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Open Source and Open Educationa Resources

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Open source software (OSS) and open educational resources (OER) share a common heritage and philosophy - they are both about giving everyone access and permission to use, change and re-use material. This page helps you find out more about OSS and OER, so that you can use them in your teaching and learning.


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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ EdTech and MLearning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ EdTech and MLearning | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Today we spent sometime going through our archive looking for special needs apps we have shared here in the past and ended up with the chart below. These are apps we would recommend for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. We have arranged the apps into four main categories: apps for dyslexic learners, apps for autistic learners, apps for the visually impaired and apps for learners with writing difficulties.  For those of you using Android a similar list will soon be posted. Stay tuned.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 28, 11:30 AM

This article lists some great iPad apps to help students with special needs in their learning.

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Getting Ready for the Outside World: Bookshare Supports School’s Vocational Program

Getting Ready for the Outside World: Bookshare Supports School’s Vocational Program | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Aha moments and big smiles are the cues Jean Goodwin looks for in her adult students, ages eighteen to twenty, who have complex language, learning, and cognitive challenges. Goodwin holds a Master’…
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High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College

High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“It is no longer difficult to find accessible books, and I will use Bookshare for a lifetime,” says Emeline Lakrout. “Just a few years ago, it was difficult to find accessible books,” says Em…
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February is low vision awareness month and Bookshare is an online accessible library resource.

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WeAreTeachers: 3 Ways Teachers Can Deal with EDOFMA (the Eternal Darkness of February, March, and April)

WeAreTeachers: 3 Ways Teachers Can Deal with EDOFMA (the Eternal Darkness of February, March, and April) | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
How to survive and thrive during the Eternal Darkness of February, March, and April.
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Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic

Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Every three years, the Programme of International Student Assessment conducts an assessment of educational programs provided in countries across the world.
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Students Talk about Accessible Books In Answer to Teacher’s Call to Read

Students Talk about Accessible Books In Answer to Teacher’s Call to Read | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Tanna Gallaher, a Dyslexia Specialist at Raymond E. Curtis Elementary School in Weatherford, Texas, encourages good reading habits to support lifelong learning. Ms. Gallaher’s motto is to read, rea…
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 11, 5:31 PM

They probably are not singing a song about basal readers.

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All Kids Can Learn

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All Kids Can Learn, by Valerie Chernek: Stay informed! Edtech and Special Education topics!
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Resources | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog

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8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your Classroom

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This post shares 8 assistive technology tools for disabled and ECE students in the classroom.


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Education's Shift Toward Digital Instructional Materials Is Accelerating

Education's Shift Toward Digital Instructional Materials Is Accelerating | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MDR's recently released research report, The Shift Toward Digital:...
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MDR commissioned this exclusive report to offer education marketers an in-depth look at a range of interrelated "forcing factors" pushing the digital shift of instructional materials forward. The report also examines a number of consequential barriers to digital materials adoption and seven success factors observed in districts making the shift toward digital content.

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Top 100 Picture Books with Image Descriptions Now in Bookshare

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Top 100 Picture Books with Image Descriptions Now in Bookshare
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Important message and resource for parents and teachers of children who are blind or have low vision.

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Eileen Otero's curator insight, November 16, 2015 1:06 PM

The nightly bedtime story read to kids before their bedtime has proven to be beneficial in several ways: For one it helps them learn  how to read, and also changes their attitude towards reading book later in life.

With  the use of electronic devices, now children can have access these classics with useful descriptions. Bookshare is membership based, but well worth it.

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The Invisible Student - a Poem | Think Inclusive

The Invisible Student - a Poem | Think Inclusive | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
A heartfelt poem on why inclusion is so important in schools.
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Bookshare and Assistive Technology Help Young Adult Pursue Dreams

Bookshare and Assistive Technology Help Young Adult Pursue Dreams | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Elina Hughes has athetoid cerebral palsy which makes it almost impossible for her to hold a book or pencil, yet this disability doesn’t stop her from pursing her dreams, acquiring knowledge, attend…
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How Can I Ensure My Adult Special Needs Daughter Can Make the Right Decisions? - Autism Parenting Magazine

How Can I Ensure My Adult Special Needs Daughter Can Make the Right Decisions? - Autism Parenting Magazine | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Ann asks: “My daughter is turning 18 years old in 3 months. I have been told that age 18, things can change. I am not sure what changes or if turning 18 is as significant as I have been told. What happens at age 18?” Ann, Thank you for your question.  Turning 18 years old …

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Report: Inclusion On Rise In Nation's Schools

A growing number of students with disabilities are spending most of the day in regular education classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers,
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Winning Formula for MN District's Successful Transition & Life Skills Program

Winning Formula for MN District's Successful Transition & Life Skills Program | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Inclusion, workforce readiness, career development, life skills, independence -- goals to describe the work of Nicky Loch, a Vocational Coordinator.
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Bookshare Opens World of Knowledge for Sociology PhD Candidate

Bookshare Opens World of Knowledge for Sociology PhD Candidate | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Even as a child, Junia Howell dreamed of new policies that would increase the economic vitality of her impoverished urban neighborhood. Yet, occupations that evaluate and create policies require am…
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A Parent Becomes A Practitioner for Her Child with LD | Smart Kids

A Parent Becomes A Practitioner for Her Child with LD | Smart Kids | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Kari Bucholz noticed something different about her son, Haley. As a preschooler, he wasn’t interested in picture books and never...Read more
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 20, 3:03 PM

Pedagogy includes the practices of parents and teachers. Actually, the first pedagogues in a child's life are her/his parents.

 

#education #pedagogy

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Texas High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College

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TCEA is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education.
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Outlook 2016: Education trends for the new year

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District Administration presents its Year Ahead edition to help K12 educators navigate the new year. This special edition offers in-depth stories focused on the future of leadership, smart classrooms, assessments and standards, and technology. You’ll also results from reader surveys on curriculum, outsourcing, technology trends and facilities.
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015

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The History of the Future of Education Technology

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Making a Direct Impact on the Lives of People with Vision Loss

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Disability advocates are often the first to say that people who are blind or visually impaired make excellent workers. Why? In addition to their unique strengths and talents, these workers are more…
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Bill Powell is an incredible individual. Read his story and your thoughts on employing workers with disabilities will forever be enlightened.  

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Openly Licensed Educational Resources: Providing Equitable Access to Education for All Learners | ED.gov Blog

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Visually-Impaired Veteran Helps Peers Transition to Civilian and School Life

Visually-Impaired Veteran Helps Peers Transition to Civilian and School Life | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“Technology training, leadership empowerment, and accessible books make all the difference,” says Tim Hornik The word “awesome” doesn’t begin to describe the work of Tim Hornik, a retired U.S. Army…
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Thank a Veteran!

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Interventions That Promote Emotionally Healthy Students

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By Kevin Kuczynski Where would our education system be if we invested the dollars for standardized testing in supporting the emotional needs of students? Today, these standardized test scores have ultimately become the measuring stick for student achievement. Despite the increased demands on me as a high school counselor, I frequently wonder what students’ learning and achievement would look like if we focused on their emotional needs and not just their academic successes. Too often we measure s
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