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.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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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.

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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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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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?

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

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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.

Mobile Tech Resources for People with Aphasia

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apps assistive technologyJune is Aphasia Awareness Month!

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. About the Presenter.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation.

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Make a "BIG" Visual Support

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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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iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

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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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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

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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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Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

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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.

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

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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

Voice Typing in Google Docs

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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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More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

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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.

Read and Write for Google

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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

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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

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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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Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

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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

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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.

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The power of Translator and PowerPoint’s automatic captioning and translation (in over 60 languages)!

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The presenters suggested using the free Microsoft Teams for live events and parent meetings to mitigate community language barriers. When you begin a presentation, you can choose to enable captioning, select a language and customize the size, position, and appearance of your subtitles.

Travels, Design and Gestures

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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!

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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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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.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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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

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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.

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

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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.