Tagged with assistive technology

How Schools Can Advance Accessibility and Equity (3-minute read)

How Schools Can Advance Accessibility and Equity (3-minute read)

Pandemic learning showcased the state of accessibility and education equity across the U.S. Advancing education for all students starts with reevaluating what inclusive education means at your school. How to reevaluate inclusive education To advance accessibility and promote education equity, one assistive technology specialist believes teachers should reevaluate these 3 inclusive education myths: Myth 1: … Continue reading

Teachers Use Edtech to Invent Open-ended Accessibility Tools

Teachers Use Edtech to Invent Open-ended Accessibility Tools

When you think of assistive technology, chances are you’re thinking about specialized technology like speech-to-text software, Braille note-taking devices, and screen magnifiers — tools that serve a specific purpose. Think again. Teachers are using edtech to create homegrown, open-ended accessibility tools for their students and here at Douglas Stewart, Co., we’re loving these teacher-inventors who … Continue reading

K-12 Assistive Tech Highlight: IPEVO Document Cameras

K-12 Assistive Tech Highlight: IPEVO Document Cameras

Assistive technology eliminates unnecessary hurdles for students with disabilities and improves their learning experiences and outcomes. Document cameras are one powerful tool that can bring learning materials front and center and in focus to improve educational outcomes in special education classrooms. Today we’re highlighting IPEVO document cameras because IPEVO watches how teachers use document cameras … Continue reading

5 Ways to Create Inclusive Classrooms

5 Ways to Create Inclusive Classrooms

When students can feel safe, they can focus on learning. Creating a classroom environment that is friendly and inclusive involves a 360-degree look at your teaching methods and materials. Here are 5 ways to create inclusive classrooms. 1. Prepare for teachable moments Planning for teachable moments will make a difference in developing a safe learning … Continue reading

The Benefits of Creating a Flexible Classroom

WHAT IS A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM? Flexibility is hard to define in the classroom setting. Are we referring to the colors on the wall? The lighting? The seating? The way students interact with teachers? The real definition is a combination of all of these things, which makes it difficult to determine how flexible classrooms affect student … Continue reading

Apps for Every Need

iPad® apps are expanding the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. From interactive lessons to study aids to productivity tools, there’s an app for every learner. 60 Minutes ran a piece on how the iPad was being used as an assistive technology with autistic students. Many found this piece eye opening as it showed the … Continue reading