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What Happens in Great Schools | Taking Note

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After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom | Parent Toolkit Blog

After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom  | Parent Toolkit Blog | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
By this time of year, children have settled into their school routines. Yet, many parents still face the challenge of figuring out the best way for their children to spend their afterschool hours. So, how do you select an afterschool program for your child? Here are a few things to consider.
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Campus offers and creates programs, accommodations for disabilities

When Ann Cody was looking at colleges, she searched for an accessible campus with Paralympic sport opportunities. At the time, she said, her only option was the University of Illinois.
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Bookshare Blog

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Here's a great social cause to offer financial support and advocacy. The free online library serves thousands who are print-disabled.  

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The Help Desk: Leveraging Student Genius

The Help Desk: Leveraging Student Genius | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Andrew Marcinek, creator of Help Desk, reflects on how this student-driven, entrepreneurial tech course has grown, and how it continues to benefit entire school communities.
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Student Crossword Archive - NYTimes.com

Student Crossword Archive - NYTimes.com | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
A list of all the Student Crosswords we have published since 1999. We are slowly updating each puzzle so that eventually they will all be republished on the Learning Network blog.
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Five Books that will Boost the Confidence of a Child with Special Needs

Five Books that will Boost the Confidence of a Child with Special Needs | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Here are five formative childrens books that will help boost the confidence of a child with Special Needs
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Education - All Kids Can Learn

Education - All Kids Can Learn | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
All Kids Can Learn, by Valerie Chernek - Education: Stay informed with these edtech and special education topics!
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Bookshare’s Updated Website Is Live and Helps You Do More!

Bookshare’s Updated Website Is Live and Helps You Do More! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

Bookshare’s updated website is live!  Please share with special educators, AT's, OT's, vision and reading teachers. Free for U.S. students with qualified print disabilities, such as blindness, low vision, a physical disability or severe reading disability. Technologies and apps that read digital accessible books also free to download for members.  Educational resource for K-12 textbooks, teacher recommended reading, and popular books for teens and adults. 

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.
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35 New Capabilities of Digital Curriculum that left Textbooks in the Dust

35 New Capabilities of Digital Curriculum that left Textbooks in the Dust | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
New digital curriculum capabilities make the days of textbooks look like a whole lot of manual work.
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Abbie's Story ~ Dyslexia Change-Maker

Abbie's Story ~ Dyslexia Change-Maker | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
  I had the privilege of sitting down with Abbie and her mother last week to talk about her Dyslexia.  I first heard about Abbie when my Assistant Principal gave me a copy of her 6th grade wri...
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Take it from Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism - PresenceLearning

Take it from Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism - PresenceLearning | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Take It From Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism Download Our Free eBook Today!   Our newest eBook summarizes Dr. Temple Grandin’s most practical advice for educators and parents. Based on “The Autistic Brain,” Dr. Grandin’s webinar with us earlier this year, this eBook provides: Realistic tips and specific tactics from an expert …
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Brian reads independently: AT Stories - YouTube

AT Stories- meet Brian Meersma, Princeton Junction, NJ. Brian has had difficulty with reading due to his dyslexia, but that hasn't stopped his love of learni...
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Awesome testament to the benefits of technology for education and lifelong learning.

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Blind U.S. Army Captain Teaches Us to Keep Learning and Serving!

Blind U.S. Army Captain Teaches Us to Keep Learning and Serving! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
In honor of Veterans Day, we salute Timothy E. Hornik, a Bookshare member and U.S. Army Captain who has a lifelong ambition to help Veterans who are visually impaired make successful transitions to...
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Understood.Org - A Resource Network In Support of Parents of Children with Learning and Attention Issues

Understood.Org - A Resource Network In Support of Parents of Children with Learning and Attention Issues | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
The Internet can be an amazing resource for finding out about everything from ancestry to zoology. As a parent of three children, I spent countless hours each month reading sites like “What to Expe...
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Stories of Success | Accessible Education Materials | Wyoming Institute for Disabilities | UCEDD | University of Wyoming

Stories of Success | Accessible Education Materials | Wyoming Institute for Disabilities | UCEDD | University of Wyoming | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
A success story from AIM.
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Discovering digital collections | Jisc

Discovering digital collections | Jisc | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Digital collections are not always as discoverable as they could be through the channels and devices most commonly accessed by users. Karen Colbron, digital content manager, discusses some of the challenges in making resources more discoverable and offers a few top tips.
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AASA :: K-12 Report: Affordability, Adequate Funding Biggest Technology Barriers

AASA :: K-12 Report: Affordability, Adequate Funding Biggest Technology Barriers | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Affordability, Adequate Funding Biggest Technology Barriers
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Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News

Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
School libraries are centers of learning--but librarians have to demonstrate their importance when it comes to student learning.
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Is This the Future of Reading? MIT’s Experimental Sensory Book

Is This the Future of Reading? MIT’s Experimental Sensory Book | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
This new invention from the MIT Media Lab will no doubt be controversial. Readers strap themselves into a robotic suit equipped with sensors that literally make
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All Kids Can Learn

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All Kids Can Learn, by Valerie Chernek: Stay informed with these edtech and special education topics!
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Center for Parent Information and Resources

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One-button Bayonetta: Disabled gamers fight for inclusion

One-button Bayonetta: Disabled gamers fight for inclusion | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Last year, former games journalist Adam Sessler confessed that for the first time his age kept him from being able to play a game that he needed to
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