    At Maryland School for the Deaf, students of all ages and abilities learn to use a wide array of telecommunications tools, gaining literacy skills and independence along the way.

  2. Catching the Story on Tape
    The San Francisco Hearing and Speech Center's K-2 students read and retell stories using oral language, pictures, word processing, and ultimately videotape, which provides opportunities for teacher assessment, sharing at home, and enthusiasm among students.

  3. Desktop History
    High school history students at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside use desktop publishing software on in-class computers to create newsletters covering varied topics from a historical period.

  4. Students Take to Spotlight
    Students at Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Township Middle School use videotape, TTY, photography, and expressive language to prepare for and host visitor days, when adults from the deaf community address the class on a unit-related subject.

  5. Capturing Students with Captioning
    Students in the CAPS Collaborative at Reingold Elementary School in central Massachusetts work through the writing process to create their own captioned narration for existing and class-made videotapes, using a captioning workstation designed for the classroom.

  6. Branching into Multimedia
    A teacher at Ashland Elementary School in Kentucky includes the hypermedia program LinkWay in a unit on trees, allowing her students to demonstrate with multimedia what they have learned.

  7. Bringing Learning Home
    Parents learn American Sign Language (ASL) from videotapes their children make at The Learning Center for Deaf Children outside Boston--enhancing communication between parent and child and raising self-esteem among students with special needs.

  8. Networked Learning
    Students at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School in Washington, D.C., use the Electronic Networks for Interaction lab to gain familiarity with technology, improve reading and writing skills, and learn from one another.

  9. Interacting with Romeo and Juliet
    Students at Junior High School 47 in New York City use computers and multimedia software to understand the complexities of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and to help produce a sign language CD-ROM.

  10. Multimedia and Robin Hood
    Educators at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, use captioned laserdiscs of classic literature and graphic organizers to teach literary genre to students in a highly visual way.

  11. Bridging the Distance in Maine
    Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students at Houlton High School and four other locations satisfy their foreign language requirement by studying ASL through a distance learning network in Maine.

  12. Virtual Museum Opens Doors
    Students at the Texas School for the Deaf create a virtual museum of computer art by learning and writing computer programs using various authoring tools.

  13. Getting All the Answers
    Como Park Elementary School is one of several St. Paul, Minnesota, schools to use Discourse--an in-class computer network through which teachers receive immediate written feedback from all students.

  14. Teaching the Teachers
    Florida School for the Deaf and Blind takes a systematic approach to technology training for teachers, including required and voluntary courses, in-service workshops, technology support, and conference attendance.

  15. Cyberteaching Science
    Using NASA satellite images and other data from the Internet, students at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., take on real investigations in earth science, and share results with a network of other students and scientists.

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