6 Cases of Interactive Digital Whiteboards as an Assistive Technology in Special Education

ViewSonic Education

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.

Using assistive technology district-wide to improve reading achievement

eSchool News

Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, vice president of educator initiatives at Learning Ally. Related content: These easy intervention strategies can help struggling readers thrive.

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.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them.

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.

Identify tools, strategies to reduce cognitive load associated with notetaking

FETC Converge

A student with ADHD, for example, may complain, “It’s taking all my brain power just to stay focused, I don’t have the energy left for taking notes,” explained Shelley Haven , assistive technology consultant. More… Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technology Educational technology

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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Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Now, speech-to-text works variably based on how students speak, but they can learn strategies to be more successful with dictation if it can be an assistive tool given their profiles.

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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.

Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

I try also as much as possible to incorporate his texts and assignments to make the time seem worthwhile to him, and to apply strategies to the academic contexts that are useful to him (and to keeping up his grades)! This website is 7 years old this month! Wow, another blog-iversary!

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

I recently discovered ReadWorks - this website provides free access to reading passages and much more, with skill and strategy units on many topics in comprehension. Expository 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?

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

SpeechTechie

apps assistive technology evaluation I am very excited about a recent release, an app I helped develop for Smarty Ears Apps - ATEval2Go !

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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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use. The same strategy could apply to families.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

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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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Individuals with this condition must instead develop coping strategies that help them work around their condition. provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing.

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Two UVM online courses this Fall featuring pedagogy and technology

Learning With Lucie

Are you looking for a UVM course that counts towards your educational technology specialists endorsement? I'm teaching the following two online courses this Fall.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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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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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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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.

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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Top Webinars of 2016

edWeb.net

From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year. 4 Engineering Classrooms with Visual Strategies for Autism Success. # 16 Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers. #

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Discovery Education

Sometimes, creativity is enhanced by structure, so try using the Make It Concrete ( Canadian Version ) strategy from our Spotlight on Strategies series or the activity Writing a Weather Poem ( Canadian Version ) [Streaming, Science Techbook], designed for grades K-2 but appropriate for all students. Poetry Writing ( Canadian Version ) [Streaming] is a video segment about creating poetry with assistive technology, and you’ll find some great ideas there.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

The beta site is based on the experiences of the 30 participating school and public librarians who have been developing and piloting strategies for creating and facilitating programs that build problem-solving and critical thinking skills through computational thinking. technology

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

eSchool News

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. Next page: More short- and long-term strategies for students with dyslexia).

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

The philosophy and principles of a UDL framework are similar to UD and are meant to provide pedagogical strategies for instructors to maximize learning opportunities for diverse groups of students including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.”.

Blog Awareness Month: Night Light Stories

SpeechTechie

Chris, an Assistive Technology Specialist and SLP, and his wife Melissa, a classroom teacher, have created this blog and podcast featuring original stories "that light up the imagination of kids of all ages." Each story is relatable to children''s lives and begins with a question that promotes "making connections," a strategy our students often have to employ in the classroom. We often hear the question from parents: What can I do to help my child at home?

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

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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Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

As a technology integrationist for Batavia Public Schools, a district outside Chicago, Sutherland was excited to give the strategy a try. What strategies can they use to calm down if they get frustrated? “In In Batavia schools, the technology integrationists are coaches.

Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education

Edsurge

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. Shorall’s job, which was created last year, focuses on using computer science as a strategy for schools.