ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY WEBSITES

EDUTOPIA- As a place to begin

Find information, assess quality of information, use information to accomplish a goal, using leading edge technology.
Software to help English Language Learners (mostly commercial)
Provides links to software

READ NATURALLY

Same functions in reading as they use in conversation
This improves overall learning

LEXIA- From the makers of Rosetta Stone

A reading software program
From pre-K on, students become frustrated, begin to fall behind, a learning gap develops and it only gets worse.
Get technical and direct instruction
Students begin on the right scholastic level from the start
They become motivated by their own success

LEARNING TO READ WELL IS MOST IMPORTANT ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

Reading assistant gives feedback in real time
Learn technology to hone basic skills
Use language in context using authentic connections
See how others use the program and increase writing skills

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE TRAIN TEACHERS TO USE THIS TECHNOLOGY

THIS TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE MADE ACCESSABLE TO ALL STUDENTS

Students should be allowed to use any technology that is available in the class room. They will know what works for them and what doesn't. I would guess that they would even use it in ways that the developers of those programs never dreamed of. In the long run it will benefit both the teacher and the student.