Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

Assistive technology, especially audiobooks, provide both multisensory reading and writing experiences and enhance word recognition. Assistive technology is a means to bridge the gap for students who have a print disability and have not yet mastered reading independently on grade level.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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A FAMILY OF DYSLEXICS TRANSFORM ED THROUGH STRUCTURED LITERACY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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It wasn’t until Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School in Utah, realized his daughter had dyslexia that he identified dyslexia as the cause of his own struggles. Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for many struggling students.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

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Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

SpeechTechie

I have generally felt that books about technology are bound to be as up to date and relevant as a newscast about that breeze you just felt, but I was really pleasantly surprised at the currency of information in this volume, published in March 2011.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

edWeb.net

Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally. A district-wide approach to assistive technology.

Book Review- The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team

SpeechTechie

This review originally appeared on the PediaStaff Blog Book by: Christopher R Bugaj and Sally Norton-Darr Note: I read this book on my iPad''s Kindle app! Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

edWeb.net

The VIS uses technology to show visual symbols, maintain children’s attention, and provide compelling multimedia language instruction. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, allows for discrete support that is there whenever the individual needs it.

AI Technology Helping Deaf Students Learn

techlearning

Today, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which has piloted the use of Microsoft Translator language technology to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing feel more engaged by transcribing lectures in real time.

Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

Wow, another blog-iversary! assistive technology association context curriculum connections discourse HS MS narrative text structure videos visual teachingThis website is 7 years old this month!

Blog Awareness Month: Night Light Stories

SpeechTechie

Chris, an Assistive Technology Specialist and SLP, and his wife Melissa, a classroom teacher, have created this blog and podcast featuring original stories "that light up the imagination of kids of all ages." audio blogs consultation early elementary later elementary We often hear the question from parents: What can I do to help my child at home?

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

SpeechTechie

I have said quite a bit on this blog this month so I will let our video trailer.and the full tutorial showing all features of the app. apps assistive technology evaluation I am very excited about a recent release, an app I helped develop for Smarty Ears Apps - ATEval2Go !

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Brian S. Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology.

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Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

So, I need to give this blog some love after being tired and on the road.after I get back from a vacation in LA, where I am headed right now! In using this app you''d also be teaching your students about the different kinds of gestures that can be used to interact with technology.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use. Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education.

Highlights from Day 1 of iPad Summit Boston – from Beth

EdTechTeacher

Today, rather than LIVE blog every session, I experimented with note taking and creating media. Luis Perez did a fantastic talk about making Assistive Technology (AT) HIP (Hope – Independence – Passion).

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

techlearning

* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the MakeyMakey to create Assistive Technology for individuals with various physical disabilities (Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

More on special needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Thirteen Writing-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen of the top writing-with-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation. TL Advisor Blog

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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Friedlander on episode 157 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools.

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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

As a counterpoint, and starting point for this blog, let’s look at other figures: 50% of all NASA employees self-identify as dyslexic – in fact NASA actively seeks dyslexic students because of their exceptional abilities in 3D spatial thinking.

Top Webinars of 2016

edWeb.net

From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year. 14 Young Children and Technology: Warren Buckleitner Shares Expert Advice. # 16 Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers. #

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

edWeb.net

Using assistive technology in the form of computer-based text-to-speech or human-recorded audiobooks can help students with reading problems sooner and more comprehensively. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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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. edWeb Blog dyslexia dyslexia intervention early intervention

Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE

Neo LMS

Among them, are voice assistants that can be used during lectures or that function as personal assistants for students. Here is what virtual assistants in the form of smart speakers can do to ease the sometimes stressful HE experience: Increase student productivity.

Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

The state match provides funding for infrastructure and the local match may be used to fund any combination of infrastructure, devices for students and educators, professional development, and assistive technology. Our research on blended learning has shown that schools successfully going blended tend to be integrating technology in service of a particular problem they are trying to solve.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

District and school leaders talk about the need to bridge the gap between curriculum and educational technology, but often fall short of succeeding. The same is true when considering curriculum initiatives; technology is left out of the discussion.

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Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

edWeb.net

Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If edWeb Blog dyslexia dyslexic students Reading students with dyslexia

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

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

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Empowering Struggling Readers also provides insight on assistive technology, accommodations, and overall solutions to foster academic success and a love of reading in students. edWeb Blog dyslexia Learning Ally Reading Disabilities

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? 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. 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.

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.