EdCeptional #27 – Making It Happen with Jeanette

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Tonight we were joined by Jeannette Van Houten a Assistive Technology/Curriculum consultant from New Jersey and a blogger at My Point of View.... We talked about all the myriad ways to access the computer, both built in features and those that are extra. Even how an iDevice can be used to access and interact with a computer. Show Host: Patrick Black (@teachntech00) Show … [Read more...]

MacReach Show #36: Initial Thoughts on Apple’s Eduction Event!

This week on MacReach: We share our initial thoughts about today's Apple Education announcements... The iBooks 2 iPad app, iBook Author Mac app, and iTunesU iOS device app! With some help from Katie Krueger, Kelly and I discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly... and decide that "it's all good!" Show Host: Meg Wilson (@iPodsibiities) Co-Hosts: Kelly Dumont (@KDumont) and Katie Krueger … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks for Apps that Assist

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A colleague of mine recently asked me to share my top ten favorite apps for “Special Education in the Inclusive Classroom”, which is actually something that I am asked to do quite often. Unfortunately, that list does not exist. In the realm of using technology as assistive technology for individuals with special needs, it is extremely important that it be about the individual. What are the … [Read more...]

Independence for All

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From Teaching All Students The EdCeptional Crew is taking a few days this week to visit the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Schaumburg.  This conference focuses on helping all individuals be more independent in their education and life in general.  What has struck me about being at this conference is the focus on independence. I had the opportunity to share … [Read more...]

EdCeptional #21 – iOS 5 for All

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Tonight we focus on iOS 5 and many of the accessibility features that have been added.  Some of our favorites are text expander, Siri & volume as a photo shutter. Show Host: Anne Truger (@atruger) Show Guest:  Tricia Lazzaro (@tlazzaro11) Show contributors: Patrick Black (@teachntech00) Deb Truskey (@debtruskey) Subscribe to The EdCeptional Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the … [Read more...]

EdCeptional Show #18: Our Homecoming

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This week, our regular EdCeptional crew was finally able to reconvene after a crazy few weeks with back-to-school.  Continuing with a new, shorter show format, they still share a lot of exciting news!  This week's highlights include a recent patent application filed by Apple, federal grants to spur development of assistive technology, accessibility apps for the Android platform, and a cloud-based … [Read more...]

What’s the scoop? Check out Jeremy’s new scoop.it on “Technology in Special Education”!

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  Do you want to know what the latest "scoop" is on a certain topic?  That's the purpose of Scoop.it!  This tool is currently in BETA, which means you will need to request an invite in order to create your own "scoops". Once you receive an invitation, you will be  able to create topics that you would like to curate.  Curating a topic is relatively easy.  First, you will be asked to … [Read more...]

EdCeptional Show #16: Surfing the SLP Wave with Speech Techie

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Tonight, we are Surfing the SLP Wave with Speech Techie, Sean Sweeney. Sean is a speech and language pathologist and instructional tech specialist and is the author of the blog SpeechTechie. We are very excited to have Sean with us tonight! To start our show, we each share what inspires us as professionals in the field of special education.   During News Watch, we discuss how assistive technology … [Read more...]