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Speech to Text in Windows
February 14, 2018, 10:48 PM GMT

microphone imageYesterday's Windows update installed an easy to activate and use speech to text engine. Simply hold the Windows logo key and press the letter H key.  Use speech to enter text into PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Chrome search bars. There are probably more things it works with that I haven't tried.  And if you like emojis, hold the Windows key plus the period for some options. 😊💖

Connect Virtually With Another Class
January 17, 2018, 11:11 PM GMT

skype iconMatt Miller from Ditch that Textbook instructs on the ways to partner virtually with other classes using Skype or Google Plus and then offers 20 ideas of activities to do together. He includes mystery skype, collaborative writing/creating, distance kahoot, using Padlet and more. 

Increasing Family Buy-In for AAC
January 02, 2018, 9:49 PM GMT

boy using communication deviceThis article, Increasing Family Buy-In for AAC written by Dan Fitch, a school-based SLP and published by Closing the Gap identifies questions to ask families and then strategies to increase use of an AAC device in the non-school setting.  Take a look! It may be helpful!

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!
January 03, 2018, 3:14 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. 

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. 

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