Thursday, February 18, 2010

When Everyone Gets What They Need...

When everyone gets what they need... they can be more independent. 

The video below was created by DO-IT, an organization based out of the University of Washington. The acronym DO-IT stands for Disabilities, Opportunities, Inter-networking and Technology.
DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
I liked this video because it showcases individual students and introduces you to their learning tools based on their individual needs. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scholastic Webinars

 Thanks to the Assistive Technology Blog for passing this on. 

Join Scholastic for a series of free interactive LIVE webcasts to learn from, and speak with, expert leaders, thinkers, and practitioners, without leaving your office.

The embedded webinar below is entitled: Learning and Instruction in the 21st Century.  It is a conversation between Milton Chen, Ph.D., Executive Director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation and Tony Wagner, Ph.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Global Achievement Gap. 

However, I'm very excited about the April 21, 2010 webinar with David Rose, Ed.D., Founding Director/Chief Scientist for CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)  .  I am already registered and have the date saved on my calendar.  His presentation will be on The New Digital Classroom, Building Expertise through Technology.  Will I see you there?  You can register here


FM Trainer - Multi-talker Network
Inspired by 180 Days of AT/UDL Post  


You highlight my life.   


Measure and calculate.

Inspired by 180 Days of AT/UDL Post  

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Collaborative Compilation of the BEST of FREE AT Tech

I love free tools, don't you? Do you have any free online AT/UDL tools that you use with your students?  If so, then please consider sharing your best for 2010 using the Google Preso that I embedded below. The document is open for all to contribute.  Once in Google Preso, you can grab the embed code to post this resource on your own online space.  Let's create a collaborative compilation of the BEST of FREE AT Tech on the Web for 2010. You can edit the document by following this hyperlink

AT Blog Carnival

The Assistive Technology Blog Carnival is being hosted on Patrick Black's blog.  Visit the site to read a variety of posts on Assistive Technology from educators all around the globe. 
Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: Kiwikeith