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Teacher preparation programs offer students a variety of digital learning opportunities that include courses in educational and instructional technology, integration of technology into content, and hands-on integration of technology during field placement. To better understand field placement experiences in a technology-rich environment, Dr. Nicholas Lux and Dr. Christine Lux, both...

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This PowerPoint accompanies the webinar hosted by Dana Nieder, the Uncommon Sense blogger. The presentation is based on two points: Presumed competence in a child's communicative ability, and the need to plan and build a rich vocabulary for a child using AAC. Also discussed were the importance of early access...

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This webinar is led by Dana Nieder of the Uncommon Sense blog. It focuses on Dana's journey as a parent of a child with special needs. Dana talks about the importance of early access to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices and the impact it has on family life. She...

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Launched in 2008 by Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, WatchKnowLearn is a Memphis-based free online video directory that offers educators the opportunity to store, categorize, and rate K – 12 educational videos. Teachers, instructors and educators can also suggest videos for inclusion into the directory, review, approve, and assign videos into...

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Enuma (formerly LocoMotiveLabs) is a website dedicated to the development of games to enhance the digital educational experience of children with special needs. Founded by professional game developers who are also parents of a child with special needs, Enuma operates under three guiding principles: Independence, Motivation and Success. Since then...

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Voice-output assistive technology of varying difficulty levels help Angie, a 5-year old with cerebral palsy, participate in class and communicate with her family at home. With the appropriate training, even her older sister can program culturally specific recordings so Angie can use them in conversation. Watch this video to see...

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Captions can provide struggling readers with additional print exposure, improving foundational reading skills. In a typical classroom, a teacher may find many students who are struggling readers, whether they are beginning readers, students with language-based learning disabilities, or English language learners (ELLs). One motivating, engaging, and inexpensive way to help...

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Learn about Assistive Technology loan libraries in this video presented by the PACER Simon Technology Center. Loan libraries are assistive technology resources that support the trialing and consideration of assistive technology for students. We invite you to share this video with colleagues.

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Little Bear Sees is a website designed to be a resource guide for parents of children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Created by the parents and grandmother of a child with CVI, it answers questions and provides basic information about CVI, and gives advice to parents on what toys are...

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Eye Can Learn is a website offering "eye exercises for health and school success." The site provides a range of activities designed as a fun way to sharpen learning-related visual skills that are necessary for success in school. Terms used in the special education field, especially with Occupational Therapy, are...

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