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EEIN: iPad Apps for Foundational Literacy Skills (Pre-K & Kindergarten); Application & Implementation | Assistive Technology For Education, LLC

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Come learn about the best educational apps to engage all learners who are developing foundational literacy skills!

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

iPad Apps for Foundational Literacy Skills: Sponsored by EEIN (Early Education & Intervention Network of NH)

Come learn about the best educational apps to engage all learners who are developing foundational literacy skills. Bring your iPad or iPad mini to follow along as apps are demonstrated thoroughly, and realistic implementation strategies are discussed for individual and group instruction. iPad accessibility will also be demonstrated. The educational apps that you will learn about include beginning writing skills (correct letter formation), phonics (phonetic spelling), Beginning reading skills (direction, phonetics, sight words, interactive  reading, interactive storytelling and creative story writing; social stories), rhyming, patterns, foundational math, telling  time, counting, Life cycles, Nursery Rhymes, Taking turns and more! Some cause and effect apps will be shown as well.

Click Here for Information and Registration.

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Central Access Reader-Revolutionary Screen Reader that Reads Math Accurately!

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Central Access Reader (text to speech) Reads Math Accurately! Alyssa Marinaccio, Assistive Technology Consultant & Trainer for Assistive Technology for Education, LLC, demonstrates this phenomenal program! CAR was released last week at the CSUN conference.

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Central Access Reader -A FREE screen reader that reads Math accurately, is going to help so many students and individuals who struggle with literacy, processing, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and other print disabilities, as well as those who are visually impaired or aging and simply benefit from hearing the math aloud.

“Spencer Graffe, a senior in Central Washington University’s Computer Science Program, has helped develop Central Access Reader (CAR), a free computerized text-to-speech reader program that has attracted attention of institutions across the nation.

Marshall Sunnes, Central Access program coordinator and Wendy Holden, Disability and Accessibility Consultant, collaborated to determine what the program should be, how it should look, and what features were most important to include.

Graffe had the skills to make it happen.

The program, developed as a tool to assist students with print-related disabilities—those with visual impairments, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, or other conditions—reads documents that other text-readers can’t handle, especially those with equations or symbols.” Watch the video demonstration, and download CAR for FREE here:

CAR

 

**Alyssa Marinaccio is also the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Keene State College.

 

***Visit Assistive Technology for Education, LLC for assistive technology assessments, trainings, and consultation to access education and employment.

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The Case Against Assistive Technology – YouTube

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A look at the assumptions stopping schools from using technology. A narrated version is available at http://www.donjohnston.com/thecase

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Great video and insight; Assistive Technology and Educational Technology is supporting all students as well as adults, but certainly offering significant support to those who have disabilities, or are naturally losing abilities due to aging or injury. Assistive Technology levels the playing field, and makes things possible that were otherwise impossible, or makes things easier that were previously so difficult. It levels the playing field. More importantly, AT and Ed Tech are helping our students to access education and employment individually, successfully, and to Compete Globally in the workforce. It is simply absurd to keep students behind by withholding technology supports, and keep them from learning new skills or knowledge in the best possible and accessible format, or to keep them from reaching their peak potential. When they get into “the real world,” they can choose any phone, any tablet, any computer, any technology to help them succeed, and compete against other students who are using technology daily to be employed, or even just to access their community and home. How are we supporting our students to be successful in the future? Hopefully not by telling them that technology is cheating or unfair, but rather see the potential it offers them. So many assistive technology options are low cost or free now as well, the old excuses and fears need to be left behind.

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Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology Tools & Resources for Struggling Learners

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 NHTI & Assistive Technology for Education Are Hosting an Assistive Technology Workshop! At The Center For Educational Excellence, NHTI: Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology Tools…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

In this workshop you will learn about several Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology options for your Struggling Readers and Writers, including students with learning and print disabilities.  Free resources via State and Federal Grants, Free and Low Cost apps and extensions in the Chrome Browser and Web Store (available for Chromebooks as well as typical laptops or computers), Free and low cost apps for the iPad, Free access to audio books and voice recognition, literacy supports,  Built-In accessibility options and more!  Assistive Technology to support the struggling learner in your classroom or at home will be demonstrated. Students who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! If your student/child struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision, difficulties with processing or executive functioning skills, or a Physical Disability, you will learn about AT (assistive technology) solutions that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers and brainstorm, organize, take notes, schedule and receive reminders, and access textbooks and learning materials. AT that includes text-to-speech ,word prediction, note taking, graphic organizers and mind-mapping, magnification, voice recognition, audio recording, math support, Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition) , support while browsing the internet and researching, foundational literacy skills, digital story creating, and more. You will learn realistic methods of integrating the assistive technology and implementing AT for everyday access to curriculum and learning materials.

Register HERE.


or Contact Heather Wood at 603-271-6484

hwood@ccsnh.edu


More information is Here.

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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Edutopia’s Guide to Assistive Technology

Resources by Topic:
Getting Started
Finding Assistive Technology
Tips and Tools
Need-Specific Resources
Universal Design for Learning
Additional Resources on the Web

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

A comprehensive article with many resources. Assistive Technology, often overlapping with educational technology, certainly is supporting ALL students universally in education, as well as adult individuals to access employment, the community, and daily living activities. High tech options or low tech options, modifications, and so many free and low cost options available for leveling the playing field and supporting access in all environments.

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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Edutopia’s Guide to Assistive Technology

Resources by Topic:
Getting Started
Finding Assistive Technology
Tips and Tools
Need-Specific Resources
Universal Design for Learning
Additional Resources on the Web

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

A comprehensive article with many resources. Assistive Technology, often overlapping with educational technology, certainly is supporting ALL students universally in education, as well as adult individuals to access employment, the community, and daily living activities. High tech options or low tech options, modifications, and so many free and low cost options available for leveling the playing field and supporting access in all environments.

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Window-Eyes Screen Reader FREE- Offer for Users of Microsoft Office -Blind/ Low Vision/Print disabled

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GW Micro, in collaboration with Microsoft, is excited to provide people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled with a completely functional* and free license of GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reader. Microsoft is offering customers who have a licensed** version of Office 2010 or later the ability to download Window-Eyes, a screen reader for Windows PCs, free of charge!

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is quite an offer and a game changer in AT! For users who are currently using JAWS, Window Eyes is now a cost affordable option, with similar use and commands. Note: it is not yet compatible with Dragon speech recognition. Contact me for in person/ hands-on training, or training via Live webinar to use Window Eyes. 

dp.atspecialist@gmail.com

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iPad Apps for Struggling Readers and Writers-Hands-On Training

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iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers; Hands-On Training-Hooksett Public Library, NH ** This training is also being offered as a live webinar-national and international participation (see below).

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Fostering Access, Literacy, Education, & Inclusion

** This training is also being offered as a live webinar-national and international participation (see below).

 

iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers

Where: Hooksett Public Library; Hebert Room

When:  Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Cost: $39.00 includes breakfast, beverages, and a raffle

Description: iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers

In this workshop you will learn about the Best Educational iPad Apps for students who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. If your student/child struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision or Blindness, difficulties with processing or executive function, or Physical Disabilities, you will learn about apps that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers and brainstorm, organize, take notes, schedule and receive reminders, and access textbooks and learning materials. Apps that include text-to-speech for books, websites and documents, annotation on PDF’s, word prediction, note taking, graphic organizers and mind-mapping, magnification, voice recognition, audio recording, math support, Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition) , object identification, support while browsing the internet and researching, foundational literacy skills, digital story creating, and more.

Explore the Built-in Accessibility features of the iPad that work within apps and while researching. You will have the opportunity to download and try apps as well as ask questions for hands-on learning. You will learn realistic methods of integrating the apps in education and everyday access to curriculum and learning materials.

*This workshop has also been presented at national conferences such as Closing the Gap, ATIA, and CSUN

SEATS ARE LIMITED, TO REGISTER FOR the Hands-On training in Hooksett- CLICK HERE

**To Register for the Live Webinar on February 6th-Click Here

Questions? Call Diana at 603-998-4980 or email dp.ATspecialist@gmail.com

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Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel textures

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It paves the way for phones and tablets that transmit not only audio and visual information, but touch signals, as well.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

"The technology is called “tactile rendering of 3D features,” and an early version of a rendering algorithm has already been developed by engineers at Disney Research in Pittsburgh. The process behind it is, predictably, both technical and confusing, but the basic premise is that small, electronic pulses can trick your fingers into perceiving bumps and texture, even if the surface is actually flat."

 

This research and technology is going to be phenomenal for offering further access to those who are blind/ low vision.

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