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.

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

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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 ®.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

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You may want to begin your explorations of the Collection by identifying with one of five personas developed to help library staff connect with resources that reflect their own computational thinking (CT) experiences, communities, goals, and interests. 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.

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

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It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. As part of the deal, Google’s partner libraries made sure they got to keep digital copies of their scanned works for research and preservation use.

More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

SpeechTechie

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

Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

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Videolicious is a simple video creator- it allows you select photos or videos from your photo library/camera roll and talk over them, effectively creating a narrated video.

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mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 1.

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In this series of steps, you will see how to make an image aura from Aurasma''s own library of images "float" above a book page when the page is scanned. apps assistive technology association augmented reality books Common Core context curriculum connections FIVES images story grammar

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

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That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. He downloaded an ox file from Thingiverse , a vast library of 3D designs for physical objects, fired up the printer and, five hours later, had a 3” x 4” plastic ox that he handed to his student. “As Libraries: V.I.-Specific “What’s an ox?”

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).

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How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

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Schultz has taken a career in building special needs software and games for people who are blind or have low vision into ObjectiveEd, a new endeavor at a time when investor interest in educational tools and investor interest in assistive technology are apparently on the rise.

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.

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

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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. Make Magazine —filled with DIY technology projects and inspiration. Thingiverse —a library of 3D designs.

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

EdTech Magazine

With Windows 10, Microsoft provides a range of technologies to help educators find the right experience for their students. . Windows 10 devices can be equipped with a wide variety of assistive technology as well. How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth.

Top Webinars of 2016

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From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year. 14 Young Children and Technology: Warren Buckleitner Shares Expert Advice. # 16 Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers. #

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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How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

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Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia.

At Emoti-Con 2016, NYC Youth Present Innovative Ideas For the World—Including a Wheelchair Wallet

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If you were to walk through the Celeste Bartos Forum—a beautiful venue in the New York Public Library—on June 11th, you would have found yourself amidst diverse youth with dreams of changing the world for the better through STEM. I had the opportunity to participate in it through Mouse Design League , a group of high school students from around NYC that come together to design assistive technology. Education Technology Fun Stuff Community STEM Education

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

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Principals should make sure teachers get the training they need to use the assistive technology. “If According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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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. Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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In addition, ABC Mouse has shared releases and updates for ABCmouse Mastering Math, Digital Library Experience, Standards-Aligned Collections, A New Teacher Experience, and the ABCmouse Ambassador Program. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

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[ This is a guest post by Michelle Morgan, who is Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Yale University and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College. To maximize study time I took books-on-CD out at the public library.

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join Beth Poss and Chris Bugji as they explore how library media specialists can enhance the learning of all students by infusing Universal Design for Learning principles in their practice. They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies. Donalyn Miller, known as the ''Book Whisperer'', will share strategies she uses to integrate technology and foster the love of reading with her students.

“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

In the last 18 months I’ve completed my Microsoft Certified Educator exam, OneNote Office Specialist, and a specialist qualification course – Technology in The Classroom (recognized in Ontario),” Gozzard tells us.