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A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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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. More on special needs: 3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools.

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. But then we all have our own specific learning needs. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’!

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

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Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Surprisingly, 15-20 percent of the population has a language-based learning disability, and over 65 percent of those deficits is in reading. More on special needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools.

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). 3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools.

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. Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning.

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. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C.