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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.

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. Assistive technologies can meet the needs of students at all grade and skill levels.

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

FETC Converge

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 ®.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release


You may want to begin your explorations of the Collection by identifying with one of five personas developed to help library staff connect with resources that reflect their own computational thinking (CT) experiences, communities, goals, and interests. technology

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?


It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. As part of the deal, Google’s partner libraries made sure they got to keep digital copies of their scanned works for research and preservation use.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments


We’ve now taken the boring task of learning Braille and turned it into a game,” says Schultz, co-founder of Boston-based educational games maker ObjectiveEd. “We’re According to Crunchbase , global investment activity in assistive technology has grown from $118.5

Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE


Higher education (HE) institutions are always looking to adapt to change. Among them, are voice assistants that can be used during lectures or that function as personal assistants for students. Read more: How AI is changing special education.

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University


When Schlenker felt she wasn’t getting timely access to course materials in a form she could use, she filed a discrimination complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against Wichita State, with help from the National Federation for the Blind. For instance, educating professors on the need to make materials accessible and dealing with materials from a range of textbook publishers, who aren’t under the same legal obligations around accessibility.

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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. No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language. Thingiverse —a library of 3D designs.

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

EdTech Magazine

That’s why Microsoft is working with schools and school districts around the country to ease the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for Education. Personalize Learning with Windows 10 Education Tools. How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth. eli.zimmerman_9856.

At Emoti-Con 2016, NYC Youth Present Innovative Ideas For the World—Including a Wheelchair Wallet


If you were to walk through the Celeste Bartos Forum—a beautiful venue in the New York Public Library—on June 11th, you would have found yourself amidst diverse youth with dreams of changing the world for the better through STEM. I had the opportunity to participate in it through Mouse Design League , a group of high school students from around NYC that come together to design assistive technology. Education Technology Fun Stuff Community STEM Education

Top Webinars of 2016

In 2016 hosted over 250 webinars that have been viewed by 170,000 educators. Topics spanned from early childhood education to building a positive school and classroom culture. 10 What Every Educator Should Know About Special Education Law. #

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If

The power of Translator and PowerPoint’s automatic captioning and translation (in over 60 languages)!


AASL National School Library Standards , Key Commitment: Include. Members of the Microsoft Education team shared how features designed to enhance communication and better meet the needs of every learner. Translator for Education.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Noakes: Likewise, she always encourages educators to ask: How might tech support educators’ ability to differentiate learning in the classroom? Howard and Noakes: Howard encouraged educators to ask for documented and validated positive learning outcomes with actual kids. Howard: Her concern is the amount of training educators need with new edtech. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


In addition, ABC Mouse has shared releases and updates for ABCmouse Mastering Math, Digital Library Experience, Standards-Aligned Collections, A New Teacher Experience, and the ABCmouse Ambassador Program. LEGO EDUCATION MASTER EDUCATORS ( ) LEGO Education announced U.S.

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Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting


She always saw gains and made solid progress on her students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), but she hadn’t done a lot of thinking about how to get them excited about what they were learning. Once a month, Rayna Freedman ’s fifth-graders present their genius hour projects.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print


[ This is a guest post by Michelle Morgan, who is Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Yale University and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College. To maximize study time I took books-on-CD out at the public library.

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP SCHLECHTY (FUTURE OF EDUCATION) Tue 30 Nov 08:00PM New York / Wed 30 Dec 01:00AM GMT / Wed 30 Dec 11:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon. They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies.

“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

Professional development is a requirement for educators, and there is no shortage of great on-line and person options to get it done. For some educators, though, professional development isn’t just something they have to do – it’s a way of life.