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Assistive Technology, Barriers to Hurdle Over

Assistive Technology, Barriers to Hurdle Over

As outlined by the Megan, Leigh, Jenny, and Kalyn in their presentation on assistive technology last week, there are three types of AT that we can use specifically in a school setting.  This includes: Low-Tech – lightweight, portable, limited capabilities, simple features, inexpensive, limited to no training needed Mid-Tech –  requires a battery source, relatively … Continue reading Assistive Technology, Barriers to Hurdle Over

Assistive Technologies, UDL, and the Challenges

Assistive Technologies, UDL, and the Challenges

Assistive technology has the opportunity to open doors for many people. According to McMahon and Walker: “For most people technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, however, technology makes things possible.” As the Assistive Technology group explored, assistive technology can be labelled as  Low Tech, Mid Tech and High Tech.  This was a great … Continue reading Assistive Technologies, UDL, and the Challenges

Assistive Technology…

Assistive Technology…

I believe one of the biggest advantages to having technology in the classroom is the way that it can help students with special needs reach their full potential. It feels like we have come a long ways in this area. Not only do we have more inclusive cl…

November 22, 2020: Assistive Technology Experiences, Challenges, and Successes

November 22, 2020: Assistive Technology Experiences, Challenges, and Successes

The first time I had ever interacted with assistive technology (AT) that would be considered “high tech” was in my second year of teaching. I had a student who had a record of adaptations (ROA) and his main challenges were around reading and writing. He struggled expressing his ideas on paper and typing was somewhatContinue reading “November 22, 2020: Assistive Technology Experiences, Challenges, and Successes”

Plickers: The Low-Tech Formative Assessment Tool

Plickers: The Low-Tech Formative Assessment Tool

As many of you know who have been following my blog.  I currently do not have my own classroom as an Instructional Technology Consultant.  However, I do have the opportunity to teach and learn about different assessment technologies and help teachers implement them in their teaching. In this blog post, I am going to take … Continue reading Plickers: The Low-Tech Formative Assessment Tool

Formative

Formative

I enjoyed having the opportunity to explore various formative assessment tools as part of Matt, Dalton, and Trevor‘s presentation. Since I have used Kahoot before (and I still love it), this week I decided to learn more about formative. Common … Continue reading

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