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Using Technologies to Support Diverse Learning Needs

The goal of the following four video clips and related learning guides is to enhance understanding of how specific types of learning technologies can support students with diverse learning needs. Alberta students, teachers, educational assistants and school leaders share their insights about embedding the use technologies into everyday instructional practice.

An Introduction

In today’s learning environments, a wide range of technologies are creating new options for differentiating instruction and supporting the participation of all students, including students with disabilities. Students and school staff in an Alberta K-6 school discuss the importance of providing students with the technology tools they need in order to be successful learners.

Length: 6 minutes 9 seconds

Learning Guide: Using Technologies to Support Diverse Learning Needs PDF

This learning guide is designed for use by Professional Learning Communities, learning coaches and teacher leaders or as a self-paced study to enhance and support teacher practice in learning more about how learning technologies can support student success.

Text-to-Speech in the Classroom

Students and educators demonstrate how text-to-speech converts digital text into speech, helping students overcome barriers related to reading and understanding text.

Length: 4 minutes 15 seconds

Learning Guide: Text-to-speech in the classroom PDF

This learning guide is designed for use by Professional Learning Communities, learning coaches and teacher leaders or as a self-paced study to enhance and support teacher practice in learning more about how learning technologies can support student success.

Word Prediction in the Classroom

Students and educators demonstrate how word prediction can help students with the physical act of writing and help reduce spelling, grammar, and handwriting errors.

Length: 4 minutes 56 seconds

Learning Guide: Word Prediction in the Classroom PDF

This learning guide is designed for use by Professional Learning Communities, learning coaches and teacher leaders or as a self-paced study to enhance and support teacher practice in learning more about how learning technologies can support student success.

Speech Recognition in the Classroom

Students and educators demonstrate how speech recognition (speech-to-text or voice recognition) can convert spoken words into digitized text, allowing students to communicate ideas and information more efficiently and effectively.

Length: 4 minutes 49 seconds

Learning Guide: Speech Recognition in the Classroom PDF

This learning guide is designed for use by Professional Learning Communities, learning coaches and teacher leaders or as a self-paced study to enhance and support teacher practice in learning more about how learning technologies can support student success.