Designed to be read one day – and page – at a time, this book from
four inclusive learning experts offers 365 strategies for implementing
technology to design inclusive experiences.
Educators across the world are working to design individualized instruction
that empowers every student to become experts at learning. Technology and
instructional interventions designed to support students with disabilities often
eventually become mainstream and used by the masses. These practices provide a
pathway for designing inclusive, equitable and accessible educational
experiences that meet the needs of every individual learner.
This engaging book includes daily strategies accompanied by examples of tools
that can be implemented immediately to design meaningful instruction. Topics
covered include role-playing games for social-emotional learning, building
literacy through captioned video, coding to teach early literacy, text-to-speech
for math and reading, and much more!
Each daily strategy includes:
• Explanation of how to use the strategy to design inclusive educational
• Examples of tools that can be used to implement the
• Alternative ways to use the strategy to extend student learning.
• Images illustrating the strategy or tool.
• Identification of relevant
ISTE Standards for Educators and ISTE Standards for Students.
The heart of the book is the shift in mindset that occurs by exploring a
different practical, inclusive strategy each day and infusing these strategies
into everyday practice.
About the Authors
Christopher Bugaj is a founding member of the Assistive
Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. He hosts “The
A.T.TIPSCAST,” a multiple award-winning podcast featuring strategies to design
educational experiences. He also co-hosts the “Talking With Tech” podcast that
features conversations about augmentative and alternative communication. Bugaj
is the creator of ATEval2Go, an iPad app that helps education professionals
perform technology assessments for students. He co‐produces and co‐authors the
“Night Light Stories” podcast that features original stories for children. A
frequent presenter, he has delivered over 300 live or digital sessions at local,
regional national and international events. He has designed and taught online
ISTE courses on assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). He
has also co‐written or written multiple ISTE books, including The Practical
(and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools and The New
Karen Janowski is an assistive and educational technology
consultant, and an adjunct professor at Simmons College in Boston. She presents
both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous
technologies that remove the obstacles to learning for all students, and is a
passionate advocate for UDL. She’s an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer,
co-moderates #ATchat on Twitter and has blogged at
teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com since 2005. Janowski is the president and
owner of EdTech Solutions Inc. in Massachusetts, which provides assistive
technology (AT) and augmented or alternative communication (AAC) professional
development, coaching, consultations and assessments throughout the Greater
Mike Marotta is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive
Technology (RESNA) Certified Assistive Technology Professional and the director
of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights
New Jersey. He’s also adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he
teaches master’s courses in assistive technology and UDL. Marotta serves on the
Center for Accessible Educational Materials (CAST) and Center on Inclusive
Technology and Education Systems (CITES) advisory boards. He’s the founder of
EdcampAccess NJ, an unconference focused on teacher-led professional development
opportunities on inclusion, special education and assistive technology. Marotta
co-moderates the weekly #ATchat Twitter chat that brings together an
international group of practitioners to discuss issues related to the delivery
of effective assistive technology services. He’s a nationally and
internationally recognized presenter, and in 2017 he was named the ISTE
Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator.
Beth Poss is a school-based administrator in Montgomery
County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. She’s worked as an assistant
principal, coordinator of preschool special education programs, member of the
MCPS assistive technology team and an instructional specialist for UDL. She
presents nationally and internationally on best practices in teaching and
learning with technology. She also serves as adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins
University’s Graduate School of Education. Poss is passionate about sharing the
importance of designing inclusive learning environments, effective technology
use in early childhood settings and culturally responsive teaching.