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

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.

Closing the Gap Savings
September 11, 2017, 9:09 PM UTC

Closing the Gap logoWhen any school district staff member registers for a pre-conference workshop or for the conference, one administrator (SPED Director, Principal or Superintendent) can attend the conference FREE. Group discounts available too. Registration information is found here.

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

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 UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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. 

Chromebooks Apps and Extensions for Learners with Dyslexia
March 03, 2017, 10:21 PM UTC

Chrome browser iconMike Marotta collaborated with CALL Scotland to create this guide identifying apps and extensions for learners with dyslexia. Categories include notetaking text-to-speech, organization, writing support, reading support, reading ebooks, reading the web and working with PDFs. Download here.

Reducing Prompt Dependence in AAC Learners
January 26, 2017, 9:18 PM UTC

pointing handHere are 5 things to try if you need to reduce prompt dependence with your AAC learners. These are great ideas for those students who wait for you to help before responding.  

Ask and Answer for Clicker 7
January 18, 2017, 5:08 PM UTC

Clicker logoIf you're a Clicker 7 user, you should check out this new template. It's called Ask and Answer and allows the recording of 6 questions to which students can reply. It's quick and easy, but won't work if you haven't upgraded to Clicker 7. 

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