School Activities with New Dot Code Handling Multimedia

Shigeru Ikuta (Otsuma Women's University, Japan), Diane Morton (University of Saint Joseph, USA), Mikiko Kasai (Hirosaki University, Japan), Fumio Nemoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan), Masaki Ohtaka (Takashima Special Needs Education School, Japan) and Mieko Horiguchi (Otsuma Women's University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 338
EISBN13: 9781466675124|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6489-0.ch015
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Abstract

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 with multimedia such as voices, sounds, movies, Web pages, html files, and PowerPoint files. More than one audio file can be linked with a single dot code, and other multimedia files can be further linked to the same dot code in addition to the audios. Just touching the dot code with sound pens (Speaking Pen and G-Talk) can produce the original voices and sounds clearly. If a G1-Scanner pen is connected to a tablet or a personal computer, the multimedia can be replayed on its screen. This chapter reports recent advancements in software used to create handmade teaching materials as well as several case studies from preschools, special needs schools, and general schools.
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