Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

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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.

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.

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. Teachers need training around very innovative learning styles. How teachers are trained earlier in University is critical. assistive technology special education specialed sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu 2012 panel discussion/concurrent session.

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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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.

Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

Via an in-person discussion, this idea could easily be floated to parents and a document created and shared on the spot for training (maybe make a new doc every month so they don't get too long). apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections description

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

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?”

ESSA Plans: How Are States Improving Technology in the Classroom?

Leadership Lounge

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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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.

Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! 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

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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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.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. With today’s technology, everything we’re working with is being done in the browser – usually the Chrome browser – and so there are some really great tools.

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Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

Edsurge

But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. Eskridge likes to use a free toolkit called Tota11y , which measures how a site performs with assistive technologies.

Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

NeverEndingSearch

Microsoft Accessibility And Assistive Technologies For Education: A Total Economic Impact Analysis. technology

The power of Translator and PowerPoint’s automatic captioning and translation (in over 60 languages)!

NeverEndingSearch

technology accessibility deaf ELL microsoft parents PowerPoint presentations translationInclude : Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community. AASL National School Library Standards , Key Commitment: Include.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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This should include early identification and intervention services (think kindergarten), teacher training in multi-sensory language approach, and frequent progress reports and assessments to ensure that the services are working.

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

Edsurge

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. He and his colleagues are organizing a series of trainings on campus to raise professors’ awareness of the issue—and to show them ways to make their materials more accessible.

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Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

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

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

Since reading and writing is involved in every subject, they should also have all teachers trained to identify the potential indicators of dyslexia. When providing AT tools and accommodations, administrators can make sure services, like the training needed for the tool, is also there.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

eSchool News

This should include early identification and intervention services (think kindergarten), teacher training in multi-sensory language approach, and frequent progress reports and assessments to ensure that the services are working.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

edWeb.net

Since reading and writing is involved in every subject, they should also have all teachers trained to identify the potential indicators of dyslexia. When providing AT tools and accommodations, administrators can make sure services, like the training needed for the tool, is also there.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Diamond: Her district has a team of personnel to manage edtech initiatives from integrating it with their LMS to teacher training. For Diamond, communicating with the end user is key: what’s coming, what they’re required to do, and what training is available. Once the test team gives the go ahead, he then has a group of teacher ambassadors to train their colleagues and advocate for the new tool.

SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

eSchool News

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), which represents U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, recently announced its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. Startups focus on serving K-12 educational needs.

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

The Hechinger Report

They are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that is not aligned with their specific needs. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

My 10 Favorite Google Tips of the 100 Shared by @EdReach

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This is the home base of Google Apps training. A database of Assistive Technology apps and extensions, searchable by task, profile and keyword. Edreach''s recent Google Educast #100 celebrated 100 Google Tips (very clever :D). What a head-dizzying goldmine of ideas!

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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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“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

In the last 18 months I’ve completed my Microsoft Certified Educator exam, OneNote Office Specialist, and a specialist qualification course – Technology in The Classroom (recognized in Ontario),” Gozzard tells us.