Bridges has a brand new website that makes searching for, learning about, and purchasing Assistive Technology easier than ever. To celebrate we’re having a launch sale. All-Turn-It Spinner, Don Johnston Switch Interface, Connection in the Workplace and other curricula, Jelly Bean Switch and more! We’ll be adding more items, so be sure to sign up for… Continue reading Bridges new website is LIVE!
As another school year ends, teachers are breathing a sigh of relief, while governments across the country are looking to improve scores . Ontario’s ministry of education recently announced that the province will be contributing $60 million to a new math initiative, (see the full article from the Globe and Mail here.) Beginning in September 2016,… Continue reading Math Intitiatives — Special Needs Classroom: Equals Bridges the Gap
Recently posted research results on Equals, adds to the substantial body of evidence on the efficacy of the adapted numeracy curriculum for students with special needs. Published on the Ablenet website is an update to their now four year case study on Equals conducted by a suburban school district in the US mid-west. The researchers… Continue reading New Study Says Equals Curriculum Generates Significant Gains
Alberta Education has launched two websites summarizing their initiatives for Literacy for All and Numeracy for all.
We’ve just hadour first Bridges LIVE! event in Mississauga and it was a great success. The enthusiasm of attendees, the discussions around trends in AT, new eye gaze technology and iPad access options, teaching strategies for students with profound challenges, tools on the cloud… as usual we probably learned as much from our participants as they… Continue reading Bridges LIVE! Coming to a City Near You
As part of an ongoing initiative, Numeracy for All — A Community of Practice, Alberta teachers are sharing their experiences with the Equals math curriculum for students with significant disabilities on a publicly readable Wiki. http://abnumeracyforall.wikispaces.com/home (Last year we wrote about the sister wiki that described the Literacy for All project in Alberta.) In 2012 – 2013 Alberta Education, in collaboration with Central Alberta Regional… Continue reading Equals + AB Teachers = Awesome Resource for Special Needs Math
Kim Mitchell’s been doing a lot of training on iPads for Special Education these days. Kim, a long time trainer at Bridges, has been working with AT for too many years than she wishes to calculate at this point (suffice it to say, she knows how to solder, the phrase “change the jumpers” makes her think of… Continue reading Kim’s Favourite iPad Apps and stuff from 2013