SASD Technology Leader, 2011-2012 Steven L. Hodges

Steven L. Hodges

Occupational Therapist

Assistive Technology Specialist

Sheboygan Area School District

Grant Elementary (0ffice)

920-698-0736 (cell)

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I have been employed as a school based occupational therapist in the Sheboygan Area School District since 1985.  Prior to that I worked in a rehab hospital with spinal cord injuries and brain trauma.  After attending my first technology conference in Minneapolis in 1986, I was instantly fascinated by how much specific technology tools could assist individuals with disabilities in leading a more productive life. Kids inspire me and I look forward to each and every day with the students of our fine district. My true passion in life is giving back to others and hopefully helping them strive toward the best they can be. Peace!
Personal Experience Technology Skills

Education: BS Occupational Therapy

UW-Milwaukee 1982

Masters Health Care Administration

Cardinal Stritch University 1987

Previous experience as an adjunct faculty member at St. Norbert College in DePere in the Aadaptive Technology Masters degree program

Certificates
Interests: I especially enjoy the outdoors, raising prairie plants, raising and caring for Koi in three outdoor ponds, and reading historical and political literature.  I am married to my wife Jill who is a kindergarten teacher, have a 26 year old son who is an electrician and a 16 year daughter who just completed her sophomore year in high school. In the techno world I have gradually increased my digital music collection and apps on my I-Phone and I-Pad.

5th grade social studies unit information

Webquest of the unit

apps for education handouts: 40 Amazingly Educational iPad Apps for Kids | Online Classes

Justtheappshandout

Apps for Education

Apps for Autism

apps by category

I consider myself to be proficient in these applications and technology skills:
Kurzweil

Dragon Naturally Speaking

CoWriter and talking word proessors

Start to Finish Books

Creating single switch access

Clicker 5

Classroom Suite

Power Point, Microsoft Word and Excel

Inspiration and Kidspiration

Bookshare.org and other audible book sites

I-Pod and I-Padfamily of digital mobile devices

Here are some of my favorite websites:

  • www.bookshare.org
  • www.watchknow.org
  • www.raz-kids.com
  • www.tarheelreader.org
  • www.zacbrowser.com
  • www.sheppardsoftware.com
  • www.learninggrids.com (must have Clicker 5)
  • www.youtube.com

 

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