Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Summer Break

Summer Break is upon us. Here in YCS this is our last week. We have exciting things planned for the summer with our Grizzly Learning Camps.  
Unlike past summers, I will not have the time to do a weekly learning series.  I will try find new things to share during the summer, and if time arrises I will post what I can.  I look forward to communicating new information next school year with all of  you!  

Have a great summer!  See you in the Fall!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Free Digital Fidgets

Do you have some students that need an activity that provides them with a moment to redirect their own attention or disruptive thoughts / actions? Is there a way to provide this opportunity without having physical, hands-on materials available?

Try some digital fidgets!

Digital Fidget Spinner  (https://www.fidgetspin.xyz/)

Sand Swirling  (https://apps.amandaghassaei.com/FluidSimulation/)

Virtual Bubble Wrap  (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/66060262/)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

FREE RESOURCE: Fine Motor Strengthening At Home

Are you looking for some fine motor strengthening activities to do at home?

XceptionalED has a free resource available, a great PDF list of fine motor activities that can be done at home. Check out this free resource at:


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Captions in Google Slides

Did you know that in Google Slides you can turn on automatic captions to display the speaker's words in real time?  
This can be helpful for individuals with hearing impairments as well as those learning to read.  

Follow the link below to get to Google Support for more information.  


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New EDU in 90 episodes

Check out Google for Education, EDU in 90. This YouTube channel offers short videos with news and updates on important topics for educators, administrators, and school leaders.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Are you looking for something artistic to do?  How about something that is relaxing as well?

This-is-sand lets you create sand art on your computer or other wireless device.  It is a fun, relaxing activity for people of all ages.  

This-is-sand can also be used to help kids learn to click and drag.  In the settings (near the bottom of the home page) toggle off Auto-Flow.  This will require you to click and drag to get the sand to flow.  Students can work on clicking and dragging while moving the sand all across the screen.  

This-is-sand is available online (https://thisissand.com/), in the App Store (https://apple.co/2QFHz7M) and on Google Play (https://bit.ly/2RPk9NX).  

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

AVA - Web Captioner

Are you looking for a program that will caption in-person and online conversations?

Ava Closed Captions (Ava.me) is available for Mac, Windows, Web, Android, and iOS devices. With just one click you can display instant captions, no matter what tool you use.

Ava offers free, unlimited automatic captions powered by the best-in-class speech recognition software.  Ava uses AI to transcribe instantly what people say.  With Ava you can caption live conversation, online meetings or even online videos.