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The Reality of Inclusion Is Not as Simple as You Think | Think Inclusive

The Reality of Inclusion Is Not as Simple as You Think | Think Inclusive | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Inclusion is the goal.  It’s the ideal way for students to learn, because inclusion seems to be synonymous with equality.  Everyone deserves to access the curriculum.  Everyone deserves to form relationships with people who are outwardly different or invisibly so–that’s how it will be in the real world.  Everyone benefits from the classroom strategies that …
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Anyone Can 3-D Print These Beautiful Storybooks For Visually Impaired Kids

Anyone Can 3-D Print These Beautiful Storybooks For Visually Impaired Kids | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
To address the dearth of tactile books for children, these researchers are developing free titles anyone can download and print.
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Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School (EdSurge News)

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School (EdSurge News) | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“Rockstar” is a term that is being thrown around among educators lately. A few teachers and administrators who try new instructional practices—many that inevitably involve tech tools—earn that rockstar praise from their connected colleagues online.
But, teachers are driven by the same thing at
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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ EdTech and MLearning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ EdTech and MLearning | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Today we spent sometime going through our archive looking for special needs apps we have shared here in the past and ended up with the chart below. These are apps we would recommend for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. We have arranged the apps into four main categories: apps for dyslexic learners, apps for autistic learners, apps for the visually impaired and apps for learners with writing difficulties.  For those of you using Android a similar list will soon be posted. Stay tuned.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 28, 11:30 AM

This article lists some great iPad apps to help students with special needs in their learning.

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Getting Ready for the Outside World: Bookshare Supports School’s Vocational Program

Getting Ready for the Outside World: Bookshare Supports School’s Vocational Program | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Aha moments and big smiles are the cues Jean Goodwin looks for in her adult students, ages eighteen to twenty, who have complex language, learning, and cognitive challenges. Goodwin holds a Master’…
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High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College

High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“It is no longer difficult to find accessible books, and I will use Bookshare for a lifetime,” says Emeline Lakrout. “Just a few years ago, it was difficult to find accessible books,” says Em…
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February is low vision awareness month and Bookshare is an online accessible library resource.

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WeAreTeachers: 3 Ways Teachers Can Deal with EDOFMA (the Eternal Darkness of February, March, and April)

WeAreTeachers: 3 Ways Teachers Can Deal with EDOFMA (the Eternal Darkness of February, March, and April) | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
How to survive and thrive during the Eternal Darkness of February, March, and April.
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Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic

Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Every three years, the Programme of International Student Assessment conducts an assessment of educational programs provided in countries across the world.
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Students Talk about Accessible Books In Answer to Teacher’s Call to Read

Students Talk about Accessible Books In Answer to Teacher’s Call to Read | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Tanna Gallaher, a Dyslexia Specialist at Raymond E. Curtis Elementary School in Weatherford, Texas, encourages good reading habits to support lifelong learning. Ms. Gallaher’s motto is to read, rea…
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 11, 5:31 PM

They probably are not singing a song about basal readers.

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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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Resources | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog

Resources | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
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8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your Classroom

8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your Classroom | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it

This post shares 8 assistive technology tools for disabled and ECE students in the classroom.


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Education's Shift Toward Digital Instructional Materials Is Accelerating

Education's Shift Toward Digital Instructional Materials Is Accelerating | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MDR's recently released research report, The Shift Toward Digital:...
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MDR commissioned this exclusive report to offer education marketers an in-depth look at a range of interrelated "forcing factors" pushing the digital shift of instructional materials forward. The report also examines a number of consequential barriers to digital materials adoption and seven success factors observed in districts making the shift toward digital content.

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7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Teachers are more networked than ever before, providing a unique opportunity to share and spread good teaching practice.
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CEO Credits Bookshare for Unlocking His Love of Reading

CEO Credits Bookshare for Unlocking His Love of Reading | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
“I’ve read more books this year than I’ve read in my lifetime,” says Stan Gloss, CEO of BioTeam, Inc. Diagnosed with dyslexia over 50 years ago, Stan Gloss grew up with angst and worry about his re…
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How Can I Ensure My Adult Special Needs Daughter Can Make the Right Decisions? - Autism Parenting Magazine

How Can I Ensure My Adult Special Needs Daughter Can Make the Right Decisions? - Autism Parenting Magazine | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Ann asks: “My daughter is turning 18 years old in 3 months. I have been told that age 18, things can change. I am not sure what changes or if turning 18 is as significant as I have been told. What happens at age 18?” Ann, Thank you for your question.  Turning 18 years old …

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Report: Inclusion On Rise In Nation's Schools

A growing number of students with disabilities are spending most of the day in regular education classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers,
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Winning Formula for MN District's Successful Transition & Life Skills Program

Winning Formula for MN District's Successful Transition & Life Skills Program | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Inclusion, workforce readiness, career development, life skills, independence -- goals to describe the work of Nicky Loch, a Vocational Coordinator.
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Bookshare Opens World of Knowledge for Sociology PhD Candidate

Bookshare Opens World of Knowledge for Sociology PhD Candidate | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Even as a child, Junia Howell dreamed of new policies that would increase the economic vitality of her impoverished urban neighborhood. Yet, occupations that evaluate and create policies require am…
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A Parent Becomes A Practitioner for Her Child with LD | Smart Kids

A Parent Becomes A Practitioner for Her Child with LD | Smart Kids | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Kari Bucholz noticed something different about her son, Haley. As a preschooler, he wasn’t interested in picture books and never...Read more
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 20, 3:03 PM

Pedagogy includes the practices of parents and teachers. Actually, the first pedagogues in a child's life are her/his parents.

 

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Texas High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College

Texas High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
TCEA is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education.
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Outlook 2016: Education trends for the new year

Outlook 2016: Education trends for the new year | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
District Administration presents its Year Ahead edition to help K12 educators navigate the new year. This special edition offers in-depth stories focused on the future of leadership, smart classrooms, assessments and standards, and technology. You’ll also results from reader surveys on curriculum, outsourcing, technology trends and facilities.
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015 | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology

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Making a Direct Impact on the Lives of People with Vision Loss

Making a Direct Impact on the Lives of People with Vision Loss | Great Teachers + Ed Tech = Learning Success! | Scoop.it
Disability advocates are often the first to say that people who are blind or visually impaired make excellent workers. Why? In addition to their unique strengths and talents, these workers are more…
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Bill Powell is an incredible individual. Read his story and your thoughts on employing workers with disabilities will forever be enlightened.  

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