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Educational Enrichment Activities: Holt Interactive Graphic Organizer

These graphic organizers are in PDF format that can be downloaded and filled out digitally...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Holt Interactive Graphic Organizer

These graphic organizers are in PDF format that can be downloaded and filled out digitally...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Find over 20,000 short videos to increase background knowledge in the areas of science, th...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Find over 20,000 short videos to increase background knowledge in the areas of science, th...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Find over 20,000 short videos to increase background knowledge in the areas of science, th...

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Infinitec offers over 600 video presentations to meet
your professional learning needs.

Newly added for Schools:

*Seating and Positioning 3 part series by Karen Kangas
found under Acccess or Archived Webinars

*Full STEAM Ahead! STEAM Curriculum for Students with
Significant Disabilities - found under Archived Webinars

*Using Google Slides to Create Visual Supports
found under Tutorials

*Dual Diagnosis for Students with ASD: Positive Strategies
for Supporting Self-regulation - Addressing Anxiety, ADHD
and Emotional Processing

*Dual Diagnosis for Students with ASD: Recognizing Catatonia
Both Dual Diagnosis videos are found under Autism

Newly added for Social Services:

*Aging with IDD: Grace Project Module 1:
Aging Well for Adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

*Aging with IDD: Building Relationships and Rapport with Seniors
Both are found under the Aging wtih IDD resource category

Apps for Students with Autism, Version 5
March 18, 2019, 1:42 PM GMT

Autism apps wheelVersion 5 of this autism apps wheel provides a sampling of educational apps based on common learning characteristics and traits typical for students with ASD. Thanks to Mark Coppin for developing, sharing, and updating this tool. You will find it at Prairie Assistive Technology.

Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL
March 04, 2019, 3:32 PM GMT

girl using computerCheck out Mike Marotta's EdSurge article on UDL for an overview of the three principles of UDL along with real world classroom applications which lead to a more inclusive learning experience for all students.

Apps to Support Successful Transition
February 18, 2019, 3:08 PM GMT

app wheelVersion 2 of this transition wheel provides a sampling of apps that support indepdence in the areas of daily living, organization, study, vocation, reading and writing. Thanks to Mark Coppin for developing, sharing, and updating this tool. You will find it at Prairie Assistive Technology.

Chromebook Accessibility and Learning Tools
February 11, 2019, 4:18 PM GMT

child using chromebookThis Chromebook Accessibility and Learning Tools "poster" from CALL Scotland features finding and turning on accessibility features on a Chromebook, listening to spoken text aloud, voice typing, magnification tool, Chrome Vox and mouse options including dwell clicking. 

MN Joint Hearing Reports Stats from NAMI on Mental Health
January 30, 2019, 10:17 PM GMT

The House Education Finance and Policy Committees held a joint hearing on 1/29/19 and opened with a presentation from NAMI. Highlights include data that 50% of student mental health issues begin before age 14, 20% of students age 14-18 will live with a mental health issue, 1 in 5 students had a symptom of depression in the last two weeks and suicide is now the second leading cause of death in people aged 10-34. Read more or watch the hearing video. 

Beginning Communicators: Learning Through Touch Cues
January 28, 2019, 6:53 PM GMT

2 little girls one putting hand on shoulder of girl in wheelchairHere's an interesting idea originally developed for students who are deaf or blind, but definitely has application for the beginning communicator.  It's the use of simple tactile cues selected for an individual learner that are used to precede an activity. Check out Carole Zangari's post from January 28 on the PrAACtical AAC website.

Executive Function App Wheel
January 17, 2019, 9:11 PM GMT

4 concentric circles with skill, issues, app categories and links to specific apps This wheel provides a sampling of apps available for 8 skill areas for students with executive functioning concerns.  Thanks to Mark Coppin for developing and sharing this tool. You will find it at Prairie Assistive Technology under resources.

Attention MN Social Workers
February 11, 2019, 3:59 PM GMT

block letters spelling out the word ethicsThe 2-part ethics webinars  "How to lead ethically in a demanding environment; it isn't easy!" by Jerry W. Robicheau of Concordia U. is approved for your ethics licensure requirement. If you missed these webinars, they will be available on the website again from March 18 through March 31 and again in May. After watching both videos and successfully passing both quizzes, contact mbettlach@ucpnet.org for your certificate with our sponsor number.

Billy Footwear
September 26, 2018, 9:22 PM GMT

2 blue canvas high top shoesAt last! Shoes that look great but are easy to put on, even with AFOs. They've done away with velcro and use zippers that open the front aspect of the shoe and let the foot be placed in the shoe, not smashed in.  Take a look at Billy Footwear.

Flipgrid - All Features Now Free
June 25, 2018, 2:19 PM GMT

company logoFlipgrid announced on June 18 that all features will be free.  This means you can have unlimited grids, adjustable video response length, private feedback to students and more!  This change is a result of Microsoft's acquisition of Flipgrid.  So get going with your ideas for video responses!

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