3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Personalized Learning SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students. Tuesday, September 26, 2017. So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. Again, it’s another technology.

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SpeechTechie

presenting this material digitally will add a level of engagement; newsela integrates nicely with Google Classroom. apps assistive technology context discourse graphic organizers language arts literacy narrative reading comprehension social pragmatics text structure vocabulary

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Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

In a pinch, whiteboard-like videos like those available at The Science Classroom do a good job of making a topic more visual and showing movement (i.e. assistive technology association context curriculum connections discourse HS MS narrative text structure videos visual teaching

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

Edsurge

To envision how a 21st century school might infuse Making into most classrooms, we teamed up with. Here are five educators who are already embracing Making across curriculum and classrooms: 14 Maker Resources. Make Magazine —filled with DIY technology projects and inspiration. As an instructional facilitator for technology in Loudoun County, Virginia, he encourages schools to weave Making into all subjects, instead of relegating it to a single STEM class.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

For students with special needs in the classroom, the challenges are amplified. Autism spectrum disorders are the most common developmental disability in the classroom. Classroom management challenges. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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25 Essential Teacher Supplies for a Savvy School Year

Fractus Learning

Whether you’re a new teacher setting up your dream classroom, or a veteran educator looking to breathe life into your space, there’s a myriad of products that can improve the atmosphere and instructional possibilities of your educational environment.

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

The Hechinger Report

Aspects of Caleb’s time in GNETS were echoed by the families interviewed — a sense that they could do nothing to get their children back into local schools once they were in the system and a hopelessness in the face of violence and chaos in the classrooms.

9 Stylish and State-of-the-Art School Supplies

Fractus Learning

RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband Help your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband. It was developed by a school psychologist as an assistive technology for students with ADHD and autism but is a helpful tool for any student.

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

Edsurge

The agreement also calls for the university to perform an accessibility audit of its technology, hire or designate an official to coordinate access issues, and create a grievance process for “vision-related disability issues” for times when students feel an accommodation is not effective. Tim Ferebee, acting assistive technology coordinator at Northern Virginia Community College, says that he sees the same problem on his campus with math and science courseware.

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With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. “What’s an ox?”

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. Around him, the busy classroom hums as 30 students work on laptops, interact with other teachers and chat among themselves.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

edWeb.net

Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If You don’t have to have a Pinterest-worthy classroom in order for it to be effective, Terrie noted.

A Few of Our Favorite ISTE-ish Things!

EdTechTeam

Monica Martinez Design Like a Pro with Google Tools Micah Shippee GeoCraft: Google Geo Tools for Teaching and Creating with Google Earth Kimberley Hall Assistive Technology: differentiate your instruction to include all your students Jim Sill Let's Go On a Virtual-Reality Expedition Together!

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. I worked exclusively with students in special education classrooms who needed a way to access the curriculum or a way to communicate effectively in the classroom. Assistive Technology will always be around.

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Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free and very useful General: Welcome Back to School - great resources for teachers (new and veteran) [link] What Makes a Great Teacher [link] What Makes a Great Teacher, created by students [link] New Teacher Advice and Resources [link] Create a Personal Learning Network [link] Resources from Teacher Prep program [link] Effective Classroom Management [link] Summary Of Major Concepts Covered By Harry K.

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If You don’t have to have a Pinterest-worthy classroom in order for it to be effective, Noland noted.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

More than that – federal lawsuits for non-compliance have risen 180% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. We had the accessibility subcommittee formed to address technology accessibility concerns on campus.

ESSA Plans: How Are States Improving Technology in the Classroom?

Leadership Lounge

Here at the Center for Digital Education, many IT vendors have expressed interest in understanding the prospective technology procurement activities summarized in the recently published ESSA plans. They include discussions of self-selected accountability measures, state-specific education standards and prospective plans for information technology procurement. Technology Trends. In analyzing these plans we found three noteworthy technology-related trends.

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Top Webinars of 2016

edWeb.net

Topics spanned from early childhood education to building a positive school and classroom culture. From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

District and school leaders talk about the need to bridge the gap between curriculum and educational technology, but often fall short of succeeding. The same is true when considering curriculum initiatives; technology is left out of the discussion.

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