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6 Cases of Interactive Digital Whiteboards as an Assistive Technology in Special Education

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn about assistive technology in special education. Assistive technology in special education can bring much-needed help to teachers who have students with disabilities or providing special education services.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

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

SpeechTechie

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.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from Digital Education. The researchers also did a review of existing peer-reviewed research that focused on mobile technology and its use with special education students. ” See also: 5 Schools of Education Making Ed-Tech a Top Priority.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

2 Mobile Devices —Mobile devices in education can be controversial. Some benefits of mobile devices include the ability to view textbooks, research, participate in Internet-based class assignments, and create media-rich projects.

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

eSchool News

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.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki.

Research lacks evidence on device use, apps for young children

FETC Converge

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.

Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

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

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? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2012. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open. Please consider applying to present a session at Mobile Learning 2012.

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

SpeechTechie

edWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books. With the advent and proliferation of mobile devices available to students and teachers has come a wide range of options for accessing text. assistive technology professional development reading comprehension UDL

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

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

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education. Educating for the fourth industrial revolution. Being tech-literate was no longer sufficient: students needed to be tech-creative , able to mold technology to their needs and those of the global economy. Lesson learned?

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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

These include impairments in hearing, vision and mobility. Barriers to educating students with special needs include: Negative opinions and stereotypes. Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges.

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Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. EdSurge spoke with Häkkinen about the impact of new speech synthesis technologies on student assessments, and how his company is making the most of them.

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My The classroom, where the actual learning takes place, was surprisingly void of impactful technologies.

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My The classroom, where the actual learning takes place, was surprisingly void of impactful technologies.

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Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

Edsurge

It’s even more baffling when you acknowledge that throughout history, renowned philosophers and educators—including Plato , Comenius , Locke , Rousseau, Froebel , Piaget, and Papert —have lauded the power of play in teaching, especially for young learners. Modern research has continued to demonstrate that playful learning improves educational outcomes, even more so when it’s digital and multi-modal.

GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

techlearning

GradeCam has introduced a new answer format powered by Aita, its proprietary Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant technology, that can read and score handwritten letters and words up to twenty characters in length.

Thingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs

TeachThought - Learn better.

What began in 2008 as a website exclusively for the burgeoning maker community has grown into a robust gateway to 3D printing and 3D design for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide including educators, professional engineers and designers. “We Technology 3d printing

The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Entry Pageviews Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices i. Apr 22, 2015, 1038 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 891Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment.

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SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

eSchool News

Startups focus on serving K-12 educational needs. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), which represents U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, recently announced its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners.

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

FETC Converge

Schools are incorporating new technology into classrooms at breakneck speed. You can now turn to LRP’s Special Ed Tech eNewsletter to help you find ways to raise achievement for students with disabilities using emerging and assistive technologies. The stories and features in each monthly issue are devoted to a wide range of technology topics as they apply to special education.

Teamwork (and an Interactive Projector), Makes the Dream Work

techlearning

Creative educators can ditch the staid drone of attendance announcing for a colorful display where students can fly a rocket “them” from Earth into space or swim a fishy “them” from a reef to the open ocean.

25 Essential Teacher Supplies for a Savvy School Year

Fractus Learning

Whether you’re a new teacher setting up your dream classroom, or a veteran educator looking to breathe life into your space, there’s a myriad of products that can improve the atmosphere and instructional possibilities of your educational environment.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement.

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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 LearnCentral.org , 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.