Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.
Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Twitter
Sign up with Linkedin
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
Start a free trial of Scoop.it Business
Dr. Annie Abram interviews Mary E. Ulrich on Special Education Inclusion for children with severe disabilities including her son Aaron who has autism. (#SpecialEducation #Inclusion: Blog Radio Interview, Plus...
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for poverty eradication, gender equality, maternal health, child mortality reduction
Some 68 percent of district curriculum directors plan to purchase new instructional materials for common-core implementation, according to an MDR survey.
EDWEEK highlights latest 2013 MDR research on U.S. school districts' intentions to purchase #CommonCore curriculum. Wonder what percentage of materials will be digital and accessible for special needs kids?
What's the status of Career Tech Education? Benchmarking State's CTE Stds. http://t.co/y75Akbc6w5 #campuschat
But many content industries have been ravaged by a digital revolution and come out the other side disrupted, almost unrecognizable: It started with music, then media ... it's been hitting education for some time now.
The National Center on Universal Design for Learning
The National Center on Universal Design for Learning has compiled a set of resources on the "What", "Why" and "How" of UDL and CCSS.
"The CCSS can be considered the "What" in education, i.e., the goals and expectations. It is the destination we wish our students to reach. In light of that, UDL can be considered the "How" in education, i.e., the curriculum and instructional framework teachers use to plan their lessons. In other words, UDL and the CCSS are complementary: the UDL framework provides educators with the means to maximize student attainment of the CCSS."
The Centre for Universal Design in Learning and State agencies combine to produce common standards for learning outcomes, and a design framework that provides opportunities for successfully achieving these standards through deliberate universal accessibility.
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in partnership with MDR (Market Data Retrieval), today released the final results of its first E-rate and broadband survey on the challenges K-12 schools nationwide face with growing demand of digital learning environments. With more than 460 responses from 44 states, 43 percent of districts said none of their schools meet the broadband goal of 100Mbps of Internet access per 1,000 students today. The 100Mbps goal has been advocated by the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the LEAD Commission Blueprint, as well as reinforced by President Obama’s ConnectED initiative.
The survey, which was conducted from August to September, seeks to inform critical choices the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should make in the coming months regarding the E-rate program.
Nearly one-third of those surveyed said they did not apply for some of the E-rate program’s funding due to anticipated shortfalls in funding. Bandwidth was identified as the most important priority for the E-rate program, followed by wireless in schools, as well as school Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity and district Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity.
- See more at: http://www.schoolcio.com/cio-trends-&-resources/0114/survey-lack-of-classroom-broadband--e-rate-funding-are-top-issues-/54326#sthash.IGMXMxC5.dpuf
To read the full report, visit: www.cosn.org/eratesurvey.
Finally! Android Devices and Google Play Books can be read aloud! Also works with Google Translate
Google Text-to-speech Engine powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:
• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favorite book• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word• TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device• ... and many other applications in Play Store
To use Google Text-to-speech Engine on your Android device, go to Settings > Language & Input > Text-to-speech output. Select Google Text-to-speech Engine as your preferred engine.
Languages supported: English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish
Find it here: http://bit.ly/HB7iVN
Languages supported: English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish"
Washington Post “The Best of Both Worlds?” – Not So Sure… Digital Book World 38enso Amazon made the headlines once again with the introduction of Amazon Source. This is an outreach to independent bookstores to sell Amazon Kindles.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 -- Bookshare is free to any U.S. student who qualifies, including disabled Veterans now attending a U.S. school or university.
How audio and digital accessible books helped a student with dyslexia.
What's it like living with dyslexia? Check out this awesome story and video about the Cooper family -- both the father and son have #dyslexia. Digital accessible books can make a big difference in school, work and recreational reading!
A guide to what rules colleges must follow and which ones they do not have to follow when dealing with special education; many rules differ from high school to college.
Plan ahead, know what changes well before applying to college.
How Technology Can Create a Great Learning Environment in Schools http://t.co/M14Z038MZq #edtech #education #edchat
An MSU researcher has discovered the first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability - long considered a "pseudo" diagnosis - may develop differently than the brains of other children.
This 15 minute video by Henry Frost is worth watching. A young boy weaves his thoughts together using a communication device. It is a powerful presentation about equity, community and stereotyping we often do that misrepresents children and adults with disabilities.
School leaders say listening properly to children will help their speaking and listening develop Parents should stop checking their mobiles and listen to t
Really important message at this time in our "everything digital" lives. Please read this piece!
Treat everyone with respect! Sometimes we find unlikely friends!
Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success - The Huffington Post
"Assistive technology in K-12 classrooms, by definition, is designed to "improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability." While the word "technology" automatically conjures up images of cutting-edge electronics, some assistive technology is possible with just simple accommodations. Whether high-tech or simple in design, assistive technology has the ability to transform the learning experiences for the children who benefit."
Latest news and discussion from the R&D community revolutionizing accessible images
The Diagram Center Blog is a good place to find updates on accessibility standards for online publishing and other cutting edge developments.
Google Forms for Beginners -- Handy Visual Guide for Teachers http://t.co/kLdT8nPayV #gafesummit #edtech
"Being dyslexic, one thing always stood out," Sam Barclay explains in his Kickstarter video. "The available help was always aimed at making me read better.
Veterans Day is right around the corner. Your students are probably super excited to have an extra day off (and, let's be honest, so are you), but do they understand why Veterans Day is so importan...
Children may benefit from failure, but children with learning disabilities, like dyslexia, need more opportunities to succeed.
Very well stated!
When you first start talking about having children you dream about your life as a parent. A lot of the dreams incorporate sharing your passions with this child. This could include playing sports, an instrument, learning to draw or paint and many...