Using technology to reach all students: “Digital Tools for Challenged Learners” from K-12 Online 2014

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By itself, technology can’t teach all learners as it is a tool or platform for learning, not the wonderful, messy process of learning itself.  However, in the hands of a gifted teacher, it can break down barriers making student learning accessible for emerging learners.

I love this presentation released today from the K-12 Online Conference by Cheryl Steele Oakes on “Digital Tools for Challenged Learners.”  It details some of the tool she uses to help challenged and emerging learners use technology to be more successful in their learning environment:


This presentation includes tools I have not seen in action before, and is well worth your 16 minutes!  Enjoy.

Digital Tools for Challenged Learners- Leveling the Playing Field! via K-12 Online Conference



Dr. Jason Neiffer is the NCCE Tech-Savvy Administrator in Residence. Jason is the first Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school. Since MTDA's start in 2010, he has led a team of over 150 teachers building a supplemental online education program delivering over 120 course titles to tens of thousands of students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two high schools building thriving programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production, and computer science. Jason is a leader in educational technology integration and popular speaker and trainer with experience working with thousands of teachers from all levels to improve their tech-savvy teaching. Jason has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher, and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen,” Blackboard Catalyst for Teaching and Learning, and NCCE Eric Jensen Leadership awards.

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