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
Special education is often pushed to the side, yet these students need our support the most. As educators in the field of special education, we believe that this is a very important topic that needs to be covered in the Corwin Connected Educators series. All the new and emerging technologies that are now available for special education can truly impact learner engagement and help level the playing field for special education students. Assistive technologies, such as text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-to-text (STT), have been around for years, but the fact that almost every student now has a device in hand that has these valuable features built in takes away the stigma of utilizing technology in learning. We have collaborated with special education teachers and assistive ...