To assist IEP teams with considering student needs for assistive technology (AT), the Virginia Assistive Technology, Tools, and Strategies (VATTS) Consideration Guide and Resources is now available. These resources will help IEP teams increase consistency and comprehensiveness of AT considerations in your school division by providing a consideration and documentation process. According to the Individuals with Disabilities… Read More Considering Student Needs for Assistive Technology
In our last issue, Game On!!, gamification of academic information was reviewed. In keeping with this gaming theme, can you answer these questions about Assistive Technology? Want to learn more about Assistive Technology? Consider these resources in the T-TAC ODU Lending Library: Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility Assistive Technology in Special Education:… Read More What? That’s AT?
If play is the work of children, then playing games can be an important component for students and their learning. Game play can provide multiple opportunities or repetitions for students to practice a skill. The strategic thinking involved in some games can help a student move to the next level. Games can be used as… Read More Game On!!
The TTAC ODU Lending Library has a collection of books and educational materials that educators and parents can borrow to learn more about specific educational topics and strategies. Educators can borrow assessments and assistive technology devices to trial the item with their student(s). Most items in the library can be borrowed for 30 days and… Read More New Finds in the TTAC ODU Lending Library
Spring has sprung and many opportunities to learn using manipulatives abound. Teachers share flowers, bugs, leaves, and more. Technology, such as a document camera can help teachers provide learning activities for students in class and virtually. Document cameras provide a large screen view of the materials and manipulatives presented by the teacher. This can increase… Read More Spring into using a Document Camera
Assistive Technology is designed to help students with special needs, to increase, maintain, or improve their functional capabilities. It should be considered for all students with an IEP. The VDOE’s Assistive Technology Network provides a guide to assist educators and families in understanding assistive technology (AT) and discussing possible AT Tools for students from preschool… Read More Assistive Technology (AT) Tools in Schools Booklet
Students start their education learning to read. Later, learning focuses on using reading as a means to learn skills that will support them in adulthood. If a student is a struggling reader, their ability to participate in college and work environments will be affected. Watch this webinar to learn how Accessible Instructional Materials can help… Read More Accessible Instructional Materials: AIM-VA Overview and Supports for Diverse Learners