Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. Chromebooks allow students to access curriculum while avoiding their triggers. What can you do on a Chromebook?

Find the right tool for the right task

SpeechTechie

I showed him an old standby, Sheppard Software , a website built in Flash so it must be used on a laptop or chromebook. assistive technology curriculum connections executive function geography sentence formulation social studies visual teaching

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. With today’s technology, everything we’re working with is being done in the browser – usually the Chrome browser – and so there are some really great tools.

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. where he coordinates Graduate Programs in Special Education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology. Brian S.

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How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Assistive technology may be the best option. You may think of assistive technology as this niche thing … but inclusive is the hot topic right now,” said Bugaj. “If

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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Cleanup the Page & Dictate

Hansen's Link to Tech

Assistive Tech Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Internet As schools continue to progress to 1:1 we as educators need to provide meaningful edtech tools to all learners.

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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Text to Speech and Speech to Text

Hansen's Link to Tech

Classroom Integration: Assistive technology is any device or program that helps a person with a disability complete an everyday task. Using assistive tech whether Chrome apps/extensions or others you will do your students a great service by supplying them such helpful tools.

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. EdSurge spoke with Häkkinen about the impact of new speech synthesis technologies on student assessments, and how his company is making the most of them.

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3 Ways to Motivate and add Narrative Complexity to Writing through Emoji

SpeechTechie

This is one example of how features previously only available as "assistive technology" have turned out to be incorporated in operating systems to benefit everyone. Equip your Mac or Chromebook with Emoji If you have a Mac, the Mac App Store has a free app called Emoji Lite.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

This year''s topics include project-based learning, assistive technologies, Common Core State Standards, Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), and the open content revolution.

Marc Benioff Wants to Make Bay Area Schools ‘Best in Country’

Edsurge

million goes to San Francisco Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District to fund principals’ innovative ideas, hiring computer science and math teachers, developing college and career guidance and buying assistive technology for special education. At the event, Salesforce volunteers handed out Salesforce goodie bags, mingled with sponsors and raffled off HP Chromebooks to Frick students, who shared their excitement for the donation in song and dance.

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. Assistive Technology will always be around.

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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. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association , "[a]ssistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities." On Google OS (Chromebooks), go to Settings > Advanced > Manage accessibility features. "Turn on the subtitles, Ms.

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i Speech Select and Speak Extension

Hansen's Link to Tech

Select and Speak Google Chrome extension by i Speech is really good for assisted technology for anyone who needs text on the web read to them. Classroom Integration: Select and Speak can be used by anyone: teachers, students, parents with Google Chrome web browser and/or a Chromebook.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. At no cost, and for the first time, K-12 schools can now apply state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to better protect the school environment.

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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. In fact they love using technology to converse and discuss with REAL people.

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