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.

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Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The Shake Up Learning Book Study. Don’t miss our next book study! The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

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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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.

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?

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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Technology Tools That Can Help Dyslexic Students

MindShift

TECHNOLOGY HELPS—BUT ONLY IF IT CAN BE USED. That’s why advances in technology have been invaluable to students who read and write slowly. But to fully maximize how technology can help students with learning differences, educators’ expectations may need to be shifted.

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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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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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.

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.

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. Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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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#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.

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.