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Choosing Only the Most “Sponge-worthy” Audiobooks
January 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm 0
In my last post, I explained the most important thing about using Audible with your students: you can log into your audio library from an unlimited number of devices at the same time. In other words, if you buy one copy of the Hunger Games audiobook (about 10 dollars), multiple kids can listen to that book simultaneously from multiple devices, such as smartphones, tablets […]
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Audible’s Big Secret! Shhhh!
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Audible’s Big Secret! Shhhh!
January 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm 0
If you’ve had the chance to use Bluford audiobooks, or Read & Write for Google, you’ve probably seen how powerful text-to-speech Assistive Technology can be –especially for students with decoding disabilities or ADHD. A variation of this technology – audiobooks from Audible – can be used to help students access the whole-class text you’re likely […]
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Awesome AT Tools: Read & Write for Google
January 12, 2016 at 3:21 am 0
In my last post, I shared one of my favorite free Assistive Technology tools that I use with my students all of the time. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use Read & Write for Google, another amazing tool that is literally extremely easy to use and free (though a premium version does exist).   […]
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Awesome AT Tools: Bluford Audiobooks
January 11, 2016 at 1:22 am 0
If you teach reading in Washington D.C. (or pretty much anywhere), you probably already know all about the Bluford High Series. This series of 21 books on Level S/T are insanely popular. The protagonists in these stories are all African-American or Latino teenagers, who struggle with different problems such as bullying, poverty, teenage pregnancy and […]
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Which Kids Benefit from Assistive Technology?
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Which Kids Benefit from Assistive Technology?
January 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0
In every class I have ever taught, there are always the following kids: the student with average intelligence who has extremely low decoding skills and the student with significant ADHD symptoms that has trouble sustaining reading for more than a couple minutes at a time. For the first few years of my career, I could […]
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What is Assistive Technology for Reading?
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What is Assistive Technology for Reading?
December 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm 0
Generally speaking, Assistive Technology is any tool that supports individuals’ ability to learn, communicate and participate in day-to-day life. I know – that’s really broad! Instead of all AT, this blog series is going to focus on Assistive Technology tools that teachers can use to support their students in reading, such as audiobooks.   A […]
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