Technology for Special Needs Students

Department of Ed Lays Down Law on Kindle E-Reader Usage

The United States Department of Education and Department of Justice have just issued a reminder calling for colleges and universities--as well as K-12 school districts--to make sure devices such as e-readers that are required in the classroom comply with accessibility laws. The federal action came on the heels of a settlement agreement made by Justice with five institutions that were running Amazon Kindle e-book readers as pilot programs. According to the agencies, Kindle devices aren't accessible to students who are blind or have low vision.

Lexia Reading 7.0 Expands Progress Tracking Tools

Lexia Learning is unveiling Lexia Reading 7.0. The newest version of its reading skill development and assessment suite will debut at ISTE in Denver.

Renaissance Learning Integrates Classroom Clickers with Ignite, Datawise

Renaissance Learning has partnered up to integrate its classroom response systems with content from Ignite! Learning and the Datawise Measures assessment management system.

MICA To Provide 400 Students Online Schooling Tuition-Free

Connections Academy, a private company operating 15 virtual schools in 14 states, has opened enrollment for the Michigan Connections Academy.

ALEKS Releases RTI Math Materials

Mathematics solutions provider ALEKS has released a new line of Web-based software products that are designed to be used in a response to intervention program in middle school math courses.

K12Translate Launches ELL Grants

K12Translate will award $2,000 in grants to aid districts already working to build connections with non-native English-speaking families that are home schooling their English language learner (ELL) children.

Berwyn South SD Ramps Up Reading Intervention

As part of an effort to to boost achievement for struggling readers, Berwyn South School District 100 in Illinois has rolled out a software-based system that allows them to screen individual students and track progress while providing differentiated and guided instruction.

Delaware District Launches Reading Intervention To Help with AYP

Seaford School District (SSD) in Delaware is looking to give its adequate yearly progress (AYP) a shot in the arm through the use of a software-based reading intervention.

Kurzweil 3000 Expands ELL Support, Gets Impromptu Text Translation

Kurzweil Educational Systems has released Kurzweil 3000 version 12, a literacy tool for struggling readers and English language learners in grades 3 through 12.

EETT Focus: A Special Ed Technology Infusion

An Idaho middle school is using EETT funds to help bring its special education department into the 21st century. Using the grant money for a technology infusion, planners are looking to make their classrooms more accessible and more interactive to help better engage students and improve overall learning.

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