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How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, Online Learning

How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - blended learning, Online Learning | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of solid pieces of evidence about digital learning and that's all rear view mirror evaluation. The potential of personalized learning technology suggests the potential going forward is much greater that what we’ve seen to date.
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Guest Blog: “Dyslexia Should Be About Strengths, Not Shame,” by Ben Foss | Bookshare Blog

Guest Blog: “Dyslexia Should Be About Strengths, Not Shame,” by Ben Foss | Bookshare Blog | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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October is National Dyslexia Month.  Please read and share this blog by Ben Foss, the creator of the Intel Reader.  Ben shares his journey with dyslexia and gives an example of how he writes and feels.

He also points out an important issue about shame and bullying.

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Awesome Posters to Promote Digital Citizenship

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Awesome Posters to Promote Digital Citizenship | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Two awesome posters to promote digital citizenship http://t.co/NqAL67NmYA #edtech #digitalresponsibility @CommonSense
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E-readers prove easy on the eye for dyslexics

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Using an e-reader may help some dyslexic students understand what they read more effectively, researchers at Harvard University argue.In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that…...

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Dyslexia Specialist Says, “Introduce Children with Print Disabilities to Technology Early to Help Them Be Independent!” Bookshare Blog

Dyslexia Specialist Says, “Introduce Children with Print Disabilities to Technology Early to Help Them Be Independent!” Bookshare Blog | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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Learning Disability Advocacy | LD and ADHD Conversation Starters - NCLD

Learning Disability Advocacy | LD and ADHD Conversation Starters - NCLD | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Learning disability advocacy – These conversation starters will help parents reduce LD stigma and talk to extended family and teachers about learning and attention issues.
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17 ways to start a conversation about LD. October is National #Dyslexia Month. 

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The Crimson White | MAP provides diversity for students

The Crimson White | MAP provides diversity for students | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Students Lindsey Lee, Sarah Davis, and Alex Constantine share a lesson idea. The Multiple Abilities Program prepares students to be both elementary and special
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The Best Apps For Reading Ebooks on the iPad for Power Readers | Digital Book World

The Best Apps For Reading Ebooks on the iPad for Power Readers | Digital Book World | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
I am what the book industry calls a “power reader.” I read a lot of books (at least 300 a year), and I read them quickly. With that sort of intake, using an
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Read&Write for Google Literacy Tools Make Cloud Collaboration Accessible

Read&Write for Google Literacy Tools Make Cloud Collaboration Accessible | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

Read&Write for Google is a suite of literacy tools

designed to help

struggling students improve skills and make Google Apps for Education more accessible. Read&Write for Google is a suite of literacy tools designed to help students with print disabilities and English language learners improve reading, writing, research, and study skills


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, August 14, 2013 6:45 PM

There are many resources for students and educators in the Chrome Browser now and many Google apps and extensions to support literacy; Read and Write for Google is excellent to support reading/ writing/ and study skills! This article by Andrew Leibs sums up the features well! 

 

Try a 30 day free trial:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US

 

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E-readers may help people with dyslexia

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People with dyslexia may have an easier time reading on an e-reader than using traditional paper, a new study published today in the journal PLOS One suggests.
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Not Just for Students with Disabilities: Using Universal Design to ...

Join a group viewing of this online coffee hour series, "Leveraging Diversity in STEM* Education," featuring presenters from University of Texas at Arlington and Iowa State University. Light lunch and drinks will be provided, along with the ...
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Common Ground: Freedom, Access, Commitment & Equality: Educator Ideas & Actions

Common Ground: Freedom, Access, Commitment & Equality: Educator Ideas & Actions | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
AAC assistive technology ideas resources
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Co:Writer App for IOS- WOW! | Assistive Technology

I guess patience is a real virtue especially when it comes to developing apps for Apple's IOS devices. In the case of the Co:Writer App for IOS from Don Johnston, Inc, the wait was certainly worth it.
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Fifth Grader Builds Independence with Bookshare’s Individual Membership and Reading Tools | Bookshare Blog

Fifth Grader Builds Independence with Bookshare’s Individual Membership and Reading Tools | Bookshare Blog | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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Let's talk reading independence via mobile devices to support kids with print disabilities. Very cool blog! Please LIKE, share, tweet, repost, comment! http://ow.ly/q1plX

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Top Bookshare News - Fall 2013

Top Bookshare News - Fall 2013 | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

Bookshare, the online digital library of copyrighted content for individuals with print disabilities shares latest news in its fall quarterly bulletin. 

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This is a quality educational resource for accessible books.

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Global Efforts to Understand the Potential of Mobile Learning: UNESCO Shares Its Insight

Global Efforts to Understand the Potential of Mobile Learning: UNESCO Shares Its Insight | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) Show in My TimezonePresented by Steve Vosloo, Programme Specialist: Mobile Learning, UNESCO; Jennifer Fritschi, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA); and Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, CEO, Wolf Ed The potential of mobile learning continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. As districts and schools work to implement technology that has become commonplace for many students outside of school, they face many challenges and opportunities. Steven Vosloo, Jennifer Fritschi, and Mary Ann Wolf will share their insight on trends, examples, and policy and practice implications, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), professional learning opportunities, and other policy implications. Sponsored by WowzersCo-hosted by CoSN, ISTE SIGML, and SIIA Join the Mobile Learning Explorations community to access the webinar recording and resources.


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Crack the Books iTextbooks - Adjusts for Reading Levels

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Crack The Books is a state of the art, interactive textbook series for upper elementary students.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:16 PM

I normally do not promote textbooks but these iTextbooks can "level the playing field" for millions of learners. Crack The Books™ textbooks are the first interactive Textbooks that can be adjusted for reading level. Designed for the 2nd to 6th grade science and social studies curriculum, iTextbooks allow for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all learners in a classroom to access the same curriculum content regardless of their reading abilities.

 

Here are some other features that can make a difference for every learner in your class.

 

> Visual supports for comprehension

> Hundreds of high resolution images

> Videos and custom animations

> Interactive globes, charts and activities

> Interactive vocabulary definitions and glossaries

> Universal design elements

> Integrated voice over features

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, September 26, 2013 4:28 PM

Interesting universal design for learning textbook series. Have you used these?

Carol

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An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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How to Transition from a Print to Digital Curriculum

How to Transition from a Print to Digital Curriculum | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Technology and curriculum leaders from districts in Kansas, Arizona and Illinois explain the process of moving toward more digital content in the classroom.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: flipped classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: flipped classroom | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Dr Peter Carey, Jim Lerman
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Helene Bearup's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:07 PM

Using a variety of free and easy technologies you  can flip your classroom. With kids having access to technology in and outside the classroom...not to mention their parents, makes learning and sharing 24/7. No more "I was absent and missed out"or " I wasn't paying attention". The online links and catch ups are there for them to access. Suits BYOD

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Best Practice from a Bookshare Mentor Teacher — Train Teachers and Students Together! | Bookshare Blog

Best Practice from a Bookshare Mentor Teacher — Train Teachers and Students Together! | Bookshare Blog | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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Over 200 Presentation and Hands-On Lab Hours | Closing The Gap-Changing lives with Assistive Technology-Annual Conference

Over 200 Presentation and Hands-On Lab Hours | Closing The Gap-Changing lives with Assistive Technology-Annual Conference | Digital Accessible Books & Technologies = Learning Success | Scoop.it
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How Technology Is Being Used In Special Ed - Edudemic

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There are some big innovations happening in education. Doubly so for special ed and the new role technology is playing.
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Twitter / HYWEL_ROBERTS: Bloom's Taxonomy for iPads ...

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RT @Primary_Ed: Bloom's Taxonomy for iPads. http://t.co/XIbZyVHdGZ #ukedchat #edchat #edtech #ipadchat #iPad #ipaded
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Children Expected to Read More Ebooks in Canada - Digital Book World

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Children Expected to Read More Ebooks in Canada
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According to a new study from BookNet Canada, a new surge in Canadian e-reading is coming soon.
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