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Abernathy serves 153 students with disabilities. Of that number, 86 have ADHD, 21 have other learning disabilities, 16 have psychological disabilities, 13 have a chronic medical condition, 10 have orthopedic or neurological ...
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Bookshare Transforms Reading Independence for Iowa Student with Reading Disabilities

Bookshare Transforms Reading Independence for Iowa Student with Reading Disabilities | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Kurtis Broeg uses a new, online accessible library, www.Bookshare.org, to provide access to digital books for qualified 9th-2th graders with reading and learning disabilities.
 
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K-12 Market Research Finds Strong Ed-Tech Budgets and Optimistic Outlook for 2015 | schooldata

K-12 Market Research Finds Strong Ed-Tech Budgets and Optimistic Outlook for 2015 | schooldata | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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Advocate for Education Technology

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Kids from Texas describe what its like to read digital accessible books on video.

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​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Students With Special Needs (EdSurge News)

​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Students With Special Needs (EdSurge News) | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
At a glance, technology in special education classroom looks just like it does in a regular education classroom: computers, laptops, SmartBoards, and even an iPad or two. When you take a closer look, you will realize how much more this assistive technology provides in special education.Assistive te
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97% of Students Gainfully Employed!

97% of Students Gainfully Employed! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

hrough the leadership of Lori Dyer and her team at the Believers Academy and a personalized educational program, 97% of at-risk students are now gainfully employed. Learn about this career and life skills curriculum for students at all ability levels.

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Bookshare's 2014 Winter Bulletin Just Released!

Bookshare's 2014 Winter Bulletin Just Released! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Our quarterly newsletter, the Bookshare Bulletin was just released! This Winter 2014 edition is a wonderful recap of a tremendous year and an exciting preview of 2015. Thank you for this amazing ye...
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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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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

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This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

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Are there really universals out there that are given? Or, are we always negotiating them in relationship to our particular situations?

 

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Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

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At One School, iPods Help Improve Reading Scores -- THE Journal

At One School, iPods Help Improve Reading Scores -- THE Journal | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
After noticing an uptick in ELL and other students with below average reading scores at his school, Skip Johnson, principal at El Crystal Elementary in San Bruno, CA, created a forward-thinking reading program pairing iPods and print books that has helped to successfully boost reading comprehension scores among non proficient readers.
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E-Readers Are More Effective than Paper for Some with Dyslexia | PLOS ONE

E-Readers Are More Effective than Paper for Some with Dyslexia | PLOS ONE | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

E-readers are fast rivaling print as a dominant method for reading. Because they offer accessibility options that are impossible in print, they are potentially beneficial for those with impairments, such as dyslexia. Yet, little is known about how the use of these devices influences reading in those who struggle. Here, we observe reading comprehension and speed in 103 high school students with dyslexia. Reading on paper was compared with reading on a small handheld e-reader device, formatted to display few words per line. We found that use of the device significantly improved speed and comprehension, when compared with traditional presentations on paper for specific subsets of these individuals.


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Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning

Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning.
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Please Share this Amazing Video, Possibilities Abound with Bookshare!

Please Share this Amazing Video, Possibilities Abound with Bookshare! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Did you know that in the U.S. an estimated 2% of all students have a print disability? And that by third and fourth grade*, students who are behind in reading, have a greater chance of falling behi...
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Parents Praise Dyslexia Therapist for Introduction to Online Accessible Book Library

Parents Praise Dyslexia Therapist for Introduction to Online Accessible Book Library | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Already this school year, Ann Henkels, a dyslexia therapist in the Frisco Independent School District in Texas, has received several thank-you notes from parents. They called her an “angel” and sen...
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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
"There's a future in books…and a book in your future!"

After a look at those vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads a
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Use Text-to-Speech Online to Read with Your Ears

Use Text-to-Speech Online to Read with Your Ears | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Is assistive technology (AT) keeping up with the pace of the Internet? Read more about the three ways text-to-speech can make online reading easier.
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How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities | Edudemic

How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities | Edudemic | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators - eLearning Industry

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators - eLearning Industry | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Are you looking for Free Text To Speech tools? Check the 19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators.
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Informative list for parents and educators of children with learning and print disabilities.

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▶ As They See It: Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities - YouTube

Texas students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities share their excitement about books, Bookshare, and the ways that assistive technology opens door...
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New Title-Tag Best Practices | 2014 Google Update | GPO

New Title-Tag Best Practices | 2014 Google Update | GPO | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
With the recent Google update, title-tag construction was changed forever. Learn about the new title-tag best practices for SEO on the GPO blog today.
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Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners | Katrina Schwartz | KQED.org

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners | Katrina Schwartz | KQED.org | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

Preparing students to be “college and career ready” is a catch phrase in many schools, but those same institutions often block large swaths of the internet in an attempt to protect students from acting inappropriately online. While well-intentioned, blocking useful digital tools prevents educators from guiding students through appropriate online behavior while still in the relative safety of school. College and job recruiters are seeking students who are creative problem solvers, collaborative workers and independent thinkers, but in many cases, rules prevent students from practicing those skills online.

 

“When you try to use a computer in a school, it’s shocking what is blocked,” said Michelle Luhtala, head librarian at New Caanan High School in Connecticut during an edWeb webinar. “That is not 21st century learning.” Luhtala doesn’t believe schools can make good on their promise to prepare kids for the world that awaits them outside school walls if they don’t first prepare them to use the tools to operate online in safe ways. She acknowledges that letting students direct their own learning in virtual spaces can be scary and that it takes a lot of trust.

 

In many ways, trust underlies much of what happens in school each day. The job of helping young people grow into well-educated and independent adults rests upon the relationship between teachers and students, teachers and their administrators, the community and its school staff. And yet many of the rules governing schools are about control. Psychologist David DeSteno explores the tension between risk and reward inherent in trust in his book “The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning and More.” Maria Popova summarizes some of the key points in Brain Pickings.

 

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E-Textbooks Versus Print Books: Will the Traditional Book Survive?

E-Textbooks Versus Print Books: Will the Traditional Book Survive? | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
New CourseSmart study says college students are embracing digital textbooks.
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Winter Holiday Titles That Will Tickle Your Funny Bone!

Winter Holiday Titles That Will Tickle Your Funny Bone! | Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Looking for some holiday cheer? Check out these witty and quirky holiday titles!  We bet one or more will tickle your funny bone, so put away those serious books and put on a smile. Why not share y...
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