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...]

EdCeptional #22 – EdCeptional ROCKS ATIA!

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Tonight’s show is all about things we saw and heard at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference that took place in Schaumburg, IL last week.  We are sharing an audio cast of the full 1 hour session Deb and I led called - Everyone deserves and EdCeptional Education.  If you are interested in the notes from this session you can find them at http://bit.ly/edceptionalnotes. Show … [Read more...]

EdCeptional Show #19: What’s on the Horizon?

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This episode of the EdCeptional show starts off with each crew member sharing a great blog that they had read recently.  They then jump right into a discussion about the Horizon Report 2011 K12 Edition and what implications it might have for special education.  LeapFrog's LeapPad, the kid-friendly tablet, was the other hot topic this week.   Show Host: Anne Truger Show … [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...]

EdCeptional Show #14: Down Under with Ricky Buchanan

Two weeks ago, we had the privilege of having a very special guest, Ricky Buchanan, all the way from Australia!  Ricky is the author and editor of the blog/website ATMac: Empowering Disabled Apple Users. Welcome Ricky!   ROLL CALL - What is your favorite access tool? Ricky Buchanan:  the free/built in access things, because anybody can use them Jeremy Brown: gestures … [Read more...]

EdCeptional Show #11: All About Assistive Technology in Alton, IL!

Greetings everyone!  A huge shout out to all of you veterans out there...Thanks for everything you do to make our country an amazing and safe place to live! Tonight we are joined with a smaller Edceptional crew than normal and one amazing special guest, assistive technology specialist Mr. Brian Dowd. Brian is an AT specialist with Alton School District in Alton, Illinois. His district’s top … [Read more...]

EdCeptional Show #7: Geeking out with Barbara Fernandes!

Today we welcome Barbara Fernandes also known as GeekSLP. Barbara is a wealth of information and has many accolades to her name. Here are just a few. Speech Language Therapist Creator of Smarty Ears apps (Over 20) Speaks 3 languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) Originally from Brazil HUGE online presence as GeekSLP Travels the globe presenting on how to use technology during … [Read more...]