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A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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So imagine that in your classroom there is a student with cryptomnesia. Besides tools that can help students with cryptomnesia, there are also tools that offer benefits to students with dyslexia and dysgraphia, since they are considered to be among the most common learning challenges nowadays. Obviously, you can use many other methods to make classroom work more productive and engage students with different abilities in the class. Digital Citizenship Guest post special need

What You Might Have Missed in April–What’s up in May

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Assistive Technology in Colleges. Earth Day Classroom Activities. Digital Reading for Summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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A New Era of #SpecialEducation–a video

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Here’s a preview: Research shows that more students will not meet grade-level benchmarks this fall due to COVID learning disruptions. If you’re looking for more resources on special education in your classroom, check out our resources: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries).

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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He explains his specific learning needs and calls on all educators to see life from his and millions of other students’ perspective. By sharing his specific needs with teachers, needs that are faced by millions of students across the world, he hopes to provide help in supporting their learning. But then we all have our own specific learning needs. Personally, I feel sorry for people who are put in the ‘normal’ category; their learning needs are not easily defined.

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

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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. Tech Tip #124: Editing is Easier with Digital Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students. Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 66 Writing Tools for the 21st Century Classroom.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Thankfully, the International Dyslexia Association sponsors an annual Dyslexia Awareness Month in October aimed to expand comprehension of this little-understood language-based learning condition. provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). 3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools.

FETC 2019: Day One

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The Expo floor did not open until 4:30 pm on Monday, but educators and administrators were able to choose from 100 workshops, Apple and Microsoft concurrent sessions, and an all-day Blueprint for Technology in Education Summit. The FETC Experience, in its second-year, models personalized learning with tracks that identify attendee relevant workshops and sessions. Assistive Technology. A student does not need to be on an IEP or 504 to benefit from assistive technology.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

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Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

How to vet edtech tools to promote success at school for all learners

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Wondering how to reduce barriers your students with special needs may encounter as they work digitally? Do you understand how to prepare our learners’ digital learning environment so every individual has the elements they need to flexibly accomplish their learning objectives?

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