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Bookshare Mentor Teachers Go Extra Mile to Inspire Independent Readers

Bookshare Mentor Teachers Go Extra Mile to Inspire Independent Readers | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Dedication is the one word we use when referring to the more than 500 U.S. teachers and specialists who participate in the Bookshare Mentor Teacher program. Because of their commitment throughout t...
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Teaching Kids NewsApple Unveils Exciting New Products - Teaching Kids News

Teaching Kids NewsApple Unveils Exciting New Products - Teaching Kids News | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Apple grabbed lots of attention with its newest invention, the "iwatch." Find out why all of the excitement today, on TKN! Kid-Friendly News Article
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Back to School Infographic: Mobile Technology Trends in 2014 - e-Learning Infographics

Back to School Infographic: Mobile Technology Trends in 2014 - e-Learning Infographics | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Back to School Infographic: Mobile Technology Trends in 2014 takes a look at how mobile technology is improving education in K-12 schools.
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An Ode to Teachers in Special Education | Disciplined Rebellion

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Edutech for Teachers

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This blog is dedicated to innovative teaching and learning through the use of technology and digital media that engages students in learning while providing them with a 21st Century educational experience.


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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
An educator's and parent's guide to websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.
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Assistive Technology Blog

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Learn about assistive technology for people with reading disabilities, low vision, blindness and other disabilities.
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Brian Meersma's AT blog rocks!  This young man truly exemplifies outstanding service for kids with dyslexia and reading challenges.

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HathiTrust Victory Advances Accessibility

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The recent Authors Guild v. HathiTrust case provides a victory that advances accessibility for people with print disabilities. This post originally appeared on Jim Fruchterman’s Beneblog. On Tuesda...
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Six ways to encourage summer reading for kids (+video)

Six ways to encourage summer reading for kids (+video) | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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.
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The importance of literacy - Innovate My School

The importance of literacy - Innovate My School | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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.
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5 Ways Dyslexia Can Affect Your Child’s Social Life | Dyslexia | Types of LD

5 Ways Dyslexia Can Affect Your Child’s Social Life | Dyslexia | Types of LD | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Children with dyslexia often face social challenges in addition to other issues. Here are five examples of how dyslexia affects social skills.
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Who Are the 5 Faces of Online Education?

Who Are the 5 Faces of Online Education? | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Most students and parents surveyed are open to online coursework, and favor a blended learning approach.
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Dyslexia: The invisible disability - Sydney Morning Herald

Dyslexia: The invisible disability - Sydney Morning Herald | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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...
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Accessible Books for Texas Program (ABT)

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The Accessible Books for Texas program has a NEW website in Spanish.  This professional development training is free for Texas schools, educators and families with children who have print disabilities.  Check it out!

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New Report: Technology Can Close Achievement Gaps and Improve Learning Outcomes for At-Risk Students

New Report: Technology Can Close Achievement Gaps and Improve Learning Outcomes for At-Risk Students | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
As school districts around the country consider investing in technology as a way to improve student outcomes, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) finds that technology—when implemented properly—can produce significant gains in student achievement and boost engagement, particularly among students most at risk.
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From Smart Apps for Special Needs: 10 Apps for Teaching Emotions and Calming Skills

From Smart Apps for Special Needs: 10 Apps for Teaching Emotions and Calming Skills | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
 
My husband learned pretty early on in our marriage that telling me to "relax" when I was feeling stressed was not in his best interest. My response is always more favorable when he offers to help or even just listen.

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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able to Answer

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able to Answer | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

Well, guys… It’s that time of year again—time to embark on another excellent adventure known as the beginning of a new school year. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to get to know the individuals that are about to walk through your classroom door—if they haven’t done so already. Regardless, here is a list of 26 thought-provoking questions crafted by TeachThought to set the tone for the next nine months.


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50 Awesome Quotes about Education and Technology

50 Awesome Quotes about Education and Technology | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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Love this collection of quotes

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What an Inspiring Great list! It's even heartening that 15 out of 50 are from women! That's ALMOST half! 


Someday we women won't be a minority in this Education Profession thing! Someday! And then we'll get the vote! W00t!
 j/k sorta

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All kids deserve great education

All kids deserve great education | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Many young people in America today face a harsh reality. Their fate in life is determined by their ZIP code.
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Four special-education innovations from ISTE | eSchool News | eSchool News

Four special-education innovations from ISTE | eSchool News | eSchool News | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
These four innovations in special-education technology were shown at a special event during the annual ISTE conference in Atlanta.

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Thanks Elizabeth Dalton for sharing important articles on special education, UDL and mobile learning.

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This happened through a great collaboration between the Inclusive learning Network of ISTE, CBlohmAssoc, the generous AT vendors represented, the Atlanta Braves, and Special Olympics.  It was a great evening of networking & learning & great food.  Sincere thanks to all.  Hopefully, we can have a reprise in Philadelphia @ISTE 2015!

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6 ways to make digital content universally accessible | eSchool News | eSchool News

6 ways to make digital content universally accessible | eSchool News | eSchool News | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Digital content has the power to transform education, but it must be accessible for students of all abilities.
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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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
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Benefits of Audiobooks for All Readers

Benefits of Audiobooks for All Readers | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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?
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Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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SETDA Releases Brief on Accessible Resources -- THE Journal

SETDA Releases Brief on Accessible Resources -- THE Journal | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.
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