EdCeptional Show #09: Remember when…?

This week, we had the normal Edceptional Crew and asked:  What was the first “technology” YOU remember using as student??
  1. Patrick Black:  I had a TI-80 at home, used a TV as monitor and saved information to a tape recorder!  We had Apple IIe’s in the classroom at school.
  2. Jeremy Brown: In terms of educational software, Kid Pix, Number Crunchers & Oregon Trail.  For hardware, Mac Plus for desktop, PowerBook 100 for laptop, and Palm Pilot.
  3. Deb Truskey:  The floppy disc was invented in 1970 as well as the microprocessor. Atari games were popular. (Post It Notes were also invented in the 70’s.) However, my technology as a student was in the form of a tape recorder, a typewriter and a stereo record player. (Favorite memory: “A Horse With No Name” by America being blasted out of the dorm window.)
  4. Your host for tonight….Anne Truger: Apple IIe in 7th grade at home, not school and as a college student the Magnavox VideoWriter.



  1. How to build your own matching “app”
  2. List of FREE\discounted apps & resources
  3. Twitter – @techinspecialed
  4. Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/techinspecialed



  • Voulnteer Opportunities:
    • Volunteering for a summer program (at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA from July 22-31) focused on augmentative communication and empowerment for young adults. Potential audiences may include students in Special Education, OT, PT, SLP/CSD, Rec Therapy or people currently working in disability services, etc.  See disabilities.temple.edu/programs/aac/aces/ for fliers and more information about ACES.
  • Offers/giveaway
    • Webspiration Classroom Giveaway!  9 more chances to win this month. Enter at www.inspiration.com/fbsweepstakes!
    • A4CWSN App Party – 6/11 @ 9AM EST –
      • App Party will occur on Facebook & last over 2 hours with more than 1000 promo codes to be given out!  Most recent update was over $3,000 worth apps.
      • Also, 1 or 2 iPad 2’s loaded with winner’s choice of 200 apps will be given away!


Don’t forget you can find all of tonight’s links at the EdCeptional Diigo Group.

You can follow our contributors at:
Patrick Black – http://about.me/patrickblack or @teachntech00
Deb Truskey – @debtruskey or @slpdeb
Jeremy Brown – @techieteacher
Anne Truger – @atruger

Thanks for listening!

The EdCeptional Crew (@EdCeptional or EdCeptional@edreach.us)

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