Tech Tool Review: Co-Writer

Writing skills have been demonstrated as an important element, and even predictor, of academic success for students (Torrance, 2007). Unfortunately, students with disabilities and challenges in the area of written expression find writing tasks to be extremely frustrating due to the increased cognitive load that many students with learning disabilities experience during the writing processContinue reading “Tech Tool Review: Co-Writer”

Tech Tool Intro: Co-Writer

Co-Writer is both an iOS app and web extension tool that is one of the multiple educational technology products available from Don Johnson Inc. Co-Writer utilizes word prediction and speech recognition capabilities in order to assist students with writing difficulties as well as decoding difficulties (Ok, 2018). Co-Writer is available as an iPad app, aContinue reading “Tech Tool Intro: Co-Writer”

Tech Tool Intro: Voice Dream Reader

The tech tool I’d like to share about this week is one that is often used as an assistive technology app for those with special needs. Voice Dream Reader is one of a few assistive tech apps available from the creator, Voice Dream LLC. The basic function of the app is text to speech, alongContinue reading “Tech Tool Intro: Voice Dream Reader”

Annotated Bibliography Weeks 15/16

Ok, M. W. (2018). Use of iPads as Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities. TechTrends, 62(1), 95–102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0199-8 Ok’s article discusses the evolvement of assistive technology (AT) in recent years in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Specifically, the article details the recent use of iPads as AT devices for students withContinue reading “Annotated Bibliography Weeks 15/16”

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