Tech Tools for Education
Educational, Instructional and Assistive Technologies can support all students in their acquisition of knowledge. Educators and specialists, at technology conferences, frequently share their thoughts on technology during a workshop session called a Smackdown. A Smackdown is a rapid-fire sharing of apps, tools, or teaching tricks that have been found helpful to students in the teaching and learning process.
At the January 2018 Assistive Technology Network (ATN) meeting for Superintendent’s Region 2 & 3, Virginia educators and specialists were asked to share their favorite app, AT device or tool in a Smackdown style event. A collection of over 35 resources were reviewed. Those suggestions have been turned into Tech Tools for Education.
Download Tech Tools for Education to help make learning easier and more efficient for all of your students.
What is AT?
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology (AT) includes adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. AT can provide independence by enabling individuals to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish.
The Virginia Assistive Technology Project goal is to increase access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities through the use of assistive technology. The project supports the accommodations and modifications that are necessary for students with disabilities to master curricular objectives and to participate in statewide assessments. Tools and training are available from the Virginia Assistive Technology Project.
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