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Advocate for Education Technology

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News hound and advocate for improvements to K-12 and special education, teacher appreciation and support for children with disabilities to reach their true learning potential. LIKE ME on Facebook!

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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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3 ways technology buoys at-risk students | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 ways technology buoys at-risk students | eSchool News | eSchool News | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Properly-implemented technology can improve learning outcomes and engagement for at-risk students, according to a new report.
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Sharing Timely Resources and Student Successes for National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Sharing Timely Resources and Student Successes for National Dyslexia Awareness Month | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Bookshare serves many members who have a severe reading disability, like dyslexia, that makes it difficult to comprehend what they read in standard print. Persons with dyslexia cannot easily recogn...
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20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - TeachThought

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16 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan by TeachThought Staff Literacy is a chief concern for both academic and professional progress. Digital literacy is emerging as a genuine concern in education as technology...

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Which trends and technologies will drive educat...

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Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? on Educommunication curated by Manuel Pinto
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Accessible Books for Texas Program Funded for Fifth Year and Offers Enhanced Spanish Language Support

Accessible Books for Texas Program Funded for Fifth Year and Offers Enhanced Spanish Language Support | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has just approved funding for Benetech’s Accessible Books for Texas (ABT) program for a fifth year, from September 2014 through August 2015. Benetech is the parent ...
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Text to Speech Survey by Int'l Dyslexia Org. http://bit.ly/1poDcmG

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Useful information for assistive techs and educators in special education.

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Bookshare Mentor Teachers Go Extra Mile to Inspire Independent Readers

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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 | Accessible eBooks + 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

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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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Abbie's Story ~ Dyslexia Change-Maker

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  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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Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: Audiobooks for Students with Disabilities: Comparing BookShare and Learning Ally

Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: Audiobooks for Students with Disabilities: Comparing BookShare and Learning Ally | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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How Technology Can Improve the Quality of Special Education Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Technology Can Improve the Quality of Special Education Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Great insight on the Role of Technology in the Special Ed Classroom, assistive technologies in special education classrooms, the purpose of integrated technology in special education.
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Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

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TEST Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation
by TeachThought Staff
Reading, in terms of scale and diversity, is different than it used to be. Thinking, in terms of context and application, is also different.
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We Are Teachers

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In this two-part series, we take a look at Finland and South Korea—two of the top educational systems in the world. The two countries both have stellar schools but completely different approaches to education.
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4 barriers to learning students experience every day

4 barriers to learning students experience every day | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

By Justin Tarte

1). Trying to keep straight a different set of classroom expectations, procedures, and beliefs about learning for several different teachers.

2). Lots of sitting only to be followed up by more sitting. A majority of a student's day is comprised of sitting in an uncomfortable chair. 


3). Lots of being talked 'at' rather than being talked 'with.'

4). Other kids in class who purposefully derail and consume large amounts of attention and time from the teacher which leaves other kids feeling like they aren't important or don't deserve any of the teacher's time.


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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 | Accessible eBooks + 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

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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 | Accessible eBooks + 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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