15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools. Assistive Listening Systems.

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students

EdTech Magazine

Hayes Schools find there is no one-size-fits-all approach to assistive technology. By Heather B. Access Points Classroom Cloud Mobile Apps Mobility Networking

iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

SpeechTechie

Many people are not aware of the many assistive technology (and engagement-enhancing) features that are built into the brain of the iPad--iOS, its operating system. assistive technology auditory comprehension ipad essentials literacy

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Read and Write for Google

SpeechTechie

assistive technology vocabulary writing In honor of the just-concluded ATIA Conference in Florida, which I didn''t make it to this year, I thought I''d feature a helpful tech tool for you as an educator- and one which you might be in the position to recommend for your students.

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

SpeechTechie

apps assistive technology consultation visual teachingThe new operating system for iOS devices, iOS 9, came out several weeks ago.

Add Custom Keyboards to your iPad in iOS 8

SpeechTechie

assistive technology ipad essentials iOS 8, among other enhancements, brought the ability to add 3rd party keyboards to the operating system.

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What Makes for a Successful Ed Tech Department

More Verbs

Mike Daugherty, a district Ed Tech Director in Ohio, reflects on the characteristics of a successful ed tech department: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day. In my experience, truly successful technology teams possess the eight key characteristics outlined below.

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Highlights from Day 1 of iPad Summit Boston – from Beth

EdTechTeacher

Luis Perez did a fantastic talk about making Assistive Technology (AT) HIP (Hope – Independence – Passion). Today, rather than LIVE blog every session, I experimented with note taking and creating media. Here are experiences from two fantastic sessions today.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Thingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs

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October 29, 2015 — MakerBot Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D design community, reached a landmark one million uploads and 200 million downloads on its platform. Technology 3d printingThingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs. by TeachThought Staff.

SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

eSchool News

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), which represents U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, recently announced its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. Startups focus on serving K-12 educational needs.

The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

May 3, 2015, 5228 8 Digital Resources To Stay Connected to Families. May 17, 2015, 3123 Handy Tip to Make Presentations Engaging + Interac. May 10, 2015, 2434 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Mar 22, 2015, 2075 The Beginning of BYOD in New York City Schools May 18, 2015, 1082 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Apr 22, 2015, 1038 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 891

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The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Entry Pageviews Screentime - Focus On Quality, Not Quantity Apr 12, 2015, 5379 Teacher Advice to Students On Social Media Use Apr 15, 2015, 3932 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Mar 22, 2015, 2334 10 Reasons Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In School. Apr 22, 2015, 2230 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 1274 #Student Wisdom: Tech Doesn't Always = Innovation Apr 1, 2015, 1068 If You Haven't Paid Your Respects to Paper, You Sh.

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The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Entry Pageviews Screentime - Focus On Quality, Not Quantity Apr 12, 2015, 5379 Teacher Advice to Students On Social Media Use Apr 15, 2015, 3932 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Mar 22, 2015, 2334 10 Reasons Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In School. Apr 22, 2015, 2230 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 1274 #Student Wisdom: Tech Doesn't Always = Innovation Apr 1, 2015, 1068 If You Haven't Paid Your Respects to Paper, You Sh.

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10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

In other words, educators need more than just assistive technology to create a UDL-friendly online course. New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online.

Blockchain Essentials in Education

Leadership Lounge

The Blockchain in Education Conference will enable education professionals to understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue to transform their sector. Blockchain essentials in education.

AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. Assistive Technology will always be around.

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Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

They are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that is not aligned with their specific needs. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

Specifically, the challenge encourages them to tackle issues such as nutrition, the importance of sleep, preventing the spread of disease, street safety, screen time, assistive technologies, mental and emotional health, sports safety, healthy air and water and elder health.