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  • Remembering Joey Wallace, 23/05/2016

    Here is a link to a wonderful post by Tony Gentry, remembering Joey Wallace, Project Director for RESNA Catalyst (funder of AT Program News). Joey passed away unexpectedly last week. We will all miss him. Mic Note for Chrome!, 23/05/2016

    Are you a fan of linking notes to audio? Ever use AudioNote, Notability or a Livescribe pen? Well here's another to add to your toolbox and it's FREE: Mic Note! Mic Note is great for recording lectures and meetings and typing linked, time-stamped notes that allow you to highlight important bits a...

  • Adobe Voice for Students with Dyslexia and Anyone!, 23/05/2016

    Here's a take away from my morning here at ATIA 2016 with Jamie Martin, AT Consultant and Trainer. Martin began his pre conference session on Assistive Technology Solutions for Students with Dyslexia sharing his #MyATStory using Adobe Voice. Adobe Voice is a slick presentation tool that easily sy...

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 ...

eSchool News

  • State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads, 25/05/2016

    After hearing students and teachers overwhelmingly say iPad computers are used to play games in class, while laptops are better for schoolwork, Auburn and other Maine districts are sending iPads packing and returning to laptops. The Maine Department of Education and Apple are offering Maine scho...

  • Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?, 25/05/2016

    Students who receive a laptop computer from their school tend to see a noticeable increase in academic achievement, a Michigan State University study reveals. Michigan State University’s Binbin Zheng and colleagues analyzed past studies on one-to-one laptop initiatives, and Zheng’s own research,...

  • Librarians are taking the lead in the digital transformation, 25/05/2016

    For library media specialists, finding high-quality digital resources is an ongoing challenge. Today, media specialists are being called upon to organize and share content for students and teachers alike.

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