Tag: Accessibility

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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

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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

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Using OneNote Learning Tools is a school life-changing experience

We would like to share our experience using OneNote Learning Tools at St George´s College North, a bilingual school in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. After attending Microsoft E2 Educational Exchange 2015 in Seattle and learning the possibilities OneNote Learning Tools had to offer, I had to encourage my learning community to explore the potential for using... Read more

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How OneNote and Immersive Reader promote independence and accessibility for students with autism

It all started last October. I was well into my first year of teaching second, third and fourth grade in a self-contained classroom for students with autism. My focus was to equip students with the social, academic and emotional skills needed to be members of their community. I was implementing eight behavior plans, three reading interventions, two math interventions, and was... Read more