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Digital Learning • Learning Support

A combination of technology, digital content, and instruction.

Makers with Disabilities

Oct 20, 2016

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Global Community of Makers with Disabilities

Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a global community of makers helping people with disabilities develop open source technological solutions for their challenges. In October 2016, TOM launched an online marketplace for people around the world to share open source technological solutions for everyday challenges facing people with disabilities.

Marvelous Musical Prodigy

Oct 20, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On a Marvelous Musical Prodigy

Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (May 25, 1849–June 14, 1908) was an African American autistic savant and musical prodigy.

Accessible Technology

Oct 20, 2016

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Student-Charged Accessible Technology

What does it take for students with a visual impairment or blindness (VIB) to succeed in a digital classroom? How should students be evaluated for a particular device? How do students get started with a new device? Perkins School for the Blind has launched Paths to Technology, an elearning website with a treasure trove of information about technology for students with visual impairments and blindness. The site digests information about technology applications, accessibility, and student perspectives on the use of technology.

Age-Appropriate Sex Education

Oct 17, 2016

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Age-Appropriate Sex Education Resource

AMAZE is a collaboration between experts in the field of sex education—Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health—that has created an age-appropriate, online sex education resource for 10- to 14-year-olds.

Lessons from the Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2016

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Lessons from the Vietnam War

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the nonprofit organization that founded and preserves the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, has released new curriculum materials that are available to teachers to teach Vietnam in their classroom.

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