How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. where he coordinates Graduate Programs in Special Education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology. He maintains a consulting and private practice in the area of assistive technology working with schools and parents to find innovative solutions to support student learning. Brian S.

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Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

The website is iPad-friendly, so you can activate Speak Screen while using a passage to have it read aloud , or download and "Open In." assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

SpeechTechie

In the last post, I discussed how the beginning of the school year is a good time to acquaint yourself with any technology resources offered by your school district, as many do not realize the benefits subscription-based services can provide. ExploreLearning (accessible also via a new iPad app once you obtain the trial login) provides interactive activities called "Gizmos" that show the sequential, cause-effect, and conditional relationships in science topics (e.g.

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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. With today’s technology, everything we’re working with is being done in the browser – usually the Chrome browser – and so there are some really great tools.

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

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Field Elementary, where nearly one out of every five students is classified as having some sort of a disability, has actually managed to do this. Even the most well-intentioned teachers can “fall into a rut” of low expectations, said Jessica Rockhold, who teaches a class of six Field Elementary students who are on the moderate-to-severe end of the autism spectrum.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

Special education teachers are more likely to use mobile apps with their students than general education teachers, but are not receiving enough formal training on the use of mobile technology for instructional purposes, according to a report released today as part of a new initiative examining the role of mobile technology in special ed. The researchers also did a review of existing peer-reviewed research that focused on mobile technology and its use with special education students.