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Canada Reads with Bookshare!

Canada Reads with Bookshare! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
  Calling all Canadians…do you love to read a good story? How about 225,000 amazing stories, all available at your fingertips for FREE? Canadians with qualified print disabilities can easily access...
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Oh, The Places You'll Go with Bookshare!

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Celebrating Read Across America! #reading #transition #literacy #specialed

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We Are Teachers

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Read about how assistive technology is transforming the classroom and find our selection of of apps for special education.
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How Can We Better Equip Students for Life After High School? | College and Career Readiness and Success Center

How Can We Better Equip Students for Life After High School? | College and Career Readiness and Success Center | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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All kids, even those with exceptional needs, deserve opportunities to explore career interests and job skills based on their ability level. I'm supporting career education in our schools and homes. Join me!

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Special Education Director talks about job shadow options

Special Education Director talks about job shadow options | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Exceptional needs student given hands-on job shadow options in a field that interests him through Transition Services at Warren Township High School.
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​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News)

​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News) | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
In second grade, Jose Alvarez struggled to read. He had fallen behind early in school. His older brothers and mother are dyslexic, and the family feared that Jose might have a learning disability too.
Shortly after attending a third grade class taught by Ann Henkels, a dyslexia teacher in Frisc
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LD & Dyslexia

LD & Dyslexia | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia State Dyslexia Handbook and Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (TEA) Here is the link to the Texas Region 10 Handbook in English, updated Fall 2...
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Bookshare Transforms Reading Independence for Iowa Student with Reading Disabilities

Bookshare Transforms Reading Independence for Iowa Student with Reading Disabilities | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Kurtis Broeg uses a new, online accessible library, www.Bookshare.org, to provide access to digital books for qualified 9th-2th graders with reading and learning disabilities.
 
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K-12 Market Research Finds Strong Ed-Tech Budgets and Optimistic Outlook for 2015 | schooldata

K-12 Market Research Finds Strong Ed-Tech Budgets and Optimistic Outlook for 2015 | schooldata | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Advocate for Education Technology

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Advocating for what works in education. www.valeriechernek.com
Passionate about teachers and kids...
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Parents praise TX dyslexia teacher for children's reading success!
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Kids from Texas describe what its like to read digital accessible books on video.

Kids from Texas describe what its like to read digital accessible books on video. | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Bookshare Member and Accessible ebooks Shine at TCEA and SXSWedu

Bookshare Member and Accessible ebooks Shine at TCEA and SXSWedu | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“Learn Anywhere” was the theme of this year’s Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Conference, held February 3–6 in Austin. TCEA is one of the largest regional EdTech (educational technology...
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Valerie...this is a wonderful resource...wish It was around when my son was in 3rd grade about 20 years ago...it was heartbreaking to see his huge challenges and be able to help him enough.
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Bookshare Blog

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Latest news and updates from Bookshare
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A remarkable young advocate for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities.  One to Watch!  Go for it Ben!

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Career-Readiness News & Views February 2015

Career-Readiness News & Views February 2015 | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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K-12 Transition & Employment Specialists in schools make a big difference in the lives of students at risk and with exceptional needs. Project Discovery's adaptive curriculum helps students find a vocational interest and skill set that they are able, and eager, to perform. 

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How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?
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MUST READ! Educators, parents, specialists, disability advocates.

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TTU students provide assistive technology

TTU students provide assistive technology | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Tennessee Tech University student Derrick Davis of Bell Buckle was part of a team that designed an adjustable rowing bike for use by special education students at Cookeville High School. For the 15th year in a row, mechanical engineering students in professor Stephen Canfield's class have designed assistive technology for community children just in time for the holidays...
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State of the K-12 Market 2014 Findings | schooldata

State of the K-12 Market 2014 Findings | schooldata | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Benetech Names New President, COO to Massively Grow Social Impact

Benetech Names New President, COO to Massively Grow Social Impact | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 -- Silicon Valley technology nonprofit Benetech today announced the appointments of Betsy Beaumon as president and Mark Roberts as chief operating officer.
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Leveling the Playing Field with Technology: It's No Longer a Choice (EdSurge News)

Leveling the Playing Field with Technology: It's No Longer a Choice (EdSurge News) | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
The vision of Polk School District, Georgia, is to create a transformational learning environment that will keep students at the forefront of their own academic pursuits. Every student, regardless of his or her socioeconomic background, is at the center of the educational process in our approach.As
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Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning

Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning.
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Please Share this Amazing Video, Possibilities Abound with Bookshare!

Please Share this Amazing Video, Possibilities Abound with Bookshare! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Did you know that in the U.S. an estimated 2% of all students have a print disability? And that by third and fourth grade*, students who are behind in reading, have a greater chance of falling behi...
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Parents Praise Dyslexia Therapist for Introduction to Online Accessible Book Library

Parents Praise Dyslexia Therapist for Introduction to Online Accessible Book Library | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Already this school year, Ann Henkels, a dyslexia therapist in the Frisco Independent School District in Texas, has received several thank-you notes from parents. They called her an “angel” and sen...
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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
"There's a future in books…and a book in your future!"

After a look at those vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads a
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