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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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How to Create Accessible Non-Visual Digital Maps of Countries

This document contains best practices for creating general reference maps of countries using Google My Maps so people with visual impairments or blindness can...
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Making Sense of Math with Audio Graphs

Math is one is the most challenging subjects for many students. Graphical information and the level of abstraction in mathematics makes it inaccessible and ...
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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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Digital Accessibility and Chronic Pain

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY AND CHRONIC PAIN Even though I have lived with a chronic pain condition for many years, it wasn’t until recently that I fully realized...
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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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International Network of STEM for BLV

Why is STEM important? "STEM education goes beyond school subjects. It gives a skill set that governs the way we think and behave. Merging science, technology...
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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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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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Headphone/Earbuds Hearing Safety

Recently the news has been covering a story about a 12-year-old boy who was watching Netflix on his phone with AirPods on a low volume when an Amber Alert went...
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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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Using the iPad Markup Tool with Low Vision

After I was helping them fill out several pages of medical paperwork, one of my friends asked me about my experience using the iPad Markup tool with low vision...
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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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Voice Dream Reader for Mac

Voice Dream Reader enables users to listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech. A versatile reading tool for iOS and Android has features a variety...
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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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Math Test Accommodations for Low Vision

Even though I have trouble seeing in all my classes (and outside of my classes for that matter), my math test accommodations for low vision look a bit...
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PhET Accessible Simulations: Physics and More!

PhET is a suite of research-based interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, math and other sciences. "PhET" was originally...
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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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Join the Fun on "Drop Everything and Read" Day

Bookshare supports D.E.A.R. Day – a national celebration of reading on April 12 to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Want to...
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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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Talking Type iOS App: An Accessible Keyboarding App

Available with Quota Funds, Talking Typer is a game designed to teach keyboarding skills to students who are blind or low vision. Talking Typer for iOS is a...
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Easter Egg Hunt for students with visual impairments

Updated April 2022 There are several different types of commercial Easter Eggs that enable students with visual impairments to join in the fun. Key Finder...

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