3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

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

Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery

Cycles of Learning

See the two videos below to learn more about the intricacies and development of the MakeyMakey. curiosity Design Inquiry Robotics STEM TechnologyI am blessed to teach at a school that incorporates an "Intercession" program into the month of January.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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The VIS uses technology to show visual symbols, maintain children’s attention, and provide compelling multimedia language instruction. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, allows for discrete support that is there whenever the individual needs it.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. FREE WEBINAR ON INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

I am always grateful for the connections and opportunities that have come from writing here, as well as the sense that I am doing something to help students with social and language learning issues. This website is 7 years old this month! Wow, another blog-iversary!

Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

FETC Converge

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® FETC 2017: Do you take a picture or audio record a note on your phone to remember important information? Encourage staff to teach students these strategies, too, to strengthen their learning and studying habits, says a presenter at the National Future of Education Technology Conference. More… Uncategorized assistive technology college and career readiness digital tools interactive whiteboards notetaking tools

Research lacks evidence on device use, apps for young children

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Mobile media devices are quickly becoming the preferred choice for use in children’s learning because of their screen size, portability, ability to stream content, interactive capabilities, and decreased cost. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities digital media ed-tech apps mobile learning devices

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

Edsurge

We’re now watching another transformation as Making itself moves from the periphery of learning into the heart of K-12 programs. Most exhilarating of all are the skills, mindsets and deep learning practices sparked by Making activities. Even more, we hope our vision will spark ideas for how you might transform your students’ learning. DIY.org —an online community where youth can share projects and learn new skills.

A Handy Visual on How Cutting Edge Technology is Redefining Education for Students with Disabilities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

November 9, 2017 Here is a handy visual from University of Cincinnati highlighting some of the ways assistive technologies are transforming the ways students with disabilities learn in different.read more. infographic

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. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL). Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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

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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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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. And while Google vastly improved its scanning technology as the project went along, it wasn’t ultimately able to resolve a persistent cultural challenge: how to balance copyright and fair use and keep everybody—authors, publishers, scholars, librarians—satisfied.

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

The Hechinger Report

He was frustrated enough by how little he was learning that he and his family were on the brink of suing the school district. Now his teacher had so little faith in his ability to learn that she was offering to help him cheat. “If Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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

The Hechinger Report

Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Again, the result is stunted learning.

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. Along the way he has amassed a wealth of knowledge that can help special ed teachers—indeed, all educators—incorporate 3D design and technology into their curriculum, with a meaningful impact on student learning. Getting Started with 3D Learning.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

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

Fractus Learning

When back-to-school season rolls around, every parent wants to make sure that they prepare their child for another successful year of learning. RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband Help your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband.

25 Essential Teacher Supplies for a Savvy School Year

Fractus Learning

The questions range from straightforward to philosophical, with questions like “what lessons can you learn from the story?” These Student Grouping Pencils from Learning Resources make picking groups easier than ever.

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

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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

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

We’ve now taken the boring task of learning Braille and turned it into a game,” says Schultz, co-founder of Boston-based educational games maker ObjectiveEd. “We’re We’re changing the dynamic so that a kid is looking forward to learning.” million across 71 deals in 2017.

A Few of Our Favorite ISTE-ish Things!

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Kim Pollishuke Discover the Hidden Treats in G Suite Sylvia Duckworth EdTechTeam Press Lunch and Learn - Sketchnoting with Students! Lisa Highfill EdTechTeam Press Lunch and Learn - Whats the Hype about HyperDocs?

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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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. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Being asked to learn new information every day. Students with special needs face a wide range of learning challenges. These include learning disabilities (LDs), developmental disabilities, other related disorders and physical disabilities. School can be tough for any child.

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Top Webinars of 2016

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From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year. 2 Jump into Literacy, Math, & Science: Active Learning for Preschool Children. # 3 Dr. Jean: Brain Breaks to Help Students Move and Learn. #

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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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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