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Blurring the lines between educational technology and assistive technology

The use of technology in the field of special education is not novel, it is actually the area of education where the use of technology began with any regularity.  I recall in my undergraduate studies in the early 90’s working at a preschool for children with special needs, learning programs that the speech pathologist regularly… Continue reading Blurring the lines between educational technology and assistive technology

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#atia16 Everyday #edtech can be #assistivetech #OGtech #LDtech

My friend and colleague Theresa Collins, Director of Language Instruction @EHSSouthport and I presented at the ATIA (Assistive Technology International Association) annual conference last week.  Our focus was on utilizing educational technology as part of multi-linguistic language instruction. (Orton-Gillingham approach meets edtech!)  Theresa and I have been working on this idea for quite a few months. She came from… Continue reading #atia16 Everyday #edtech can be #assistivetech #OGtech #LDtech

dyslexia · education · learning disabilities

Dear Mrs. Luongo,

Happy to announce the publication of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities which I co-authored with my friend @wkrakower.  Billy and I both work in the field of special education, him in a public school in New Jersey, myself at an independent school in Connecticut.  After we did a collaborative project with our writing classes using… Continue reading Dear Mrs. Luongo,

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Learning to read is a personal, educational and political battle

I thank Lindsay Jones from the National Center for Learning Disabilities for a recent conversation that had me deciding to put some of my small perspective out on the current landscape related to the political battle around learning differently. Just some basics: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first signed into Law in… Continue reading Learning to read is a personal, educational and political battle

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“A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.“ ~Winnie-the-Pooh

Today was one of those days that makes me take pause and take stock, makes me consider many aspects of what I do.  What do I do? I work with students, amazing students who challenge my thinking, my practice, my vision of what could be and should be doing in education. Today I got this… Continue reading “A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.“ ~Winnie-the-Pooh