SPOTLIGHT! On Using Assistive Technology to Build Independence
Every student, regardless of ability, can communicate, engage in learning, and show measurable progress. Creating a classroom environment that offers a variety of accessible classroom-ready solutions will provide opportunities to increase communication, social skills, and problem-solving skills while building independence. To help in that effort, AbleNet invites teachers to sign up online for a free, downloadable assistive technology ideas guide.
In addition, AbleNet University offers more than 200 freerecorded webinars, such as “AT for College/Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities” and “Communication Devices in an Inclusive Classroom.” The recorded webinars are available 24/7 at no charge on AbleNet University’s YouTube channel.
Project Look Sharp, a program of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College, has developed a series of freeconstructivist media-decoding lessons that teach critical thinkingskills about COVID-19–related topics.
Professional Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) offers online programs that support educators at all stages. Through exceptional professional education that is responsive and relevant to the challenges practitioners face, HGSE can equip and empower educators worldwide to improve their practice in the service of their students, schools, and communities. HGSE’s online program portfolio is designed to impact a variety of learning needs and environments in whatever way best fits your schedule. With transformative adult learning, HGSE elevates student learning.
NetSupport’s classroom.cloud is a low-cost, cloud-based classroom management and teaching platform equipped with teaching tools that make it easy for schools to deliver technology-based learning. Whether students are in school or at home, teachers can monitor, control, and collaborate with students to deliver engaging, interactive lessons that will keep them immersed and on task. Low cost and scalable, with clear central configuration and management, classroom.cloud is ideal for large or small installations. Once classroom.cloud is set up, the IT team’s involvement is minimal—and, for teachers, using its intuitive interface is a breeze, meaning more time for providing direct instruction. Register for the prelaunch trial for free at classroom.cloud to see how you can get the most out of your classroom technology.