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Structured Literacy Instruction Meets EdTech

One of the paths my colleague Theresa Collins, an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, and I have been following is how to incorporate educational technology into small group structured literacy lessons to ease the organization for the teacher and increase student engagement. With the creation of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators (AOGPE) Classroom Educator level of… Continue reading Structured Literacy Instruction Meets EdTech

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.@TextHelp innovating the world of accessiblilty in edtech: Part 2: Snapverter

For my LD students, getting paper into an accessible format is a daily task.  Despite being in a school for students with learning disabilities, some teachers still provide paper reading and/or to some students who do better with ear reading and dictation.  Given that most of our students have iPads, we have found easy tools… Continue reading .@TextHelp innovating the world of accessiblilty in edtech: Part 2: Snapverter

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.@TextHelp innovating the world of accessibility in edtech: Part 1: Read&Write for Google

I have to admit, the tools from TextHelp have me considering Chromebooks.  I am a big fan of the iPad for my LD students.  The built in accessibility and range of apps available are crucial for addressing a broad range of needs and building independence. Yet, TextHelp keeps finding its way into my Chrome browser and… Continue reading .@TextHelp innovating the world of accessibility in edtech: Part 1: Read&Write for Google

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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

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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,