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  • PARCC and SBAC Accessibility: the Promise vs. the Products, 23/10/2014

    The fall edition of AT Program News is now out: "A.T. and the Common Core Controversy." Read "A Brief Orientation to the Hullabaloo" to get the big picture in 800 words. Also, grasp the birdseye view on PARCC and SBAC accessibility as well as the nitty gritty on the controversy from the experts w...

  • EdCampAccess International is FREE this January in Orlando (post ATIA), 23/10/2014

    Heads up! If you are attending the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Orlando this January there will also be a FREE unconference event Saturday, January 31st (same hotel). EdCampAccess is a great opportunity to share what you've learned about helping struggling learne...

  • The Case Against Assistive Technology--powerful video to know about, 23/10/2014

    Here's a powerful video (from Don Johnston, Inc.) about how technology has changed for learning that asks pointed questions. This is a nice way to introduce the topic of assistive technology for professional development in education. Music with captions only. Check it out! BRITE (Beattie Resources for Inclusiveness in Technology and Education)

    • Engaging students through collaborative learning tools, 29/09/2014

      Looking for ideas on how to engage new students this academic session? Struggling to get students to work effectively on projects outside the classroom, especially those who may be more introverted in groups? Perhaps one of a range of available collaborative learning tools (CLTs) could be the ans...

    • Transforming support for d/Deaf students, 02/08/2014

      Innovations in technology and the vital role of skilled professionals In May 2014, BRITE and Nated Scotland curated an international conference hosted at Edinburgh University, where 100 delegates came together to evaluate a range of cutting edge strategies to support d/Deaf students at college an...

    • Ai-Media article on our recent conference, 27/06/2014

      At our recent conference on Supporting Deaf Students at College and University, we were delighted to welcome Denise Bob-Jones of Ai-Media to deliver a presentation in partnership with Strathclyde University on remote live captioning. Ai-Media’s remote live captioning service, Ai-Live, also ...

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    • Four ways to advocate for school libraries, 23/10/2014

      If school librarians want to make a case for library funding, they must demonstrate how they help students learn and prove that they build collaborative instructional partnerships with classroom teachers. Libraries often suffer financially when school administrators are forced to make budget cut...

    • With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework, 23/10/2014

      Once again, Christina Morua found herself in the South Dade library longer than she would like on a school night. The 28-year-old single mom sat in the bustling children's section on a recent Thursday, waiting for her fourth-grader to get on a computer and start some online math homework. "We do...

    • Students excel with project-based learning, 23/10/2014

      When it comes to classrooms today, students want more than the lectures and quiet classrooms of the past. They want technology to use as learning tools, they want to collaborate, and they want to work on projects that are relevant to their learning and the real world.

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