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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; Good, Kevin; Legget, Alicia; Ahn, Soo Y.; Gafurov, Boris; Mastropieri, Margo – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
As writing instruction expands beyond the language arts classroom, students with disabilities, English language learners, and others who struggle with writing continue to need support with written expression. A timely practice to support student writing is the use of technology. This study used a quasi-experimental group design to examine the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Materials, Inclusion, Classroom Techniques
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Gugino, Jessica – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
The use of teaching portfolios in teacher education programs is a widely accepted practice. This article describes how a traditional teacher work sample was transformed using the online platform, Google Docs. The use of online digital portfolios may help to satisfy both the need to evaluate teacher candidates' performance in special education…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Courseware
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Morash-Macneil, Virginia; Johnson, Friggita; Ryan, Joseph B. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Research has shown that assistive technology (AT) can help support employment skills for individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs). The authors of this review examined the effectiveness of various types of AT support for individuals with ID in the workplace with a focus on the participant's independent ability to demonstrate a specific…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Intellectual Disability, Workplace Learning, Literature Reviews
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Xie, Jingrong; Basham, James D.; Marino, Matthew T.; Rice, Mary F. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Mobile technologies have shown great potential in various educational settings. Moreover, there is an emerging research base demonstrating how students view and interact with mobile devices to learn. As more of these technologies enter inclusive educational settings, an understanding of the extant research base for mobile learning (M-learning) and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Moore, Eric J.; Smith, Frances G.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Wojcik, Brian – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
There is increasing pressure on universities in the United States to meet the needs of diverse learners. This fact increases the urgency for implementation and scaling up of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education. This qualitative study draws two major insights from interviews with six faculty members from universities and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Qualitative Research
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Wynkoop, Kaylee Stahr; Robertson, Rachel E.; Schwartz, Rachel – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) often have deficits in independent living skills. One way to improve skills in this area is through the use of video modeling (VM) interventions. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of two VM interventions and a third non-video-based intervention on…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Intervention, Daily Living Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Miller, Christina R.; Sinclair, Tracy E.; Wronowski, Meredith L. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
As technology continues to permeate our culture and society, K-12 educators search for strategies to build student capacity and engagement with technology. Although the digital divide around access to technology has been decreasing, there is still a significant gap in the utilization of technology for educational purposes by culturally diverse…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Disabilities, Cultural Differences, Student Diversity
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Schaaf, David N. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Federal laws require teachers to understand the special needs of their students and provide the best possible education for them. However, many teachers have completed their preservice education without the requisite skills to implement assistive technology to support exceptional students. These teachers have become dependent upon professional…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Faculty Development, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Bouck, Emily C.; Shurr, Jordan; Bassette, Laura; Park, Jiyoon; Whorley, Abbie – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Manipulatives are a common tool in mathematics teaching and learning, including for students with disabilities. The most common manipulatives are concrete manipulatives, yet app-based manipulatives are a viable age-appropriate option for secondary students with disabilities. Through an adapted alternating treatment design with three middle school…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
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Wang, Jiahui; Dawson, Kara; Saunders, Kendra; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Antonenko, Pavlo; Lombardino, Linda; Keil, Andreas; Agacli-Dogan, Nihan; Luo, Wenjing; Cheng, Li; Davis, Robert O. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
There has been a lack of research on how people with individual differences learn with multimedia materials, in particular with regard to individuals with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by subpar ability in reading, spelling, writing, word recognition, and phonological decoding. This population could potentially benefit…
Descriptors: College Students, Dyslexia, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ault, Melinda Jones; Horn, Channon K. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
The use of response cards is a research-based strategy to increase active engagement, on-task behavior, and academic responding. With new and affordable mobile technologies, teachers now have access to a host of high-tech digital student response systems to increase engagement. This article describes the logistical, management, and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Responses, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Shepley, Sally B.; Spriggs, Amy D.; Samudre, Mark; Elliot, Mary – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
This study used a multiple probe across participants design to (a) evaluate the use of system of least prompts to teach students to self-instruct and (b) evaluate the use of a mobile device for a video activity schedule of a functional daily living skill. In baseline, the classroom teacher asked participants to make a snack and collected…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Video Technology, Middle School Students, Intellectual Disability
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Shaheen, Natalie L.; Lazar, Jonathan – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
This study examined state education technology plans and technology accessibility statutes to attempt to answer the question--is K-12 instructional technology accessibility discussed in state-level technology accessibility statutes and education technology plans across the 50 United States? When a K-12 school district is planning the construction…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Statewide Planning
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Grunér, Sofia; Östberg, Per; Hedenius, Martina – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was (i) to investigate if the compensatory effect of text-to-speech (TTS) technology on reading comprehension and reading rate in schoolchildren with reading disability is influenced by problems with inattention and hyperactivity and (ii) to examine whether a potentially moderating effect of such symptoms differ between…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Assistive Technology, Reading Rate, Reading Difficulties
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Kiru, Elisheba W.; Doabler, Christian T.; Sorrells, Audrey M.; Cooc, North A. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
With the increasing availability of technology and the emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, there is an urgent need to understand the impact of technology-mediated mathematics (TMM) interventions on student mathematics outcomes. The purpose of this study was to review studies on TMM interventions that target the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities
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