5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

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Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools. Assistive Listening Systems.

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

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The below video provides more information about the MakeyMakey along with specific examples. As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors.

Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery

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See the two videos below to learn more about the intricacies and development of the MakeyMakey. Below is a playlist with three videos captured when delivering the devices to students. curiosity Design Inquiry Robotics STEM Technology

Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

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Videolicious is a simple video creator- it allows you select photos or videos from your photo library/camera roll and talk over them, effectively creating a narrated video. You can select the option of using "mic only" so that you or the student do not appear in the video.

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Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

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TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.

iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

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Many people are not aware of the many assistive technology (and engagement-enhancing) features that are built into the brain of the iPad--iOS, its operating system. assistive technology auditory comprehension ipad essentials literacy

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Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Now, speech-to-text works variably based on how students speak, but they can learn strategies to be more successful with dictation if it can be an assistive tool given their profiles.

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Add Custom Keyboards to your iPad in iOS 8

SpeechTechie

To see this process on video, see this tutorial. assistive technology ipad essentials iOS 8, among other enhancements, brought the ability to add 3rd party keyboards to the operating system.

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Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep

SpeechTechie

Students may also have access to Keep (or you can request the administrator to "turn it on," and it therefore provides another assistive tech possibility within their existing Google Accounts. This video provides a great tutorial from an educational perspective.

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!

SpeechTechie

I am proud of many of the innovative features of this app, including the ability to add images to a report or record audio or video, and also the ability for professionals using the app to draw from customizable banks of accommodations, goals and recommendations.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities. Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. Brian S.

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mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 1.

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In yesterday''s post , I introduced the topic of augmented reality (AR), which can be used to add visuals such as animation, images, video and text to many contexts. This video showed Aurasma applied in schools to give kids a way to link, say, a bulletin board to related images and video.

mARch: Augmenting with Aurasma, Part 2- Making it Your Own!

SpeechTechie

Like any great "Speechie" app, Aurasma allows you to use your own images or even videos as auras. I will just be saying how it is different to create an aura from your own photos or videos. OR, another option is to create your own images or video using the camera.

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Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

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Photo credit: Mobile Digital Arts Matthew Farber Assistive Technology Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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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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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

Assistive technologies abound to help younger students to master reading, and older students with note taking and organising their thoughts. Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*.

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

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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.

Sonic Foundry Announces Speech-to-Text Integration in Mediasite

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NASDAQ: SOFO) today announces new search and translation features in Mediasite Video Platform. New integrations with technologies like IBM Watson combine speech-to-text cloud services with Mediasite’s video analytics and search capabilities. Sonic Foundry, Inc.

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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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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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

My research assistant, Dr. Lisa Durff, found a presentation on this topic “ Creating an Accessible Campus Culture ” presented by Bevin Rainwater at Blackboard World 2018. We had the accessibility subcommittee formed to address technology accessibility concerns on campus.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the MakeyMakey to create Assistive Technology for individuals with various physical disabilities (Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).

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.

Blockchain Essentials in Education

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The Blockchain in Education Conference will enable education professionals to understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue to transform their sector. Blockchain essentials in education.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

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Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: 3: Creative Robot Remote Controls Because the MakeyMakey is an extension of a keyboard, controlling only screen outputs (video games, etc.)

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(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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How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

Many visually-impaired people use screen readers or other forms of assistive technology to navigate web pages, and heading tags are easier to interpret by such technology. Likewise, all video content should have its own transcription, in the same location.

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

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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.

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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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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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. In the video below, she describes what her experience starting to use Kami’s tools, which she finds “very kid-friendly”. Video Playlist —why teachers love Kami.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

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

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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.

5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

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Fortunately, there are low-to-no-cost technologies that provide support to the visually impaired and blind population. Fi ve technologies to support the visually impaired and legally blind. You can request assistance at any time of the day, from anywhere, and it will always be free.

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

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Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment. Grades 9-12, Full Video. 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.

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.

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

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In other words, educators need more than just assistive technology to create a UDL-friendly online course. New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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" I clicked on the "CC" button underneath the YouTube video, and the closed-captioning appeared at the bottom of the screen. Suddenly, all my students were looking at the screen with wide eyes, eager to watch the video. Though my English learners were the initial reason I starting using closed-captioning on videos, I soon realized that students with special needs also benefited. Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies?

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Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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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).

Teamwork (and an Interactive Projector), Makes the Dream Work

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Beth Heile, Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Specialist for North Shore School District 112 of IL, uses interactive displays to keep the classroom truly inclusive.

SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

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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.