Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

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.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Carl Jung studied this issue and discovered that cryptomnesia is a common part of the memory processes. 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.

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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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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Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

While more studies are needed, other potential benefits of this multi-sensory reading approach include: Improved word recognition. The post Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology.

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Find the right tool for the right task

SpeechTechie

He showed me that the recommended study guide was Quizlet, which he was using via a matching task: Now don't get me wrong, Quizlet is GREAT, and I'd recommend it for many tasks such as reviewing vocab or even literary elements of novels, etc. I have a student who was struggling with map tests.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

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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Tinycards, teched-up flashcards

SpeechTechie

I have previously written about our potential role in promoting study skills through a) targeting connections and categories b) promoting use of metalinguistic "tricks and b) motivating our students' participation as at some point, tests and grades matter to them.

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thirty years ago a professor at Harvard University released findings from a series of studies. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

SpeechTechie

In the last post, I discussed how the beginning of the school year is a good time to acquaint yourself with any technology resources offered by your school district, as many do not realize the benefits subscription-based services can provide.

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Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

TED-Ed : Like its grownup counterpart, TED-Ed embeds key science or social studies concepts in a larger, practical discussion, which can be good for making pragmatic connections. This website is 7 years old this month! Wow, another blog-iversary!

Summer Reading, Part 2

SpeechTechie

Reading has many benefits personally as well as professionally, with studies demonstrating its connection to mindfulness itself (as someone who struggles with a touch of anxiety) and also emotional intelligence and empathy.

Create Photo Comics with Story Me

SpeechTechie

Try Story Me and make comics of: -Characters from stories -Science and Social Studies curriculum -Activity or Play sequences -Social scripts How would you use photo comics with your students?

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Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

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.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. Again, it’s another technology. They want to use technology, but it just makes them feel so dumb!

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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.

Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE

Neo LMS

Among them, are voice assistants that can be used during lectures or that function as personal assistants for students. Here is what virtual assistants in the form of smart speakers can do to ease the sometimes stressful HE experience: Increase student productivity.

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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Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

Edsurge

And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students. Ben Sondgeroth is Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the state of Illinois. Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the state of Illinois.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

Adrian Atkinson, a business psychologist who worked with a dyslexic research group studying the prevalence of dyslexia among entrepreneurs says, “Most people who make a million have difficult childhoods or have been frustrated in a major way.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

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.

Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

NeverEndingSearch

Center for Evaluation & Study of Educational Equity, RTI International. Microsoft Accessibility And Assistive Technologies For Education: A Total Economic Impact Analysis. Forrester Total Economic Impact Study. technology

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

EdTech Magazine

With Windows 10, Microsoft provides a range of technologies to help educators find the right experience for their students. . Windows 10 devices can be equipped with a wide variety of assistive technology as well. How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth.

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

Edsurge

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 equivalent for me is going to a class and not being able to study the textbook. 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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How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

edWeb.net

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.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

edWeb.net

Using assistive technology in the form of computer-based text-to-speech or human-recorded audiobooks can help students with reading problems sooner and more comprehensively. It is also not yet clear how much time should be spent on intervention versus using assistive technology.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. And while Google vastly improved its scanning technology as the project went along, it wasn’t ultimately able to resolve a persistent cultural challenge: how to balance copyright and fair use and keep everybody—authors, publishers, scholars, librarians—satisfied.

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).

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook. Poetry Writing ( Canadian Version ) [Streaming] is a video segment about creating poetry with assistive technology, and you’ll find some great ideas there. Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day.

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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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.

Could Amazon deliver your next prescription?

The Christensen Institute

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Related: Technology offers help in special ed .

9 Stylish and State-of-the-Art School Supplies

Fractus Learning

With Paper-Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens your child will be able to create vibrant, colorful study notes and flashcards ( and daydream drawings). RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband Help your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

[ 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. To maximize study time I took books-on-CD out at the public library.

Engaging Learners: Promising Practices in the Cloud

EdTechSandyK

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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Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

ePals, a product of Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, opened the call for entries for the Spark!Lab the Autonomous Nurse Assistant.

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

The Hechinger Report

As part of his special education accommodations, he was allowed to use a teacher-created study guide while taking tests. He rarely studied but still got As. Even things that were designed to help him, he said, such as being allowed to use study guides on tests, hurt him in the long run.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

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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