Have you ever wanted to type on your Windows computer without using your hands or your voice? A growing number of people are controlling the computer using little more than small head movements. This technology, commonly referred to as “Eyegaze,” benefits users with motor issues that prevent them from operating a computer in ways that… Continue reading Try Eyegaze on Windows!
The current eight-member Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Endrew F. v Douglas County (Colorado) School District. The decision vacated the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling. The Tenth Circuit had decided in favor of the school district, ruling that “the child received some educational benefit while in the District’s… Continue reading Supreme Court Renders Decision in Special Education Case
On March 1, 2017, I saw a whole lot of awesome. My daughter, Amelia, was invited to attend a private “Launch Party” for a brand new booklet, published by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s (CCHMC) Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP). The booklet is titled “Sharing Hope: The Stories of our Patients and Families”,… Continue reading The Power of Stories to Share Hope
The 2017 Ohio Educational Technology Conference was held February 14-16, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Thousands of educators from Ohio and beyond gather each year to learn more about technology and the role it plays in supporting educational opportunities for all students. The Greater Columbus Convention Center is undergoing some renovation, so there… Continue reading 2017 Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC)
On Wednesday, January 10, 2017, the US Supreme Court took up the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County (Colorado) School District. At issue in the case is, “What level of service satisfies IDEA, other education law, and legal precedent?” A text transcript of the arguments put before the court is available from the website of… Continue reading US Supreme Court hears special education case
In his excellent TEDx talk, “Math Class Needs a Makeover”, Dan Meyer affirms some basic truths about math class: 1) anyone can learn to be successful in math, 2) traditional approaches to math instruction have poorly served a large number of our students, and 3) making math instruction practical is the key to making it… Continue reading Ten Best Math Instruction Tools
In the 1992 film “A Few Good Men,” prosecutor Capt. Jack Ross (Kevin Bacon) questions Cpl. Barnes (Noah Wyle) about the term “Code Red”. The term cannot be found in the “Marine Outline for Recruit Training” or the Standard Operating Procedure Manual for Rifle Security Company, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Captain Ross suggests that if the… Continue reading UDL and the “Hidden Curriculum”