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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector.

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.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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2 Mobile Devices —Mobile devices in education can be controversial. 3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. has proven to be an invaluable asset in K–12 education. This provides diverse possibilities for robotics in K–12 education.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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 ®.

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?

Two UVM online courses this Fall featuring pedagogy and technology

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Are you looking for a UVM course that counts towards your educational technology specialists endorsement? I'm teaching the following two online courses this Fall.

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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.

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 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 do educators know how to support our requirements? As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’!

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

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That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. Along the way he has amassed a wealth of knowledge that can help special ed teachers—indeed, all educators—incorporate 3D design and technology into their curriculum, with a meaningful impact on student learning. “What’s an ox?”

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

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SpeechTechie

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.

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.

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

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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What does an image lead to.?

SpeechTechie

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.

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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