Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Assistive Technology and the IEP - Tips for General Education Teachers

Last week I posted a short video from The Center on Technology and Disability (https://www.ctdinstitute.org) and Chris Bugaj (https://attipscast.com/) defining Assistive Technology Devices, Assistive Technology Services and Assistive Technology Consideration. This week I have another resource to share from the CTD.

Assistive Technology and the IEP - Tips for General Education Teachers (https://www.ctdinstitute.org/library/2017-11-13/assistive-technology-and-iep-tips-general-ed-teachers) is a one page infographic with steps a general education teacher should take to help with the IEP process.  This infographic is a good reminder for special education teachers and staff as well.

Please print the infographic, linked above, as a reminder for yourself or to share with other staff in your building or district.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Introduction to Assistive Technology with Chris Bugaj

The Center on Technology and Disability (https://www.ctdinstitute.org) is a great Assistive Technology resource.  Chris Bugaj is an Assistive Technology Expert, author, as well as host and producer of the ATTipsCast (https://attipscast.com/). Together the CTD and Chris Bugaj have crated a short, 5 minute video overview defining Assistive Technology Devices, Assistive Technology Services and Assistive Technology Consideration.

To watch this video, please click the link below to be redirected to the CTD website.

Introduction to Assistive Technology with Chris Bugaj
(https://www.ctdinstitute.org/library/2017-10-05/intro-assistive-technology-video)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Enabling Restrictions in iOS 12

Apple released iOS 12 at the beginning of September.  With this update there are quite a few changes in the settings menu.  In this blog I am including a tutorial on how to Enable Restriction in iOS 12.  I hope you find this helpful.

Enabling Restrictions on an iPad running iOS 12 or newer (https://goo.gl/699tQj)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Case Crusaders Presents "M.A.R.K."

As I mentioned last week,
Not all assistive technology options are high-tech.  Some are low-tech and some are incorporated into UDL strategies.  The Case Crusaders present short videos on strategies for working on positive social-emotional health.

The Case Crusaders Presents "M.A.R.K" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWk9rpFhZyY) is a short YouTube video about setting goals.  Learning how to set goals is a strategy that can help students in all areas of their life.

The link here (https://goo.gl/aJFKme) is a replica of the "M.A.R.K" format used in the video, that can be copied and used in your classroom.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Case Crusaders Presents "I Messages"

Not all assistive technology options are high-tech.  Some are low-tech and some are incorporated into UDL strategies.  The Case Crusaders present short videos on strategies for working on positive social-emotional health.  

The Case Crusaders Presents "I Messages" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYf3H70qldI) is a short YouTube video on how to use "I Messages" to talk with friends and classmates.  

The link here (https://goo.gl/rf9YZH) is a replica of the "I Message" format used in the video, that can be copied and used in your classroom.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Epidemic Sound

When creating presentations for class or work it is fun to add sound to enhance your presentation. 

In my Blog post from May 15, 2018 I shared a link to some Free Sound Effects (https://at-udl.blogspot.com/2018/05/free-sound-effects.html) provided by BBC (http://www.bbc.com/). 

Sound effects are great but sometimes we want a song or a portion of a song. Check out Free Copyrighted Songs at Epidemic Sound 
(https://www.epidemicsound.com/).  This site has tracks recorded by independent musicians and that are made available for the general public to use. Now you most likely will not find a song by your favorite artist or a group in main stream music right now but, you might be able to locate something in the same or similar style.

Check out Epidemic Sound 
(https://www.epidemicsound.com/) and see what you can find for yourself.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SchoolHabits.com

Most students (and some adults) need reminders on how to do different school tasks.  I was never taught how to annotate a text or how to properly study for an exam.  

SchoolHabits.com is a great website that has habits and hacks to help you get through school.  This site contains tons of video tutorials that can be found on the SchoolHabits channel.
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCif2xthZcmDp2NxvG56Gdlg).  Each video covers a different hack or habit and most mention ways to use them for a variety of learners.  

I like the "How to annotate while reading" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Mz4nwciWc) video and "How to take notes in a lecture class" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yx_R2kh16c) video also.  Check out these and some of the others that might help you or your students!