CIDDL Hot Takes

Technology-Based Graphic Organizers to Support Writing

Our latest research to practice brief features Dr. Anya Evmenova. In this brief, readers will learn about the importance of using technology-based graphic organizers (TBGOs) to support the writing process for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and other struggling writers. Additionally, Dr. Evmenova will discuss the TBGO developed by the WEGO team at George Mason University, how to use it with students, and how to use it with pre-service teachers.

Artificial Intelligence Blog Series

Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium

By Yerin Seung | February 29, 2024

Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi

By info@ciddl.org | February 28, 2024

Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis

By info@ciddl.org | February 14, 2024

Image Generating AI and Implications for Teacher Preparation

By Samantha Goldman | January 24, 2024

Revolutionizing Mathematics Education in K-12 with AI: The Role of ChatGPT

By Kenneth Holman | January 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence in Education 2023: A Year in Review

By Angelica Fulchini | January 3, 2024

Resources for Learning About AI Going Into 2024

By James Basham | December 14, 2023

CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED

By Samantha Goldman | November 8, 2023

K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist

By Samantha Goldman | October 31, 2023

Publishers Respond to Generative AI

By Samantha Goldman | October 11, 2023

AI-integrated Apps for Those with Visual Impairments: Camera-Based Identifiers and Readers

By Yerin Seung | September 27, 2023

UNESCO Discusses Artificial Intelligence

By Samantha Goldman | September 19, 2023

Cracking the Code: Students with Disabilities in the Computer Sciences 

By Nick Hoekstra | August 29, 2023

CIDDList: Back-to-School Checklist for Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses

By Samantha Goldman | August 21, 2023

Empowering Special Education Faculty: Navigating the AI Landscape in Higher Education for 2023-2024.

By James Basham | August 11, 2023

Embracing the Future: How Teachers Can Harness AI at the Beginning of the School Year

By Angelica Fulchini | July 19, 2023

UDL, Design Learning, and Personalized Learning

By Samantha Goldman | July 10, 2023

There’s An AI for That: A Site Dedicated to Curating AIs

By Samantha Goldman | July 10, 2023

ChatGPT, AIs, and the IEP?

By Samantha Goldman | June 26, 2023

Apple Enters the AR/VR/MR/XR Scene

By Samantha Goldman | June 6, 2023

Foundations for AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning from the US Department of Educational Technology

By Samantha Goldman | June 5, 2023

Mixed Reality Simulations, Personalized Learning, AI, and the Future of Education with Dr. Chris Dede

By Samantha Goldman | May 16, 2023

The Question of Equity in the Age of ChatGPT

By Samantha Goldman | April 17, 2023

Three Free & Easy Tools to Support Tiered Reading in Your Classroom

By info@ciddl.org | March 28, 2023

Using the AI Bill of Rights to Guide Education’s use of AI and the European Commission’s “Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning” to Guide the Future of AI in Education Part 2 of 2

By Samantha Goldman | March 23, 2023

Latest Posts from CIDDL

Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium

By Yerin Seung | February 29, 2024
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On February 27th, 2024, CIDDL hosted a webinar to highlight the innovative work of doctoral students related to emerging trends in special education technology. The invited panelists were Kenneth Holman from the University of Central Florida, Krystle Merry from the University of Arkansas, A.J. Naatz from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Danielle A. Waterfield from the University of Virginia, and Thai Williams from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Each panelist shared their current work related to special education and the impact on teacher and personnel preparation, followed by a Q&A session.

Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi

By info@ciddl.org | February 28, 2024
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CIDDL has been actively engaged in the conversation around AI and its impact on life, but especially education and personnel preparation. Beyond the conversations of our national center, AI has been the focus of local and national news. The more engrossed our population becomes with AI, the more niche and specialized terminology enter the mainstream vernacular. In this blog post, CIDDL invited Yacine Tazi, a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida, to share his insights on questions about AI.

Technology-Based Graphic Organizers to Support Writing

By Samantha Goldman | February 27, 2024
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This brief focuses on the use of technology-based graphic organizers (TBGOs) with struggling writers. Writing is a complex task with which students with and without disabilities struggle (Graham et al., 2017). One practice to help struggling writers is teaching them to use graphic organizers. Graphic organizers support students through visual and spatial displays and can improve comprehension and quality of writing when used during pre-writing activities (Hughes et al., 2019).

CIDDL Cizzles: Watch Our Latest Episodes

Chef Ruth Ziolkowski: Choices of Quiches and Literacy Toolbars

May 23, 2023
In our most recent CIZZLE, Ruth Ziolkowski from TextHelp and Don Johnston shared about the Literacy Toolbars designed to support learners with reading and writing support needs. Though supports, like read aloud, are becoming more common on publisher’s platforms, the benefit to toolbars, Ruth shares, is that they are always there, regardless of the platform. She compared this to always knowing where your measuring cups are in your kitchen.

Chef Tiffanie Zaugg: Banana Cream Pie and AI

May 5, 2023
Tara Mason is an assistant professor of inclusive education at Western Colorado University. She uses a strengths-based student learning framework to investigate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology, and accessibility. She kicked off CIDDL Cizzles Season 3 with her family gumbo recipe! She discussed proactive teaching, UDL, and progress monitoring in this week’s Cizzle.

Chef Tara Mason: Gumbo and UDL & AT as an Approach to Assessing Learning Needs

April 5, 2023
Tara Mason is an assistant professor of inclusive education at Western Colorado University. She uses a strengths-based student learning framework to investigate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology, and accessibility. She kicked off CIDDL Cizzles Season 3 with her family gumbo recipe! She discussed proactive teaching, UDL, and progress monitoring in this week’s Cizzle.

Chef Dr. Allison Leggett: Cizzling Corn Cakes and Distributive Ledgers

February 1, 2023
Dr. Allison Leggett, who oversees the teacher preparation program at the University of California, Los Angeles Extension, and her sous chef, Edrick Leggett joined CIDDL’s Christine Parsons in the CIDDL Cizzle’s kitchen to discuss distributive ledgers and make her grandmother’s Southern Corn Cakes.

Chef Bryan Dean: Mother Sauces and Technology Evaluation

December 2, 2022
Season 2 CIDDL Cizzles gets saucy as Bryan Dean connects universal ‘Mother Sauces” to technology evaluation. Starting with a simple 1:1 roux of starch (all-purpose flour) and a fat (butter), Bryan creates four mother sauces to be used as the base for a wide variety of meals.
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This is a place where we build connectedness, share varied opinions, and bring together our knowledge about leveraging technology to support all students.

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Check out these great opportunities from CIDDL and its growing partner list to network with others and learn all things EdTech.

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CIDDL is seeking input from PreK12 and higher education professionals on how to advance effective uses of technology in higher education preparation programs across the nation. Please share your insights and inform the CIDDL work by taking a quick 10-minute needs assessment survey. Click here to take the survey

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