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mATch - Maryland Assistive Technology Connection Hub

mATch - Maryland Assistive Technology Connection Hub | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The mATch up Tool provides information on low, mid, and high tech devices for meeting the unique needs of students. The tool was designed with a variety of users in mind – teachers, parents, administrators, and in some cases, students themselves. The idea is to provide a handy, ready-access way of gathering information on tools that might help open access to academic and non-academic settings.Discover the tools that support students in reading, writing, communication, organization, etc.

 


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This is a fabulous source of information and resources on UDL.

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Stages of Learning – Knowing your Learners » Universally Designed

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Jason Gibson makes some important points about how to meet the need of ALL learners.  First and foremost, know your learners before you decide on an instructional  strategy and the technology you may use.  How do you do this?  Use the UDL Class Learning Profile.

 

"I wanted to share a foundational principle for meeting the needs of ALL learners. Before you select the technology, you must identify the strategy. Before you select the strategy, you have to know where your learners are in regards to the content/skill you are teaching! Knowing this will allow you to make the best instructional (including when, what, and how with technology) decision for each learner. Haring, et al., 1978 was one of the earliest to dive into these stages and it has moved forward with a few minor changes through the years. Here they are (drumroll please!): Acquisition, Fluency, Maintenance, and Generalization."


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20+ New Ways Students With Special Needs Can Use iOS 5 | Edudemic

20+ New Ways Students With Special Needs Can Use iOS 5 | Edudemic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

iOS 5 features a new resource called Assistive Touch. It essentially streamlines more than 20 of the most-used processes for the device.It can help you do just about anything from having a custom lock screen to creating custom gestures that help you send mail. Assistive Touch is a big step forward for everyone with special needs. I suggest you check it out even if you may not think you’d benefit as it could actually help just about anyone looking to customize their experience a bit.

 

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STEM Curricula in a Technology-Based UDL Framework: A Formula for Narrowing the Middle School Science/Math Achievement Gap?

STEM Curricula in a Technology-Based UDL Framework: A Formula for Narrowing the Middle School Science/Math Achievement Gap? | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

"Is there is a way to narrow the middle school science and math gap for children with disabilities? According to one researcher, Dr. Matthew Marino of Washington State University, perhaps it has already arrived, via a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum in a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework underpinned by nascent assistive and instructional technology. "


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Student spends summer turning a tablet into a Braille writer !

Student spends summer turning a tablet into a Braille writer ! | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Adam Duran attended the Army High Performance Computing Research Center's summer course held at Stanford, where he and his mentors developed a Braille writer app for tablets ...


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Five key trends in assistive technology | eSchool News

Once considered a highly specialized field, assistive technology (AT) now increasingly can be found in applications and devices sold to the general public, says a new report that highlights several key trends in AT development.

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PATINS TV-Weekly Quick Tips, Tricks and Other Thoughts On AIM, AT & UDL

PATINS TV-Weekly Quick Tips, Tricks and Other Thoughts On AIM, AT & UDL | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

"Starting March 20th, 2012 (1 week from Tuesday), PATINS will begin a new online video series on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM), Assistive Technology (AT), UDL and other collaborations with Indiana service providers. Many of these videos will be LIVE broadcasts and they’ll always be during lunch at 11:45am EST! They will all be short (15-minutes) and practical/applicable to your districts, schools, and classrooms right away."


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K3000 v13: Kurzweil Education Systems- Assistive Technology, Text to Speech Literacy Software

K3000 v13: Kurzweil Education Systems- Assistive Technology, Text to Speech Literacy Software | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Kurzweil 3000 an assistive technology, text to speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning as a powerful reading, writing, test-taking, that makes curriculum accessible to all students. It is particularly appropriate for students with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, those who require reading intervention, students struggling with reading comprehension and English Language Learners (ELL).

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iOS for the Blind – A Real Eye-Opener | Web Accessibility

iOS for the Blind – A Real Eye-Opener | Web Accessibility | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Not only can people who are completely blind use a touch-only device, they can take full advantage of almost every app it comes with and many thousands of apps from the app store whose developers have taken the time to follow Apple’s accessibility guidelines.

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A Web & Mobile App for Reading Comfortably: Readability

A Web & Mobile App for Reading Comfortably: Readability | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Readability is a web & mobile app that zaps online clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view. No matter where you are or what device you use, your reading will be there. Readability turns any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

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