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Assistive Technology to Support Writing

April 13, 2022
Assistive Technology to Support Writing Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Bringing Assistive Technology (AT) to K-12 Technology for writing is embedded in just about every aspect of our lives. Students with disabilities can and should have access to Assistive Technology (AT) tools…
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Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series

April 7, 2022
Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org Two major aims of the Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning (CIDDL) include:  Increasing the knowledge, adoption, and use of educational technologies within education, related service, and leadership…
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Strategies and Technologies Supporting for Co-Teaching

April 5, 2022
Strategies and Technology Supporting for Effective Co-Teaching Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org In the March, 2022 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Dr. Peggy Weiss to discuss strategies and technologies that can be used to support effective co-teaching. Dr.…
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Translation Technology: Why for Teacher Preparation?

March 31, 2022
Translation Technology: Why We Need It in Teacher Preparation? Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Alleviating Language Barriers Have you ever found an article or a blog post that you were interested in learning more about but were unable to understand the…
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Virtual Practicums: Issues and Reflections

March 29, 2022
Virtual Practicums: Issues and Reflections Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org In our March CIDDL/CEEDAR Affinity group meeting, which aims to build the capacity of higher education faculty to support the development of PK-12 educators in planning, designing, and delivering effective instruction…
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Practice-Based Learning: Practice, Reflection, and Feedback

March 24, 2022
Practice, Reflection, and Feedback: Practice-Based Learning Author: Ling Zhang; Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Personnel, related services, and leadership preparation programs usually include a wide range of topics for pre-service educators to learn and practice. Providing pre-service educators with practice-based learning opportunities…
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Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs

March 17, 2022
Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs Author: Michelle Patterson; info@ciddl.org In a recent CIDDL  blog, “Integrate Scenario-Based Learning Into Teacher Preparation“, we discussed how teacher candidates developed responses to text- or video-based scenarios with an opportunity to reflect and receive…
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Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments

March 15, 2022
Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments Author: Kenneth Holman Pre-service teachers will benefit from utilizing alternative instructional techniques to enhance learning for students. Have you thought about using game-based learning to enhance your student’s understanding of content? To understand…
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Using Video Observations in Teacher Preparation Programs

March 8, 2022
Using Video Observations in Teacher Preparation Programs Author: Samantha Goldman Pre-service teachers are usually required to video themselves teaching to receive feedback from peers and professors as part of their culminating portfolio. One critique of this method is that teacher…