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

Picture a classroom where every student, including those with visual impairments, can access learning materials and environments. Using the Universal Design for Learning framework, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), teachers are able to make this dream a reality in their classrooms.

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

It’s hard to believe that the Fall 2023 semester is upon us. Last year, we published a series of blogs dedicated to preparing for the fall semester. Knowing that technology is ever changing, we have curated a list to help guide you in your thought process around technology in your teacher preparation program.
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Embracing the Future: How Teachers Can Harness AI at the Beginning of the School Year

As technology continues to shape the world we live in, its integration into the education sector has become a powerful tool for enhancing learning experiences. One of the most promising advancements is Artificial Intelligence (AI). With the start of a new school year, teachers have a unique opportunity to leverage AI to create engaging, personalized, and efficient learning environments for their students. In this blog, we will explore some innovative ways teachers can embrace AI at the beginning of the school year and reap its benefits.
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UDL, Design Learning, and Personalized Learning

Dr. Basham shares the exciting innovations on the horizon of education, including personalized learning, design thinking, UDL, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He shares how to bring these concepts into personnel preparation programs and how teaching future educators and related service personnel to think in this way will lead to supporting all students, with or without disabilities.
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There’s An AI for That: A Site Dedicated to Curating AIs

Artificial Intelligence (AI). It seems to be everything we are talking about, not only at CIDDL, but in education and the world as a whole. There is more to AI, though, than ChatGPT. As we’ve noted in other blogs, AI has been integrated into several technologies that we regularly use and have used for years. Supports like Grammarly and Alexa or Siri, integrate AI into their systems to predict what you might want. But, how does one find AI supports outside of Google’s Bard and other explicit language models?
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ChatGPT, AIs, and the IEP?

A question that has been on a lot of our minds is “How does AI fit into the IEPs?” The conversations around accommodation, modification, cheating, or universal support are plentiful and, just like all things related to special education and IEPs, there is no “one size fits all” answer. To tackle this question, we are going to break down how one might use AI and offer various ways to classify it.
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Apple Enters the AR/VR/MR/XR Scene

Hot off the presses is Apple’s announcement of their new AR/VR/XR headset, “Apple Vision Pro Glasses”. Like anything Apple, it is not only aesthetically pleasing, but technologically advanced. This is Apple’s first spatial operating system which is said to be intuitive and magical. From the released images, it is apparent that Temple Grandin was right when she said that Apple designs with beauty and simplicity in mind in her newest book, Visual Thinking. But don’t get in line quite yet. The device will not be available to purchase until early next year.