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

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Quick Take: Learn about assistive technology in special education. Get examples of how interactive digital whiteboards can aid students with impairments and disabilities. Assistive technologies like interactive digital whiteboards (IDW) fall under educational accommodations.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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Cases of cryptomnesia are not rare, and there are a number of examples among well-known people including Helen Keller, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Louis Stevenson, and George Harrison. Take, for example, the curious case of Vladimir Nabokov and his novel Lolita.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools. Assistive Listening Systems.

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

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The below video provides more information about the MakeyMakey along with specific examples. As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. curiosity maker Science Camp STEM 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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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.

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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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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As an example, I recently observed a student I work with who is struggling in math class, particularly with the word problems presented at the beginning of each period. apps assistive technology consultation visual teaching

What does an image lead to.?

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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.

Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

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This is how I found this great explanation of models of light , which frankly we were both struggling with based on the examples in the student's textbook. assistive technology association context curriculum connections discourse HS MS narrative text structure videos visual teaching

Identify tools, strategies to reduce cognitive load associated with notetaking

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A student with ADHD, for example, may complain, “It’s taking all my brain power just to stay focused, I don’t have the energy left for taking notes,” explained Shelley Haven , assistive technology consultant. More… Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technology Educational technology

Take a "Peek!"

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What are some examples of _? apps assistive technology categories consultation curriculum connections description vocabulary word retrieval A good chunk of our work as SLPs is based on questioning students in some manner. What does that word mean? What are the parts of a _?

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Travels, Design and Gestures

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Let''s look at a couple more examples of this trend towards minimalist design, both of which are currently iPhone-only but will run on your big screen, and also relate to skills and concepts that can be targeted in language therapy. February has been busy.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

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Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. You can see some examples on her Pinterest boards. ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books.

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ESSA Plans: How Are States Improving Technology in the Classroom?

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Here at the Center for Digital Education, many IT vendors have expressed interest in understanding the prospective technology procurement activities summarized in the recently published ESSA plans. They include discussions of self-selected accountability measures, state-specific education standards and prospective plans for information technology procurement. Technology Trends. In analyzing these plans we found three noteworthy technology-related trends.

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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.

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

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Among them, are voice assistants that can be used during lectures or that function as personal assistants for students. For example, Northeastern University uses Amazon Echo devices to deliver information such as FAQs, academic advising, housing, the university library and admissions.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

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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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Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

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“A lot of people worry that technology will take the place of the teacher, but I think it’s exactly the opposite,” said math teacher Kaswell. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

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And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students. The process of printing documents, making copies and distributing them to students is a perfect example.

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

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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.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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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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5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: Click here for an playlist of examples from my recent Science Camp. #4: ​​ Chemistry maker Science Camp STEM Technology

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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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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Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

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But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. Eskridge likes to use a free toolkit called Tota11y , which measures how a site performs with assistive technologies.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the MakeyMakey to create Assistive Technology for individuals with various physical disabilities (Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

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With Windows 10, Microsoft provides a range of technologies to help educators find the right experience for their students. . For example, students can interact with their laptops and PCs via voice, pen, touch screen and gesture to find a learning style that fits them best.

How to create accessible e-learning design

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For example, if you create a simple Google Document, don’t just bold and increase the font-size for the title and subtitles, but use the settings in the upper ribbon instead. Here’s an example: Find more information about anchor text here.

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

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The agreement also calls for the university to perform an accessibility audit of its technology, hire or designate an official to coordinate access issues, and create a grievance process for “vision-related disability issues” for times when students feel an accommodation is not effective. Tim Ferebee, acting assistive technology coordinator at Northern Virginia Community College, says that he sees the same problem on his campus with math and science courseware.

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

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It is also the home to a number of competitions like the Assistive Technology and Fall STEAM Challenges , which invite community members to collaborate and create across the globe. One example of the collaborations on Thingiverse is the creation of the Robohand.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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Just as teachers need specialized training to understand how to help students with dyslexia, the teachers also need specialized programs or assistive technology that supports the students’ learning styles.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Using assistive technology in the form of computer-based text-to-speech or human-recorded audiobooks can help students with reading problems sooner and more comprehensively. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

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

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And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. And while Google vastly improved its scanning technology as the project went along, it wasn’t ultimately able to resolve a persistent cultural challenge: how to balance copyright and fair use and keep everybody—authors, publishers, scholars, librarians—satisfied.