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Read and Write for iPad


Last year I outlined the helpful features obtained by signing up for Read and Write for Google , a toolbar accessible in Chrome that brings to webpages and documents (particularly Google Docs) text to speech (always free) and text prediction, dictionary, and other features (via premium account or teacher subscription after 30 days). To learn more about emerging research on the benefits of text to speech technologies, see this helpful article.

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ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!


Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. Additionally, WiFi was in my experience generally accessible in conference rooms, and free to boot! This session always focuses on facilitating access to curriculum for LLD students through a strategic language-based focus. ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books.

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Back to School with Choice Boards – SULS0121

Shake Up Learning

A choice board will give students what UDL requires through multiple means of engagement, representation, and actions or expressions of their learning. Optimize access to tools and assistive technology. . Summer VACAY Bingo (Anderson One Instructional Technology Team).

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

High school senior at Newton North High School in Newton, MA, Yishai Barth, feels strongly about the importance of Universal Design Language (UDL). In the afternoon they might be given a math or science assignment where they have to document the results. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user.