Keyboarding as assistive technology for blind students

eSchool News

Generally, when we think of edtech and students with disabilities, we think of assistive technology that helps individuals overcome challenges and provides access to areas of learning and independence. However, technology is not always designed with people of all abilities in mind, and even something as fundamental as learning to type can become a barrier to overcome without proper instruction and understanding of the diverse needs of students with disabilities.

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

When the Academy of Whole Learning, a K–12 private school in Minnesota for students with autism spectrum disorder and individual learning needs, introduced virtual reality technology in their classrooms, students could not contain their excitement. Kade Drechsler, a middle school teacher at the school, tells EdTech that the immersive VR experience helped students stay focused and engaged during their lessons.

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Using Assistive Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

When the Academy of Whole Learning, a K–12 private school in Minnesota for students with autism spectrum disorder and individual learning needs, introduced virtual reality technology in their classrooms, students could not contain their excitement. Kade Drechsler, a middle school teacher at the school, tells EdTech that the immersive VR experience helped students stay focused and engaged during their lessons.

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

When the Academy of Whole Learning, a K–12 private school in Minnesota for students with autism spectrum disorder and individual learning needs, introduced virtual reality technology in their classrooms, students could not contain their excitement. Kade Drechsler, a middle school teacher at the school, tells EdTech that the immersive VR experience helped students stay focused and engaged during their lessons.

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

When the Academy of Whole Learning, a K–12 private school in Minnesota for students with autism spectrum disorder and individual learning needs, introduced virtual reality technology in their classrooms, students could not contain their excitement. Kade Drechsler, a middle school teacher at the school, tells EdTech that the immersive VR experience helped students stay focused and engaged during their lessons.

Using Assistive Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

When the Academy of Whole Learning, a K–12 private school in Minnesota for students with autism spectrum disorder and individual learning needs, introduced virtual reality technology in their classrooms, students could not contain their excitement. Kade Drechsler, a middle school teacher at the school, tells EdTech that the immersive VR experience helped students stay focused and engaged during their lessons.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

Shake Up Learning 2020. The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning.

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

EdTech Magazine

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, essentially bringing the life of the operating system to an end after a decade. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out these five tips for schools switching to Windows 10. How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth.

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

Edsurge

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. Lee, who co-chairs mentoring program TAC 2020 , says Congress is working on supporting STEM education on a national level. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

Expert Roundtable: Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings About Dyslexia

Reading By Example

Rachel Berger is the Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota and also works with Microsoft as a dyslexia and learning disability community assistive tech consultant. Learn her insights on tech tools for supporting dyslexia in her upcoming sessions at FETC 2020.