5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

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Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some. Below I have listed 5 pieces of assistive technology which can help children with SEND: YouTube – if you have a child with a hearing impairment, most YouTube videos now have captions and subtitles.

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

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These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. His research focuses on advancing the accessibility of computer-based assessments—for all learners—through a standards-based approach.

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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

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My research assistant, Dr. Lisa Durff, found a presentation on this topic “ Creating an Accessible Campus Culture ” presented by Bevin Rainwater at Blackboard World 2018. And part of that, we formed an information technology executive council and three of those subcommittees [included] the administrative, the academic, and the communications committees. We had the accessibility subcommittee formed to address technology accessibility concerns on campus.

GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

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GradeCam has introduced a new answer format powered by Aita, its proprietary Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant technology, that can read and score handwritten letters and words up to twenty characters in length. As always, teachers can scan and score assessments using any existing mobile, computer, or document camera, and auto-transfer grades with the touch of a button. Assessment edtech News Ed Tech Ticker

Two UVM online courses this Fall featuring pedagogy and technology

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Are you looking for a UVM course that counts towards your educational technology specialists endorsement? Register by August 5 at [link] educational-technology-online- sequence/ EDCI 322 UDL and Differentiated Instruction with Technology (online) Explore how technologies can support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. I'm teaching the following two online courses this Fall.

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Renaissance and Learning A-Z Partner to Promote Literacy

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Renaissance ® announces Learning A-Z, a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources, as its latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner. Raz-Plus , the blended learning platform from Learning A-Z, which contains thousands of technology-enabled resources for personalized reading practice, will be integrated in Renaissance Flow 360 , an assessment-driven instruction solution.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

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In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. The first experience with the technology should be light and fun.

How Do Related Services Support IEP Goal Achievement?

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Early identification and assessment in children. Assistive technology is another type of related service that helps unique learners achieve their IEP goals. Have you ever been in an IEP meeting when it was clear that not everyone was on the same page?

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In “ Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly School ,” Terrie Noland, national director, Educator Engagement for Learning Ally, presented on early intervention for dyslexic students, using the right AT (assistive technology) tools and accommodations for each learner, and creating environments in which students can thrive.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

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This should include early identification and intervention services (think kindergarten), teacher training in multi-sensory language approach, and frequent progress reports and assessments to ensure that the services are working. 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.

AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

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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. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. Could students have a choice in how they are assessed?

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Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

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An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing -- a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students. Being tech-literate was no longer sufficient: students needed to be tech-creative , able to mold technology to their needs and those of the global economy. Lesson learned?

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The potential of education technology is the biggest in Asia due to the sheer number of students enrolled in schools across Asia (600 million in K-12 schools) and the premium that Asian culture places on education. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Although it’s important to assess for phonological abilities like phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid naming, these alone should not determine whether one has dyslexia. “It’s important to do a comprehensive assessment that extends beyond phonological processing,” said Rick. For example, if listening comprehension is no better than reading comprehension, assistive technology may not be beneficial.

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

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In other words, educators need more than just assistive technology to create a UDL-friendly online course. Currently, many students with disabilities utilize technology such as screen readers, close-captioned videos, seating arrangements and a test environment that minimizes distractions that contribute to their success in higher education,” note the authors. New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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This should include early identification and intervention services (think kindergarten), teacher training in multi-sensory language approach, and frequent progress reports and assessments to ensure that the services are working. 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.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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If we look at a standard day in any classroom, the activities and assessments are all channelled through writing. 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. When it comes to assessing students’ reading skills, it is important not to base this simply on their writing skills.

Designing a Vocabulary-Rich Teaching Environment to Enhance Student Communication

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Assess expressive vs. receptive skills. When students are limited in their expressive verbal communication (the words a student can express or produce), it can be unclear initially how much they are receptively understanding or what they might be capable of learning if given an appropriate level of visual support or assistive technology. Partner with a speech-language pathologist to assess and better understand a student’s ability to acquire new words.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In “ Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly School ,” Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement for Learning Ally, presented on early intervention for dyslexic students, using the right AT (assistive technology) tools and accommodations for each learner, and creating environments in which students can thrive.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Noakes: She recommended a needs assessment, as Diamond outlined, but said schools often look at the curricular content or internal infrastructure only. 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.

Expert Roundtable: Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings About Dyslexia

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is a child psychologist with 25 years of experience in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of a full range of learning differences, including dyslexia and ADHD. Rachel Berger is the Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota and also works with Microsoft as a dyslexia and learning disability community assistive tech consultant. There are so many assistive technology tools to support students with dyslexia.

Engaging Learners: Promising Practices in the Cloud

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OLDaily Online Newsletter You Tube Video, Connectivism and Technology [link] Connectivism in Practice Building 21st Century Learning Environments in EC-20 Building Educational Technology Leadership Capacity Promising Practices: Use and Transference - Using these tools with master''s program students so they will in turn use them with their students.

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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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That assessment may be technically true, but many librarians and scholars see the legacy of the project differently. And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. Without Google’s backing and technological abilities, a resource like HathiTrust would have been much harder to create, she says. “We Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learnin

Is #EdTech Really A Waste? 8 Lessons for The Uninformed

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Like other arrogant Luddites in power, he is responsible for negligent technology spending because he is clueless about how to use it effectively. Because he failed to understand how technology can “redefine” learning he wasted money and deprived students of quality learning. Measurable results Vallance blasts technology for not producing measurable results. For examples of authentic assessment you can read this. Do innovative educators have it all wrong?

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“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We On a recent morning, Rockhold and two teaching assistants cycled through a series of silly, animated songs, each a precursor to technology-aided exercises, where students answered a series of questions using their tablets or the interactive white board at the front of the class. This includes assistive technology devices.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The deal pairs ENA’s comprehensive infrastructure technology and support services with CatchOn’s unique software as a service tool that delivers essential data about ed tech usage in U.S. This remarkable functionality makes an array of assessment types possible – including spelling tests, short answers, fill-in-the-blank, and more.

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25 Essential Teacher Supplies for a Savvy School Year

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Use the lapboards as a quick assessment tool to make sure the class is on track. Guided Reading Strips are an assistive technology ideal for reading and comprehension. Whether you’re a new teacher setting up your dream classroom, or a veteran educator looking to breathe life into your space, there’s a myriad of products that can improve the atmosphere and instructional possibilities of your educational environment.

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

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They are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that is not aligned with their specific needs. Ironically, many families also said that the very technologies designed to help students with disabilities — known as assistive technology — are seldom part of a GNETS education. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

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

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link] CONCERNS ABOUT STUDENT’S ASSESSMENT. Starting from the practices and personal views about the planning of an exam, we will try to make: i) a reflection via the personal views of other peers, ii) a presentation of the fundamental and problems of assessment, iii) a conversation about the criticism and the side-effects that have been found from the research. We will try to clear up the misunderstandings about the procedure and the role of student’s assessment.