Technology for Special Needs Students


A Free Cloud Library for Students With Disabilities

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.

Students with ADHD Get Help from iPad App

A new iPad app promises to help boost memory, concentration, and organizational skills for students with ADHD.

8 Top Apps for Autistic Learners

Mobile technology and apps enable those who have special needs to function more freely and effectively in the classroom and out into the world.

More Than Half of U.S. Districts Have Students in Distance Learning Programs

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.

Skype Learning Lab Puts Global Perspective on U.S. History

A private school in Miami uses is using free technology to bridge geographical gaps between faculty and students.

Monarch Opens Grants To Help Autistic Children

Monarch Teaching Technologies will accept applications for its Second Annual Visual Learning 2011 TechGrant program until Oct. 5. Total value of the awards is more than $160,000.

MyGraduationPlan 2.0 Ups Parent Participation in IEPs

Excent, based in Roswell, GA, has released MyGraduationPlan 2.0, updated e-learning curriculum software for K-12 that allows special education students and parents to get more involved in their individualized education plans.

It’s a Family Affair

It's a Family Affair

Computers for Youth works with low-income schools to put computers in the homes of sixth-grade students and bring parents into the learning mission.

Reconnecting Students in Alternative Education

In an effort to reduce truancies and tardiness among alternative education students, Kingsville ISD in Texas has started using videoconferencing to reconnect those students to their original classrooms. The results from the initial pilot have included improved attendance and, for the district, $200,000 in annual savings.

Capstone Digital Launches Reading Platform for K-8 Students

Educational developer Capstone Digital has launched myON Reader, an online reading platform aimed at students in grades K through 8, as well as remedial readers, that offers direct access to more than 1,000 online children's books from Capstone Publishing and its imprints.

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