What are good tools for Differentiated Reading Instruction? There are some great sites now that allow for the easy leveling of readings, while still maintaining the same overall content objective. It is also worth considering does material need to be differentiated for level or access to benefit each learner. Some students struggle with decoding text… Continue reading Question of the Day 8/13/2020
What are ways to teach students to use assistive technology effectively? This is an interesting question that I have gotten a few times recently, especially thinking about students who are resistant. One of the nice things about using text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-to-text (STT) is that much more common place for all of us in these… Continue reading Question of the Day 8/10/2020
ATOB Volume 14 – Assistive Technology Industry Association — Read on http://www.atia.org/home/at-resources/atob/atob-volume-14/
Southport CoLAB would like to share a site where I am curating free resources that could be considerations for using with students with language based learning disabilities. — Read on sites.google.com/southportcolab.org/teacher-edtech-resources/home
As part of the effort to support the teachers in my school I made a site to share free resources, ones free in this time of CoVid and ones that are always free. There are many other EdTech tools available, these have been vetted to support my colleagues who are looking to differentiate and accommodate… Continue reading Free Teaching Resources
One of my favorite tools for a long time is Classkick. This is a tool that will work with any device! It works in a web browser or has an app. And it is one of the wonderful Ed-tech tools that is providing their premium features for free right now in this time of school… Continue reading One of my favorite tools, perfect for distance learning.
As many of us have already gone into school closures for an undefined amount of time, there are so many things to consider when it comes to supporting learners. My school is a school just for students with language based learning disabilities, and we know two things, we need to keep these kids engaged and… Continue reading Supporting LD students with long term school closures
Commentary: “Though not a replacement for paper, edtech can enhance learning for struggling students …” edWeb.net’s Eileen Belastock. — Read on edscoop.com/5-ways-edtech-tools-can-support-small-group-reading-instruction/
Recently AT colleague, Thomas O’Shaughnessy from Ireland, reached out on Twitter with this question: Here is what I responded: For some reason, this question from Thomas has stuck with me. I know many educators are hesitant to introduce assistive technology too early for they feel it will hinder skill acquisition or they fear kids will… Continue reading It’s never too early
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.