Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally. A district-wide approach to assistive technology.

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

I recently discovered ReadWorks - this website provides free access to reading passages and much more, with skill and strategy units on many topics in comprehension. Expository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology , Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

As a technology integrationist for Batavia Public Schools, a district outside Chicago, Sutherland was excited to give the strategy a try. It’s very hard to not prompt the students and support them through,” said Jennifer Duffy, another technology integrationist for the district.

Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

SpeechTechie

In the last post, I discussed how the beginning of the school year is a good time to acquaint yourself with any technology resources offered by your school district, as many do not realize the benefits subscription-based services can provide.

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More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

SpeechTechie

Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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Academically, an investment at the elementary age can keep students reading on level; emotionally, it gives them confidence and makes them feel included with their peer group. Finally, administrators can look for ways to pool resources from different budget streams to assist students.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

Schools often have to address issues of equality and funding to ensure that all students, regardless of economic status, have access to a mobile device in the classroom so no one is disadvantaged. 3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech.

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

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Noakes emphasized that the process must include an equity assessment—can all of the students and teachers access the tech outside of school? Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

From elementary school grades upwards, a student may be given a book to read and asked to write a review afterwards. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

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

Fractus Learning

RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband Help your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband. It was developed by a school psychologist as an assistive technology for students with ADHD and autism but is a helpful tool for any student.

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting

MindShift

Freedman has come to see sketchnoting as a bridge between early elementary, when students necessarily think visually because they are still learning to read, and middle school, where suddenly all visual thinking seems to stop.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions.

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