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4 Expert Tips for Getting Your EdTech Budget Approved

By Alec Sears (Reprint from EmergingEdTech) Experts Weight in on Critical Steps for Getting Those Budget Requests Approved… Proper training and education are vital to success in today’s world. Everyone from students to employees need effective, efficient learning processes to help guarantee continued growth. And whether it’s a K-12 school, local college, major state university, […]

Apps and Tools That Will Help You Develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Reprint from The Tech Edvocate What makes an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) unique is that it is designed for younger children and is family-oriented. An IFSP is a document that outlines a plan for young children who need early intervention services. It is customized for each child, as well as including a plan for […]

Robots Bring the Class to the Student

By Michael Gagne, District Administration These days, McKenna Smith is back in the classroom. She’s a high school student in Missouri’s Nixa Public Schools, but had been unable to attend classes since elementary school because of chemotherapy treatment. But Smith didn’t miss as much interaction with teachers and classmates as she could have because she […]

Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Search for Free Lesson Plans

Written by: Jen Crozier When it comes to education, data shows that deep knowledge and practical skills in science and math levels the playing field of opportunity for a diverse population of young people, regardless of zip code. Despite the fact that success in math in the elementary grades connects directly to achievement across all […]

Accessibility, Assessments, Text Readers and EL Exit Decisions

The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) released four resources for special education teachers, administrators and advocates. Educators Experiences With and Attitudes Towards Accessibility Features and Accommodations explores results of a survey about educators’ familiarity with and attitudes toward accessibility features and accommodations. Most respondents reported that they work with students who use accessibility accommodations, which they believe […]

NASA is recruiting! Students with disabilities wanted!

By Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our regular internship programs. This is not a program for students with disabilities.  We are trying to recruit more students with disabilities into our regular internship programs. Disability means both […]

BENEFITS OF AUDIO DESCRIPTION IN EDUCATION CONTEST

Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video… The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people, in four categories from ages 7 to 21: the Benefits of Audio Description in […]

Involving Teens and Young Adults in Selecting Assistive Technology

The Center on Technology and Disability has a new resource paper out on selecting assistive technology with students and young adults. This resource helps families to get teens and young adults involved in learning about and selecting assistive technology. An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology can support them in […]

Apple Store Field Trip Experience Now Includes Skoog!

Take your students or fellow teachers on a Field Trip to the Apple Store for an unforgettable learning experience. Students will create amazing work right on the spot. They’ll take their imaginations to new heights using Apple products to produce immersive, creative projects. Field Trip makes sure students and teachers walk away knowing that whatever they dream is possible through education, creativity, […]

UConn Introduces Adaptive Sports Program

By Antonio Salazar, staff writer for The Daily Campu The University of Connecticut became a pioneer in the world of adapted sports by bringing a wheelchair basketball program to campus this fall. Mike Willie, a former graduate student at UConn, approached the university about creating a student organization and in the spring of 2017, Husky […]