Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

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.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

It’s unfair these students – about 98,000 across the state with conditions ranging from dyslexia to severe cognitive impairments – are entering society unprepared, said former Kentucky Education Commissioner Gene Wilhoit, a longtime supporter of the Common Core standards.

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

The Innovative Educator

social media in education 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.” You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C. In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year


Over the past decade, Making has transformed education with its emphasis on innovation, collaboration, and hands-on problem solving. EdSurge has shared these educators' stories—as well as those of students who tinker and take risks, build confidence and develop resilience. Here are five educators who are already embracing Making across curriculum and classrooms: 14 Maker Resources. Fusion 360 —free CAD software for students and educators. Facebook or Twitter.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Like Mobile Learning Experience on Facebook. Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona.