Assistive Technologies

According to my understanding, Assistive Technology (AT) is any piece of technology that helps a student with or without a disability to increase or maintain his/her level of functioning. These include laptops with specialized programs, like speech-to-text, text-to-speech, graphic organizers, and word prediction software. “Assistive technology enables people to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified […]

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Assessment Technologies

Technology can be used for instant assessment in many different ways, such as tracking student progress over time. Perhaps even more compelling, however, edtech can also be used to aid formative assessment: helping to boost engagement, identify knowledge gaps, and support further/deeper learning. As we may have seen during the lockdown, cloud-based learning provides increased […]

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The Social Dilemma

Major Takeaways from the Documentary The documentary examines how social media’s design nurtures addiction to maximize profit and its ability to manipulate people’s views, emotions, and behavior and spread conspiracy theories and disinformation. We call ourselves “Users.” The documentary was overall shocking and disturbing. One thing that stood out to me was the term “users.” […]

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