Importance of Assistive Technology

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For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critically important in removing barriers to mobility, communication, socialization, and learning. Legislation ensuring greater access to, and availability of, assistive technology.

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

ViewSonic Education

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. Implementing assistive technology cannot fix all the issues students may have but it can help students cope with their impairments and aid teachers in providing the best learning experience they can for all students.

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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. Today, assistive technology can help students with certain disabilities learn more effectively. Several areas of assistive technology and sample products may be found in any given classroom, making a difference in how students of all abilities learn.

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

SpeechTechie

I usually point people in the direction of the collaborative SLP Apps List (top of my blog), but from now on I am also going to be recommending Joan Green''s The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education as a great resource book for those starting out with iPads (or other technology) for clinical use.

Mobile Tech Resources for People with Aphasia

SpeechTechie

apps assistive technologyJune is Aphasia Awareness Month! Though I don't often get the opportunity to work with people with aphasia currently (did my Clinical Fellowship Year at Braintree Rehab in '99-'00, wow that hurts to write), as an alumni and once-adjunct at Boston University I go by to do a short volunteer presentation to their wonderful Aphasia Community Group.

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

eSchool News

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 Students like the Chrome and mobile apps for the built-in classroom tools that allow them to take notes for book reports, do research, and build vocabulary lists all in one place. The power of technology. Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki. Mobile educators from across the country are gathering for three days to share, collaborate, and explore the many facets of mobile learning. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013.

Research lacks evidence on device use, apps for young children

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Mobile media devices are quickly becoming the preferred choice for use in children’s learning because of their screen size, portability, ability to stream content, interactive capabilities, and decreased cost. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities digital media ed-tech apps mobile learning devices

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

Special education teachers are more likely to use mobile apps with their students than general education teachers, but are not receiving enough formal training on the use of mobile technology for instructional purposes, according to a report released today as part of a new initiative examining the role of mobile technology in special ed. Ferdig, summit professor of learning technologies at the research center and a co-author of the report.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2012. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open. Please consider applying to present a session at Mobile Learning 2012. Download and share the invitation to Mobile Learning Experience 2012. Conferences Mobile Learning

Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

And the best part, just tap the + button within a document from the mobile device app, then Image, and you can photograph any context throughout the day. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections descriptionI read a helpful post this week on Edutopia- 15 Questions to Replace "How was School Today?" , which I think is a good resource to share with parents.

Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

SpeechTechie

edWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books. With the advent and proliferation of mobile devices available to students and teachers has come a wide range of options for accessing text. assistive technology professional development reading comprehension UDL

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

These include impairments in hearing, vision and mobility. 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. Defined by the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 , AT is “any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

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Guest Post: How Can I Find Assistive Tech?

EdTech4Beginners

Whilst arguably Assistive Technology is not going to resolve a learner’s challenges, which they may face daily in both their educational and home environment, it should be both identified and used fully as a mechanism of support. Learners with difficulties or disabilities such as limited sensory perception, reading, writing and mobility may face obstacles upon beginning their working lives.

Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

Edutopia

Photo credit: Mobile Digital Arts Matthew Farber Assistive Technology Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use. Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). HumanWare offers assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. More on visual needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). HumanWare offers assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. More on visual needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Fostering independence in students with visual impairments

eSchool News

Technological innovation provides students with visual impairments new tools to support independent living. Encompassing nine areas–assistive technology, career education, compensatory skills, independent living skills, orientation & mobility, recreation and leisure, self-determination, sensory efficiency, and social interaction skills–this curriculum is a critical part of the education of any student with a visual impairment.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

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. According to Crunchbase , global investment activity in assistive technology has grown from $118.5 Schultz isn’t a stranger to technology for people with impairments.

GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

techlearning

GradeCam has introduced a new answer format powered by Aita, its proprietary Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant technology, that can read and score handwritten letters and words up to twenty characters in length. As always, teachers can scan and score assessments using any existing mobile, computer, or document camera, and auto-transfer grades with the touch of a button.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. The first experience with the technology should be light and fun.

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. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Some promising technologies, such as virtual reality, are still very much in the experimental stage.

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

Edsurge

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.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing -- a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students. Being tech-literate was no longer sufficient: students needed to be tech-creative , able to mold technology to their needs and those of the global economy. Lesson learned?

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

Mobility-related disabilities. Not all of these can affect the learning process, but limited mobility of hands can hinder users’ experience online. 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. Addressing mobility-related disabilities when designing e-learning.

COVID-19 Is Costing Visually Impaired Students Time That Can’t Be Made Up

Edsurge

There has to be somebody sitting next to him helping with the technology and getting him engaged in what’s going on. On the flip side, technology caused stress in families where parents became navigators for students who could not use assistive technology independently.

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How Automated 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. 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. How does classroom video capture technology address this issue?

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The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Entry Pageviews Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices i. Apr 22, 2015, 1038 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 891Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment.

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Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

2 Mobile Devices —Mobile devices in education can be controversial. Some benefits of mobile devices include the ability to view textbooks, research, participate in Internet-based class assignments, and create media-rich projects. Schools often have to address issues of equality and funding to ensure that all students, regardless of economic status, have access to a mobile device in the classroom so no one is disadvantaged.

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. 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. How does classroom video capture technology address this issue?

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The potential of education technology is the biggest in Asia due to the sheer number of students enrolled in schools across Asia (600 million in K-12 schools) and the premium that Asian culture places on education. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

How Do Related Services Support IEP Goal Achievement?

N2Y

Orientation and mobility services. Assistive technology is another type of related service that helps unique learners achieve their IEP goals. Have you ever been in an IEP meeting when it was clear that not everyone was on the same page?

SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

eSchool News

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), which represents U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, recently announced its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These nine SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in Philadelphia, PA and engage with the SETDA membership over the next twelve months: 1. Startups focus on serving K-12 educational needs.

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

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Schools are incorporating new technology into classrooms at breakneck speed. You can now turn to LRP’s Special Ed Tech eNewsletter to help you find ways to raise achievement for students with disabilities using emerging and assistive technologies. The stories and features in each monthly issue are devoted to a wide range of technology topics as they apply to special education.