Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

Cycles of Learning

As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. Tom was inspired by MakeyMakey's potential as an assistive technology tool to help empower students with Physical Disabilities.

Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery

Cycles of Learning

The ability to repurpose everyday objects to interact differently with a keyboard, as well as the ability to program and interact with a myriad of different online modules using physical, tactile objects, opens up a world of possibilities for creating Assistive Technology.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

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Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education. 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?

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

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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. Tim Ferebee, acting assistive technology coordinator at Northern Virginia Community College, says that he sees the same problem on his campus with math and science courseware.

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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.).

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 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

Cycles of Learning

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

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. “What’s an ox?”

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. STEAM and STEM. Assistive Technology.

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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Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

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Specifically, the challenge encourages them to tackle issues such as nutrition, the importance of sleep, preventing the spread of disease, street safety, screen time, assistive technologies, mental and emotional health, sports safety, healthy air and water and elder health.

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

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If you were to walk through the Celeste Bartos Forum—a beautiful venue in the New York Public Library—on June 11th, you would have found yourself amidst diverse youth with dreams of changing the world for the better through STEM. 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. Education Technology Fun Stuff Community STEM Education

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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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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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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Marc Benioff Wants to Make Bay Area Schools ‘Best in Country’

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million goes to San Francisco Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District to fund principals’ innovative ideas, hiring computer science and math teachers, developing college and career guidance and buying assistive technology for special education. The jobs just a few years around the corner for all [students] demand that you’ve got to have a better STEM education.”. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

Could Amazon deliver your next prescription?

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After studying countless cases Professor Christensen found that disruption stemmed from companies improving their offerings to an extent that they overshoot mainstream consumers’ demands for performance—often in pursuit of catering to their most demanding and profitable customers. It can do this by hitching a ride with another disruptive technology that is already reaching previously neglected populations with convenient access to care.

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.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

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So it began as STEM design challenges for my older, more adept students. 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. Education Technology Personalized Learning Technology Tips 21st Century Skills Game-Based Learning

Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education

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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. Technology’s influence in Bay Area (and beyond) economy, culture and communities is significant, and schools, too, are becoming an important investment for area tech companies. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessSalesforce on Thursday announced a donation of $8.5

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. At no cost, and for the first time, K-12 schools can now apply state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to better protect the school environment.

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Week of January 9, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Hargadon interviews Ira David Socol on education, reform, technology, and more. His areas of interest are learning, ICT, video and Assistive Technology. This presentation provides educators with a framework that supports student learning communities around STEM concepts. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.