How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

6 Cases of Interactive Digital Whiteboards as an Assistive Technology in Special Education

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn about assistive technology in special education. Assistive technology in special education can bring much-needed help to teachers who have students with disabilities or providing special education services. Implementing assistive technology cannot fix all the issues students may have but it can help students cope with their impairments and aid teachers in providing the best learning experience they can for all students.

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What Is The Teachers Role in Assistive Technology by @HEJames

TeacherCast

Ed-tech serves great purpose in the worlds of education and technology. It offers so many ways to adapt educational modes to the needs of learners. Teachers can use virtual reality to take their students to far-off places and try new things without having to leave the classroom. It could be as simple as offering a tape recorder… Friends of TeacherCast Assistive Technologies

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Rose Scott is a literary teacher who is interested in making education comfortable for students with special needs. So imagine that in your classroom there is a student with cryptomnesia. Obviously, you can use many other methods to make classroom work more productive and engage students with different abilities in the class. Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

12 Ways to Use Videos for Learning in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Using video for learning in the classroom has been around for decades, but with the growth of digital technology in recent years, the range of opportunities is now greater than ever before. As technology continues to develop, it is vital to keep educational processes up to date.

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How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

TeachThought - Learn better.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. According to the National Education Association (NEA), the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education programs has risen 30 percent over the past 10 years. But as the number of students in special education programs has increased, the supply of special education instructors has not kept pace. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools. Assistive Listening Systems.

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

Cycles of Learning

In the past, although very rewarding, science camp was full of engaging activities that lacked meaning in the world outside of the classroom. As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. Click here to hear Jay Silver, share more about the implications of MakeyMakey in education. Pictures of a few different assistive technology prototypes from are shown below.

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

EdTech Magazine

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential. students enrolled in special education programs rose 30 percent. In fact, the National Education Association found nearly every general classroom across the country includes at least one student with a disability. Assistive technologies can meet the needs of students at all grade and skill levels. Brian is the head of school growth at OverDrive Education

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

EmergingEdTech

Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia. That means. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Fighting Exclusion: Shake Up Inclusive Learning – SULS0164

Shake Up Learning

Mike shares tips and strategies to help teachers shake up inclusive learning in their classrooms. Mike doesn’t have a typical education career. In the beginning, Mike fixed wheelchairs and such, but as technology expanded so did his work assisting students with disabilities.

Technology in the Classroom: The Complete Guide

ViewSonic Education

There has always been technology in the classroom, even if it hasn’t always been welcome. Take a brief look at the history of technology’s uneasy relationship with education. Then see some common modern additions to the classroom ranging from computers to smartphones.

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. Student centered classrooms benefit all types of learners. What does the ideal classroom look like? What is the role of social media in preparing teachers for these classrooms of tomorrow? Policy can only take us so far; teacher collaboration is what will move education forward.

What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? Educators and academic institutions already know this and aspire to provide s tudents with access to the best possible high-quality education regardless of their background and characteristics.

Don Johnston Incorporated Joins Texthelp Group; Edtech Giants Join Forces to Help Students Across North America and the Globe

eSchool News

10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Texthelp , a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, today announced that they will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc., is the latest Assistive Technology provider to join the Texthelp Group.

EdTech Tools for Inclusive Classrooms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

One of the key strengths of learning technologies and more specifically assistive technologies is that they help students with disabilities tap into their full potential and provide inclusive.read more

Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

eSchool News

Unless educators can find new approaches to deliver reading instruction and personalize learning environments for these frustrated learners, many will fail. Since her district expanded access to grade-level text by providing human-read audiobook technology, Nappi’s students’ reading skills and confidence have improved dramatically. “We The power of technology. Since introducing the new reading technology, Nappi has seen marked improvements in students’ comprehension skills.

Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080

Shake Up Learning

In this interview episode with three AMAZING “Flipgridders” and educators, Ann, Jess, and Jornea, share how you can use Flipgrid to support remote learning, building community, academic support, and more. Quick Tip of the Week (Add a Co-Teacher in Google Classroom).

Wakelet

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

As I mentioned above, I first discovered Wakelet last year at KySTE 2019 thanks to Stella Pollard , a wonderful educator and frequent presenter! Please share your educator story. I have been an educator since 2013.

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. Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. Dr. Friedlander is an Associate Professor of Education at the College of St. Brian S.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

edWeb.net

Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving. A district-wide approach to assistive technology. FCPS has 30 assistive technology resource teachers, each of whom works with 7 to 10 schools.

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. Classroom management challenges. Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. This matter is important in all aspects of life and it’s especially valid in education. Use of Education Technology .

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs. In the United States, about 14 percent of students in public schools receive specialized education services.[1] Educators should encourage their families to set up a family learning schedule.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

Obviously, struggling with a formal education system that requires so very much reading and writing creates a certain degree of grit and perseverance in some children. ” However, that is not the full story: dyslexics think differently — perhaps it’s time our classrooms think a bit more like them, rather than forcing them to think more like us. Increasingly educators and pedagogues are looking at dyslexia, and teaching students with dyslexia, differently.

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Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Many of you "already have" access to Google Docs, being part of districts who have deployed Google Apps for Education. We can benefit greatly from this suite of tools, as can our students who struggle to organize materials, hand in assignments, and generally meet the productivity requirements of the classroom. assistive technology executive function writing

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newsela

SpeechTechie

newsela is a very nice resource of electronic news articles designed with education in mind, another e-resource to have in your toolkit along with EPIC! The site offers quite a lot to educators for free, and a "pro" tier is available. presenting this material digitally will add a level of engagement; newsela integrates nicely with Google Classroom.

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Increasing Engagement, Creativity, and Innovation with Minds-On/Hands-On Activities

User Generated Education

I have always been an experiential educator. The ultimate goal is to get students at any level of education to become as mentally and physically engaged as possible in the learning process, regardless of the subject they are studying.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. According to the DfE’s statement, the new strategy “will go further by ensuring businesses are better equipped to develop products which meet the needs of educators, enabling them to build a robust evidence base to demonstrate the impact of their products; and driving demand for both innovative and proven products.” Tackling Education Workload with Edtech.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education. Assistive Technology in Colleges. Earth Day Classroom Activities. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Here are the most-read posts for the month of April. National Library Week April 3-9.

Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

SpeechTechie

edWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books. Electronic Texts and accompanying accessibility features such as text to speech can facilitate organization of materials, richer arrays of contexts available, and comprehension of classroom content for those with reading, language learning and other disabilities.

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. 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

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A New Era of #SpecialEducation–a video

Ask a Tech Teacher

Illuminate Education has an interesting video (on-demand) about Navigating a New Era of Special Education. In this on-demand webinar, experts provide guidance on how to ensure students receive adequate supports while reducing unnecessary special education referrals.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Technology adoption will be the key differentiator to develop future ready generation and the earlier educational institutions adopt this view, they will reap the rewards sooner.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.) Public Schools, noted Thursday during a presentation at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference in Miami.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.) Public Schools, noted Thursday during a presentation at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference in Miami.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.) Public Schools, noted Thursday during a presentation at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference in Miami.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.) Public Schools, noted Thursday during a presentation at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference in Miami.