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.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can follow her on Twitter: @ roserose_sc. 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.

Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images

ProfHacker

This week, Twitter announced that it has added an important function to its service, one that enhances accessibility for people who are blind or who have low vision: support for alternative text to describe images. — Twitter (@twitter) March 29, 2016.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Brian S. Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology.

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ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

A few techie points: It was terrific hanging out with many of the folks I have corresponded with on Twitter through the #slpeeps community, and meeting some I had never met IRL (in real life). ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books.

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Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more.

Thirteen Writing-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen of the top writing-with-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Friedlander on episode 157 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools.

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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible.

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

Educational Technology Guy

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. Assistive Technology will always be around.

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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. Learn more at mobile2013.org and follow @mobile2013 and #mobile2013 on Twitter.

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

The Innovative Educator

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. In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

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

The Mobile Native

Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Follow Mobile Learning Experience on Twitter. Use the Twitter hashtag #mobile2012. 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? 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.

How to ReMake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year

Edsurge

Make Magazine —filled with DIY technology projects and inspiration. As an instructional facilitator for technology in Loudoun County, Virginia, he encourages schools to weave Making into all subjects, instead of relegating it to a single STEM class. Assistive technology specialist, Neal MacKenzie, has seen firsthand how collaborative Making creates more equitable learning experiences in all kinds of classrooms. Facebook or Twitter.

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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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?”

Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

Kathy Schrock

I provide Ed Tech and Assistive Technology support to students with disabilities. Email me or find me on Twitter @kathyschrock. Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! It allows you to work with all of the programs that are on your computer on your iPad!

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. You can find her online on Twitter at @MichelleAMorgan. --@JBJ].