A FAMILY OF DYSLEXICS TRANSFORM ED THROUGH STRUCTURED LITERACY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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It wasn’t until Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School in Utah, realized his daughter had dyslexia that he identified dyslexia as the cause of his own struggles. Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for many struggling students.

April 2018

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Make Learning Products Accessible for Students With Disabilities, Educators Tell Vendors at ISTE

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Educators at the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education said education companies should focus on text-to-speech capabilities, switch accessibility, assistive technology, and other supports for students with special needs. Marketplace K-12 Accessibility assistive technology disabilities edtech ISTE special education

AI Technology Helping Deaf Students Learn

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Today, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which has piloted the use of Microsoft Translator language technology to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing feel more engaged by transcribing lectures in real time.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

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Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

Find the right tool for the right task

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assistive technology curriculum connections executive function geography sentence formulation social studies visual teachingI have a student who was struggling with map tests. Don't ask me whether I think students need to memorize maps nowadays but.anyway, he had to.

Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

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The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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More on special needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

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And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students. Ben Sondgeroth is Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the state of Illinois. Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the state of Illinois.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation.

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Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

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These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. EdSurge spoke with Häkkinen about the impact of new speech synthesis technologies on student assessments, and how his company is making the most of them.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the MakeyMakey to create Assistive Technology for individuals with various physical disabilities (Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).

Blockchain Essentials in Education

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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.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

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But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. Eskridge likes to use a free toolkit called Tota11y , which measures how a site performs with assistive technologies.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

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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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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Schools can join until September 2018. The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. Osmo ( www.playosmo.com/education ) launched a new Osmo case and base for iPads at ISTE 2018.

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GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

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GradeCam has introduced a new answer format powered by Aita, its proprietary Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant technology, that can read and score handwritten letters and words up to twenty characters in length.

Sonic Foundry Announces Speech-to-Text Integration in Mediasite

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New integrations with technologies like IBM Watson combine speech-to-text cloud services with Mediasite’s video analytics and search capabilities. Sonic Foundry, Inc. NASDAQ: SOFO) today announces new search and translation features in Mediasite Video Platform.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

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Being tech-literate was no longer sufficient: students needed to be tech-creative , able to mold technology to their needs and those of the global economy. Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education.

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Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

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They now seek our feedback before the formal release of the full searchable collection sometime in Fall 2018. A high school librarian collaborating with a local music mentorship program to teach youth in special education classes how to code music with assistive technology.

Renaissance and Learning A-Z Partner to Promote Literacy

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Renaissance ® announces Learning A-Z, a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources, as its latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Using assistive technology in the form of computer-based text-to-speech or human-recorded audiobooks can help students with reading problems sooner and more comprehensively. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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Just as teachers need specialized training to understand how to help students with dyslexia, the teachers also need specialized programs or assistive technology that supports the students’ learning styles.

This Is How 3D Printing Is Helping Students with Visual Impairments

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In yesterday’s post we talked a little bit about assistive technology and featured some very good Chrome extensions you can use to help students with learning disabilities. Today, we are sharing with.read more. 3D Printing

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: ​​ Chemistry maker Science Camp STEM Technology

Teamwork (and an Interactive Projector), Makes the Dream Work

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Beth Heile, Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Specialist for North Shore School District 112 of IL, uses interactive displays to keep the classroom truly inclusive.

3 Ways to Motivate and add Narrative Complexity to Writing through Emoji

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This is one example of how features previously only available as "assistive technology" have turned out to be incorporated in operating systems to benefit everyone.

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

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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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#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

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Poetry Writing ( Canadian Version ) [Streaming] is a video segment about creating poetry with assistive technology, and you’ll find some great ideas there. Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

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Just as teachers need specialized training to understand how to help students with dyslexia, the teachers also need specialized programs or assistive technology that supports the students’ learning styles.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

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[ This is a guest post by Michelle Morgan, who is Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Yale University and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association , "[a]ssistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities." "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

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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.