Spotlight on Inclusion and Assistive Technology

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On Inclusion & Assistive Technology

Education Week's Spotlight on Inclusion & Assistive Technology brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Practical steps to team-teaching in an inclusive setting
  • Coordinating information technology and assistive technology for special education students
  • Types of special education technologies
  • Tips on integrating special education technologies
  • Using data to inform inclusion
  • Advances in Braille technology
  • Research on classroom-amplification systems
  • Team-teaching to improve instruction for students
  • Research on “accessible” or “universally designed” tests
  • Technology to support students who are visually impaired

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In order to best serve students, IT and assistive-technology specialists must work together.
January 23, 2008 – Digital Directions

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The North East Independent School District in Texas says a focus on data and team teaching have raised scores.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week

If student data guide the ship at the North East Independent School District here, teachers are the invaluable crew.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week

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In Perspective
Braille Makes a Comeback
Technology, once seen as heralding the end of the communication method, is instead making it easier for students to learn it.
July 16, 2008 – Education Week

Checklist of questions helps test creators avoid needless confusion for students with disabilities.
October 22, 2008 – Education Week

Eliminating noisy distractions gets short shrift when educators are thinking of ways to improve student performance, some researchers believe.
March 7, 2007 – Education Week

A co-teaching arrangement spurs improvement for both special education students and their mainstream peers.
September 10, 2008 – Teacher

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