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APH: Press Release: Orbit Research and APH Introduce the World’s First Handheld Talking Graphing Calculator

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Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Excellent for accessible Science and Math! Also check out Independence Science Talking Lab Quest: http://www.independencescience.com/

 

APH talking graphing calculator will be available for the 2013 school year: http://www.aph.org/newsrel/20130226Talking-Graphing-Calculator.html

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The Eye Tribe-Eye Gaze Access to Tablets

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See on www.icloud.com

Assistive Technology for Education

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This technology will be phenomenal as it evolves and improves! Most especially for individuals who need access to communication, the internet, the community and environment, etc. due to a physical disability, injury, or because they are non-verbal. Some indivuals are currently using Tobii eyegaze for communication and access: http://www.tobii.com/en/assistive-technology/global/

This is significant to access everything in regards to daily living, and can be a critical component of communication for an individual.

See on theeyetribe.com

Students stuck in remote parts? There’s an app for that

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“Students on the University of Leicester’s new distance learning MSc in security, conflict and international development face more challenges than the average distance learner. For example, some students might spend weeks with no access to an internet connection, working in a refugee camp in post-conflict countries. How does the university make sure these remote students have everything they needed to carry out their studies?”

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Excellent article: iPads and apps offering access to higher education, including those who study abroad in remote areas. Apps for the iPad that are phenomenal for college students include iAnnotate, ExplainEverything, Noteability, Notebook+, VoiceDream, EverNote, AudioNote, Typ-O HD, WolframAlpha, Readability, Dropbox, CloudOn, and CaseFiles by McGraw Hill.

See on www.guardian.co.uk

Students stuck in remote parts? There’s an app for that

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See on Scoop.itAssistive Technology for Education

“Students on the University of Leicester’s new distance learning MSc in security, conflict and international development face more challenges than the average distance learner. For example, some students might spend weeks with no access to an internet connection, working in a refugee camp in post-conflict countries. How does the university make sure these remote students have everything they needed to carry out their studies?”

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Excellent article: iPads and apps offering access to higher education, including those who study abroad in remote areas. Apps for the iPad that are phenomenal for college students include iAnnotate, ExplainEverything, Noteability, Notebook+, VoiceDream, EverNote, AudioNote, Typ-O HD, WolframAlpha, Readability, Dropbox, CloudOn, and CaseFiles by McGraw Hill.

See on www.guardian.co.uk

How Teachers and Technology Can Let Students Take Control

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“For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November,who has been talking about ways to get students to own their learning for years, draws on his experiences as a teacher, principal and education consultant to tell stories about some of the ideas he sees as integral to education.”

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Powerful Article and Insight: “We might have robbed kids’ natural ability to take control of defining their own problems by spoon feeding them little tiny problems one at a time.”

 

It is certainly time to get out of this educational rut of conformity, and foster learning by supporting students’ curiosities, strengths, learning styles and preferences. Educational and Assistive Technology combined with excellent teaching and guidance allows students to research, create, collaborate, contribute, and foster their own learning. Instead of educating and creating "woker ants," we need to educate and encourage entrepreneurs and leaders who will compete globally when they graduate. 

See on blogs.kqed.org

How Teachers and Technology Can Let Students Take Control

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See on Scoop.itAssistive Technology for Education

“For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November,who has been talking about ways to get students to own their learning for years, draws on his experiences as a teacher, principal and education consultant to tell stories about some of the ideas he sees as integral to education.”

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Powerful Article and Insight: “We might have robbed kids’ natural ability to take control of defining their own problems by spoon feeding them little tiny problems one at a time.”

 

It is certainly time to get out of this educational rut of conformity, and foster learning by supporting students’ curiosities, strengths, learning styles and preferences. Educational and Assistive Technology combined with excellent teaching and guidance allows students to research, create, collaborate, contribute, and foster their own learning. Instead of educating and creating "woker ants," we need to educate and encourage entrepreneurs and leaders who will compete globally when they graduate. 

See on blogs.kqed.org

How an FDA-Approved Retinal Prosthesis Came To Be

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Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Innovative Progress: "The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System was recently granted market approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which marks a significant milestone in the development of a therapy that has spanned more than 20 years. It was at Johns Hopkins University, in the early 1990s, that I, along with Drs. de Juan, Humayun and Dagnelie, with some early support from FFB, carried out the very first short-term (one hour or so) experiments with human volunteers. We demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the retina could, indeed, produce spots of light perceived by blind patients."

See on www.blindness.org

A keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens

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A startup creates a physical keyboard for touch-screen devices, like smartphones or tablets, that appears when you need to type and disappears when you’re done. CNET’s Sumi Das tries it out. Read this article by Sumi Das on CNET News.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

 Innovative Technology continues! Universally this is beneficial to all users, and can make a significant difference for anyone who is Blind or Low Vision. Even individuals who are losing sight to aging. It is exciting to think how this can also be used with touch  screen devices or appliances in the future!

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