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

EdTech4Beginners

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

Two UVM online courses this Fall featuring pedagogy and technology

Learning With Lucie

Are you looking for a UVM course that counts towards your educational technology specialists endorsement? I'm teaching the following two online courses this Fall.

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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’! 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

techlearning

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. Assessment edtech News Ed Tech Ticker

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

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.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

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? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education.

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Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

edWeb.net

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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

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. 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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10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

In other words, educators need more than just assistive technology to create a UDL-friendly online course. New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

eSchool News

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.

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

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.

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. Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

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

The Hechinger Report

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 This includes assistive technology devices.

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

The Innovative Educator

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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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. 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

Fractus Learning

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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.