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Engage and Empower: Assistive Technology in the Classroom

In classrooms across the country, teachers are faced with meeting the needs of students facing a variety of learning challenges.  It can be difficult and overwhelming to meet such diverse needs, and close learning gaps.  I am so thankful to be an educator during a time period that has benefitted from so many technological advances.  This collection will assist you in selecting the appropriate assistive technology to help your students achieve success.
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Engage and Empower: Assistive Technology in the Classroom
  • greatschools.org
    greatschools.org

    Matching assistive technology tools to individual needs

    5 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    All assistive technologies are not created equally and they're certainly not one size fits all.  This article gives you an overview of the process of effectively selecting appropriate assistive technologies to meet the needs of your students.  When selecting an appropriate technology, it is important to consider the individual, tool, task and context.  This article will help you feel confident about selecting the tools your students need to achieve success.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This blog describes Udio, a software which is being developed to support students with reading disabilities.  The aim of this software is to provide students with a rich literacy experience and boost comprehension skills.  A software to watch with more information at www.cast.org.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    In this inspiring video, Ron McCallum discusses how technology enabled him to read.  It's a strong reminder to educators that technological advances are breaking boundaries and opening us up to a world of potential.  I urge you to watch this video and feel empowered to seek out strategies to use with your students to unlock their potential.  Let them surprise you.
  • hrpub.org
    hrpub.org

    Assistive Technology and Mathematics Education

    12 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    This article discusses the benefits of using assistive technology in the mathematics classroom to support student achievement. Academic research that supports the power of assistive technology to support students.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Kurzweil is one of my favorite assistive technologies to use in my classroom.  It's very versatile and user friendly.  In this promotional video you will see students who are using the program and get a feel for some of the features that this program offers.
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