3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

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His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. Schultz isn’t a stranger to technology for people with impairments.

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Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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The VIS uses technology to show visual symbols, maintain children’s attention, and provide compelling multimedia language instruction. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, allows for discrete support that is there whenever the individual needs it.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

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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.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). HumanWare offers assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. More on visual needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning.

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

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How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Assistive technology may be the best option. You may think of assistive technology as this niche thing … but inclusive is the hot topic right now,” said Bugaj. “If

Technology Tools That Can Help Dyslexic Students

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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.

Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

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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.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

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This year''s topics include project-based learning, assistive technologies, Common Core State Standards, Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), and the open content revolution.

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.

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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Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School

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Empowering Struggling Readers also provides insight on assistive technology, accommodations, and overall solutions to foster academic success and a love of reading in students.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

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Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2012.

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." For Windows OS (HP, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft laptops or tablets), go to Control Panel > Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center.

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“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We This includes assistive technology devices. One of the tablets in use in Jessica Howard’s classroom at Field Elementary.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

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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.

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of Sketchnoting

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She gives students lots of choices in how they want to do it — on a whiteboard, on a digital tablet, or with paper and pencils. She even has students who use assistive technology to write because their motor skills make handwriting very difficult, but they can sketch.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The 1216BKBT Bluetooth Jackbox provides a cost-efficient way to stream audio from a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device to six separate headphones. The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions.

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