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12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses

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College leaders are trying new approaches to teaching and conducting research with digital tools, and some of those approaches could be transformative. The Chronicle of Higher Education has gathered...

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...

5 Image Types and Their Alt Text Requirements

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Alt text is a critical element to ensure digital accessibility. Use this CTD infographic to help you understand how to write alt text for the 5 different types of images.

6+1 Trait® Definitions

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Standards: Writing
The 6+1 Trait® Writing analytical model for assessing and teaching writing is made up of 6+1 key qualities that define strong writing. This brief provides definitions and information on the model.

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

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Due to the fast pace of change in the K-12 online learning field, many of the issues and concepts found in the first edition of this series required updates. This second edition of the National...

A Taxonomy of Reflection

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In an effort to assist schools in the process of reflection and creating reflective learning environments, the author presents his "Taxonomy of Reflection" which is grounded in Bloom's approach. The...

AT and IT: Where are we headed?

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

Accessibility Tools and Resources: Getting Started with Accessibility

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This resource guide identifies a number of high-quality, useful resources to address issues of accessibility in several key areas: developing an accessibility statement, conducting an accessibility...

Accessibility is More Than a Checklist (Print Version)

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Accessibility guidelines, checklists, and standards can be useful tools when developing accessible content, but accessibility is more than just a checklist for compliance. Understanding your end...

Accessibility is More Than a Checklist (Web Version)

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Accessibility guidelines, checklists, and standards can be useful tools when developing accessible content, but accessibility is more than just a checklist for compliance. Understanding your end...

Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12

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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
"This book chapter defines adolescent literacy, summarizes what we know about the literacy skills of adolescent and adults in the U.S., and presents a review of the research on effective literacy...

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...

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...

Are Your Technology Initiatives Working?

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The primary goal of any new technology initiative or program is to improve student learning outcomes. To track progress in meeting your intended goals and outcomes, use this chart and guiding...

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...

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities: What To Do When Funding is Limited?

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Assistive technology (AT) comes in many shapes and sizes, and for students with disabilities, it has the capacity to open many doors. However, with tight budgets and limited funds many districts are...

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...

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