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
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
Friday, I had the privilege of being part of the first EdTechTeacher Google Jamboree at Google Cambridge, MA. It goes without saying what an amazing day of professional development it was. There are so many takeaways I had from that day that are bouncing around in my head, I hope to make sense of a… Continue reading Getting Googley @Google
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 a question I ask myself twice a year…the joy of teaching is that New Year’s reflections and resolutions happen in September and in January. It is key to take the time to do this not just for students, but for ourselves as teachers to ensure where we are at those points in the… Continue reading “HOW WILL I MAKE 2015 THE BEST YEAR FOR MY STUDENTS?”