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2018 CoSN Conference Presentation - UDL and Technology: Ensuring Transformative Technology Benefits All Learners

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The last decade has seen an explosion in the advancement of educational technology tools and accessibility features that support universally designed learning experiences and instruction that meets...

2018 SXSW EDU Conference Presentation - Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

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Presentation Overview Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary;...

Activity-Based Implementation and Evaluation Plan Summary (Used as SETT Scaffold for Implementation and Evaluation Planning)

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This SETT tool provides an objective way for teachers to make Technical Assistance decisions for students.

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...

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...

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...

Born Accessible Quick Guide: What Education Leaders Need to Know

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Learn what it means for technology to be born accessible, why it is important, and what eduation leaders can do to ensure that born accessible technology is integrated into classrooms in their states...

Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

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Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary; as educators embrace...

Connected Educators

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Interview with educators about the importance of being "connected" in order to be an effective teachers and leaders. Video was created as part of Connected Educators Month.

Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know

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Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. The toolkit offers...

Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers

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Standards: Writing
While some young writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies like digital storytelling may boost motivation and scaffold understanding of traditional literacies. Three...

District Spotlight: Pelham School District

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How can districts use personalized learning to maximize the implementation of education and assistive technology to support all students, including students with disabilities? Learn how Pelham School...

Education Week: 'Embodied Learning' Blends Movement, Computer Interaction

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Standards: Model with Mathematics • Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Students who are able to engage in learning by being physically involved take more interest in classroom time. SMALLabs use a camera, projector, computer, and wand in an open classroom for students...

Education Week: Studies Find Payoff in 'Personalizing' Algebra

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Standards: Reason Abstractly
Research is showing that when students are able to have math problems personalized to their learning style when learning a new or hard-to-grasp math concept, learning is enhanced and continues even...

Effective Math Instruction For Low Achievers

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
The purpose of this review of the literature was to identify appropriate strategies to increase learning outcomes for low-achieving mathematics students. The authors identified 15 studies that met...

End the Math Wars

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Model with Mathematics
In this article, the author discusses why and how educational technology can be implemented in the classroom and school to support improved student outcomes in mathematics. The author not only...

Future Ready Assistive Technology: Fostering State Supports for Students With Disabilities

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Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology. An understanding of the shifts in the technology landscape and...

Helping Students Integrate Math and Science, Interacting with Peers

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Standards: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision • Model with Mathematics
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and...

Helping Students Learn with Reliable Wireless Connectivity

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Provides information about how reliable wireless access and mobile technologies can empower schools and classrooms.