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.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

TeachThought - Learn better.

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

Cycles of Learning

Click here for more information and media from each camp. The below video provides more information about the MakeyMakey along with specific examples. 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. inform policy-makers on best practices to support students with dyslexia.

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

SpeechTechie

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 make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.]. Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readers

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

SpeechTechie

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.

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.

Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot

SpeechTechie

The Echo Dot ($49.99) accesses Alexa, Amazon's "virtual personal assistant." In addition to accessing music and information by request to Alexa, you can "enable skills" that are more or less like apps, and for the time being, free.

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

SpeechTechie

Cult of Mac always provides a nice guide to these updates- please see this link for information on which devices will run iOS 9 and how to update. apps assistive technology consultation visual teachingThe new operating system for iOS devices, iOS 9, came out several weeks ago.

Summer Reading, Part 2

SpeechTechie

I had also immersed myself in informational reading and thought that fiction just wasn't really for me anymore. So, since my technology was failing me, or I was failing within it, I bought a Kindle. assistive technology executive function professional development reading comprehension

Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep

SpeechTechie

Notes are of course a way we can keep data on students, but providing consultation through a private practice motivates me to provide the best services possible, which in turn means not forgetting nuggets of information that could/should turn into action items for me.

Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

FETC Converge

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® FETC 2017: Do you take a picture or audio record a note on your phone to remember important information? 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 tools

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

SpeechTechie

apps assistive technology evaluation I am very excited about a recent release, an app I helped develop for Smarty Ears Apps - ATEval2Go !

mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 1.

SpeechTechie

Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. apps assistive technology association augmented reality books Common Core context curriculum connections FIVES images story grammar

Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

In using this app you''d also be teaching your students about the different kinds of gestures that can be used to interact with technology. This app''s gestures also let you interact with time- and location-based information. February has been busy.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

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. ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books. It was great traveling to one of my favorite cities for this event.

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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Being asked to learn new information every day. These include reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information. Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges. School can be tough for any child.

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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

However, with the emergence of the industrial revolution – and the rapid advances of the printing press – education became less about artisans and apprentices, and more about encoding information in books, and being able to scale it to industrial levels across hundreds of schools.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

Collaboration underpins the most successful technology companies. The lessons that ViewSonic learns from supplying technology to the corporate sector, and to education sectors across the world, are applied to what we do in the UK.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Many teachers follow this trend because they believe more is better (it is touted as best practice on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers), but the research shows that this is detrimental for student focus and ability to retain information.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

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 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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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

My research assistant, Dr. Lisa Durff, found a presentation on this topic “ Creating an Accessible Campus Culture ” presented by Bevin Rainwater at Blackboard World 2018. We had the accessibility subcommittee formed to address technology accessibility concerns on campus.

FETC 2019: Day One

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The Expo floor did not open until 4:30 pm on Monday, but educators and administrators were able to choose from 100 workshops, Apple and Microsoft concurrent sessions, and an all-day Blueprint for Technology in Education Summit. Assistive Technology.

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

Cycles of Learning

Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: If you found the information in this message useful to your practice, I invite you to learn more about becoming a site member.

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

Many visually-impaired people use screen readers or other forms of assistive technology to navigate web pages, and heading tags are easier to interpret by such technology. Here’s an example: Find more information about anchor text here.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Phonological processing refers to using speech sounds for coding information when reading, listening, and speaking. To improve identification of individuals with dyslexia, information can be combined.

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

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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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.

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

Edsurge

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.

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

In presentation , the course provides learners with various way of acquiring information and knowledge. In other words, educators need more than just assistive technology to create a UDL-friendly online course.

Cleanup the Page & Dictate

Hansen's Link to Tech

Assistive Tech Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Internet As schools continue to progress to 1:1 we as educators need to provide meaningful edtech tools to all learners.

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

Leadership Lounge

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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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. Examples include through the audio or the visuals, an option to print or read a transcript of text, a magnifier on the text, or through access to information from the images.) Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? "Turn on the subtitles, Ms.

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Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology is a tool that can help. Many thanks to Sheri Lenzo , assistive technology expert, for teaching me all of this and much more. Choose it to find information written using simpler words and simple sentences, which lowers the readability level.

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

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Empowering Struggling Readers also provides insight on assistive technology, accommodations, and overall solutions to foster academic success and a love of reading in students. For more information on Learning Ally, visit Learning Ally.

Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

The state match provides funding for infrastructure and the local match may be used to fund any combination of infrastructure, devices for students and educators, professional development, and assistive technology. Our research on blended learning has shown that schools successfully going blended tend to be integrating technology in service of a particular problem they are trying to solve.