Breakthrough Teaching and Learning

How Educational and Assistive Technologies are Driving Innovation

  • Tracy Gray
  • Heidi Silver-Pacuilla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tracy Gray, Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Alise Brann, Cynthia Overton, Rebecca Reynolds
    Pages 5-24
  3. Elizabeth Bonsignore, Derek Hansen, April Galyardt, Turadg Aleahmad, Steve Hargadon
    Pages 25-52
  4. David H. Rose, Scott Lapinski
    Pages 53-70
  5. Stephen Yang, John Foley
    Pages 87-109
  6. Michael Russell
    Pages 111-126
  7. Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Tracy Gray, Eric Morrison
    Pages 127-143
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 145-148

About this book


Breakthrough Teaching and Learning: How Educational and Assistive Technologies are Driving Innovation Tracy Gray and Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, editors Interactive media and mobile devices have vastly enhanced the potential for teaching and learning both in and outside of the classroom. Personalized learning through technology can level the playing field for all students, particularly those with special needs. Breakthrough Teaching and Learning explores this concept of personalization and its application to diverse student populations, its limitless possibilities for innovation, and its ability to tap into previously underused areas of the human mind. The book focuses on the most exciting developments in the field, including: • The convergence of trends in educational and assistive technology • The potential of social networking in instructors’ professional development • What education technology can learn from the brain • The ongoing importance of social media for students with disabilities • The benefits of exergaming for students with disabilities • The use of technology to personalize student assessment Its proactive stance makes Breakthrough Teaching and Learning a resource of immediate interest to educational innovators, researchers and practitioners in education technology, assistive technology, special education, educational policy, and disability studies.


Educational innovation and disabilities Educational technology Social networking sites

Editors and affiliations

  • Tracy Gray
    • 1
  • Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
    • 2
  1. 1.American Institute for ResearchWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.American Institutes for ResearchWashington, DCUSA

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