AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

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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. Finally, I had the great opportunity to attend the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard University in 2015.

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

SpeechTechie

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. This webinar will be especially relevant for general and special education teachers, related service providers (SLP, OT), technology specialists, and administrators.

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Highlights from Day 1 of iPad Summit Boston – from Beth

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Jodie Deinhammer and Sunny Richardson told the story of how their science classrooms in Texas transformed the learning environment to a point where students are now designing the syllabus, creating projects, and connecting to students from schools all over the world. Luis Perez did a fantastic talk about making Assistive Technology (AT) HIP (Hope – Independence – Passion). Beth Holland Blog Featured #ettipad #UDL Jodie Deinhammer Luis Perez Science

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To meet the personal learning needs of all learners in a classroom, educators should provide learners with multiple means of representation, engagement, and action & expression. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation

Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To meet the personal learning needs of all learners in a classroom, educators should provide learners with multiple means of representation, engagement, and action & expression. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. Though I didn''t want to jump into the session when suggestions were called for, as my own suggestion would have been entirely predictable, the topic made me think of Universal Design For Learning (UDL). ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books.

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Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In nearly ever y classroom there are a number of students who do not have the reading level needed to comprehend written content-based material. Technology is a tool that can help. Many thanks to Sheri Lenzo , assistive technology expert, for teaching me all of this and much more. cool tool digital text edtech education free technology reading technology udl universal design for learning

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Back to School with Choice Boards – SULS0121

Shake Up Learning

In this episode, Kasey shares her best tips and ideas for creating and using digital choice boards in the K-12 classroom. These are necessary teaching components that can be difficult to add and do well in any classroom. Optimize access to tools and assistive technology. .

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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High school senior at Newton North High School in Newton, MA, Yishai Barth, feels strongly about the importance of Universal Design Language (UDL). If we look at a standard day in any classroom, the activities and assessments are all channelled through writing. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user.