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
Addressing the needs of the varied learners that mark every classroom is a challenge for any educator. From a classroom of four to a classroom of 30, each student has their own strengths and weaknesses. For teachers of LD students, addressing learning needs is an ongoing process with no easy answers. The key point to take away is that technologies that are now crossing the thresholds of our schools can be the key tools to addressing the needs of these learners in ways we never could have before. The technology can foster independence at younger ages, can empower the students to capitalize on strengths they may not have easily tapped into before, and can make the task of including them in everyday learning more ...