Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

“What are you [teachers] doing right now so that your students have unhindered access to grade-level curriculum each day?” Assistive technology, especially audiobooks, provide both multisensory reading and writing experiences and enhance word recognition.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Her dream is to help students explore their talents and abilities. In this article, Rose writes about a little-known problem that students may unknowingly suffer from that may make it look like they are plagiarising when–to them–they aren’t.

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. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico to learn more. Brian S.

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Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Differentiation techniques for sped or GT students work with ALL kids; when you learn methods to use with students who have special learning needs, you learn how to best teach all children. Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. Relevant Meaningful 21st Century Tasks (PBL) and relevant data provided to teachers so they can continue to customize learning.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

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.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. How to create accessible e-learning design. All students should be able to access it easily.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

edWeb.net

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. We wanted to know how they felt about playing the role of teacher to a crowd of over 800 attendees.

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

Book Review- The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team

SpeechTechie

It was great to be able to read it and use the annotation features while preparing for this review. The book will still provide a treasure trove of valuable information about AT and how it shapes our practice as therapists. Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

Edsurge

Along the way, new tools have evolved to help teachers ignite creativity and tackle real world challenges. No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language. No longer confined to a corner space in the back of the library, Making activities are finding their way into lessons on history and biology, literature and language.

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

SpeechTechie

It's always a good idea to wait a while before updating (remember, all updates are free) so that Apple can work out the bugs that often persist past the "beta testing" phase. At this point, several updates have been released to iOS 9, so I'd say you are safe to update.

More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

SpeechTechie

Kidspiration and its older brother Inspiration (again free to try , $9.99 Like Popplet ( described in this post ), these apps can be used to create graphic organizers showing the connection between different ideas. The diagram can be used to create a discussion web as displayed below.

Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

SpeechTechie

Summer is a great time to slow down and think. 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.

AT lending library: Create ‘hub’ of innovative technology with these tips

FETC Converge

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 ®.

Annotating Photos in iOS 10

SpeechTechie

I have previously written about this topic with regard to Skitch. So, Skitch is no more, and though its functions were incorporated in Evernote, getting to them is almost too complicated to talk about here. The good news is that you can now annotate photos without a specialized app, because these features have been added to the Photos app for iPad and iPhone. The iPad 2, now a 5 year-old line, cannot be updated to the latest version of the operating system.

Take a "Peek!"

SpeechTechie

Not to mention all the how or why questions. Today, let''s look at Evernote Peek , an app that allows you to make fun little quizzes with an ingenious use of the iPad. Each item in your set needs to have a note within that notebook. How do you see yourself using Peek?

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mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 2- Making it Your Own!

SpeechTechie

In the last post, we looked at how to use Aurasma''s own library of images, animations and 3D models to create an "aura"- an image overlay that appears when you scan a visual material (usually, another image). and how to share auras to other devices.

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mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 1.

SpeechTechie

In yesterday''s post , I introduced the topic of augmented reality (AR), which can be used to add visuals such as animation, images, video and text to many contexts. Aurasma is actually pretty easy to use! My apologies to readers with an iPad 1.

Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

I traveled to the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association convention in Chicago last week, which was a great experience (nice meeting Jenna Rayburn !), But to share an idea for today, I recently wrapped up a series of posts on Google-based apps for iOS. February has been busy.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

It was great traveling to one of my favorite cities for this event. Or maybe I am just older and it is harder for me to get around! Wait, that has nothing to do with Chicago. Visit the beta site here and use the Search feature to browse the initial offering of reviewed apps.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages , and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development. It shouldn’t take too long to complete.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages , and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development. It shouldn’t take too long to complete.

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Thirteen Writing-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen of the top writing-with-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students.

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. ” Still, there’s plenty to be hopeful about.

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How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

edWeb.net

But as Terrie Noland, National Director of Educator Engagement for Learning Ally, pointed out in a recent edWebinar, those services are not consistently available to students across the United States. Schools need to develop a 3-5 year plan for students with dyslexia, advises Noland.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

edWeb.net

Current approaches to identifying students with reading disabilities are often problematic and ineffective, and will not lead students to academic success. Significant improvements in identification and screening have been made to provide greater support, and earlier.

Top Webinars of 2016

edWeb.net

Topics spanned from early childhood education to building a positive school and classroom culture. From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

For the second week, the top story is a post that responds to a story about an uninformed school headmaster who mistakenly attributes his school’s success to the fact that he banned laptops. Read this story to find out why he was wrong. Next up is an oldie from 2011 makes its way to the top. Read it to discover some incredible assistive technologies for students. Mar 30, 2016, 4044 Testing Is Over: Time to Liberate Genius!

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

The top story this week is a post that responds to a story about an uninformed school headmaster who mistakenly attributes his school’s success to the fact that he banned laptops. Read this story to find out why he was wrong. After that and oldie from 2011 makes its way to the top. Read it to discover some incredible assistive technologies for students.

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

The Hechinger Report

“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. And the reason is, everyone has access to it.

Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School

edWeb.net

Terrie explained that dyslexia is a multi-faceted learning disability, referring to the disability as a “continuum.” For example, one student with dyslexia may be able to write well while another may struggle with writing.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

edWeb.net

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

eSchool News

But as Terrie Noland, national director of educator engagement for Learning Ally, pointed out in a recent edWebinar, those services are not consistently available to students across the United States.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

I was excited to attend the release party for the beta version of ALA’s Ready to Code Collection at Annual a few weeks back. The cohort has spent the past 28 weeks hard at work, developing their resources and implementing Ready to Code principles. Good to Go.

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online. UDL is tough enough in a face-to-face environment, but the real challenge might be how to implement the principles in an online world where students’ abilities and learning styles differ drastically.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Just one question will help you figure out if you are and how to move more in that direction if you’re not. Next up is a post that responds to a story about an uninformed school headmaster who mistakenly attributes his school’s success to the fact that he banned laptops. After that we have a post that shows how technology can help improve student writing. There are a few more to round out the top. Here's How to Find.

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

techlearning

Collaboration is a lesson in itself, learning how to adjust to and work with a variety of personalities and methods of accomplishing tasks is a lifelong skill integral to success in school and beyond. Tech has arrived to help.