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Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL). The technology behind the cooking rats in “Ratatouille” and the dancing penguins in “Happy Feet” could help bridge stubborn academic gaps between deaf and hearing students. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

“A lot of people worry that technology will take the place of the teacher, but I think it’s exactly the opposite,” said math teacher Kaswell. This is a list of kids I need to check in with, maybe because they’re learning the English language, or because I’ve observed something where they need a little more help,” Kaswell said. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, educators across the country and around the world have been tasked with shifting to emergency remote teaching—a move from in-person to remote classes made necessary by pressing circumstances. This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Marcus, the Department of Education’s assistant secretary for civil rights.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech? Then, learning goals drive the decision.