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Accommodate More Readers! How to Use eBooks as Assistive Technology Tools for Reading
Tuesday February 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Terence Cavanaugh, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of North Florida
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Discover how the application of eBooks can be used as an assistive technology tool for reading for all students – including those with special needs. In this webinar, Dr. Terence Cavanaugh shared the numerous features of eBooks that can be classified as accommodations, including:
- Device weight and adjustable text size
- Highlighting, bookmarking, and note-taking
- Interactive dictionaries
- Text-to-speech capabilities
Using the existing interactive features of eBook devices and applications, educators can even create pre-accommodated eBooks for student reading that can include items such as advance organizers and reading guides. Learn how you can accommodate more readers at your own school or district. This webinar is appropriate for administrators, teachers, and librarians at the middle and high school levels.
Dr. Terence Cavanaugh is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of North Florida. Terence is an educational technologist who has ongoing research in the concerning integration of electronic books (eBooks) in the education setting. His eBook research has included reading strategies, device implementation, and options such as the use of eBooks as accommodations and the use of eBook annotations as a tool for teacher and student interactions, digital textbook effectiveness, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
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