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Digital Literacy

Applying and using technology  effectively as a research, organization, and evaluation tool; using digital technologies and social networks to access, manage, create, and evaluate information successfully.

Braille Computer Smartphone

Mar 22, 2018

Entry

Portable Braille Computer with Optional Smartphone

B2G is a portable, Android-based refreshable braille computer and optional smartphone, designed by National Braille Press (NBP) specifically for people who are blind so that they can get the processing power, resources, and versatility they need to be connected and integrated into today’s digital world

Braille Game Vision Impaired

Mar 22, 2018

Entry

SPOTLIGHT! On Learning Pre-Braille Concepts

Jake Lacourse of Middleborough, Massachusetts, has created a game he calls BecDot to help his young daughter, Rebecca, learn pre-braille concepts. Rebecca has a rare genetic disorder that can cause profound deafness and progressive blindness.

Assistive Technology

Mar 22, 2018

Entry

Assistive Technology Resource Guide

Closing the Gap’s Resource Directory of Assistive Technology features more than 2,000 assistive technology products for children and adults with disabilities.

Literacy Learning Centers

Feb 23, 2018

Blog

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

There has been no greater impact on differentiation and student achievement in recent years than the effective integration of technology in the classroom. Traditionally, literacy educators spent long hours gathering resources, developing tasks and extensions, and reading and analyzing assessments to determine if the instruction was meeting the needs of students. Now imagine doing this same routine three or four times over to cover all Lexile levels in one classroom—exhausting.

Abraham Lincoln

Feb 15, 2018

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Digital Collection of The Lincoln Papers

Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman, and the sixteenth president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multiyear digitization effort at the Library of Congress.

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