Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

SpeechTechie

TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.

Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

Edutopia

Photo credit: Mobile Digital Arts Matthew Farber Assistive Technology Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy

Cleanup the Page & Dictate

Hansen's Link to Tech

Assistive Tech Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Internet As schools continue to progress to 1:1 we as educators need to provide meaningful edtech tools to all learners.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C. In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

Voice Dream

Technology Tidbits

AssistiveTek “This is a fantastic product and one of the best, if not the best, in the Text to Speech category of assistive technology products.” – Disabled World “Voice Dream provides excellent control over both the written and spoken versions of the text. Voice Dream is the best iOS app for text to speech that I have ever seen. Not only is it simple to use w/ very familiar hand gestures (i.e.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. Until 2014 in Orlando, that''s a wrap! ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books.

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My The classroom, where the actual learning takes place, was surprisingly void of impactful technologies.

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Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education

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Funding in both districts will go toward hiring math and computer science middle school staff, buying assistive technology for special education students and supporting college and career programs. In 2014, Salesforce almost doubled that amount and donated $5 million. Technology’s influence in Bay Area (and beyond) economy, culture and communities is significant, and schools, too, are becoming an important investment for area tech companies. in 2014 to 3.05

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? She supervises the district’s instructional technology program, instructional and digital materials adoption and distribution process, library media, gifted and talented students, and the district’s global scholars program. She is co-author of the book Digital Solidary in Education (2014). Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

I understand getting assistance and things explained to me differently, but why weren’t we doing the same stuff?”. “I’m The goal of the class is to introduce students to technology. Mark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California.