Tag: Accessibility

Video for ISTE 2019 Wrap-up: Shining a spotlight on student-centered learning and accessibility

ISTE 2019 Wrap-up: Shining a spotlight on student-centered learning and accessibility

We are so invigorated by what we heard and saw at this year’s ISTE conference in Philadelphia. Thousands of teachers and school leaders from around the world came together with education technology experts to discuss topics such as personalizing instruction, supporting teachers in evaluating and using tech tools, developing social and emotional learning, and improving... Read more

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Celebrating Molly, a Changemaker in inclusive technology

  In 2018, the team at the Microsoft Store in Jacksonville, FL, met a young lady that forever changed them. Her name is Molly, and she is a remarkable example of ingenuity, grit and gusto. At the age of two, Molly’s parents learned that she was born with a neuro-developmental disorder called Rett Syndrome, a rare condition which, over time, has severely impacted... Read more

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Inclusive classrooms and accessibility—join the global #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on May 21

Announcing the May 21 TweetMeet on ‘Inclusive classrooms and accessibility.'   Change starts with awareness. Every third Thursday of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about people with different abilities and their accessibility and inclusion in a digital world. Our mission is... Read more

“Every student can learn effectively and has the right to learn.” – Sophia Christina Andrioti, Greece

    Sophia Christina Andrioti Special Educator 130th Primary School Athens, Greece @AndriotiSophia In today’s classrooms, diversity is the norm. MIE Expert Sophia Christina Andrioti has made empowering that diverse set of students – especially those with special needs – her focus. “The moment that defined me as an educator is when I attended... Read more

Virtual bombs and Immersive Reader transform learning intervention

Teaching children with autism brings a unique set of challenges to the classroom – which is why Matt Harrison encourages them to first defuse a bomb. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a co-operative virtual reality computer game where the player wearing the VR headset is trapped in a (virtual) room with a bomb they must defuse. The other players have the manual that... Read more

Video for Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia thrive with technology

Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia thrive with technology

It is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia, yet there are likely far more who have not yet been identified in today's classrooms. These students, whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning disability and, as such, make up approximately 70 to 85... Read more