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A Basic Guide for Individuals with Disabilities and Their FamiliesThird edition, ©2004By Sharon Hauss, Family Support Specialist Preface As a parent of a child with severe physical challenges, I would like to encourage individuals with disabilities and their families to never give up. We are living in a "technology age," so there is always hope that some new device or piece of equipment will be designed to make our daily lives a little easier.

Assistive technology is a term that is now being applied to the equipment or devices that individuals with disabilities have been using for quite some time, e.g., wheelchairs, walkers, ramps, communication boards, etc., It should also be noted that assistive technology and services are defined in federal legislation. Being knowledgeable about assistive technology devices and services is not always enough. I have tried to provide the appropriate assistive technology for my son during the past 21 years. Able Net Inc. WATI Assistive Tech Checklist Form. Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the Classroom. Blog - Will Richardson. Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of predictions about what the future of work holds for all of us, not just our kids.

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It’s interesting now to see some of those predictions actually playing out. Case in point is this post in the Harvard Business Review that summarizes the Herculean change initiative now underway at AT&T. It’s a fascinating read on it’s own, but it’s even more interesting when you start to align some of the findings to the work of schools. Or maybe more daunting. The biggest takeaway for me? From the outset, AT&T was clear that employees interested in new roles would be required to use their own time for—and in some cases invest their own money in—their reeducation. And: Once employees have identified skill gaps through the self-service platform and in conversations with their managers, they take it upon themselves to fill them through online courses, certifications, and degree programs developed through a partnership between AT&T, Udacity, and Georgia Tech.

Weblog of Wesley Fryer. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator. ALSC Blog - Pursuing excellence for library service to childrenALSC Blog. Here is a story, told in pictures, of five things I wasn’t prepared for before I became a storytime librarian: [Making finger puppets after a day at ALA Midwinter.

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Image courtesy of the author; originally posted on Instagram.] 1. That I would chose to spend so much of my free time doing things I love that happen to relate to work. First of all, this is 100% my choice to spend my time researching beginning readers and making flannelboards. Working with felt and sewing finger puppets have become my favorite way to relax. [Me, dressed as Princess Anna from Frozen. 2. Do you need a musical instrument? How about a Frozen costume? [Storytime scarves in the washer! 3. My weekly routine involves taking our scarves home to wash after every use. My daily routine involves washing shaker eggs and wiping down board book pages. [Ukulele & accessories. 4. The great thing about storytime is that there are always new books and songs and rhymes to explore.

[A thank-you note from a patron. 5. Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog. Mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. Free Technology for Teachers. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. Educational Technology Guy. iLearn Technology. The first question that I get asked when people find out that I’ve started a school: what makes Anastasis Academy different?

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And this is a tricky one to answer, because the truth is EVERYTHING makes us different. It’s hard to describe something that no one has seen before, so you begin to relate it with ideas and concepts that people are familiar with. The more I’ve talked about Anastasis, the more I’ve begun to really recognize what it is at the heart that makes us so different. It is our starting point and driving force: students-with-names. That may seem like a strange comment to make, “students-with-names,” because, of course they have names! As if they don’t have special interests/passions/gifts. As if they don’t have something unique that the world needs. At Anastasis Academy, we see the potential of students-with-names and help them believe that they are capable of realizing that potential.

So we can’t think about curriculum as a one-size-fits all. Because, students-with-names. Teachers as Technology Trailblazers. Shake Up Learning Website and Blog. The Nerdy Teacher. EdTech Category - Getting Smart.