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The Across the Lifespan Conference is complete and ready for you to preview. The presentation schedule, session descriptions and presenter biographies are posted. This program is packed with over 45 sessions on Assistive Technology, Universal Design for learning, Transition, Secondary education, employment and Independent Living. Register now to attend. Go to our website and simply click the registration link in the right hand column of our website. Hope to see you there!

Mathematics Podcasts Sort by Titles Per Page 1 - 5 of 5 Titles Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter What Is Curriculum-Based Measurement And What Does It Mean to My Child? by Kathleen McLane Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a method teachers use to find out how students are progressing in basic academic areas such as math, reading, writing, and spelling. CBM can be helpful to parents because it provides current, week-by-week information on the progress their children are making. When your child’s teacher uses CBM, he or she finds out how well your child is progressing in learning the content for the academic year. CBM also monitors the success of the instruction your child is receiving – if your child’s performance is not meeting expectations, the teacher then changes the way of teaching your child to try to find the type and amount of instruction your child needs to make sufficient progress toward meeting the academic goals. How Does CBM Work?

Tools for Evaluation: Assistive Technology Tools Kits By: National Center for Technology Innovation and Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) (2006) When an individual is identified with a disability and assistive technology is recommended, where do you begin?1 An AT specialist and teacher might advise the use of specific tools. Information for Families: Helping Children Who have Word Retrieval Difficulties Information for Families: Helping Children Who have Word Retrieval Difficulties Details Created: Saturday, 03 December 2011 15:49 Updated on Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:24 Education Week This is the fourth of a four-part conversation on the opt-out movement. Deb McCarthy As a 5th grade teacher whose students recently completed 11 days of grueling, federally mandated high-stakes testing, I find that the opt-out movement offers the hope of returning to more student-centered, differentiated instruction that is multidisciplinary in content as well as motivating, engaging and enriching.

Great App Review Checklists for Teachers The more apps I review here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning the better I become at recognizing and selecting the right educational apps to share with you. I have probably reviewed a little over 200 apps in the last couple of years but when I first started reviewing apps there were not many guidelines and checklists as is the case now. With the help of carefully crafted rubrics like the ones below, teachers can now follow a set of guidelines to select the apps that can work for them in their teaching.

Delaware County Intermediate Unit {*style:<b><i>Building a Healthier Lifestyle? Put the Big Rocks In First! </i></b>*} This is an old story and you may have heard it before. I had never heard it in the context of wellness and I found it a simple, yet profound idea. Setting the Stage for Success: Building Success Through Effective Selection and Use of Assistive Technology Systems By: Joy Smiley Zabala (2000) This personal reflection on the SETT Framework shares insights into the development and use of the SETT Framework. It provides considerations for using SETT as a collaborative tool by which groups of people with varying previous experience in assistive technology can effectively build consensus and align expectations in order to: Consider and establish an individual student's need (or lack of need) for assistive technology work toward developing a system of tools with which a student can use to address identified needslink assistive technology assessment and interventionalign purpose, expected results and evaluation measures when choosing and using a system of assistive technology tools Part I: The big questions