Educators and ed-tech companies can better serve students with special needs by focusing on text-to-speech capacity, "switch accessibility," and modifications for common classroom tools, experts said.
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The former director of the federal Office of Educational Technology talks with Education Week about ISTE's approach to helping educators navigate new ed-tech tools.
June 25, 2018
Follow Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education, where 22,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will share tips on classroom implementation, data privacy, responding to fake news, and more.
February 08, 2018
Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."
September 15, 2017
After Hurricane Harvey swamped her school system, Shanna Lumpkin, a 2nd grade teacher in the Humble Independent school district in Texas, used online platforms to read books with her students and give out back-to-school assignments.
April 05, 2017
Most recently chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island, Richard Culatta served for four years before that as U.S. director of educational technology.
March 16, 2017
The Regional Education Laboratory Central reviewed studies of 14 online and blended-learning programs used to differentiate instruction.
March 14, 2017
The new team will take over development of Summit Public Schools' personalized-learning software, ending the charter network's partnership with Facebook.
January 09, 2017
Long an ed-tech skeptic, Stanford professor Larry Cuban came away "greatly impressed" from a year spent observing Summit Public Schools, AltSchool and approaches to personalized learning.
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Educators' ability to personalize instruction using technology is imperative as the student population becomes increasingly varied by various factors, according to a new report.