5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

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Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

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Assistive technology, especially audiobooks, provide both multisensory reading and writing experiences and enhance word recognition. Assistive technology is a means to bridge the gap for students who have a print disability and have not yet mastered reading independently on grade level.

Assistive Technology in Special Education

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In the 3rd edition of Assistive Technology in Special Education, author Joan Green helps readers navigate the complex topic with a straight forward, organized approach to understanding and effectively implementing AT.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

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One of the things I do in my role as a K-12 Education Strategist is work on resources for schools to use. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

What Is The Teachers Role in Assistive Technology by @HEJames

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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. It could be as simple as offering a tape recorder… Friends of TeacherCast Assistive Technologies

Enhancing education with assistive technology

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Products that help prepare students for life beyond K12 Ray Bendici The ever-increasing pace and variety of technological developments continues to be a challenge for K12 assistive technology products

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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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.

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

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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. curiosity maker Science Camp STEM Technology

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

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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.

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

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Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. With time, tech tools, and access to one another, teachers could solve many of the problems we face in education today, including addressing students with special needs. Policy can only take us so far; teacher collaboration is what will move education forward. Don''t forget your passion as an educator.

Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery

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The ability to repurpose everyday objects to interact differently with a keyboard, as well as the ability to program and interact with a myriad of different online modules using physical, tactile objects, opens up a world of possibilities for creating Assistive Technology.

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

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I have generally felt that books about technology are bound to be as up to date and relevant as a newscast about that breeze you just felt, but I was really pleasantly surprised at the currency of information in this volume, published in March 2011.

Hidden iPad Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties

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The value of technology, as Apple Education states, is in its empowering character, when individuals use it to extend their physical and cognitive limitations and transform their learning. 2019 Apple Education Assistive technology

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How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

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Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.

Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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When we “flip” the learning, and have students present to educators in our edWebinars, it’s a great example of how much we can learn from our students. Marley clarified that it’s harder to explain the assistive learning tools to adults because they aren’t as familiar with these supports.

Make Learning Products Accessible for Students With Disabilities, Educators Tell Vendors at ISTE

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Educators at the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education said education companies should focus on text-to-speech capabilities, switch accessibility, assistive technology, and other supports for students with special needs. The post Make Learning Products Accessible for Students With Disabilities, Educators Tell Vendors at ISTE appeared first on Market Brief.

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

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Unless educators can find new approaches to deliver reading instruction and personalize learning environments for these frustrated learners, many will fail. The power of technology. Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools.

Book Review- The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team

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Chris Bugaj and his colleague Sally Norton-Darr have penned an informative (and indeed, fun to read) guide to the role of Assistive Technology (AT) and its practitioners in the school setting. Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

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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.

6 emerging technology trends ready to revolutionize special education

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® In advance of FETC’s Special Education session track rollout, check out these evolving trends that have the potential to change students’ lives. The director of the Simon Technology Center at the PACER Center shares a list of of exciting developments in the assistive technology field.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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The VIS uses technology to show visual symbols, maintain children’s attention, and provide compelling multimedia language instruction. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, allows for discrete support that is there whenever the individual needs it.

Technology, data help Missouri district provide ‘engaging, relevant, personal’ education

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Springfield Public Schools uses adaptive diagnostic tools and special education software to analyze data in a meaningful way for staff and students. Phyllis Wolfram, executive director of special programs, shares the technology that’s making it possible. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities data collection K-12 tech tools for administrators

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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Tech-ing up Communication Books

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Google Docs is available so many ways I am not going to provide a link (via the web or apps for any device) and most districts provide accounts to educators. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections description

newsela

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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.

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

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After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. Collaboration underpins the most successful technology companies. Tackling Education Workload with Edtech. Aiding Special Education with Edtech.

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

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To find out some of the other education-related features of iOS 9, check out Tony Vincent's great update on the new operating system. apps assistive technology consultation visual teachingThe new operating system for iOS devices, iOS 9, came out several weeks ago.

Read and Write for Google

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In honor of the just-concluded ATIA Conference in Florida, which I didn''t make it to this year, I thought I''d feature a helpful tech tool for you as an educator- and one which you might be in the position to recommend for your students. assistive technology vocabulary writing

Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

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TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.

What does an image lead to.?

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This past year I was involved with a productive assistive technology and language consultation regarding a student who LOVED to be in all of his classes.

Voice Typing in Google Docs

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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. assistive technology executive function writing

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students. 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.

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AT lending library: Create ‘hub’ of innovative technology with these tips

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Gain practical advice for how to set up and operate an assistive technology lending library based on what’s working in two large districts in California and Michigan. Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technologyBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection ®.

Add Custom Keyboards to your iPad in iOS 8

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Some of the most interesting educational keyboards are being made by AssistiveWare, creators of Proloquo2Go. assistive technology ipad essentials iOS 8, among other enhancements, brought the ability to add 3rd party keyboards to the operating system.

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Read and Write for iPad

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The path to getting assistive technology accommodations in the hands of students that need it is not always clear, so it is helpful for as many educators as possible to know about available (and free) tools such as this!

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Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep

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Students may also have access to Keep (or you can request the administrator to "turn it on," and it therefore provides another assistive tech possibility within their existing Google Accounts. This video provides a great tutorial from an educational perspective.

Identify tools, strategies to reduce cognitive load associated with notetaking

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A student with ADHD, for example, may complain, “It’s taking all my brain power just to stay focused, I don’t have the energy left for taking notes,” explained Shelley Haven , assistive technology consultant. More… Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technology Educational technology

Research lacks evidence on device use, apps for young children

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By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Mobile media devices are quickly becoming the preferred choice for use in children’s learning because of their screen size, portability, ability to stream content, interactive capabilities, and decreased cost. But little research is known about their effectiveness in both the general education and special education populations, said Sharon Judge, professor of special education at Old Dominion University.

Blockchain Essentials in Education

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Blockchain essentials in education. The Blockchain in Education Conference will enable education professionals to understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue to transform their sector.

Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

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Encourage staff to teach students these strategies, too, to strengthen their learning and studying habits, says a presenter at the National Future of Education Technology Conference. More… Uncategorized assistive technology college and career readiness digital tools interactive whiteboards notetaking toolsBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® FETC 2017: Do you take a picture or audio record a note on your phone to remember important information?