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VStreet is a program designed to teach life and social skills to teens in transition. Originally developed for at-risk youth, research has shown that this tool has proven to be effective in teaching young adults many of the life skills they will need when leaving the supportive environment of homes/agencies,...

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Recent studies have shown evidence that middle school students with disabilities perform far below their peers in both math and science. The data shows the chronic struggles that these children, their parents and their teachers have seen for years. Dr. Matthew Marino, a researcher working at the Washington State University...

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Computer games delight and distract kids – and occasionally infuriate parents and teachers. Some games, however, aim to encourage students to think! That category encompasses epistemic games. Dr. David Williamson Shaffer, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction Depts, and a game scientist at...

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In the U.S. public education system, no one is more on the front lines of the technology revolution than the chief information officers of school districts large and small. They are generals in the battle for the budgets needed to make our schools competitive in a high-tech world. Theirs is...

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In this article, we are pleased to welcome Barbara Wollak, SLP as she joins the Family Center to discuss assistive technology-supported literacy. A member of her Minnesota school district's AT Team, Ms. Wollack shares valuable insights and advice. Supporting our interview with Ms. Wollak are resources related to AT teams...

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This article shows w ell-conducted assessments of student achievement are critical to developing student-centered instruction. The key, however, is not to let the assessment process become so burdensome that it detracts from instruction rather than supporting it. We look at the relationship between assessment and instruction, and specific computer-based...

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This article focuses on computer-based testing accommodations and universally-designed assessments. NimbleTools co-founder and researcher, Dr. Michael Russell, discusses the state of the field and identifies the key components of effective testing accommodations.

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This article explores the convergence of assistive and instructional technologies and the use by both in general education classrooms. The in-depth interview, with AT/IT expert Lon Thornburg, discusses technology advocacy as well, with a little help from ace parent advocate, Chuck DiPietro.

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Cheryl Lepard of AccessAbility Services, and Linda Petty from the University of Toronto Scarborough, draw the correlation between good time management and organization skills, and greater postsecondary academic success. They describe several strategies and technologies to help students develop these skills, and lists several reasons to begin developing students’ self-determination...

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Joshua Jenkins, a special education teacher in New Orleans, looks at two technology tools that are widely used throughout the country – one, a traditional word processor that has served students with disabilities for years; the other, the iPad, the tablet computer which many consider the hottest technology ticket in...

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