February 22, 2013

Choosing assistive technology carefully

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Joan L. Green, author of The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation, wrote a useful article on the need for care in choosing appropriate assistive technology, in her new article, “The World of Apps- They keep on coming!” Among other things, she illustrates the complexities of choosing […]

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February 22, 2013

Is Google making us stupid?

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If you don’t have time to read Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, here is the article that led to the book,“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” in The Atlantic magazine.

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February 22, 2013

Time Timer: shows you time passing

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Not high-tech, but so handy! The Time Timer is a visual timer that is great for students, for me, and for anyone often loses track of the time, or as we prefer to call ourselves,”chronometrically impaired.” Since the red fraction of the disk shrinks as time passes, even a child who cannot tell time or […]

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February 22, 2013

iPad and iPhone apps

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When folks ask about iPad and iPhone apps, it’s hard to pick a few to show because they do so many different things. If I show you two, the four I don’t show may be the ones that look worthwhile to you or interest your child. Nevertheless, here is one favorite,iWriteWords. There is a free […]

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January 09, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation by Joan L. Green

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Prufrock Press. ISBN: 978-1-59363-719-4 List price $39.95. On Amazon for much less. While technology can be a mixed blessing, it is clear we need it, we cannot escape it, and we should not want to. Technology can help our children improve their speaking, writing, reading, thinking, and memory. It can help people […]

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