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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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A watershed moment for technology in education

The FCC has an important vote on the E-Rate this week that will affect millions of students.

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Please pass this along.

 

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Learning by Universal Design

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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.
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Manifesto for Creativity in Education

Manifesto for Creativity in Education | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

“ 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...”


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We need spaces which allow teachers and students to be creative.

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Mr. Mercedes…NEW Stephen King Thriller!

Mr. Mercedes…NEW Stephen King Thriller! | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Penguin Group U.S.A. Pushes Bookshare Collection Above a Quarter Million Titles!

Penguin Group U.S.A. Pushes Bookshare Collection Above a Quarter Million Titles! | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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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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

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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

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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

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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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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

" 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:”

 


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WEAC's curator insight, April 21, 2:34 PM

If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 8:33 PM

This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well. 

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Third Grader Reads Fast with His Fingers and Inspires Teaching Assistant to Learn Braille

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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...
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Tar Heel Reader | Books for beginning readers of all ages


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A Parent Talks About “Learning Portability” For a Child Who Missed School Due to Illness

A Parent Talks About “Learning Portability” For a Child Who Missed School Due to Illness | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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.
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Bookshare Offers Another Option to Accessible Books

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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.
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