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20 Great Podcasts for Educators
December 08, 2017, 6:09 PM GMT

microphone podcast iconMatt Miller from Ditch That Textbook shares 20 podcasts for educators to check out. He identifies iOS and Android apps to use if listening on mobile devices. The 20 he identifies are his personal recommendations or have been recommended to him by others. 

AAC 101 Flipbook
December 06, 2017, 3:01 PM GMT

multi-colored flipbook image with 8 sectionsCarole Zangari of PrAACtical AAC shared the plans for creating a flipbook on success strategies for AAC users. It covers basic tips, including the need the have VOCAs nearby, aided language input, speaking style, expectations, facilitation, FAQs and Top 10 Tips. Check it out! It's easy to create and share.

Help Creating Accessible Documents
December 04, 2017, 3:55 PM GMT

National Center on Disability and Access to Education logoAccessibility needs to be considered when creating materials, resources, and guidance documents. Here are cheatsheets on creating Office or Adobe files from the National Center on Disability and Access to Education that will be useful.  

Assistive Technology Glossary
November 30, 2017, 4:10 PM GMT

open bookThe Assistive Technology Glossary is a new publication from the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD), PACER and FHI 360. It covers AT terms from Access to X-10 and is a great tool for parents and guardians to understand the language of AT.

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. 

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