AAC in the Cloud – Free Online Learning

aac in the cloud graphic including datesAAC in the Cloud is a new, fully-online, free AAC conference for the Augmentative and Alternative Communication community (how’s that for a mouthful). There are some great in-person conferences focused on AAC, and some more general Assistive Technology conferences that all help our community learn and grow, but there are so many people that don’t live near any of these venues, and we wanted them to have access to good AAC learning resources as well.

We all know learning to support communicators takes time, practice, and lots of reminding and rethinking and… relaxing? Probably. Anyway, we wanted to pull together the online AAC communities out there and give some hands-on, applied training and resources for everyone — experts, beginners, extended relatives, you name it!

AAC in the Cloud was held in June, 2017.  So, you think that you missed it? Think again!  Sessions were recorded and remain available online for you to view!  Just go to aacconference.com and take advantage of this powerful, free online learning!

Thanks to CoughDrop for hosting!  http://mycoughdrop.com

 

 

SpecialEdTech.net – Tips for Enhancing Classroom Learning

SET-mastheadA-small1Special Ed Tech is a newsletter geared toward and developed in collaboration with special education teachers, although the tools and tips are useful to all K-12 teachers.  It provides practical, leading edge tips and resources for using technology and free/low-cost games to provide professional development and help engage students.  Although packed with good ideas, the newsletter can be read quickly.  It can be read online or printed on a standard printer.

Subscribe for email updates and links, or head to the website to access all articles and content.  Find resources supporting assistive technology and UDL across topics Eye Gaze AAC, QR Codes in the Classroom, MathTech, Tools to Support Writing, Using Tablets in Moderate/Severe Classrooms, UDL- Why It’s Important, and much, much more!  You can even find information and links to professional development available on assistive technology and UDL topics.

Check it out and subscribe for new information all year!

Chrome Apps & Extensions for Diverse Learners with Symbaloo

Chrome SymbalooSymbaloo and Symbaloo.edu – a wonderful platform to store and share resources.  Symbaloo allows teachers to share valuable resources with their students and with each other. The best part is, Symbaloo is easy to use. You can add any link you find on the web to a customized tile, and organize your tiles in different webmixes (categories). You can search for tiles in the Symbaloo’s tile database, and you can search for content curated by other educators in Symbaloo’s gallery.  Check out this Symbaloo with Chrome Apps and Extensions for Diverse Learners!

Technology Triage – ATIA 2015

Tech Triage title slideDidn’t get a chance to join us for this session at ATIA 2015?  Find the “Technology Triage:  Managing the Barrage of AT and UDL Tools” here!  Look in on some of my favorite sites, curation tools, and platforms for sharing with other professionals as well as families and students.  Link here to the Google Slides Presentation.