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?
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
It’s not often that one tool can be used for most academic subjects and also work in both the virtual and face to face classroom. But these two tools can do just that. Online collaboration tools Online collaboration tools are often used in the business industry to help teams share information on projects. Educators can… Read More Hybrid Tools for Learning
Are you looking for a teaching approach that can increase learning opportunities at home? One that is easy for students and their families to access, provides instruction using virtual learning activities while it increases opportunities for engagement in the classroom. How about an approach that may work well with a reduced student capacity scenario? As… Read More Looking for a Blended Learning Model Using Virtual Learning Activities?