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Don't Throw Away Your Blue USB Intellikeys Keyboards!
November 20, 2017, 4:41 PM GMT

Intellikeys blue keyboardThere is good news regarding the Intellikeys keyboards.  The driver source code has been released by Ablenet and a group called ATMakers is working to make it available and functional for use again.  Go to this website for more info and to follow progress. In the meantime, download the activities you like because the Classroom Suite Activity Exchange will be taken down December 31. 

Books with Repeated Lines
November 03, 2017, 8:07 PM GMT

2 books in an iconThis list from AAC Intervention has oodles of books with repeated lines plus a listing of favorite books for pre-schoolers covering winter, colors, food, monsters, family, friends and more. The predictability of these books works great for involving students who use switches and speech paths love them for students with apraxia. 

Flipgrid - Engage All Students
October 05, 2017, 5:31 PM GMT

Flipgrid logoFlipgrid is a fun video platform that you can use to start a discussion with students, educators or members of your community.  Simply create a video with your question, share the link and wait to view the video responses. What a great UDL tool! One grid is free for educators. Here's an example of a school librarian using it for a book club. 

We Are Teachers
October 05, 2017, 5:13 PM GMT

We are Teachers logoWe Are Teachers is a searchable website for great ideas covering diverse topics such as back to school ideas, assessment, classroom management, EL, social/emotional learning and of course, classroom subjects. Other topics are career advice and life and wellbeing. This is Pinterest for Teachers! 

13 Kids Books to Spark Conversations about Empathy
September 22, 2017, 6:36 PM GMT

5 children sitting in a line reading booksMany schools are addressing social-emotional development and have programs to address bullying.  Here are 13 books that focus on empathy and an app, called Me to help kids understand themselves, the world around them, their feelings and the feelings of others.

Personal Emergency Profile Sheet
May 11, 2017, 3:33 PM GMT

red cross in circleThis emergency profile sheet from the National Autism Association provides important information about a child with autism including a physical description, medical needs, allergies/diet, signs of escalation, likes and dislikes and a few symbols to aid in communication. Recommended to share with school staff, family, friends, neighbors, etc. 

Group Buys Available Until December 15
September 18, 2017, 1:57 PM GMT

Dollar sign - gold in colorGroup Buys include News2You, Attainment and Don Johnston. Cadan, a MN reseller has products from AbleNet, Cricksoft and MayerJohnson. You will find the order forms under the Member Center - Group Buys.

Do you know about Epic!?
March 30, 2017, 3:37 PM GMT

logo for epic - just spelled outEpic! is a free book repository for elementary teachers and librarians. Thousands of books are available for K-5. Teachers can create student profiles and recommendations. Access from a computer, Kindle, iOS or Android device.

Kindle Books Now Accessible to Students Who Are Blind
March 27, 2017, 3:49 PM GMT

icon image of man or boy reading a book under a treeKindle books can now be read by individuals who are blind using a Windows 10, 8 or 7 computer.  You need the Kindle app and the latest version of NVDA, an open source screen reader. 

How to Use Amazon's Alexa on iOS Devices
March 23, 2017, 5:24 PM GMT

icon for AmazonWhat? Use Alexa instead of Siri? Yes, you can now query Alexa on your iPhone or iPad. Simply download the Amazon app (not Amazon Alexa app--you will need that app if you want to ask about weather or traffic.) Use the microphone at the top to interact with Alexa. Read this article for more specifics.  I did find it hasn't been fully enabled in iOS yet. I could only use it for shopping, but I expect that to change. 

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