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  • PARCC and SBAC Accessibility: the Promise vs. the Products, 31/10/2014

    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), 31/10/2014

    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, 31/10/2014

    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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    • Seven Ways to Prime Professional Development For Secondary Math Teachers, 31/10/2014

      1. Think tomorrow. The most valuable gift you can give teachers during professional development is a strategy, lesson or resource they can use in class the next day. Give teachers the opportunity to dive into the training as students and reflect as teachers as you model instructional strategies. ...

    • Leveraging EdTech for Personalized Learning, San Juan USD Implements Schoology Districtwide, 31/10/2014

      Grassroots Growth in District Drives Implementation SACRAMENTO, Calif. – October 30, 2014—In San Juan Unified School District, over 22,000 teachers, parents and students have been using the Schoology (Schoology.com) Learning Management System for everything from online book studies to web-enabled...

    • 15 Years Later, EdTech Company Still Keeping Students Safe, 31/10/2014

      Gaggle Featured in Recent Media Stories, Releases New Video Series on Student Safety Bloomington, IL (October 29, 2014) – Since the start of the school year, Gaggle Safety Management has identified nearly 2,000 instances of potential violence to a student or others, including self-harm, sui...

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