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.

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

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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.

Mobile Tech Resources for People with Aphasia

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apps assistive technologyJune is Aphasia Awareness Month!

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.

Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students

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Hayes Schools find there is no one-size-fits-all approach to assistive technology. Access Points Classroom Cloud Mobile Apps Mobility Networking By Heather B.

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.

Research lacks evidence on device use, apps for young children

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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

Tech-ing up Communication Books

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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 description

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

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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

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

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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

Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

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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

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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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.

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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.

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.

GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

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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.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(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. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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How to create accessible e-learning design

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

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

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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

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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? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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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.

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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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The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

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

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Beth Heile, Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Specialist for North Shore School District 112 of IL, uses interactive displays to keep the classroom truly inclusive.

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.

SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

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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. Startups focus on serving K-12 educational needs.

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. Students with mobility or behavioral issues can now traverse those environments safely in the virtual world before attempting it in the physical world. Education Technology Personalized Learning Technology Tips 21st Century Skills Game-Based Learning

Thingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs

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It is also the home to a number of competitions like the Assistive Technology and Fall STEAM Challenges , which invite community members to collaborate and create across the globe. Technology 3d printingThingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The system allows any organization to deliver live 360 4K video to viewers on computers and mobile devices. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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25 Essential Teacher Supplies for a Savvy School Year

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This 10-Drawer Organizer Cart from Seville Classics is a colorful, mobile solution to the problem. Guided Reading Strips are an assistive technology ideal for reading and comprehension.

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

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They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies. As access to mobile devices like smart phones and wifi-capable handhelds has increased, the number of applications or ‘apps,’ programs written to run on one or more of these devices, has grown at an even faster rate. 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

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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.