Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. This book shows you how to harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities. Uncover and highlight their strengths by implementing: • New ideas for using assistive technology to teach core subjects and study skills • Positive opportunities for students to show what they know • Tools that provide better content accessibility Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “Every educator can implement these methodologies to transform their learning environment into a place that honors and respects the differences of EVERY learner. Follow these simple steps: Read the book. Employ the content. Observe the successes. Then share those achievements with others!” Christopher R. Bugaj, Author and Presenter The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools “The authors have produced a practical approach to engaging students with learning disabilities. Educators will find great tools, ideas, and strategies to support students with learning challenges. Sprinkled throughout the book are case studies from noted educators, which are useful when thinking through the process of integrating technology in the classroom. This is a must read!” Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D. AssistiveTek, LLC
Chapter 2: Rocking Reading and Writing
Rocking Reading and Writing
The field of assistive technology has reached a turning point because so many tools are available in the everyday technology that students are eager to use. However, we often find that despite students’ enthusiasm, their teachers are often unsure how to maximize these tools for learning. This chapter will outline the built-in accessibility features in many of today’s technologies, along with add-ons, for purchase, and web-based tools that exist to support and enhance learning for a range of learners.
Reading and writing are two major areas of education, being the building blocks for accessing and producing information in all academic areas. The tools and technologies that exist to support and differentiate for each of these areas are ever ...