Creating Videos with Adaptive and Assistive Technologies to Support Student Learning.

To fully understand ISTE coaching standard 3D), “Select, evaluate, and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning,” I created a website which hosts three videos, (ISTE, 2017). Each video describes the steps in the “Backwards Design” model as a means to incorporate edtech into existing lesson plans.  It was important to incorporate captions as part of assistive technology to support all students. The videos below were created with screen-capturing software, TechSmith Relay, and later uploaded and captioned using YouTube’s captioning functionality.

Note: Please click on “closed captioning” icon on bottom of video to view captions.


Backward Design Three-Step Video

Stage One Application: Modify the basic lesson provided from the Colorado Extended Food and Nutrition Program to meet specific criteria that you develop using the backward design.

Stage Two Application: Determine the type of understanding you want your audience to achieve and build your action-oriented task. Consider the active learning elements and digital tools you wish to include. How do they enhance engagement and performance?

Stage Three Application: Develop your lesson plan. Double check that your activities meet your main objective(s).

Full website is available here.


Through this process, I finally understood the importance of assistive technology.  Great effort was put into each video to ensure that all students can use and learn according to their abilities. After this experience, I now always take the extra steps to add captions or use alternative text to all graphics I upload into my digital environments.


ISTE, 2017. ISTE standards for coaching. Available from: