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A Look at Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Ed

A Look at Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Ed

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week’s post comes from Marvin Williams, Assistive Technology Coordinator in the Services for Students with Disabilities department at California State University, Fresno. Marvin, myself, and Fresno State’s Alternative Media Coordinator Rima Maldonado will be presenting later this week at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, …

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Making AAC in the Classroom Work!

Making AAC in the Classroom Work!

I loved talking about AAC at the recent ATIA conference in Orlando, Florida! I am totally passionate about helping teachers embed AAC into their class programs and planning, regardless of what TYPE of AAC they are using!   Here are the slides from my presentation:   Included in the slides: Roadblocks to AAC in the classroom and ways …

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Digital Directions #2 – My Top Picks

Digital Directions #2 – My Top Picks

What the literature (both printed and online) is telling us Research in Learning Technology Research in Learning Technology is an international journal of the Association for Learning Technology, and is available free and online. All articles to Research in Learning Technology are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. The journal aims to raise the profile …

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ATIA 2015 Recap

ATIA 2015 Recap

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com For those of you that didn’t get a chance to make the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference I’m sure I’ll be one of the many to say that you missed a great show. With over 2600 attendees and 375 educational sessions it was the biggest (and busiest) conference yet. I’ve included …

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Ten Ways to engage students in literacy learning using technology

Ten Ways to engage students in literacy learning using technology

In January, I had the privilege of presenting at the ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) Conference in Orlando, Florida. My session on Literacy was popular and I decided the easiest way to share it was via the awesome Spectronics Blog. Some of my inspiration for the Literacy technology tools I chose, came from by colleague and buddy, Greg …

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Digital Directions #1 – My Top Picks

Digital Directions #1 – My Top Picks

This is the first of a new, regular blog post, highlighting current directions and understandings in the use of technology in the classroom supporting the learning of all students. Each blog post I will seek to highlight key or emerging articles and research, technology tools and practices, and innovative and emerging technologies.¹ What the literature is telling us …

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Using the cloud …… but is it secure?

Using the cloud …… but is it secure?

When exploring and demonstrating the use of cloud based technologies such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote in my workshops, a question is generally asked in relation to security. This recent infographic provides a good overview of the security of cloud services. NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology – Online MSCS For more information on the background to this infographic see http://computerscience.online.njit.edu/resources/infographics/security-of-cloud-services/  

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LearningGrids and new science curriculum requirements

LearningGrids and new science curriculum requirements

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Looking for great resources to support your primary science curriculum (including the new 2014 National Curriculum requirements for science in England)? Make sure you check out the LearningGrids website for a host of brand new science resources to help support the teaching and learning in your classroom. Topics covered include …

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Early Learners and Clicker Apps

Early Learners and Clicker Apps

Reposted with permission from Crick Software US Blog This fall we have been busy adding to our ever-expanding bank of LearningGrids resources for Clicker Apps. Many of the recent sets have been designed to support early learners, by providing access to curriculum content as well as developing their reading and writing skills. Clicker Books activities, such as Food …

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Last chance to upgrade to Clicker 6 literacy software

Last chance to upgrade to Clicker 6 literacy software

Are you still using Clicker 5? Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014. If you are a Clicker 5 user and have been thinking about upgrading to Clicker 6, time is fast running out. Clicker 6 is the child-friendly writing tool that enables students of ALL abilities to significantly develop their literacy skills. After December 2014, …

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