Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

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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. assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving. A district-wide approach to assistive technology. FCPS has 30 assistive technology resource teachers, each of whom works with 7 to 10 schools.

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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. Both are struggling readers who use audiobooks, text-to-speech readers, and other tools to access their grade-level curriculum. edWeb Blog assistive technology dyslexia struggling readers student voice

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

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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. Often the puzzles are a combination of physical activities and clues with a small digital component that’s easy to access. ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES.

Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

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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. While BrainPOP, described in the last post, is accessible by an affordable monthly subscription even if your school doesn't have it, ExploreLearning's Gizmos are more of a district investment.

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More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

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Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool. See Teresa Ukrainetz' Strategic Intervention for Expository Texts: Teaching Text Preview and Lookback (another good reason to have an ASHA SIG membership so you can access Perspectives journals) for another helpful discussion of expository text structure and other strategies.

How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

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Find some way, some moment to connect—especially with elementary students, but all your students really—because they’re challenged,” he says. Arnold recently joined Luis Perez, a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Education Materials , which is affiliated with the nonprofit CAST, on an interactive webinar, Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on K-12 Education , hosted by EdSurge and ISTE, our parent organization.

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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. 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.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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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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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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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’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

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Special education teachers are more likely to use mobile apps with their students than general education teachers, but are not receiving enough formal training on the use of mobile technology for instructional purposes, according to a report released today as part of a new initiative examining the role of mobile technology in special ed. The researchers also did a review of existing peer-reviewed research that focused on mobile technology and its use with special education students.

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

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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. Access your most-used writing utensils quickly and with ease by storing them in the center flap.

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting

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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. And for the kids she supports, who have speech and language issues, sketchnoting offers important insights into their thinking that is otherwise difficult to access. “It Once a month, Rayna Freedman ’s fifth-graders present their genius hour projects.

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

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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.”. Both parents figured Caleb would return to his neighborhood elementary school before too long. “We Related: Technology offers help in special ed .