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Storyline Online | Thank you, Mr. Falker

Storyline Online | Thank you, Mr. Falker | Team AT | Scoop.it

Listen to this story read aloud on the Screen Actors' Guild site Storyline Online.  This is an autobiographical book written by well loved children's book author/illustrator Patricia Polacco, which demonstrates the power and importance of teachers who differentiate their instruction.

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Fair Use of Online Content with Content Curation

Fair Use of Online Content with Content Curation | Team AT | Scoop.it

As we grow our Scoop.it for the Assistive Technology Team, here are some thoughts on copyright to keep in mind.

 

An overview of the legal issues pertaining to content curation online, what the US Copyright office says about it, and best practices when it comes to curating content.
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Best Practices: Students and their successful use of assistive technology

Best Practices:  Students and their successful use of assistive technology | Team AT | Scoop.it

The Family Center on Technology and Disability offers free information resources on the subject of assistive technology to support organizations and programs that work with families of children with disabilities.

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AT Tools on facebook.com

AT Tools on facebook.com | Team AT | Scoop.it

iTeach Special Education - iDevices in Special Education Group on FB.  "This group is a very active support network for those using iOS devices and apps in special education. We welcome any special education/general education/inclusion teachers, program specialists, administrators, service providers (SLP/OT/PT), AT consultants/specialists, ABA therapists, parents, students, as well as app developers!"

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Universal Design for Learning

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While watching a webinar hosted by the National Center on Universal Design for Learning, I heard Fran Sorin, Coordinator of Professional Development within the Division of Special Education Services for the Maryland Department of Education speak about the work being done regarding UDL professional development in the Maryland schools.  Check out their work.

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UDL: Initiatives on the Move | National Center On UDL

UDL: Initiatives on the Move | National Center On UDL | Team AT | Scoop.it

Watch the Webinar on "Universal Design for Learning: Growing Momentum in States and Districts", that offers new insights about how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is emerging as a national innovation that is transforming curriculum and instruction for all learners.  It has been recently described in EdWeek as the framework to implement the Common Core.

 

 

 

Download the free report - UDL: Initiatives on the Move.


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Differentiation: Sources for Educational Videos

Differentiation:  Sources for Educational Videos | Team AT | Scoop.it

Visual reinforcement helps students who may have difficulty attending to lectures or reading.

Here is our list of some of 35 curated video sites that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content.
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CCSS: Where Does Differentation Fit? ASCD Webinar with Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sherida Britt -

CCSS: Where Does Differentation Fit? ASCD Webinar with Carol Ann Tomlinson and Sherida Britt - | Team AT | Scoop.it

Don't have time to read The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning published by ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) in 2008?  Watch this webinar instead.

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Legal Issues: Assistive Technology Laws

Legal Issues:  Assistive Technology Laws | Team AT | Scoop.it
This module looks at the mandates of various federal public laws that impact the educational programs and services that children with disabilities receive.
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Assistive Technology: Legal Issues for Students and Their Schools by Day & Huefner (University of Utah)

Assistive Technology:  Legal Issues for Students and Their Schools by Day & Huefner (University of Utah) | Team AT | Scoop.it

PDF file of article from University of Utah

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Best Practices: UDL | The Concord Consortium

Best Practices:  UDL | The Concord Consortium | Team AT | Scoop.it
UDL In this project, we use principles from Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a flexible approach to teaching defined by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). This approach has had considerable success in teaching the language arts.
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Best Practices: Videos of UDL in Action

Best Practices:  Videos of UDL in Action | Team AT | Scoop.it

This site links to selected videos of teachers differentiating their lessons.

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Assistive Technology: Tips & Tricks from the ConnSENSE Bulletin

Assistive Technology:  Tips & Tricks from the ConnSENSE Bulletin | Team AT | Scoop.it

This page offers "Tips & Tricks" related to Assistive Technology. The ConnSENSE Bulletin site has tabs for AT Devices, Product Reviews, Video & Podcasts, and Resources with links to numerous national organizations.

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Cambridge Public School District: Assistive Technology For Teachers

Cambridge Public School District: Assistive Technology For Teachers | Team AT | Scoop.it

Assistive Technology Tools for Cambridge Public School teachers, parents and students. 

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Universal Design for Learning: udltechtoolkit

Universal Design for Learning:  udltechtoolkit | Team AT | Scoop.it

Glogster toolkit of technology for UDL in all classrooms:  Study skills, Research, Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text, Collaborative tools and more!

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Leveraging iPads, Laptops, And Other Technologies to Differentiate Learning and Teaching

Leveraging iPads, Laptops, And Other Technologies to Differentiate Learning and Teaching | Team AT | Scoop.it

Lots of resources related to using technology in the classroom.  Something to think about for next summer's PD.  Even if you don't attend a workshop, here is the content to explore at your leisure.

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