Wandoo Planet



It took me quite a while to get through my backlog of podcasts, so I just listened to a great episode from Chris Bugaj of the A.T.Tipscast.  Episode 132 featured an interview with a former educator spreading the word about Wandoo Planet.  Wandoo Planet is a recommendation engine for children, think Pandora or Netflix.  Basically, kids pick some of their favorite interests, via a fun game, and the website suggests books and/or movies for them to check out.  The goal is to help students find books in their interest and get them reading more, which as we all know, is one of the best ways to increase students ability to read!

I took a few minutes and tried it out myself, and h (Read more...)

@lasenders Pinterest for AT

I have not used Pinterest myself very much, but I know that may people find it to be a great way to find curate content.  I don't have a problem with Pinterest, but have found my current methods for getting content to be enough, and I don't need another thing!  But, I have found some very interesting project and information on Pinterest and I thought I'd share with you.

Lauren S. Enders (@lasenders) is a Speech Pathologist & Assistive Technology Consultant from Pennsylvania and a frequent contributor on the iTeach Special Education Facebook Group.  Lauren has shared her Pinterest board collection on numerous occasions, and it is a wealth of information.  Laure (Read more...)

Narrative Skills for People with AAC


Just came across this great post on Twitter the other day.  It has some very practical and easy ways to encourage AAC use and develop narrative skill.  I know that it's an area I could work on with my students, and these are some good ideas, take a read here -

Narrative Skills for People with AAC



Photo Credit: Alin S Living with Autism via Compfight cc

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EdCeptional #29 – The Pot of Gold: Conference Nuggets


The latest episode of EdCeptional is posted online:

EdCeptional #29 - The Pot of Gold:  Conference Nuggets



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Opportunities for Success with Switches by @SENICT #assistivetech #augcomm #spedchat


Many years ago my kindergarten teacher, Miss Pinder thrust a pencil into my tiny hands and asked me to draw a picture. From that first day in school, every one of my teachers since has encouraged me to use pencils, then pens to write and draw things at every opportunity. Why? Because Miss Pinder and the other teachers knew that if I learned how to use a pencil I would have a tool that I could use to share my ideas, thoughts, opinions and feelings with the wider world. Miss Pinder gave me a tool I could use to communicate. It has served me well.

Take a moment now to think about the students in your class who use switches. How do they share their ideas, thoughts, opinions and feelings? (Read more...)

Opportunities for Success with Switches by @SENICT #assistivetech #augcomm #spedchat


Many years ago my kindergarten teacher, Miss Pinder thrust a pencil into my tiny hands and asked me to draw a picture. From that first day in school, every one of my teachers since has encouraged me to use pencils, then pens to write and draw things at every opportunity. Why? Because Miss Pinder and the other teachers knew that if I learned how to use a pencil I would have a tool that I could use to share my ideas, thoughts, opinions and feelings with the wider world. Miss Pinder gave me a tool I could use to communicate. It has served me well.

Take a moment now to think about the students in your class who use switches. How do they share their ideas, thoughts, opinions and feelings? (Read more...)

Mrs. Kilburn’s Kiddos #sped #spedblog #spedchat


Today, I would like to introduce Barbara Kilburn.  Barbara is a special education teacher in California who works with students ages 6 to 9 who have mild/moderate disabilities in a self-contained classroom.  This will be her 7th year teaching.  She created her blog/site, Mrs. Kilburn's Kiddos, to provide creative resources to fellow teachers and parents.  Barbara shares ideas for bulletin boards, fine motor, thematic units, reading, math, as well as many printables!

-  Jeremy


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Creative Art Experiences For Children with Special Needs #spedchat #specialneeds #tck #inclusion

Source: disaboom.com

Thanks to a tweet posted to the #SpEdChat hashtag by @Michelle_Horst on Twitter, I discovered a wonderful resource published by Crayola titled "Creative Art Experiences For Children with Special Needs".  This colorful PDF document starts with a discussion on how to create an environment that encourages creative freedom.  It then presents a variety of appropriate arts & crafts activities (drawing, painting, sculpting, & outdoor activities) - using Crayola products of course.  There's even a highlight box all about "Painting Experiences to Offer in Inclusive Programs"!


What I like most about this resource document are the grids outlining the be (Read more...)

High-Tech Teaching in Low-Tech Classrooms – How? #edchat #edtech

As 21st-century educators, we are expected to help students master the technological tools they will encounter in society and the workplace.  However, in many districts, teachers are lucky if their classrooms have one or two computers.  So how can teachers be high-tech with limited tools?  How can we best use limited resources to support learning and familiarize students with technology?  Well, this article from EdWeek offers some general tips as well as tool suggestions by subject area.

Readers - What are some strategies you have used when faced with limited access to technology?  Please share your thoughts on this challenge faced by many educators by commenting be (Read more...)

#180ATUDL2010


Christine Southard was inspired by several different posts to start a new project – #180ATUDL2010. Basically it’s a twist on the 365 Project that many people have been trying. She modeled it to follow 180 days of a typical school year (yes, she’s aware she’s a little late!), and I’m hoping to keep up. I’ll be posting my own pix to my Flickr account – teachntech and tweeting them using the #180ATUDL2010 hash tag. So I hope that we can inspire some great ideas!

Patrick

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Christine Southard was inspired by several different posts to start a new project - #180ATUDL2010. Basically it's a twist on the 365 Project that many people have been trying. She modeled it to follow 180 days of a typical school year (yes, she's aware she's a little late!), and I'm hoping to keep up. I'll be posting my own pix to my Flickr account - teachntech and tweeting them using the #180ATUDL2010 hash tag. So I hope that we can inspire some great ideas!

Patrick

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