Assistive technology is designed to reduce barriers to learning for students with a variety of special needs and challenges. We've put together a collection of resources that we hope will help!
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Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Help all students reach their learning goals with this roundup of resources.
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This article gives a good overview of finding and implementing Assistive Technology.
Assistive Tech Innovations: 14 New Apps & Other Tools. Great list of apps to support learners of all types.
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ModMath app for dyslexia and dysgraphia
Mod Math Ipad App made for dysgraphic dyslexic kids can even email assignment to teacher from app
tested briefly and looks good ModMath ($0.00) lets you type math problems right onto the screen of an iPad rather than write them out long-hand. Solve the problems and print or e-mail the assignments all without ever picking up a pencil. Virtual piece of graph paper where students can set up math problems in a format that’s easily legible. • addition, subtraction, multiplication & division as well as fractions & equations. • Print out the work pages or e-mail them directly to the teacher.
Mod Math app helps students with #ADHD #Dysgraphia #LD line up math problems clearly for better calculation success.
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Our friends at Mashable rounded up a list of 7 apps designed to help learners with dyslexia. What apps would you add to the list?
7 iPad Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia - These apps are designed to help students with dyslexia develop literacy skills at a manageable pace.
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7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia
8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students (That Benefit ALL Students) #education
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8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students (That Benefit ALL Students) #education #dyslexia #classrooms
8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students (That Benefit ALL Students) - Reading Horizons
A dyslexic friendly class
Down Syndrome App list
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Panda Speech: Down Syndrome Awareness Month App list
Panda Speech: Down Syndrome Awareness Month App list
Maurice Elias gives 8 suggestions on how to become a socially inclusive school.
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How to Become a Socially Inclusive School
Maurice Elias gives 8 ways that schools are working to be more inclusive. Read about these ideas and see which ones could work at your school.
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A Truly Socially Inclusive School Benefits Everyone | Edutopia
A Truly Socially Inclusive School Benefits Everyone
Five Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology
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Assistive Technology Videos
Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology
See Edutopia's resource roundup for blogs, articles, and videos all about assistive technology.
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Assistive Technology Resource Roundup for Learning Disabilities
Edutopia:Assistive Technology Excellent web resource about AT!
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George Lucas discusses how technology can transform lives and help all people to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.
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This article discusses how access-enhancing technology tools are not only useful for those with identified special needs; these tools can be a means of personalizing instruction for all learners.
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Digital Diversity: Engaging All Students in Education | Edutopia
This video tells the story of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who uses an eye-controlled camera to help her communicate in this profile from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
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Lianna is a bright little girl with a lot to say. She has cerebral palsy, which affects her ability to move around independently as well as communicate with her voice. Lianna tried quite a few augmentative communication devices through the years and struggled to find an easy way to express her thoughts. Now a special eye-controlled camera attached to a computer gives Lianna the ability to let the world know what she is thinking.
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COMMUNICATION This video tells the story of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who uses an eye-controlled camera to help her communicate in this profile from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
AT and UDL work together, but do not replace each other. For a better understanding on the two, check out this illustration from Maryland Learning Links.
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Maryland Learning Links
The Park Hill School District assistive technology team supports students who need a little extra help to communicate, see, work and learn in the classroom. This video follows two brothers who communicate using AT technology.
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What is the role of technology in UDL? Learn about it in this article.
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Careful classroom differentiation is no easy task, but the Teaching Channel provides five ways to achieve this (with videos) by using computer games, projects.
Differentiated instruction:These are some strategies to differentiate your classroom. New York State requires teachers to meet the needs of all students and this is what differentiated instruction is. -Applies to all grade levels Teaching Standard-Element I.3: Teachers demonstrate knowledge of and are responsive to diverse learning needs, strengths, interests, and experiences of all students. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-strategies-pbl-andrew-miller
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Learn more about UDL on the National Center for UDL website.
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Universal Design for Learning (brain image with the recognition network highlighted in pink)
UDL: The CAST website has SO many resources for UDL including lesson plan templates, sample lessons, integrated technology options, and much more!
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From voice-activated software to customized laptops, see how tech is changing the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.
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Assistive Technology: Enabling Dreams Beautiful story from all of these people but the one at the end playing euphonium was my favorite!
Assistive Technology: Enabling Dreams - video from edutopia on AT
Assistive technology, including speech-generation devices and joystick technology, makes it possible for students with physical and mobility challenges to participate more fully in class and school activities.
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Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, this high school student played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.
Barney, a college student, discusses how he has used various technology tools to help him overcome barriers caused by a learning disability.
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Leaping Over Walls: With Technology Integration, the Sky's the Limit--How assistive technologies helped one student break down the barriers of a learning disability.
Author Dana Reinecke discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.
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Technology as an Educational Tool for Students with Autism
Teachers and parents from Lux Middle School, in Lincoln, Nebraska, talk about how technology can level the playing field for kids with special needs.
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Sara Ring discusses how AT helps visually impaired students thrive at one Brooklyn school.
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Teacher demonstrating tools for helping students with visual impairment
List of software available for blind students.
Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students Thrive
See how assistive technology helps Albano Berberi, a blind computer science student and devoted gamer, to pursue his passions.