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Adolescent Literacy: Content Literacy and the Common Core

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Standards: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects • Literacy in History/Social Studies
"This article for educators and administrators discusses the important role all content teachers play in improving students’ literacy skills.  The Common Core literacy standards complement the...

Adolescent Literacy: What's Technology Got to Do With It?

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Learn how technology tools can support struggling students and those with learning disabilities to acquire background knowledge and vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension, and increase their...

Alexandria City Public Schools High School Technology Integration Project

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In Spring 2007, the Metiri Group completed an evaluation of the Alexandria City Public Schools’ (ACPS) High School Technology Integration Plan. The evaluation focused on five stated sub-goals, from...

An Introduction to Teacher Development

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The purpose of this video from Edutopia is to prepare educators in training with a focus on practical tips and feedback.

An Introduction to Technology Integration

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Video showcasing integration of technology at Harrison High school, where students use technology in learning in topics from physics to history. One math class analyzes data gathered from the school'...

Applying Principles of Universal Design to Test Delivery: The Effect of Computer-based Read-aloud on Test Performance of High School Students with Learning Disabilities

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Standards-based reform efforts are highly dependent on accurate assessment of all students, including those with disabilities. The accuracy of current large-scale assessments is undermined by...

Apps to Help Students with Dysgraphia and Writing Difficulties

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides here a list of apps which can be helpful for students with dysgrahpia or dyslexia. These apps can assist students to express themselves in...

Assessment Overview: Beyond Standardized Testing

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This video explains traditional standardized testing isn't the only way, or necessarily the best way, to gauge a student's knowledge and abilities. Many states are incorporating performance-based...

Asset Management Systems

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According to one survey, the average school district loses more than $80,000 per year because of lost or damaged IT assets. This article describes how using software to manage assets can help your...

Assistive Technology 101

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This info brief from the Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a brief overview of Assistive Technology (AT) and highlights ways that AT can help meet student learning needs.

Assistive Technology Glossary

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This assistive technology glossary from the Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a comprehensive list of assistive technology and special education terms as well as additional...

Basic Teaching Principles

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"This article for educators includes teaching principles that are universal; they represent good pedagogy for any instruction setting, but they are particularly effective for students with learning...

Big Thinkers: Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity

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The founder of Khan Academy, a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, discusses how his videos can help create a...

Blogs, Wikis and Text Messaging: What are the Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities?

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The usefulness of assistive technologies for students with learning disabilities is fairly obvious. It is easy to understand the educational benefits of software designed specifically for students...

Bringing Passion to the Research Process: The I-Search Paper

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This paper combines suggestions for carrying out the I-Search process with examples from classrooms.  It includes mini-lessons and handouts teachers can use.

Build an Assistive Technology Toolkit

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Ideas and suggestions on how to identify and use free tools to build an assistive technology "toolkit" for your school, classroom, or individual student. The author also makes recommendations on how...

CAST Learning Tools

Tools and Templates
These tools developed by CAST include a UDL Curriculum Self-Check, UDL Lesson Builder, and Strategy Tutor.

CAST UDL Online Modules

Module
These two online modules introduce the theory, principles, and application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to teacher candidates and in-service teachers. They provide higher education faculty...

Characteristics of systems and leadership in K–12 public school educational technology programs: Understanding data use, decision making, and contextual factors

This dissertation presents findings from an investigation of how data informs school leadership decisions about technology use. The researcher conducted four case studies of K–12 school districts...

Choosing and Implementing Technology Wisely

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This brief article summarizes the contents of online resources for technology implementation teams (including CITEd), and underscores the importance of assembling and providing leadership through...