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Share A Story – March 2017

My name is Hope Baker and I attend Robinson Secondary. I am currently an Assistive Technology ambassador for Fairfax County Public Schools and I have spoken at numerous conferences. Recently, I was the keynote at the 2016 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) conference. Also I was the keynote at Bush Hill Elementary during their inclusion week kickoff. For the last two summers, I was accepted to attend the I’m Determined Summits.

When I was born, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy which affects the muscles in tightening them.… Continue Reading

Meet 2017 TAM’s New Board Members


""Sean J. Smith, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas.  Sean is a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, national presenter, and the parent of four school-age children, two having exceptionalities. With a background in the research and implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) technology-based innovations for struggling learners and those with disabilities, Sean has authored books, chapters, articles, and offered hundreds of national presentations. The Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on federally funded research and implementation projects, Sean is currently examining the impact of virtual reality and online learning on student development as well as ways to apply evidence-based technology innovations across the lives of those with exceptionalities, particularly in the area of literacy and technology.… Continue Reading

TAM at the CEC Convention & Expo 2017

Enjoy many sessions related to technology at the CEC Convention & Expo, April 19-22, 2017

Using Technology to Meet the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities in the Classroom

Wed, 4/19: 2:15 – 3:15
Room: 309

It is vital that teachers understand the variety of assistive technology that is available and easy to employ within their classrooms. Assistive technology avails students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to save time and overcome some of their weaknesses in both the general and special education setting.… Continue Reading

TAM Business Meeting and Technology Innovation Showcase 2017

Join TAM members at the CEC Annual Convention in Boston, MA on April 19-22, 2017.

TAM’s Business Meeting and Technology Innovation Showcase will take place from 5:00 – 6:00 on Thursday evening in Sheraton hotel, Beacon B.

Come to celebrate the winners of the JSET Research Article of the Year and Technology in Action Article of the Year awards!

Engage with other members and experience innovative technology such as an HTC Vive virtual reality headset, Microsoft Hololens smart glasses, Technology-based graphic organizers, Aurasma on mobile devices, Alexa, and Osmo and a Dash and Dot robot.… Continue Reading

President’s Message – March 2017

I am very excited to be the President of the most wonderful TAM Board this year. As you all know, Technology and Media Division has experienced quite a few changes in the last couple years. So first of all, I want to thank our two past presidents: Dr. Cheryl Temple and Dr. Cindy Okolo. Their incredible leadership and enthusiasm over the last two years kept TAM afloat through the tough times. I want to thank both of them for their dedication and for being amazing role models for the upcoming leaders in the area of technology in special education, representing both worlds: practitioners (Dr.… Continue Reading