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More and more teachers are inviting educational technology into the classroom to help enhance learning materials.  Many are experimenting with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, in which students get to use their own mobile devices to participate in classroom activities.  A happy result of this is that augmented reality is also a possible teaching Continue...

Part Two: Communication and Understanding In our last entry, we discussed the ways that mobile applications for tablet computers and smartphones can help students with autism by offering an engaging method of developing social skills presented through a medium that appeals to them.  The consistency interactivity of a mobile app is perfectly suited to helping Continue...

  Part One: Engagement and Socialization Any special education teacher or educational assistant will tell you that one of the most challenging development conditions a student can be affected with is autism.  Autism, a neural developmental disorder that affects information processing in the brain, is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted or Continue...

Whether you’re in the classroom or at the dinner table, bringing up politics with children can be a challenge.  What does an elementary student know about voting, political parties, or making policies?  Probably not much (yet), but politics is about much more than who’s running for what and how much they intend to spend on Continue...