AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 2

These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using an iPad with VoiceOver. The AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart has been aligned with the elementary school portion of the Common Core State Standards K-12 Technology Skills Scope and Sequence.

The AT Scope and Sequence for K-5  is broken down into these areas:

This post, Tech Lessons 2, will focus on supplemental resources for Word Processing.

The numbers beside the links to these lessons/strategies posts represent a specific AT Scope and Sequence Skill. This document lists the first area of skill called Basic Operations. Some skills (such as Skill #1 Turn on iPad and log in) may not have associated posts. Some posts will fall under multiple areas and may be repeated in this document. This is a living document, meaning that new links will be available as more posts are published.

Skill #1: Use a word processing application to write, edit, print and save simple documents

  • Delete using keyboard and braille display commands
  • Navigate by character, word, line and paragraph using gestures, keyboard, braille display commands and rotor commands
  • Use commands to navigate to the beginning/end of document and first/last item on screen
  • Use keyboard commands to navigate to beginning/end of word, line or paragraph

Resources for Skill #1

Writing Activities

Challenge Solutions: Google Docs with VoiceOver on iOS (video tutorial demonstrating how to navigate Docs, create & edit, create & navigate a table, change font size & color, explanation of buttons & menus, collaboration & comments, navigating by character or word, and selecting text.

Skill #2: Read and navigate documents

  • Use two-finger “read all” commands to read documents
  • Use three-finger swipe right/left to navigate to next/previous pages in a document

Resources for Skill #2

Note: Find numerous accessible books in the Book Library!

Skill #3: Use menu/tool bar functions (e.g. font/size/style, line, spacing, margins) to format, edit and print a document (May not be age appropriate for blind or low vision student)

Skill #4: Highlight text, copy and paste text

  • Copy and paste images within the document and from outside sources
  • Insert (eliminate sizing a graphic) a graphic in a document

Resources for Skill #4

Challenge Solutions: Google Docs with VoiceOver on iOS (video tutorial demonstrating how to navigate Docs, create & edit, create & navigate a table, change font size & color explanation of buttons & menus, collaboration & comments, navigating by character or word, and selecting text.

Skill #5: Use and create image descriptions for photos

Resources for Skill #5

Skill #6: Proofread and edit writing using appropriate resources (e.g. dictionary, spell checker, grammar, and thesaurus)

Resources for Skill #6

Challenge Solutions: Google Docs with VoiceOver on iOS (video tutorial demonstrating how to navigate Docs, create & edit, create & navigate a table, change font size & color explanation of buttons & menus, collaboration & comments, navigating by character or word, and selecting text.