Assistive Technology in Education


Language Learning Apps Haven't Helped Struggling ELL Students

Despite the proliferation of language learning apps such as Babbel and Duolingo, these new tech products do not seem to be helping young students who struggle to learn English. At least, that’s the finding in a recent article published by EdSurge, which covers technology in education in K–12 and colleges and universities.

Simi Valley, CA Innovator Uses Tech to Help Emotionally Challenged Kids

Jamie Reese, a kindergarten through third grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary School in Simi Valley, CA, holds the distinct honor of winning Teacher of the Year for Ventura County in 2016. She’s the first Simi Valley teacher to receive that award since 1977.

Centervention Releases Online Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Centervention, the company behind online social and emotional skills games Zoo U and Hall of Heroes, has released a new online program called “Stories in Motion,” which is specifically designed for elementary students with autism spectrum disorder.

Report: Funding More Equitable in CA K–12 But Gaps Persist

School district funding in California is more equitable but access gaps persist, according to a new research study published by The Education Trust–West.

ISTE Board of Directors Selects Richard Culatta as CEO

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) board of directors has named Richard Culatta as its chief executive officer. Culatta is the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the United States Department of Education and currently serves as chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Commits $320 Million to Help Improve Tech and Financial Capability of Students

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services company, is launching “Access Your Potential,” a five-year, $320 million commitment that will focus on providing tools, training and mentorship to students, educators and guidance counselors across the United States, with the goal of closing the opportunity, education and skills gaps.

ClassFlow Partners With 4 Other Companies to Promote Collaborative and Immersive Learning

ClassFlow, the free, next-generation lesson delivery software, has partnered with four digital content developers to provide teachers with expanded access to the latest innovative, immersive and interactive educational content.

House Votes to Repeal Online Privacy Regulations Issued by Obama Administration

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Charter Communications Joins with Harlem Fund to Open Spectrum Learning Lab

Charter Communications has joined with the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HAEF) to open a Spectrum Learning Lab at HEAF’s main program site, located at 2090 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.

Google Helps Students Get Online on Buses

Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done.

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