Tuesday, June 25, 2019

IRIS Center: Related Services

Related Services: Common Supports for Students with Disabilities  (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rs/)

This module offers a description of related services and an overview of the benefits they provide to students with disabilities in the general education classroom. It highlights five commonly used related services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology Services, Social Work Services, and Psychological Services) and briefly highlights many of the other related services as identified through IDEA '04.

(est. completion time: 1 hour)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Summer 2019!!

Summer vacation is here! YEAH!! Teachers everywhere are prepared to rest and recharge.

Even though summer provides teachers with a break from the day-to-day classroom environment, I know you are always planning, prepping, and preparing for next school year.

Each week this summer I will post a new module from The Iris Center at Vanderbilt Peabody College (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/). Each module will contain between 1 and 3 hours worth of readings and videos which have great information to help you in your classroom next school year (and beyond).

Each module I post is in the IRIS STAR Legacy Modules list (https://tinyurl.com/y56eews6) and is available for a Professional Development Certificate. Additionally, running through the end of 2019, IRIS Professional Development Certificates (https://tinyurl.com/y472jytb) will be FREE, courtesy of funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

I will post the first module link next week. This week rest, relax, recharge, enjoy your time off!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Accessibility at a Glance

Microsoft has created a YouTube channel video series called Accessibility at a Glance.

Accessibility at a Glance  (https://tinyurl.com/y2a9qz7y) is a series of short videos built to help you learn how to create an inclusive digital experience for people with disabilities.  While many of the videos highlight Microsoft's built in accessibility features, there are a couple of sub-series, like Inclusive Interviewing, that contain great, universal information that can benefit everyone.   

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Do you enjoy listening to books? Have you had some of the classics on your "to read" list?
LibriVox (https://librivox.org/) lets you listen to books, available on the public domain, for free. This service is similar to the eBooks available through Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/), which I wrote about last week (https://at-udl.blogspot.com/2019/05/project-gutenberg.html).
Volunteers from all over the world read the books published on LibriVox.  The audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to.  You can listen on your computers, an iPod or other mobile device, or you can burn it onto a CD.