A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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In a few seconds , they will get a plagiarism report in which all the coincidences are highlighted along with a list of original sources (where “plagiarized” text was taken from). Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning.

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.

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 The power of technology. Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools.

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

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The app produces a report that can be emailed or exported, or copied/pasted into a word processing program for further editing. apps assistive technology evaluation I am very excited about a recent release, an app I helped develop for Smarty Ears Apps - ATEval2Go !

mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 2- Making it Your Own!

SpeechTechie

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

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ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

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Many visitors to the booth reported that the site is definitely something they have been looking for- a "Google for therapy apps." 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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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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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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This should include early identification and intervention services (think kindergarten), teacher training in multi-sensory language approach, and frequent progress reports and assessments to ensure that the services are working.

5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

The Innovative Educator

Also surprising is that f ewer than 10 percent are Braille readers according to a report from the National Federation of the Blind. Fortunately, there are low-to-no-cost technologies that provide support to the visually impaired and blind population.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

“A lot of people worry that technology will take the place of the teacher, but I think it’s exactly the opposite,” said math teacher Kaswell. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

eSchool News

This should include early identification and intervention services (think kindergarten), teacher training in multi-sensory language approach, and frequent progress reports and assessments to ensure that the services are working.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL).

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

His paltry education was much like that of dozens of other children in the GNETS system whose experiences this reporter researched. Most, but not all, reported an absence of the sort of therapeutic benefit implied by the program’s name. Related: Technology offers help in special ed .

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.

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.

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. Material from a press release was used in this report.

ESSA Plans: How Are States Improving Technology in the Classroom?

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Here at the Center for Digital Education, many IT vendors have expressed interest in understanding the prospective technology procurement activities summarized in the recently published ESSA plans. They include discussions of self-selected accountability measures, state-specific education standards and prospective plans for information technology procurement. Technology Trends. In analyzing these plans we found three noteworthy technology-related trends.

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Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

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District and school leaders talk about the need to bridge the gap between curriculum and educational technology, but often fall short of succeeding. The same is true when considering curriculum initiatives; technology is left out of the discussion.

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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.

Engaging Learners: Promising Practices in the Cloud

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OLDaily Online Newsletter You Tube Video, Connectivism and Technology [link] Connectivism in Practice Building 21st Century Learning Environments in EC-20 Building Educational Technology Leadership Capacity Promising Practices: Use and Transference - Using these tools with master''s program students so they will in turn use them with their students.

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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. The blind 5th-grader had to write a report on rural life and someone had suggested including an ox. Technology,” says McKenzie, “has leveled the playing field quite a lot. Technology has made these longtime Makers’ lives easier, says McKenzie.

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.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The goal of the class is to introduce students to technology.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We This includes assistive technology devices. Reporter Kirsten Clark can be reached at 502-582-4144.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions.

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