The Bookshare community is filled with expert educators, accessibility specialists, and student advocates. We recently connected with several members who shared valuable ideas and insights for teachers and parents as the new school year gets started. Enjoy this round-up of assistive technology tips, free tools for struggling readers and writers, navigating mental health, AEM, and UDL.
Category: Bookshare tips
Who’s ready for back to school? The countdown has begun to set students up for reading success this fall. Educators and parents can explore these resources and handy checklists to support emerging readers with Bookshare and assistive technology.
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has disrupted learning. Since the winter break, students, parents, and teachers have encountered unexpected school closures, quarantines, Zoom fatigue, and staff turnovers that have impacted learning even further. And for students with disabilities and learning challenges, getting the services and accommodations they need has been difficult. Learn how Bookshare can help by providing ebooks with assistive reading features that support struggling readers.
Joe Manzella is the 9th grade Resource Room teacher at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan, outside of Detroit. One of the ways he supports students with reading and learning challenges is by providing ebooks in alternate formats from Bookshare. Learn more about his tips for reading success in today’s blog.
Ebooks like the ones in the Bookshare library offer many benefits to students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. Find out about the top seven benefits of ebooks.
This past year was challenging for educators and students alike. And while virtual learning was especially challenging for special education students and underserved communities, teachers found new and innovative ways to provide effective instruction. With schools reopening for in-person learning in the fall, some special education teachers share tips that they can apply to their classrooms.
Dr. Katherine Schneider, Benetech Board Member, offers congratulations and some advice to graduates with disabilities who achieved remarkable success during a turbulent year with many unexpected challenges. Plus a bonus for job seekers: explore Bookshare’s extensive collection of career resources.
Watch the replay of the Bridging the Reading Gap webinar and learn about free, accessible ebooks for students with reading barriers.
Bruce Alter, Oregon physical therapist and AT consultant, shares insights for fast-tracking students to get accessible ebooks and reading accommodations with support from Bookshare
A recent article featured in We Are Teachers shares four ways teachers are using Bookshare in the classroom to turn reluctant readers into engaged readers.