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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?

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students. Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities. 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. Federal laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) , as well as state allocations and local funding, give schools access to resources to support students with special needs.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

For students with special needs in the classroom, the challenges are amplified. Autism spectrum disorders are the most common developmental disability in the classroom. Barriers to educating students with special needs include: Negative opinions and stereotypes.

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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students. So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. See: 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education.

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Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from Digital Education. The researchers also did a review of existing peer-reviewed research that focused on mobile technology and its use with special education students. “It can be used in a formal classroom or an informal setting or at home.”

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. How is the physical and digital classroom layout supporting English Language Learners ? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. Any classroom teacher will tell you the importance of differentiating instruction and materials for students' diverse needs. Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies?

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Cleanup the Page & Dictate

Hansen's Link to Tech

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

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.

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.

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. Around him, the busy classroom hums as 30 students work on laptops, interact with other teachers and chat among themselves.

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. I worked exclusively with students in special education classrooms who needed a way to access the curriculum or a way to communicate effectively in the classroom. Assistive Technology will always be around.

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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.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Furthermore, ABCMouse will be offered at no cost to teachers for use in their classrooms, allowing them to take full advantage of many of these offerings. Educators from local school districts across the U.S.

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

The Innovative Educator

Do innovative educators have it all wrong? In a post that is making its rounds in education circles, John Vallance, headmaster of Sydney Grammar School told “ The Australian ” that computers in schools are a “scandalous waste of money.” Like other arrogant Luddites in power, he is responsible for negligent technology spending because he is clueless about how to use it effectively. Measurable results Vallance blasts technology for not producing measurable results.

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