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  • New Generation Tech Handout!, 26/04/2015

    Do you know a student who is (or could be): Motivated to write about their assistive technology (AT)? Willing to receive feedback from an editor in the outside world? Excited to get published and reach an audience eager to learn from their experiences? Generation Tech wants to hear from you! This...

  • ATIA 2015 moment, 26/04/2015

    Arlene Lugo, Director of the Connecticut Tech Act Project, at the HIMS booth.

  • Medicare Coverage Update on Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), 26/04/2015

    2014 has been a critical year for how Medicare handles its coverage of SGDs (Speech Generating Devices), and the result has been significant impact on individuals with complex communication needs. Currently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking comments on a National Cove...

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

  • Could sharing iPads boost achievement?, 27/04/2015

    Students who shared iPads significantly outperformed their peers in one-to-one classrooms and in classrooms without iPads, according to data from a Northwestern University researcher. According to the International Communication Association, researcher Courtney Blackwell studied 352 kindergarten...

  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing, 27/04/2015

    Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of the country. Some superintendents in New York ...

  • App of the Week: Dr. Guts, 27/04/2015

    Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review. Dr. Guts What’s It Like? Dr. Guts is a game where middle and high school kids learn about the digestive, cardiovascular, excretory, and respiratory systems ...

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