6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

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6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential. Assistive technologies can meet the needs of students at all grade and skill levels. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how schools are using virtual and augmented reality for assistive learning.

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.

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. Assistive technology in special education can bring much-needed help to teachers who have students with disabilities or providing special education services. Customize and tailored assistive technology.

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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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.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

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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

Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

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Since her district expanded access to grade-level text by providing human-read audiobook technology, Nappi’s students’ reading skills and confidence have improved dramatically. “We The power of technology. Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools.

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

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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.

Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

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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

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.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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According to CAST, the association working to increase opportunities for everyone to learn, the way we all absorb information is as unique as our fingerprint. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’!

Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

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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.

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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

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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Travels, Design and Gestures

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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!

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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. 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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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.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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

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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.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

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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.

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: If you found the information in this message useful to your practice, I invite you to learn more about becoming a site member.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

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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.

Making Print Documents & Posters Accessible

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Another common reason for print is when information is handed out, mailed, or back packed home to families. This can be: An accessible Word or Excel document An accessible Google document A webpage which contains all of the information provided by the inaccessible platform.

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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Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

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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.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

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Minecraft, Autism and 21st Century Learning I was unaware of this early on, but eventually discovered that I wasn’t the only one who found Minecraft useful as an assistive technology for people with autism. In fact, the game dynamic of signs that relay information is similar to the way we use vocabulary on real-world objects to teach language in early-childhood and language-challenged classrooms.

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.).