3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

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Classroom Digital Content Personalized Learning SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. Learn more at the conference master classes page. This allows learning to go beyond Bloom’s basic level of remembering.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. Transitioning to a personalized learning environment doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a process. I had to set aside the pride I felt for my personal knowledge—and my love of talking—so that I could start listening to my students and discover what was meaningful for them.

Taking Personalized Learning Personal

Tech Helpful

When I think about personalized learning I see two faces- my own girls. When I think of personalized learning, I see my girls and what it could have done for them to make them feel like more confident learners. I was asked to be a part of this pilot as technology support.

Where Does Personalized Learning End and Special Education Begin?

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I’ve committed to personalizing learning, but how can I do that for every student in my inclusion classroom when the range of abilities among them is so vast? Personalized learning doesn’t seem that far off—but meeting the needs of every student in an inclusion class when some have IEPs and some do not can get hairy. I’d like to see special education take a front seat in conversations about personalized learning.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

New and emerging technologies

Learning with 'e's

The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology?

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students.

?Anticipating and Addressing Challenges With Technology in Developmental Education

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Colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly integrating technology into developmental education programs, which are designed to bring underprepared students up to college level. Policymakers in Tennessee and Texas, for example, have explicitly encouraged the use of technology in developmental education reform. What types of technology do institutions use in developmental education? Student support technology supports students’ academic performance.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. In some ways, personalized learning is catching up to what special education advocates have long believed. Therefore, we should not present them with the same learning experiences.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Now in its 24th year, the event grows from strength to strength, with two annual events every year, an individual membership of over 1200 worldwide practitioners in all sectors of education and training, and a well-oiled mechanism in support. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Is competency-based learning the next big thing in school reform?

eSchool News

A new proposal out of Georgia is betting it is, and supporters hope schools will implement it soon. In a typical Georgia school, kids like Sean Prisk would have to abide by a kind of classroom speed limit, forced to learn at the same pace as others his age.

3 Questions That Still Boggle Educators, Technologists and Researchers

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That was one of many questions posed at CRESST CON , an annual conference for those working at the intersection of education, technology and research. Throughout the two days, the conversations attempted to cover a range of topics, from assessment in informal learning environments to the effectiveness of games in promoting learning outcomes. To improve student learning and success, schools need innovative solutions that can scale. Education Technology Events Communit

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education

EdTech Magazine

When technology fails in the classroom, it takes away from valuable instructional time and hinders student learning. Rather than instructors pointing fingers at IT staff (or vice versa), Antwon Lincoln, instructional technology coordinator at Chula Vista Elementary School District , says that collaboration and communication are the keys to success. How to Marry IT and Instructional Technology. CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

A frequent question from readers revolves around technology goals for students. But that’s not what technology is about. Technology supports a curriculum. It scaffolds learning, making it blended, normative, rigorous, and granular.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

Edsurge

Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. Baked-In Innovation Schools are staffed with operations, logistics and technology teams that enable teaching and learning staff to focus on curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and professional learning. The network also piloted and uses Cortex, a next-generation learning platform developed by InnovateEDU.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. "That’s

Plugging in

Learning with 'e's

Two decades into the 21st Century, the university has been characterised by an emphasis on technology supported education. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, and the personal learning agenda are just two of the disruptive challenges faced by universities.

Role of Tech in Ed: Consideration #1

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know how to move technology from being viewed as a weapon of mass distraction to being used as a tool of engagement, but this isn’t intuitive for everyone. Tech is a powerful teaching and learning tool that has the ability to transform education. Start with these ideas of ways to use technology to support teaching and learning. Teaching Technology can changes the role of the teacher in meaningful ways.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. You take a personal interest,” says Keith. “It

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

eSpark

From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. When districts invest in new instructional technology,f many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs.

The Publishing Power of Google Slides

EdTechTeam

I selected these two students in particular because I wanted to challenge and push their abilities beyond that of the regular curriculum; it was time to offer them a project that would light their fire and ignite a new found enthusiasm for learning.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction.