Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

SpeechTechie

edWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books. This webinar and many others are available to you for free on the edWeb site. community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. These include: iOS and Mac built-in accessibility features, Read and Write for Google and iPad, eText Platforms such as EPIC!

The power of Translator and PowerPoint’s automatic captioning and translation (in over 60 languages)!

NeverEndingSearch

To address challenges relating to accessibility and inclusion in our growingly diverse communities, you may want to explore some of the free, and game-changing, features Microsoft has been introducing in across the applications in its Office suite.

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Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). The protection from side - effects will be the webinar’s conclusion.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

FREE WEBINAR ON INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING. Join me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns next Tuesday, October 3 for a special webinar on 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning. Select Voice Typing, and give your microphone permission to access it. Again, it’s another technology.

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

Cycles of Learning

Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: ​​ Chemistry maker Science Camp STEM Technology

Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School

edWeb.net

Terrie presented in the webinar, “How to Support Dyslexic Students in Your School,” sponsored by Learning Ally. The webinar discussed why students struggle, what to look for, and how to support dyslexic students in your district with appropriate accommodations and interventions.

AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. I worked exclusively with students in special education classrooms who needed a way to access the curriculum or a way to communicate effectively in the classroom. But what is UDL and what role does it play in creating access for all students? Assistive Technology will always be around.

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ESSA Plans: How Are States Improving Technology in the Classroom?

Leadership Lounge

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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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

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? This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Digital Promise. 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.