Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Claro MagX

Claro MagX is a FREE app that turns your wireless device into a powerful high-definition visual magnifier. It is available for iOS, Android and for Chromebook.

There are NO in-app purchases and NO in-app advertising.

Claro MagX offers a wide range of magnification (maximum 16x times zoom), high contrast and color viewing options to make the text easier to read.

It is easy to use, simply pinch to zoom in and out. You can also take a photo, freeze the image and choose which mode you prefer for viewing. Claro MagX offers four options for viewing: normal, invert, two-color and greyscale.

Check out Claro MagX for yourself and learn about all of the viewing options through exploration.

Claro MagX for Android(https://tinyurl.com/yy3tkvv2)

Claro MagX for iOS

Claro MagX for Chrome

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 2)

Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 2): Behavioral Interventions

The second in a two-part series, this module describes interventions that can increase initial compliance to teacher requests as well as interventions that can be implemented to decrease disruptive and noncompliant behaviors.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1)

Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle

The first in a two-part series, this module discusses problem behavior in terms of the stages of the acting-out cycle and suggests ways to respond to students in the cycle's different phases.

(est. completion time: 1 hour)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

IRIS Center: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2)

This weeks Iris Module is:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2): Evidence-Based Practices

This module, second in a two-part series, highlights strategies that have been shown to be effective in teaching appropriate behaviors and skills and decreasing inappropriate behaviors with children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It next explores several strategies that are particularly effective with young children, elementary and middle school students, and high school students. 

(est. completion time: 3 hours)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

IRIS Center: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): An Overview for Educators 

This module, first in a two-part series, provides information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as an overview of the difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational determination of ASD. Resources include notes on instructional considerations for teachers who have children and students with ASD in their classrooms, as well as things to keep in mind when working with the families of those children and students. 

(est. completion time: 2 hours)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Over the summer I posted modules from The Iris Center at Vanderbilt Peabody College (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/) which contained some useful information and that could be used to get PD hours.

During the month of October, I am going to post 4 more modules, one for each of the next 4 weeks. Each of the modules are also in the IRIS STAR Legacy Modules list (https://tinyurl.com/y56eews6) for which you can get a Professional Development Certificate (https://tinyurl.com/y472jytb). As a reminder, these certificates are free through the end of 2019 so check the modules out soon.

I hope you enjoy the modules as much as I have and that you learn something new and exciting to help your students!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Installing Google Extensions, Apps and Add-ons

Google has a variety of "add-on" features, many of which are free. They have Google Extensions, Google Apps and Google Add-ons. I review a number of these great features as a part of this Blog. Attached below are instructions for how to add these wonderful features for use in your Google browser or with the G-Suite of applications.

Install a Google Extension or Google App 


Install a Google Add-on