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Bookshare Blog | Latest news and updates from Bookshare

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High school students with print disabilities are now college bound thanks to their educators and the use of accessible books and reading technologies. 

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Librarians' evolving digital roles | eSchool News | eSchool News

Librarians' evolving digital roles | eSchool News | eSchool News | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
School librarians play a critical role in today's schools--more critical than ever before. This report details some of their concerns.
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Bookshare Blog

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Latest news and updates from Bookshare
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Educators who use Bookshare and/or teach students with print disabilities, now is the time to get them individual memberships.  It's easy...here are the steps and a video tutorial.

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Early Concerns About E-Books' Effect on Reading Comprehension, Researchers Say

Early Concerns About E-Books' Effect on Reading Comprehension, Researchers Say | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Researchers at West Chester University found that elementary students showed lower comprehension levels when reading on iPads versus traditional print materials.
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11 Reasons eBooks Can Improve Your Life @coolcatteacher

11 Reasons eBooks Can Improve Your Life @coolcatteacher | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
eBooks can improve your life but many people don't know about some of the advantages that they offer. This simple article shares 11 of them.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th
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EdNET Insight School Libraries in the Digital Age report

EdNET Insight School Libraries in the Digital Age report | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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Roles are changing in education and it's the place to be in America to make a big difference in our society.  Let's work together to elevate the teaching profession. 

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Get Connected to Bookshare for FREE digital accessible books for U.S students with print disabilities.

Get Connected to Bookshare for FREE digital accessible books for U.S students with print disabilities. | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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Subscribe to the Bookshare blog to learn more about accessible books, digital formats, reading technologies, equal education access, learning for all. #bornaccessible #edchat #spedchat #assistivetech #blendedlearning #specialed #appsforkids #setsig #specialneeds #blind #visuallyimpaired #dyslexia #elearning #ATpeeps #literacy #readers #edequity #ccss #ldchat #LD #edparents #ldchat #lifelonglearning

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iPad Accessibility Options for Special Education Classrooms

iPad Accessibility Options for Special Education Classrooms | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
The iPad's accessibility features make it a great assistive technology tool for students with disabilities that impede their learning. Here's why special education teachers love the iPad.

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Nice description of Accessibility options on the Ipad.  Don't know if it includes newest options. 

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Common Core Weekly Round-Up – March 21, 2014

Common Core Weekly Round-Up – March 21, 2014 | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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IT Leadership Survey | CoSN

IT Leadership Survey | CoSN | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
The Executive Summary for this year's IT Leadership Survey is now available.

Download your free copy today! The full survey analysis will be released the week of April 1. You can also check out some of this year's most compelling results in infographic form:



 
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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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Honoring Women in History—March

Honoring Women in History—March | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
March is Women’s History Month. Do you know the name of a woman astronomer who discovered a comet in 1847? Who was the first woman Indian Chief to lead the Cherokee Nation? Who fought for a woman’s...
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Friends of ATIA - March Newsletter 2014

Friends of ATIA - March Newsletter 2014 | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

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Latest news from assistive technology movers and shakers!

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Engaging Dyslexic Students with Digital Accessible Books by Texas Educator

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Common Core Weekly Round-Up – April 11, 2014

Common Core Weekly Round-Up – April 11, 2014 | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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April 13 begins National Library Week!

 

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MDR: School Data for Journalists

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Follow Friday With Mario Oliveros Of Bookshare - Fedora Outlier LLC.

Reading has always been a passion of mine and when I began to lose my vision, one of my biggest fears was the thought that I would no longer be able to read my precious books. In time, I realized … Continue reading →
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It’s Only About Copyright!

It’s Only About Copyright! | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Which students qualify for Bookshare in the United States? This is an important question for American students with disabilities, since Bookshare is the largest online library designed to provide a...
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Important topic for educators, specialists, publishers and disability advocates in the U.S.

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EdNET Insight | Infographic: The Digital Classroom

EdNET Insight | Infographic: The Digital Classroom | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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What devices are vying for 1:1 dominance in the digital classrooms of America? Check out this infographic for quick snapshot. 

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Stay Connected to Get More Out of Bookshare!

Stay Connected to Get More Out of Bookshare! | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In this blog, you'll get the scoop on all your favorite online hotspots like the Bookshare blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so that you can quickly reach our staff, get timely answers to your ...

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Stay Connected to Get More Out of Bookshare! Great ways to stay connected and get the most out of your student's Bookshare membership.  Bookshare provides free ebooks with text to speech support to eligible students. 

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Five top tips on using Pinterest for primary school teachers

Five top tips on using Pinterest for primary school teachers | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
From lesson and resource ideas to behaviour management techniques, Pinterest offers a wide range of support and inspiration for teachers with young students
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MDR 2014 Research...School Libraries in the Digital Age - The Changing Role of Media Specialists

MDR 2014 Research...School Libraries in the Digital Age - The Changing Role of Media Specialists | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

Timely and relevant information tracks trends and changes in the K-12 school and college markets on technology, curriculum, expenditures, enrollment, and the evolution of education reform to enhance student learning. 

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Stay Connected to Get More Out of Bookshare!

Stay Connected to Get More Out of Bookshare! | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In this blog, you'll get the scoop on all your favorite online hotspots like the Bookshare blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so that you can quickly reach our staff, get timely answers to your ...
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Please share and scoop this resource information!  Thank you. #spedtech #assistivetech #Augcomm #SLPeeps #SLPchat #dyslexia, #edchat, #teachers, #printdisabilties, #bornaccessible #a11y

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Common Core & Ed Tech

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A blog about practical, easy to use resources that support common core curriculum, and more.
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Knerds on the Board: the Evolution of Content | Knewton Blog

Knerds on the Board: the Evolution of Content | Knewton Blog | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In this video, long-time publishing professional and Knewton client manager, Sally Searby talks about the evolution of content in the digital age. This is a must-watch for anyone interested in the future of content.
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