Technology: Assistive and Ubiquitous

This workshop provides an overview of how educational technologies can enrich and enhance the education of students who learn differently. The presenter examines ways to support the key areas of reading comprehension, academic writing, and note-taking with technologies that are appropriate to students with learning challenges in a variety of educational settings.

At the request of the host school, the workshop can feature demonstrations of traditional assistive technology such as Kurzweil 3000, Dragon-Naturally Speaking, and Inspiration software; a range of tablet-based apps such as Voice Dream Reader and Notability; or a combination of the two. The emphasis is on scaffolding research-based pedagogical approaches with technology tools that reduce cognitive load and support strategic approaches.

Participants learn how to implement time-tested Landmark College approaches to supporting students who learn differently using updated technology.