Shigeru Ikuta

Shigeru IkutaShigeru Ikuta is a Professor at Otsuma Women’s University, Japan. He is an education technologist, teacher educator in Science, and special educator with a focus on student learning and development on the basis of communication aids. He completed his graduate work and earned a doctorate in science at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He had been working as a Professor of Computation Chemistry at Tokyo Metropolitan University for twenty-nine years and is honored to be an Emeritus Professor. He moved to University of Tsukuba and has started collaborative works with schoolteachers, affiliated with the University. He has been conducting many school activities in cooperation with the schoolteachers all over the world for more than ten years using original handmade teaching materials with dot codes, e-books with Media Overlays, and Augmented Reality in supporting the students’ learning both at the special needs and general schools.

Publications

Original Teaching Materials and School Activities for Students With an Intellectual Disability
Ryoichi Ishitobi, Fumio Nemoto, Youko Sugita, Susumu Nakamura, Toru Iijima, Azusa Takatsu, Mimiko Taniuchi, Kaoru Harada, Yoshie Kanno, Kota Tagami, Shodai Tanaka, Masayuki Yamashita, Shigeru Ikuta. © 2022. 22 pages.
Most of the present authors, the teachers at the School for the Mentally Challenged at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba, have been creating original teaching aids and materials...
Software for Creating Self-Made Content With Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes and Gifted School Activities for Students With Disabilities
Shigeru Ikuta, Akane Yoshida, Ryoichi Ishitobi, Mao Kudo, Megumi Sekine, Satsuki Yamashita, Yusuke Edagawa, Tomomi Edagawa, Shinya Abe. © 2022. 27 pages.
Gifted school activities for students with various disabilities were presented with self-made original content created with newly-developed software—Sound Linker, File Linker, GM...
Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes as Communication Aids
Shigeru Ikuta, Masamichi Watanuki, Shinya Abe. © 2021. 15 pages.
Grid Onput is a set of novel two-dimensional codes comprising extremely small dots. The present authors recently developed software to overlap the dot codes on the user's...
School Activities for Autistic Children Using Newly Developed Software and Tools
Shigeru Ikuta, Chisato Ouchi, Jinko Tomiyama, Yayoe Katagiri, Shoko Hoshi, Naoki Sakai, Chiaki Kisaka, Nobuo Hara, Hiromi Nakamura, Keiko Ozaki. © 2021. 24 pages.
Original teaching materials with dot codes were created for use with autistic children with intellectual and expressive language disabilities. One of the authors (S. I.) created...
Creating Inclusive Functional Content Using Dot-Codes: An Exploration of Multistep Recipes for Individuals With Autism in Post-Secondary Settings
Jenn Gallup, Celal Perihan, Yoshie Tatsuma, Shigeru Ikuta. © 2021. 18 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to assist educators in understanding how to create handmade content to support functional skills, following a multi-step recipe will serve as the...
School Activities With Educational Robot to Facilitate Student Learning
Satsuki Yamashita, Hayato Ishida, Hidetaka Yukawa, Hisaaki Yoshida, Chiyo Koizumi, Yusuke Yamauchi, Mahito Funaki, Shigeru Ikuta. © 2021. 25 pages.
The teaching of programming and its basic concepts even to young children has a crucial influence on the development of their cognitive functions and blends the lessons in the...
University Students: Schoolteacher Partnership With Newly Developed Technologies
Shigeru Ikuta, Emi Sakurai, Misa Takayanagi, Nao Suzuki, Momoka Horiuchi, Honami Nakano, Yui Tamai, Kana Sugibayashi, Moeka Yoshida, Chikako Kaneko, Yuko Nakazawa, Satsuki Yamashita, Mariko Oshima, Shinya Abe. © 2021. 25 pages.
University students go to school several times a week, as voluntary supporters, and help teachers not only conduct lessons, but also create self-made teaching materials with...
School Rehabilitation Practices Using Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes Technology
Shigeru Ikuta, Sachiko Ueda, Minori Yamazaki, Junko Niwa, Norihisa Moriya, Hiroyuki Fujieda, Noriko Saotome, Shinya Abe. © 2021. 24 pages.
Original teaching materials with multimedia-enabled dot codes were created for use with students with various disabilities. The “Post-it-like” sticker icons on which dot codes...
Collaborative Learning Community Facilitating Inclusive Learning Settings: Providing Reasonable Accommodations
Shigeru Ikuta, Yu Takagaki, Reiko Sone, Keiko Ozaki, Shinya Abe. © 2021. 34 pages.
One of the authors (Shigeru Ikuta) has organized a collaborative learning community with schoolteachers to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities using...
Handbook of Research on Software for Gifted and Talented School Activities in K-12 Classrooms
Shigeru Ikuta. © 2020. 448 pages.
As technology continues to play a pivotal role in society, education is a field that has become heavily influenced by these advancements. New learning methods are rapidly...
Learning Support System for Programming Language Python
Masatoshi Kamagasako, Nobuhiko Shishido, Shigeru Ikuta. © 2020. 20 pages.
In the new course of study starting next year, programming education starts in all elementary schools in Japan. However, the definition of programming education is not so clear...
Software for Creating Self-Made Content With Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes and Gifted School Activities for Students With Disabilities
Shigeru Ikuta, Akane Yoshida, Ryoichi Ishitobi, Mao Kudo, Megumi Sekine, Satsuki Yamashita, Yusuke Edagawa, Tomomi Edagawa, Shinya Abe. © 2020. 26 pages.
Gifted school activities for students with various disabilities were presented with self-made original content created with newly-developed software—Sound Linker, File Linker, GM...
Gifted School Activities With DropTalk, Parent-Teacher Notebook, and SmileNote for Students With Disabilities
Takamitsu Aoki, Noriko Nakagawa, Ryoichi Ishitobi, Susumu Nakamura, Shoko Inoue, Makoto Kinoshita, Masayuki Yamashita, Shigeru Ikuta. © 2020. 22 pages.
Three programs, DropTalk, Parent-Teacher Notebook, and SmileNote, were developed by teachers at schools for special needs education to help students with various disabilities, in...
Handmade Content and School Activities for Autistic Children with Expressive Language Disabilities
Shigeru Ikuta, Ryoichi Ishitobi, Fumio Nemoto, Chiho Urushihata, Kyoko Yamaguchi, Haruka Nakui. © 2020. 30 pages.
Original teaching materials with dot codes, which can be linked to multimedia such as audio, movies, Web pages, html files, and PowerPoint files were created for use with...
Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities
Shigeru Ikuta. © 2019. 396 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books of 2018 within the Education subject area, providing real-world applications...
Original Teaching Materials and School Activities With Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes
Shigeru Ikuta, Satsuki Yamashita, Hayato Higo, Jinko Tomiyama, Noriko Saotome, Satoko Sudo, Shoko Hoshi, Takahiro Endo, Tomomi Narushima, Kiriko Suzuki, Masamichi Watanuki. © 2019. 26 pages.
Original teaching materials with dot codes, which can be linked to multimedia such as audio, movies, web pages, html files, and PowerPoint files, were created for use with...
Original Teaching Materials and School Activities With E-Books Containing Media Overlays
Shigeru Ikuta, Saki Nagano, Eri Tanaka Sato, Mikiko Kasai, Takahide Ezoe, Kyoko Mori, Chikako Kaneko. © 2019. 35 pages.
Original e-book teaching materials containing media overlays were created for use in teaching students with reading disabilities. FUSEe developed by FUSE network, Japan was used...
Original Teaching Materials and School Activities for Students With an Intellectual Disability
Ryoichi Ishitobi, Fumio Nemoto, Youko Sugita, Susumu Nakamura, Toru Iijima, Azusa Takatsu, Mimiko Taniuchi, Kaoru Harada, Yoshie Kanno, Kota Tagami, Shodai Tanaka, Masayuki Yamashita, Shigeru Ikuta. © 2019. 21 pages.
Most of the present authors, the teachers at the School for the Mentally Challenged at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba, have been creating original teaching aids and materials...
Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes as Communication Technologies
Shigeru Ikuta. © 2019. 14 pages.
The author has been using new dot codes developed independently by Gridmark, Inc. and Apollo Japan and conducting school activities with original handmade teaching materials...
Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes as Communication Technologies
Shigeru Ikuta. © 2018. 12 pages.
The present author has been using new dot codes developed independently by Gridmark, Inc. and Apollo Japan, and conducting school activities with original handmade teaching...
Handmade Content and School Activities for Autistic Children with Expressive Language Disabilities
Shigeru Ikuta, Ryoichi Ishitobi, Fumio Nemoto, Chiho Urushihata, Kyoko Yamaguchi, Haruka Nakui. © 2017. 31 pages.
Original teaching materials with dot codes, which can be linked to multimedia such as audio, movies, Web pages, html files, and PowerPoint files were created for use with...
School Activities with New Dot Code Handling Multimedia
Shigeru Ikuta, Diane Morton, Mikiko Kasai, Fumio Nemoto, Masaki Ohtaka, Mieko Horiguchi. © 2016. 22 pages.
The authors use a new communication aid in conducting many activities at preschools, special needs schools, and general schools. They use dot codes printed on paper and linked...
School Activities with New Dot Code Handling Multimedia
Shigeru Ikuta, Diane Morton, Mikiko Kasai, Fumio Nemoto, Masaki Ohtaka, Mieko Horiguchi. © 2015. 28 pages.
The authors use a new communication aid in conducting many activities at preschools, special needs schools, and general schools. They use dot codes printed on paper and linked...
School Activities Using Handmade Teaching Materials with Dot Codes
Shigeru Ikuta, Fumio Nemoto, Emi Endo, Satomi Kaiami, Takahide Ezoe. © 2013. 24 pages.
Practitioners have been using three communication aids in conducting many school activities at both special needs and regular schools. In the simplest system, voices and sounds...