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Districts that prioritize inclusion cited for high graduation rates for children with disabilities

Districts that prioritize inclusion cited for high graduation rates for children with disabilities | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
In the 21 schools in the Val Verde School District, a child who has a disability has a guaranteed seat right next to a child who doesn’t.
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Brave Means Learning How To Defy The Odds

Brave Means Learning How To Defy The Odds | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Our son, Rosdom, is very smart and brave. We recognized these characteristics early in his childhood, but we also saw some unusual behavior that held clues that he would not grow up as a typical ch…
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Understood | For Learning and Attention Issues

Understood | For Learning and Attention Issues | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Help your child thrive. Chat with experts, connect with parents and get tips on parenting kids with reading, writing, math, organization, attention issues and more.
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.
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Bookshare Member Amare Leggette Competes in 2016 National Braille Challenge

Bookshare Member Amare Leggette Competes in 2016 National Braille Challenge | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Amare Leggette, an energetic eight-year-old from Eastover Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina, will compete against nine students in the Apprentice age group at the 2016 National Braille…
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What's Really Happening With Special Education Enrollment?

What's Really Happening With Special Education Enrollment? | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
The number of special education students has risen after several years of decline, but what this may mean for states and districts is still conjecture.
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Can Accessible Ebooks Be the Pathway to Reading Comprehension and Summer Fun?

Can Accessible Ebooks Be the Pathway to Reading Comprehension and Summer Fun? | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Parents of children with disabilities often ask Linda Sherouse, a Library Media Specialist at North Hampton School in New Hampshire, how can I encourage more quiet time for my child who has a disab…
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A Framework for Technology Integration: One School’s Approach

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5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology -- THE Journal

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology -- THE Journal | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.
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What teachers want in a data dashboard

What teachers want in a data dashboard | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students
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EdNET Insight | America's Education Tech Gap: Only 16% of Teachers Give Schools 'A' for Tech Integration

EdNET Insight | America's Education Tech Gap: Only 16% of Teachers Give Schools 'A' for Tech Integration | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates

Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

Teachers are encouraged to adopt new education technology in the classroom. Find advice and new tools to use in school by following these social media feeds.
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How to Manage the 4 Types of Teachers You Meet in Professional Development (EdSurge News)

How to Manage the 4 Types of Teachers You Meet in Professional Development (EdSurge News) | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

In my heart, I will always be a middle school English Language Arts teacher. As I continue this path as a district administrator, I want to hold close to my heart the plight of the teacher: what it’s like to have to work all day with children and then go home and work on lessons, assessments, gr
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Reading Takes Discipline and My Fear of the Written Word Is Gone

Reading Takes Discipline and My Fear of the Written Word Is Gone | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
People will tell you that I like to consume information, but that was not always the case. For most of my life, I struggled with reading so badly I never thought I would be scholarly or have a succ…
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Indiana Assistive Technology Expert Finds “Gem” in Bookshare

Indiana Assistive Technology Expert Finds “Gem” in Bookshare | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Special thanks to Laura Medcalf  for her contribution to the Bookshare blog. We appreciate the mission of the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project and Laura’s “on the record” testimoni…
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A Dyslexic Entrepreneur Says His Disability Helped Him Build A $3.6M Company - Forbes

A Dyslexic Entrepreneur Says His Disability Helped Him Build A $3.6M Company - Forbes | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Stan Gloss, 60, is cofounder and CEO of BioTeam, a consulting firm that designs computer systems and networks for the life sciences market. The 14-year-old company has both public and private sector clients, including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, Biogen and Regeneron.
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Senate appropriations bill makes cuts to workforce programs, funds year-round Pell and Apprenticeship

Senate appropriations bill makes cuts to workforce programs, funds year-round Pell and Apprenticeship | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
National Skills Coalition is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.
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Accessible eBooks for Students With Print Disabilities

Accessible eBooks for Students With Print Disabilities | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
For many students, print disabilities are a barrier to reading. Learn about the top tools for students seeking accessible reading materials.
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Saying 'No' to the Slide: 20+ Summer Opportunities for Educators and Students (EdSurge News)

Saying 'No' to the Slide: 20+ Summer Opportunities for Educators and Students (EdSurge News) | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again—those last few weeks of May, when the bliss of summer break and freedom looms on the horizon. But wait! The work doesn’t stop just because school’s out. The summer offers a wealth of time to flex those learning muscles, for educators and students alike.In keeping with tr
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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Blog | U.S. Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Blog | U.S. Department of Education | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators | College and Career Readiness and Success Center

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators | College and Career Readiness and Success Center | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills.
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4 Ways Teachers Are Learning To Use Technology To Benefit Students with Special Needs -- THE Journal

4 Ways Teachers Are Learning To Use Technology To Benefit Students with Special Needs -- THE Journal | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
When it comes to technology-related professional development for teachers of students with special needs, a wide variety of options are available.
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