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
Coming this January…an introduction to the possibilities of how technology can support and enhance learning for ALL learners. Corwin: Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities: Billy Krakower: 9781506318264
Yes you read that correctly…I have proof! So skeptics keep reading, if you get it, move on to another blog post, or send this along. If you follow me on Twitter or follow my blog and/or podcast, you know I work with students who learn differently. I am a Special Education Teacher/Director of Technology at… Continue reading Proof Being a Connected Educator Does Directly Impact Student Learning
Sitting here looking out at the snow falling, reflecting on the fact that just two days ago I was sitting in sunny Orlando! The only nice thing is the snow led to a snow day. What brought me to Orlando was the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference. This is my second year attending this… Continue reading #ATIA15 Reflection: Light years ahead of the past, but who is being left behind.
This is the season of being thankful and grateful, and I am indeed feeling both. I am excited to begin a new adventure and bring you resources for Learning Differently. As a passionate educator in the field of special education, I know there are so many amazing resources out there in the many avenues that… Continue reading New Year, New Adventures
I am honored by June Behrmann for this amazing blog post: A 2014 Bammy Winner’s Targeted Instruction Juggles Tech with An Evidence-Based Approach
Dyslexia is often referred to as the hidden disability. (I use the term dyslexia to include all forms of language based learning disabilities) Mobility, vision, hearing and other disabilities are often more obvious to the world, especially in the world of education. Accommodations for these children are imperative to their functioning in the classroom and… Continue reading Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability