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Digital content has the power to transform education, but it must be accessible for students of all abilities.
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes
I love listening to audiobooks. I share my enthusiasm with teachers, parents, students, family members, and anyone else who will listen. Many rejoice right along with me in their merits.But, at other times, my enthusiasm is met with comments such as "That's not really reading, is it?" or "I won't let my students listen to audiobooks because that's cheating." Listening to books is certainly different from reading books, but is it cheating? Does listening to audiobooks count as reading?
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.
" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”
If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.
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This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well.
Brennan Draves, a third grader at Bay-Arenac ISD in Michigan, reads his class assignments fast with his fingers. He uses a BrailleNote device and books from Bookshare. Carissa Reed, his teaching as...
A parent shares her experience using Bookshare’s online library through support by the Accessible Books for Texas program for her daughter who is blind and has chronic healthcare needs. Learning to use accessible education materials makes it possible for her daughter to keep up with her school work and make academic progress.
For several years Bookshare has been offering the world’s largest library of on-line copywrited books, magazines, newspapers, textbooks and periodicals to people with print impairments.
This guide to jumping into eBooks can help school leaders design an implementation plan with all stakeholders in mind.
UDL Principles to Reach Every Child w/ Karen Janowski
Today we recognize educators everywhere for their dedication to teaching. That’s why we’re featuring some of the country’s most effective educators and specialists who work with students with print...
Summer reading is a treat for some kids, and a chore for others. Here are ways parents can help encourage reading and make it a fun activity during summer vacation free time.
With so much emphasis today on tablets, 3D printing, coding and other amazing technologies, it can be easy to be distracted from the basics of education. Teacher, author and LendMeYourLiteracy consultant Charlie Carroll discusses the importance of pupils ‘knowing the words’, and gives examples of how their literary learning can be strengthened.
Children with dyslexia often face social challenges in addition to other issues. Here are five examples of how dyslexia affects social skills.
Most students and parents surveyed are open to online coursework, and favor a blended learning approach.
Sydney Morning Herald Dyslexia: The invisible disability Sydney Morning Herald Many countries have "dyslexia-friendly" schools, which might have policies such as not asking affected students to read aloud, using assistive technology such as...
The FCC has an important vote on the E-Rate this week that will affect millions of students.
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Neuropsychologist David H. Rose, a principal architect of Universal Design for Learning, says classrooms need a richer mix of resources and more emotion.
“ A - All Our Futures. This report states that all children and young people can benefit from creative approaches to learning and teaching across the curriculum - creativity does not just belong to the...”
We need spaces which allow teachers and students to be creative.
Nothing will start your summer reading engine faster than a suspenseful thriller! And who writes them better than Stephen King? Fans of mystery and suspense fiction are revved up for King’s latest ...
Penguin Group U.S.A. has signed an agreement giving Bookshare worldwide rights to their titles. Penguin has uploaded over 20,000 titles, pushing Bookshare’s collection to over a quarter million tit...
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Teacher resources for National Teacher Appreciation week.