As schools shift to mobile device usage and new forms of technology-inspired instruction, such as flipping the classroom, special ed is adopting mainstream approaches for its assistive technologies.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Seeking to empower her students with greater communication skills, one special ed teacher is "hacking the classroom" with a range of traditional and unique apps and tech-rich activities, from iPads to gaming consoles.
Educational publisher Ballard & Tighe has unveiled a Web-based adventure-themed vocabulary game to help students in grades 2 through 5 prepare for state exams. Word Raider: Escape, available now, collects more than 1,100 pieces of assessment information from each game played.
A Colorado school district facing a speech-language pathologist shortage has partnered with a live online speech therapy provider to ramp up services to more than 120 students.
A rural Washington school district has found a new way to support students needing speech therapy and lighten the caseload for its crew of speech-language pathologists.
- By Techinspecialed
Bookshare just celebrated its 10th anniversary as a provider of digital accessible materials to students with print disabilities. More than 190,000 people--mostly students--have access to the cloud-based library that currently has more than 135,000 titles available.
A new iPad app promises to help boost memory, concentration, and organizational skills for students with ADHD.
Mobile technology and apps enable those who have special needs to function more freely and effectively in the classroom and out into the world.
A majority of public school districts in the United States have students who participate in distance education courses at some level, according to data released by the National Center for Education Statistics. But the most of those districts aren't delivering the education themselves.