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We Code, Too!! Part 2: Creativity with Cubelets Lesson

Lesson Overview The focus of this lesson is to teach students basic robotics, and foster creativity. This Cubelets lesson will teach students that there is...
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We Code, Too!! Part I: Overview

During the 2021-22 school year, the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, NC  was awarded a NC Digital Learning Planning Grant to explore and plan...
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Ocean Animal Sounds Book and Activities

Heading to the beach for a summer vacation? Summer is the perfect time to build concepts about ocean animals and things that you might find at the beach....
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What if I can't see the Screen: Accessing a Computer

What if I can’t see the Screen?  Considerations and Options for Accessing a Computer with Low Vision  Introduction: There is nothing more frustrating for a...
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Creating PowerPoint with JAWS: Commands

As educators, we are very familiar with creating and using PowerPoint Presentations. There are numerous posts on Paths to Technology about simple content for...
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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part 3: Identifying

Who doesn't love a good mystery? Super Sleuth players are detectives trying to solve a mystery. Answer three questions to receive clues and unravel the puzzle...
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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part 2: Tracing

The purpose of the Tracing Teaching Tool is to introduce the students to the concept of dragging a finger along a digital line or along the border of a digital...
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Father's Day Activity

Create a Father's Day tradition! Each year, your child can create a Father's Day book or slide presentation to give to his/her dad. This is a great activity...
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Frog Activities

Summer evenings are full of nature sounds! Can you identify the kind of frog by its sound? Each page of this fun emerging reader book has one clear frog image...
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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part I: Finding

Stand up, raise your hands, and shout, “Hallelujah!”  ObjectiveEd has created an accessible preschool and kindergarten iOS math app! General education...
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Nemeth Code with UEB Contexts Course: Project Inspire

Editor's Note: Another great opportunity to hone your Nemeth code skills! Project INSPIRE is a tried and true method to learn or enhance your skills. "INSPIRE...
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Graphics Literacy: Tracing Lines

There are numerous tracing lines worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarten students with vision. The primary goal of these worksheets is to help refine...
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Summer Journals and Experience Books: Horseback Riding

There is a special bond between little girls and horses: being astride a large gentle animal, swaying rhythmically from side to side, hearing the clomp-clomp...
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Bird Song Book and Bird-Related Activities

Summer evenings are here, bringing warm temperatures and all kinds of birds and calming bird songs. Can you identify the type of bird that sings these songs?...
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How BLV Users Can Create Digital Accessible Maps

There is quite a buzz about the SAS Graphics Accelerator, a free Chrome Extension that enables blind and low vision users to access digital charts, graphs and...
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Chromebook Accessibility Training Program: ACVREP

Chromebooks are popular tablets used in classrooms. In January 2020, Google stated over 40 million Chromebooks were being used in classrooms worldwide and...
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Summer Reading with Bookshare: Smart Speakers and Human-Narrated Audiobooks

Summer is full of hot lazy days perfect for sitting with your toes in the sand and fingers on a book! Bookshare is an absolute must for summer reading - TVIs,...
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Auditory Speed Reading: From a TSVI's Perspective

Auditory Speed Reading (ASR) is a game-changing method for teaching students who are visually impaired. All are encouraged to take the time to watch this video...
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Nicola McDowell: My CVI Journey

With 25 years working directly with students who are visually impaired, I have worked with numerous CVI students - even before "CVI" became an official...
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Help Harry Project: A STEM Teamwork Activity

The count down has begun for the end of the year. Are you looking for fun activities to keep your student engaged and learning? Help Harry Project is for you!...
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Using the Writing Wizard App with Students Who Are Low Vision and Have CVI

The Writing Wizard app is an early education app that is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store.  Writing Wizard...
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Teaching Styles: Creativity, Written Expression & Collaboration

I was recently asked to be a guest lecturer for a university course at MIT and was amazed at how seamlessly the 3-hour class flowed between lecture and...
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Tips to Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible for Low Vision

Over the years, I have taken several different English classes and have had many teachers and professors ask me for tips to make proofreading feedback...
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Students: How to PRESENT a Presentation

After creating the slide show, the next logical step for students is to present the content of their slide show in front of the class. When delivering slide...
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Kid-Friendly Search Engines and Accessibility

How do you keep students - especially young students - safe when they are doing online research? Can you prevent students from stumbling across inappropriate...
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May Flowers: Presentation and Potpourri Activities

"Spring is in the Air" and "April showers bring May flowers" are phrases that we associate with spring and new beginnings. May is the month for chirping baby...
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Making Purchases: O&M/ECC Activity

As an O&M, I have taught all of my academic students how to fold money and how to organize paper money in their wallet. In more recent years, students have...
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Hide and Peep App: Visual Scanning App

Whimsical Peep and his friends peek out from behind items in the tool shed. Can you find them? Tap the spot where the character is hiding! This mainstream...
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Peep and the Big Wide World: Diagram Center's Accessibility Project

Peep and the Big Wide World is popular animated children's television series that revolves around the lives of Peep, Chirp and Quack. These whimsical...
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Add and Pass Activity: Google Docs Collaboration

My family has many road trip traditions such as "I spy with my little eyes" or "I hear with my little ears", trying to get the trucker to honk his horn,...
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Mother's Day Activity: Presentation Tech Activity with Self-Advocacy Skills

Looking for a Mother’s Day activity to do with students? Create a heart-warming Mother's Day keepsake for the 21st century mom! Support tech skills and...
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Big Bang Pictures: App Review

Throwback Thursday post updated from October 2015: Big Bang Pictures app by Help Kidz Learn has been designed specifically for students with complex visual...
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CosmoBally on Sonoplanet: Intro to Sonification App!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! Astronaut CosmoBally has discovered Sonoplanet, a planet full of sounds to be explored! This fully accessible free app...
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iPad Checklists: VoiceOver Gestures, Braille Display & Keyboard

Technology skills are a hot educational topic. Students are entering kindergarten with basic tech skills from playing toddler and preschool games on mobile...
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Braille Alphabet Songs with Jack Hartmann

Update: The Braille Numbers song has been added! Everyone knows the ABC song, but have you heard Jack Hartmann's Braille Alphabet song?  Preschoolers learn...
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California Map Lesson 2: Cartographic Activity

Cartography is the science or art of making maps. How can a braille student create a map? In this activity, Logan's class was given a worksheet with a map of...
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TypeAbility: Typing and Computer Tutor Program

Update April 2020: TypeAbility 4.4.1 supports JAWS 13 through JAWS 2022, and Fusion 2018 through 2022! TypeAbility is a typing and computer program for...
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Talking Recorder Buttons: Record Classroom Directions

Record short instructions and students can simply push the button to play back the recording. These brightly colored push button recording devices are fun for...
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Braille Tutor: App Review (Updated)

I am always on the look-out for fun ways to teach/practice braille skills. For print students, there are literally hundreds of educational apps that encourage...
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Egg Carton Unplugged Coding Activity

This activity is from Teach Your Kids Code website and is reposted and modified for accessibility on Paths to Technology with permission. On the blog today we...

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