Preparing our Learning Disabled Students for PARCC Testing

Preparing our Learning Disabled Students for PARCC Testing

  The times are changing … When Tennessee adopted the Common Core State Standards we accepted the challenge to change what we will teach and how we will teach it to reach new academic heights.  Along with that, we also changed how we will test for it and that part has made things a little scary in the world of special education… When PARCC […]

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Co:Writer Word Prediction App Released!

Co:Writer Word Prediction App Released!

I am always excited when our trusted special education software manufacturers make a program available in app format. I am REALLY excited this week, as Don Johnston just released an app version of Co:Writer®!! This is a word prediction tool that reduces the number of keystrokes required to type and that makes it a great […]

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Read Bookshare books almost anywhere!

Read Bookshare books almost anywhere!

Thanks to Shelley Haven from Tech Potential for putting together this great list of Bookshare Reading Options!  This list includes reading your accessible books through programs like Kurzweil, WYNN 7, Read&Write Gold and iBooks.  It also tells you how to transfer them to your Kindle! Download the PDF:  Bookshare reading options Check out more great […]

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Low Vision Apps

Low Vision Apps

There are a number of handy apps out there for those with low vision.  Clarix, a leading provider of magnification systems, has created three new apps and all are free (always the best part!)  Visit their website http://www.clarixusa.com/index.php/products/apps or the iTunes store for more information.  Just remember that iDevices have small megapixel capabilities so the magnification resolution […]

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Tennessee Association for AT Conference

Tennessee Association for AT Conference

  The Call For Proposals went out today for the upcoming state-wide assistive technology conference.  This annual event, held every December, is an amazing resource for all things related to the use of AT in the the special education classroom.  Sessions are designed to give educators and therapists real tools ready for use on return […]

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Free Web Accessibility Tools

Free Web Accessibility Tools

  I have just fallen in love with another web 2.0 support to add to our technology toolkits!   The Mada Assistive Technology Center in Qatar has created an amazing array of web 2.0 supports packaged in a single toolbar for improving web accessibility.   The “ATbar” contains tools for font magnification, text-to-speech, word prediction, […]

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Voice Dictation With Dragon Software

Voice Dictation With Dragon Software

I keep a million notes on student and classroom needs, assessment findings, etc. and I have begun to lean heavily on my voice dictation tools to get it all written down before I’ve forgotten it all.  If you’ve never used Dragon Naturally Speaking, you should give the free version a trial run.  I have  the […]

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iPad Summit Session Resources

iPad Summit Session Resources

We had a terrific turnout for both of our introductory level sessions Using the iPad in Special Education, as part of our new  “iPad Summit” series. If you attended either of these presentations this summer or just want to learn more about the iPad, you will want to look at the Livebinder file containing the powerpoint […]

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Free and Cheap Screen Magnifiers

Free and Cheap Screen Magnifiers

I am often asked to recommend screen magnifiers for students with low vision who are struggling with computer use.    There are several amazing, multi-function programs available for purchase with a wide range of features, but they can cost between $199 – $500 per installation. This becomes a pricey option, especially since we may not […]

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AAC App List from iPad Summit Session

AAC App List from iPad Summit Session

Check out these great apps for Communication that were featured at our iPad Summit on May 10, 2013!!  To see more great resources from our training and to learn more about using the iPad in Education, visit our LiveBinder!   My First AAC – $24.99              Gabby Tabs Lite – FREE   Fun with […]

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