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.

5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

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Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

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Classroom Digital Content Personalized Learning SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

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How do students with cryptomnesia benefit from this software? The Define feature is actually dictionary software. Ghotit : This software was developed in order to improve reading and writing skills in students with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

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.

Find the right tool for the right task

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I showed him an old standby, Sheppard Software , a website built in Flash so it must be used on a laptop or chromebook. assistive technology curriculum connections executive function geography sentence formulation social studies visual teaching

Technology, data help Missouri district provide ‘engaging, relevant, personal’ education

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Springfield Public Schools uses adaptive diagnostic tools and special education software to analyze data in a meaningful way for staff and students. Phyllis Wolfram, executive director of special programs, shares the technology that’s making it possible. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities data collection K-12 tech tools for administrators

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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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. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images

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Alternative text works with assistive technologies like screen readers , where a description of the image is read out loud by the screen reader. Software a11y accessibility alt text Twitter

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.

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. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are behind next-generation improvements in a range of software tools for students with sensory or learning disabilities. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. How are you implementing text-to-speech technology at ETS?

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.).

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

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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. We had the accessibility subcommittee formed to address technology accessibility concerns on campus.

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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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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5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: ​​ Chemistry maker Science Camp STEM Technology

FETC 2019: Day One

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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.

5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

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Fortunately, there are low-to-no-cost technologies that provide support to the visually impaired and blind population. Fi ve technologies to support the visually impaired and legally blind. You can request assistance at any time of the day, from anywhere, and it will always be free.

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.

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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Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

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Schools across the country are now opting for apps and other software as a replacement for traditional pen and paper. And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students.

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. When I took stats, all my books had to be purchased in advance and run through software to transcribe it to Braille,” explains Kwong.

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

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“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.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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I have dictated every word I have ever written, either to a scribe, or to dictation software. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! Voice recognition software is designed to eliminate the need for text input by typing.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

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Free Software —an overview of what the professionals use. Fusion 360 —free CAD software for students and educators. Design Academy —free software, classes and more for high school students and educators. Make Magazine —filled with DIY technology projects and inspiration. As an instructional facilitator for technology in Loudoun County, Virginia, he encourages schools to weave Making into all subjects, instead of relegating it to a single STEM class.

Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

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Technology is a tool that can help. Many thanks to Sheri Lenzo , assistive technology expert, for teaching me all of this and much more. Natural Reader This free software needs to be installed on your PC.

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Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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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).

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

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What has repeatedly snagged her ability to study it, however, has been when homework assignments include charts and graphs that her screen-reading software can’t process. “If The agreement also calls for the university to perform an accessibility audit of its technology, hire or designate an official to coordinate access issues, and create a grievance process for “vision-related disability issues” for times when students feel an accommodation is not effective.

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association , "[a]ssistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities." "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education

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The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District. Funding in both districts will go toward hiring math and computer science middle school staff, buying assistive technology for special education students and supporting college and career programs. With the funding, SFUSD has hired 19 math and technology teachers and reduced class sizes for eighth grade math from 33 to 24 students, on average.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions.

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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. Along the way he has amassed a wealth of knowledge that can help special ed teachers—indeed, all educators—incorporate 3D design and technology into their curriculum, with a meaningful impact on student learning. The same is true for software. “I

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.

Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

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I provide Ed Tech and Assistive Technology support to students with disabilities. Typically they require specialized software that does not have an iPad equivalent. Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! It allows you to work with all of the programs that are on your computer on your iPad!

Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility

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For his part, Riccobono said NFB and Amazon “have sought a productive collaboration to improve accessibility, and we now look forward to working together closely to improve the technologies that will make digital reading experiences better for all customers.”

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

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As a technology integrationist for Batavia Public Schools, a district outside Chicago, Sutherland was excited to give the strategy a try. It’s very hard to not prompt the students and support them through,” said Jennifer Duffy, another technology integrationist for the district.

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

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I understand getting assistance and things explained to me differently, but why weren’t we doing the same stuff?”. “I’m The goal of the class is to introduce students to technology. Mark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California.

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. Attend this Webinar to learn about basic considerations when allowing mobile technologies on campus and to explore apps that will help you be a more productive administrator and that teachers can use to support student learning. 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.