Teachers: As you count down to your much-deserved winter break, take these important steps to ensure that students have books to read over the break and in the new year.Leave a Comment
Author: Christine Jones, Associate Director, U.S. Education
Christine Jones, Associate Director, U.S. Education, has more than two decades of experience in technology marketing, education, and nonprofit program management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
2016 National Education Technology Plan Resonates with Benetech Priorities of Equity and Accessibility
Benetech is a nonprofit company leveraging Silicon Valley technology and process to create and scale solutions for pressing social issues. Two Benetech initiatives, the DIAGRAM Center and Born Accessible, are cited in The 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) released by the Office of Educational Technology of the U.S. Department of Education. The report recommends that “education stakeholders should develop a born accessible standard of learning resource design to help educators select and evaluate learning resources for accessibility and equity of learning experience.” More significantly, though, all of Benetech’s work closely aligns with these two key themes of the report:…
Student Transforms from Reluctant Reader to Top Accelerated Reader with Accessible Books!
This post was originally featured on the Accessible Books for Texas (ABT) website. It features Reagan Reeves, a bright student with dyslexia, who not only used Bookshare to stay on track with his reading goals, but far exceeded them to become a top Accelerated Reader. This Texas eighth grader proudly says to his mom with a big smile, “I’ve downloaded and read over 200 digital books!” His mom, Michelle, smiles too! Inside she is beaming because, finally, her son has embraced an educational resource that supports his reading challenges. Reagan listens to accessible ebooks read aloud on portable technology devices.…