5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.


Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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What Is The Teachers Role in Assistive Technology by @HEJames


Ed-tech serves great purpose in the worlds of education and technology. It could be as simple as offering a tape recorder… Friends of TeacherCast Assistive TechnologiesIt offers so many ways to adapt educational modes to the needs of learners.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Enhancing education with assistive technology

District Administration

Products that help prepare students for life beyond K12 Ray Bendici The ever-increasing pace and variety of technological developments continues to be a challenge for K12 assistive technology products

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

Cycles of Learning

As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. Tom was inspired by MakeyMakey's potential as an assistive technology tool to help empower students with Physical Disabilities.

Top Webinars of 2016


In 2016 edWeb.net hosted over 250 webinars that have been viewed by 170,000 educators. From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year. 16 Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers. #

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.

Tech-ing up Communication Books


apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections descriptionI read a helpful post this week on Edutopia- 15 Questions to Replace "How was School Today?" , which I think is a good resource to share with parents.

AT lending library: Create ‘hub’ of innovative technology with these tips

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Gain practical advice for how to set up and operate an assistive technology lending library based on what’s working in two large districts in California and Michigan. Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technologyBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection ®.

More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3


Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool.

What does an image lead to.?


This past year I was involved with a productive assistive technology and language consultation regarding a student who LOVED to be in all of his classes.

At Emoti-Con 2016, NYC Youth Present Innovative Ideas For the World—Including a Wheelchair Wallet


Yes, indeed, I am talking about Emoti-Con 2016 ! I had the opportunity to participate in it through Mouse Design League , a group of high school students from around NYC that come together to design assistive technology. Many students were quite interested in Art & Tech, a table where we discussed the ways art and technology can come together—for instance, cartoon animation. Education Technology Fun Stuff Community STEM Education

Thirteen Writing-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen of the top writing-with-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students.

Voice Typing in Google Docs


A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Now, speech-to-text works variably based on how students speak, but they can learn strategies to be more successful with dictation if it can be an assistive tool given their profiles.

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Read and Write for iPad


The path to getting assistive technology accommodations in the hands of students that need it is not always clear, so it is helpful for as many educators as possible to know about available (and free) tools such as this!

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Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages


assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Identify tools, strategies to reduce cognitive load associated with notetaking

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A student with ADHD, for example, may complain, “It’s taking all my brain power just to stay focused, I don’t have the energy left for taking notes,” explained Shelley Haven , assistive technology consultant. More… Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technology Educational technology

Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text


This webinar will be especially relevant for general and special education teachers, related service providers (SLP, OT), technology specialists, and administrators. assistive technology professional development reading comprehension UDLedWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

The state match provides funding for infrastructure and the local match may be used to fund any combination of infrastructure, devices for students and educators, professional development, and assistive technology. Our research on blended learning has shown that schools successfully going blended tend to be integrating technology in service of a particular problem they are trying to solve.

Marc Benioff Wants to Make Bay Area Schools ‘Best in Country’


million goes to San Francisco Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District to fund principals’ innovative ideas, hiring computer science and math teachers, developing college and career guidance and buying assistive technology for special education. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) September 1, 2016. YxJsrldthG #whipnay pic.twitter.com/mbLYrLjzIc — Antoinette Siu (@antoinettesiu) September 1, 2016. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education


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. 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 2016. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

Year-Round Resources for Autism


Photo credit: Jayne Clare Jayne Clare Assistive Technology Autism superheroes and "talking" Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are among the resources for helping children on the autism spectrum understand their differences and communicate with others

Is Your School Website ADA Compliant?

Gaggle Speaks

For instance, website editors must remember to add “alt tags” to images and choose the proper text colors to assure the website meets these accessibility standards and can interact with assistive technology such as screen readers.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

April 27, 2016 Photo: By Michael Clevenger, the Courier-Journal. April 27, 2016 Photo: By Michael Clevenger, the Courier-Journal. She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We

Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images


— Twitter (@twitter) March 29, 2016. Alternative text works with assistive technologies like screen readers , where a description of the image is read out loud by the screen reader.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Read it to discover some incredible assistive technologies for students. Apr 3, 2016, 5414 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 4794 Everybody Panic! Mar 30, 2016, 4044 Testing Is Over: Time to Liberate Genius! Apr 17, 2016, 3741 Use @LinkedIn for College + Career Readiness Mar 27, 2016, 3023

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Read it to discover some incredible assistive technologies for students. Apr 3, 2016, 5206 Everybody Panic! Mar 30, 2016, 4731 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 3602 Use @LinkedIn for College + Career Readiness Mar 27, 2016, 2423The top story this week is a post that responds to a story about an uninformed school headmaster who mistakenly attributes his school’s success to the fact that he banned laptops.

Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School


Empowering Struggling Readers also provides insight on assistive technology, accommodations, and overall solutions to foster academic success and a love of reading in students.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

After that we have a post that shows how technology can help improve student writing. Mar 13, 2016, 4143 Is #EdTech Really A Waste? Apr 3, 2016, 3888 Collaboration, Tools, and Add-Ons. Mar 16, 2016, 2904 Everybody Panic! Mar 30, 2016, 2656 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 2400 Use @LinkedIn for College + Career Readiness Mar 27, 2016, 1938 I hope there's something that looks of interest to you.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

“A lot of people worry that technology will take the place of the teacher, but I think it’s exactly the opposite,” said math teacher Kaswell. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments


Schultz has taken a career in building special needs software and games for people who are blind or have low vision into ObjectiveEd, a new endeavor at a time when investor interest in educational tools and investor interest in assistive technology are apparently on the rise.

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

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Schools are incorporating new technology into classrooms at breakneck speed. You can now turn to LRP’s Special Ed Tech eNewsletter to help you find ways to raise achievement for students with disabilities using emerging and assistive technologies. The stories and features in each monthly issue are devoted to a wide range of technology topics as they apply to special education. May 16, 2016. Copyright 2016© LRP Publications.