Color Your World with Special Needs Children

Color Your World: Banana Mania I think I’ve shared some version of this Spirit Day before. We were participating in Camp Wonderopolis’ mega-construction mania. What fun! Except that the plastic banana mania hats created a mini-sauna and were bearable for about 2 minutes.

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Speaking Dysfunctions in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

I am fortunate to have trusted people who understand when I become nonverbal, which is when my brain turns off my speaking function. I needed a solution for when it happens, so I found very good communication cards.

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New technology accelerates autism diagnosis and treatment — Autism Candles

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 68 children have some form of autism – a rate that has increased by more than 120 percent since 2002, when the rate was one in 150 children. Such a sharp rise might lead to assumptions that the process of diagnosing autism is […]

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Blog Entry 1, Module 2

In today’s educational system, the way students learn is far different from your traditional textbook, but the way information and knowledge is taught as in terms of technology. There are barriers of technology tools into the learning process, such as unnecessary distractions and other content viewed on the internet. But at the same time technology is the future, and the way students of all grade levels will learn subjects in a school-based curriculum (Freeman et al., 2017).
Are they teacher related? Well yes, because teachers and other educational professionals need to plan, create, and collaborate lesson plans by using technology as a way to deliver teaching effectiveness, that would increase a student’s chance of achieving success and reaching for excellence according to Hamilton (2015). 
What about school budgets? Funding plays such an important role ensuring students are provided with state of the art technology, laptops, software, and other technological devices that would assist in learning effectiveness in students of all grade levels of an educational system (Hamilton, 2015). 
What will K-12 schools look like in 5-10 years? I don’t foresee schools being on Mars or in deep space, but technology will be advanced and improve students ability to learn the most important subject matters in a school curriculum. Hopefully, by that time scientists and other technological developers will be able to provide students with delay developmental disabilities more programming that would assist with academic success (Freeman et al., 2017).
How will adult learners “attend class” for their academic class? I don’t foresee time travel, but it wouldn’t be much different. Those seeking a higher education will still use the internet highway as a vehicle to earn their college degree, but perhaps the internet will be much faster in comparison to high-speed internet. But, I do feel there will be less adult students sitting at their desk in class on a college campus. I do believe more adult learners will seek out online degree, rather than physically attending a traditional classroom. I can see one earning a law degree online instead of attending law school on campus. 
Freeman, A., Adams Becker S., Cummins, M., David, A., and Hall Giesinger, C. (2017). NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 k-12 Edition. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium.
Hamilton, B. (2015). Integrating technology in the classroom. Tools to meet the needs of  student. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education.