Equity, Diversity, and Access to Technology in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The recent emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), such as ChatGPT, has caused an uproar in the academic community. Educators and leaders are debating the use of the tool as well as how it will change the way we educate. AI is becoming increasingly commonplace in our everyday lives, and its use is growing in many fields, from health care to education. With this growth, it is essential to consider how this technology could affect individuals of different backgrounds, abilities, and resources.
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Staying Relevant: Using Social Media to Address Current Issues in Teacher Preparation

Social media has made access to the voices of differently able individuals readily available, and they are constantly discussing perspectives and events that affect their lives. Open discussions about current issues may help pre-service teachers gain confidence in having difficult conversations about and with the students they serve.
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Feature Matching and Sheet Pan Chicken with Chef Michelle Patterson

In our newest CIDDL Cizzles, Michelle Patterson discusses assistive technology and the importance of feature matching to ensure student success. Michelle has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Exceptional Student Education and previously served as a Technology Resource Specialist as part of a Florida statewide discretionary project to meet the needs of K12 students with disabilities through the implementation of UDL, Assistive Technology, and Accessible Educational Materials.
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Supporting Online Reading Using Assistive Technology

This is post 7 of 13 in the series “Assistive Technology” Assisting Teachers in Understanding Assistive Technology: What Recent Research Says Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Assistive Technology to Support Writing Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions 3…