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How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

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When Schlenker felt she wasn’t getting timely access to course materials in a form she could use, she filed a discrimination complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against Wichita State, with help from the National Federation for the Blind. As a result, Wichita State is making changes across campus to improve accessibility, including developing a plan to deliver accessible course materials to students who are blind at the same time as all students.

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

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FETC 2019: Day One

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Though I do miss seeing Hawaiian shirts and skateboards at the Surf conference that shared the south side of the Orange County Convention Center, the extra space taken over by FETC makes the conference workshops more accessible, convenient, and right in the heart of the main concourse.

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My The classroom, where the actual learning takes place, was surprisingly void of impactful technologies.

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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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How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

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To that last question, Sean Arnold, a STEM coach and special educator for the New York City Department of Education, has a suggestion. 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. 2 is keyboard accessibility.

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Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

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So it began as STEM design challenges for my older, more adept students. Minecraft, Autism and 21st Century Learning I was unaware of this early on, but eventually discovered that I wasn’t the only one who found Minecraft useful as an assistive technology for people with autism. When the teacher requires other design challenges—accounting for material cost or using sustainable materials—students must access higher order thinking skills.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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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? She supervises the district’s instructional technology program, instructional and digital materials adoption and distribution process, library media, gifted and talented students, and the district’s global scholars program. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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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