Learn About: Technology


Over the summer, I became a certified Google Educator, and since then, I’ve been even more excited about sharing my knowledge about the various tools Google has to offer for students with diverse learning needs than before! Starting Monday, November 10, I will be starting a Google-a-Day feature, with a tip posted every weekday +… Read more »

Top Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia

There are so many great tools in app stores these days, but here are a few of my favorite tools for assistive technology. The IDEA defines assistive technology as being “any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the… Read more »

Technology for Reading Comprehension : 7 Best Strategies

In my previous post, I listed the 7 Best Reading Comprehension Strategies. Below are suggestions for how to use technology to work on each goal. Those of you who were at my Everyone Reading lecture will recognize many of these, though I’ve added a few new ones! While the research paper was for these strategies being… Read more »

A Parent’s Guide to Educational Apps

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be writing up Top Ten Lists of my favorite apps. In the meantime, here are tips for parents & educators about how to rate apps for their educational value. Happy app-ing!  

Incorporating Technology: A Philosophy & Framework

I like technology, but I don’t believe in using technology for technology’s sake. The folks at teq.com introduced me to the SAMR model by Dr. Puentedura. They distinguish between types of technology that are “above” the line, and those that are not. Above the line technology uses technology in a novel way and to do novel tasks or technology that completely redesigns… Read more »

Built-in Text-to-Speech Applications

Welcome to the future of accessibility! All devices now have built-in text-to-speech applications. These tools help individuals who have difficulty with decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, or for students who have visual impairments. It can also be a handy tool for someone attempting to multi-task: your devices can read you steps of a recipe while you’re cooking, or… Read more »