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.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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When we “flip” the learning, and have students present to educators in our edWebinars, it’s a great example of how much we can learn from our students. But Gavin felt it was different giving the presentation to adults rather than students.

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.

AI Technology Helping Deaf Students Learn

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Today, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which has piloted the use of Microsoft Translator language technology to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing feel more engaged by transcribing lectures in real time.

Mobile Tech Resources for People with Aphasia

SpeechTechie

apps assistive technologyJune is Aphasia Awareness Month!

Make a "BIG" Visual Support

SpeechTechie

A takeaway I always emphasize in my workshops is that we can use technology in simple ways to engage. adults apps articulation assistive technology visual teachingVisual supports are key to our work.

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newsela

SpeechTechie

presenting this material digitally will add a level of engagement; newsela integrates nicely with Google Classroom. apps assistive technology context discourse graphic organizers language arts literacy narrative reading comprehension social pragmatics text structure vocabulary

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iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

SpeechTechie

Many people are not aware of the many assistive technology (and engagement-enhancing) features that are built into the brain of the iPad--iOS, its operating system. assistive technology auditory comprehension ipad essentials literacy

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Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

SpeechTechie

As an example, I recently observed a student I work with who is struggling in math class, particularly with the word problems presented at the beginning of each period. apps assistive technology consultation visual teaching

More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

SpeechTechie

Discussion webs in language intervention are discussed in Hoggan & Strong's excellent article The Magic of Once Upon a Time: Narrative Teaching Strategies (and also this "how to" ), which has served as an inspiration for my "Pairing Picture Books with Apps" presentations.

Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

Just got back from presenting with the Hawaii Speech-Language Hearing Convention and New York's association the week before that. A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. assistive technology executive function writing

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Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

SpeechTechie

TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.

Read and Write for Google

SpeechTechie

Within Google Apps (aka Drive) are of course a word processor, presentation creator, drawing/diagramming tool, spreadsheet creator, and organization, sharing and collaboration tools that are found nowhere else! assistive technology vocabulary writing

Paper>Digital Paper>Annotated Paper

SpeechTechie

This process is a helpful one to know about because a) students can be more engaged in completing work electronically b) presenting paper in an electronic form can be important as an accommodation (e.g. assistive technology visual teaching

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Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

FETC Converge

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

Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

SpeechTechie

This presents several issues: a) You don''t want to be sending video of your students to the Internet unless you have explicit permission.

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

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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. More than 300 young New Yorkers attended the 8th Annual Emoti-Con to present their ideas and inventions as well as to mingle and be inspired by their peers. The overall point of their presentation was that designing a game requires playing with what you’ve got and seeing what works and what’s fun.

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

SpeechTechie

Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text Presented by Sean Sweeney, Speech-Language Pathologist/Instructional Tech Specialist Sponsored by MES Publishing Watch the Webinar Recording If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate , join the Everyone CAN! This webinar will be especially relevant for general and special education teachers, related service providers (SLP, OT), technology specialists, and administrators.

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

The ISHA staff were extremely helpful; I found out that my flight was canceled about 45 min before my Saturday presentation, and got on the phone immediately to start the rebooking process. 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

Any of these can be a partial or total impairment and may have been present at birth or acquired. 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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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

More on special 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.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

If a teacher has created a presentation or assignment that is bursting with unnecessary Clip Art, distracting transitions between slides, and heavy text/unreadable “fancy” fonts, they have just made that information less accessible to their students.

Thirteen Writing-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen of the top writing-with-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students.

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. She had a presentation that sort of piqued our interest about a journey to become accessible.

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.

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.).

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

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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.

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Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

NeverEndingSearch

Such a partner is Microsoft EDU’s Immersive Reader, a growingly popular tool that presents scalable, friendly, flexible, stigma-free solutions to improve literacy schoolwide. Microsoft Accessibility And Assistive Technologies For Education: A Total Economic Impact Analysis.

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

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.

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

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. About the Presenter.

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. The situation presents a challenge, especially for professors already stretched thin. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Using assistive technology in the form of computer-based text-to-speech or human-recorded audiobooks can help students with reading problems sooner and more comprehensively. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

In addition to traditional breakout sessions, we have inspiring keynotes, fast-paced Ignite presentations, lots of networking opportunities, and a concluding game show. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013.