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2017 CoSN Conference: Invent the Future -- Presentation

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Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students. This concept involves the design of web-based materials, devices, digital tools, and...

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;...

32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference -- Presentation and Supplementary Materials

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Accessibility is critical to leverage the power of technology and provide equal educational opportunities for all students, particularly those with disabilities. In this presentation, Digital...

504 Plans vs. IEP's

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This vidoes compares and contrasts 504 plans with IEP's.

Accommodations and Modifications

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This video explains the differences between accommodations and modifications for students who struggle, especially those with disabilities. 

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...

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...

CAST Learning Tools

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

CAST UDL Online Modules

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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...

Call to Action: Addressing Digital Accessibility

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As states and districts across the nation increase their use of technology to support instruction and communication, it is critical that digital content and websites are accessible by all students,...

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...

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...

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...

Facilitating Technology Implementation: Strategic Planning for AT Specialists and Administrators -- Part Two: Ensuring Digital Accessibility

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The key to effective technology implementation is systematic planning that engages all of the principal stakeholders. In this session, education leaders will learn about how to use strategic planning...

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...

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

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Learn more about the basics of game-based learning and how to apply game-based learning in the classroom.

Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

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Standards: Writing
The writing process involves three major phases—prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Although struggling students have difficulty across the phases, initially generating ideas for writing and then...

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...

I Can Soar: Sean

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Sean is a popular and outgoing teenager who lost his sight at the age of 10 to retinal blastoma. With the help of assistive technology (AT), Sean is able to participate in regular classes all day...