Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

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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.

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.

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.

Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology , Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers.

AI Technology Helping Deaf Students Learn

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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.

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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Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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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.

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

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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.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

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!

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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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 !

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?

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. Along the way he has amassed a wealth of knowledge that can help special ed teachers—indeed, all educators—incorporate 3D design and technology into their curriculum, with a meaningful impact on student learning. “What’s an ox?”

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.

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

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* 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.).

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Webinars of 2016

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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

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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

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

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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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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.

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.

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.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

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Make Magazine —filled with DIY technology projects and inspiration. Building community is what animates award-winning educator, Josh Ajima, who shares experiences and advice through his blog, Design Make Teach. As an instructional facilitator for technology in Loudoun County, Virginia, he encourages schools to weave Making into all subjects, instead of relegating it to a single STEM class.

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.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

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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

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