Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

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In addition to my vocation as a High School Science teacher, this summer I spent three weeks facilitating science camps for elementary age students. Tom was inspired by MakeyMakey's potential as an assistive technology tool to help empower students with Physical Disabilities.

A FAMILY OF DYSLEXICS TRANSFORM ED THROUGH STRUCTURED LITERACY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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It wasn’t until Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School in Utah, realized his daughter had dyslexia that he identified dyslexia as the cause of his own struggles. Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for many struggling students.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally. A district-wide approach to assistive technology.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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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. Brian S.

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Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology , Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

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As a technology integrationist for Batavia Public Schools, a district outside Chicago, Sutherland was excited to give the strategy a try. It’s very hard to not prompt the students and support them through,” said Jennifer Duffy, another technology integrationist for the district.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation.

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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

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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. Again, it’s another technology. They want to use technology, but it just makes them feel so dumb!

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Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

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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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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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From elementary school grades upwards, a student may be given a book to read and asked to write a review afterwards. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

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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.

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More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

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Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

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The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

Blog Awareness Month: Night Light Stories

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Chris, an Assistive Technology Specialist and SLP, and his wife Melissa, a classroom teacher, have created this blog and podcast featuring original stories "that light up the imagination of kids of all ages." audio blogs consultation early elementary later elementary We often hear the question from parents: What can I do to help my child at home?

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

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Among the resources, you will find: Middle school library and technology staff working with local nonprofits to identify needs of local businesses and nonprofits and enabling young library users to fill those needs through applied coding projects. technology

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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Academically, an investment at the elementary age can keep students reading on level; emotionally, it gives them confidence and makes them feel included with their peer group. Finally, administrators can look for ways to pool resources from different budget streams to assist students.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

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Academically, an investment at the elementary age can keep students reading on level; emotionally, it gives them confidence and makes them feel included with their peer group. Early intervention: It’s a common mantra for any student with learning difficulties, including dyslexia.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? She supervises the district’s instructional technology program, instructional and digital materials adoption and distribution process, library media, gifted and talented students, and the district’s global scholars program. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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

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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.

9 Stylish and State-of-the-Art School Supplies

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RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband Help your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband. It was developed by a school psychologist as an assistive technology for students with ADHD and autism but is a helpful tool for any student.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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I understand getting assistance and things explained to me differently, but why weren’t we doing the same stuff?”. “I’m The goal of the class is to introduce students to technology. When Brad was in elementary school, he said he wanted to go to MIT and become an engineer.

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting

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Freedman has come to see sketchnoting as a bridge between early elementary, when students necessarily think visually because they are still learning to read, and middle school, where suddenly all visual thinking seems to stop.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. At no cost, and for the first time, K-12 schools can now apply state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to better protect the school environment.

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Week of January 9, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Hargadon interviews Ira David Socol on education, reform, technology, and more. His areas of interest are learning, ICT, video and Assistive Technology. Science and literacy instruction in the elementary grades is the focus of a new series of web seminars for the 2010-2011 school year. The series is sponsored by Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, an NSF-funded project that provides professional development and instructional resources to elementary teachers.