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Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility

Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Latest information on the movement to make more books accessible. 

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Report: The Teacher Voice Project

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Teacher Voice Survey Results My report on how educators and policy experts can work together to bridge the gap between their two very different but interrelated worlds. Inside, you'll find: Results...
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Career Pathways: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities | ED.gov Blog

Career Pathways: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities | ED.gov Blog | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Personalize Learning: Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning

Personalize Learning: Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Interactive and informative discussions around Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning during 7/6/15 #plearnchat.
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College Student, Sam Myers is Future Ready with Bookshare!

College Student, Sam Myers is Future Ready with Bookshare! | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Sam Myers, a senior psychology student at the University of Wyoming, was looking for assistive technology software that would read his textbooks aloud. Because of a visual impairment in one of his ...
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Does personality build smarts? New data on soft skills reinforces the impact of social and emotional learning on cognitive development

Does personality build smarts? New data on soft skills reinforces the impact of social and emotional learning on cognitive development | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Does personality build smarts? Randa Grob-Zakhary examines new data on the links between social and emotional learning and cognitive development.
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Thank you Valerie. I know this is true from personal experience. It was nice to read the article and I'm looking forward to reading more research on this topic.

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Canada Reads with Bookshare!

Canada Reads with Bookshare! | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
  Calling all Canadians…do you love to read a good story? How about 225,000 amazing stories, all available at your fingertips for FREE? Canadians with qualified print disabilities can easily access...
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Oh, The Places You'll Go with Bookshare!

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Celebrating Read Across America! #reading #transition #literacy #specialed

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We Are Teachers

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Read about how assistive technology is transforming the classroom and find our selection of of apps for special education.
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Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, April 24, 12:18 PM

Thanks Valerie. This makes sense...and I'm hoping assistive technology is integrated into classrooms with balance and consciousness...and training for teachers.

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How Can We Better Equip Students for Life After High School? | College and Career Readiness and Success Center

How Can We Better Equip Students for Life After High School? | College and Career Readiness and Success Center | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

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All kids, even those with exceptional needs, deserve opportunities to explore career interests and job skills based on their ability level. I'm supporting career education in our schools and homes. Join me!

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Special Education Director talks about job shadow options

Special Education Director talks about job shadow options | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Exceptional needs student given hands-on job shadow options in a field that interests him through Transition Services at Warren Township High School.
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​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News)

​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News) | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
In second grade, Jose Alvarez struggled to read. He had fallen behind early in school. His older brothers and mother are dyslexic, and the family feared that Jose might have a learning disability too.
Shortly after attending a third grade class taught by Ann Henkels, a dyslexia teacher in Frisc
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LD & Dyslexia

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Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia State Dyslexia Handbook and Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (TEA) Here is the link to the Texas Region 10 Handbook in English, updated Fall 2...
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All Kids Can Learn

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All Kids Can Learn, by Valerie Chernek: Stay informed! Edtech and Special Education topics!
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Partnerships Give Students With Disabilities Work Experience

Partnerships Give Students With Disabilities Work Experience | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Teaching Best Practices to Special Education Teachers For 10 years, Betsy Gentry worked as a Transition Coordinator in the Special Education Department of the Bradley County School District in Clev...
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Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning difficulties succeed

Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning difficulties succeed | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Tailored technology innovations are helping students with a variety of disabilities or difficulties make progress at school.

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Bookshare Volunteers Rock!

Bookshare Volunteers Rock! | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
On this Volunteer Recognition Day, we thank our volunteers who make Bookshare the best it can be. Bookshare and Benetech, our parent nonprofit, are so fortunate to have the generous support from vo...
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AT Specialist Designs Bookshare Course to Support District Initiative

AT Specialist Designs Bookshare Course to Support District Initiative | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
In 2014, Stephanie Caceres, a Bookshare Mentor Teacher, developed an online training course for middle and high school teachers in her district to learn about Bookshare and apps like Read2Go and Go...
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Bookshare Member and Accessible ebooks Shine at TCEA and SXSWedu

Bookshare Member and Accessible ebooks Shine at TCEA and SXSWedu | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“Learn Anywhere” was the theme of this year’s Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Conference, held February 3–6 in Austin. TCEA is one of the largest regional EdTech (educational technology...
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Valerie...this is a wonderful resource...wish It was around when my son was in 3rd grade about 20 years ago...it was heartbreaking to see his huge challenges and be able to help him enough.
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Bookshare Blog

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Latest news and updates from Bookshare
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A remarkable young advocate for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities.  One to Watch!  Go for it Ben!

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Career-Readiness News & Views February 2015

Career-Readiness News & Views February 2015 | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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K-12 Transition & Employment Specialists in schools make a big difference in the lives of students at risk and with exceptional needs. Project Discovery's adaptive curriculum helps students find a vocational interest and skill set that they are able, and eager, to perform. 

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How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?
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MUST READ! Educators, parents, specialists, disability advocates.

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TTU students provide assistive technology

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Tennessee Tech University student Derrick Davis of Bell Buckle was part of a team that designed an adjustable rowing bike for use by special education students at Cookeville High School. For the 15th year in a row, mechanical engineering students in professor Stephen Canfield's class have designed assistive technology for community children just in time for the holidays...
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State of the K-12 Market 2014 Findings | schooldata

State of the K-12 Market 2014 Findings | schooldata | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Benetech Names New President, COO to Massively Grow Social Impact

Benetech Names New President, COO to Massively Grow Social Impact | Great Teachers + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 -- Silicon Valley technology nonprofit Benetech today announced the appointments of Betsy Beaumon as president and Mark Roberts as chief operating officer.
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