Technology for Special Needs Students


Discovery Education to Present Two Free PD Events in SF and Seattle

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development (PD) for K–12 classrooms, invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience. These two, free, one day interactive PD events will take place Feb. 24 in San Francisco and March 10 in Seattle, WA.

Alive Studios Brings Augmented Reality to Math English Instruction

Early education software developer Alive Studios has released a line of classroom solutions that use hands-on augmented reality technology to deliver engaging math and English instruction. Using the 20-point Touch Mat technology offered from Sprout Pro by HP, the Learning alive Suite can be fully utilized without 3D glasses.

New Company Aperture Education Focuses on Social and Emotional Competence

Cerritos, CA-based assessment company Apperson and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children have launched a new company, Aperture Education, that aims to provide strength-based assessments and resilience-building resources to help schools and outside-school organizations address the whole child.

Report: South Carolina Teacher Shortage is Getting Worse

South Carolina started the 2016-17 school year with 481 open teaching positions and it looks like the teacher shortage there is getting worse, according to the latest report from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA).

Report: Need for Federal Investments in Early Learning Increasing

While many have argued that the federal government sponsors too many childhood and early learning programs, a recent analysis of federal programs by the Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates otherwise. The new report says investments in early learning are not meeting the needs of families across the nation, and many eligible families are not receiving services.

College Board to Allow Assistive Technologies for SAT, AP and Other Tests

Beginning Jan. 1, most students who use testing accommodations at their schools through an individualized education program or a 504 plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement and other exams.

Study Details Best Special Education Practices in CA Charter Schools

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released a new report that details the best special education practices at 10 model California charter public schools. “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion” offers qualitative data and insights into the best ways to serve students with disabilities, in particular the benefits of cutting-edge technology and inclusive education.

Study.com Launches New Resources to Help Students with ADHD

Study.com has launched a series of articles and teaching resources designed to address the learning challenges associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 15 articles and 53 lessons have been released in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Month and include parent and teacher strategies to support students in school and at home.

ONEder, OpenEd Partner on Resource Library for Students with Disabilities

ONEder, a special education learning management system provider, now integrates with OpenEd, an educational resource library for K-12. The partnership provides educators using ONEder with access to the OpenEd resource library.

PresenceLearning Introduces Live, Online Psychoeducational Assessments

The clinical services provider has introduced a new service that pairs its live, online therapy environment with Woodcock-Johnson IV tests to help identify strengths and weaknesses for students with cognitive or academic challenges.

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