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

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It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. As part of the deal, Google’s partner libraries made sure they got to keep digital copies of their scanned works for research and preservation use.

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.

Summer Reading, Part 2

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So, since my technology was failing me, or I was failing within it, I bought a Kindle. If I can leave you with another tech tip, minimalism also attracted me to the use of Overdrive and my local library card.

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

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No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language. No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language. Make Magazine —filled with DIY technology projects and inspiration. Thingiverse —a library of 3D designs.

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

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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. He downloaded an ox file from Thingiverse , a vast library of 3D designs for physical objects, fired up the printer and, five hours later, had a 3” x 4” plastic ox that he handed to his student. “As Libraries: V.I.-Specific “What’s an ox?”

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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How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

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Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

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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.

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. 14 Young Children and Technology: Warren Buckleitner Shares Expert Advice. # 16 Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers. #