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Tonight we are joined by Kevin Honeycutt of http://kevinhoneycutt.org to talk Internet safety for kids. Kevin shared his wonderful site for kids – http://www.mysafesurf.org and entertained us with the Online Safety Song.
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 contributors: Patrick Black, Jeremy Brown & Deb Truskey Subscribe to The EdCeptional Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the [...]
Touch Autism is a two person team that is dedicated to making the best technological apps for autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. The Touch Autism Team is comprised of Jenny Winningham, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Tomas Krones, a software engineer. They have recently given the EdCeptional crew promo codes to giveaway for 4 of their wonderful apps, described below. Touch Tutorial ($2.99 | iTunes App Store) - 2 codes available Touch Tutorial was designed to teach users who have [...]
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 service launched by Don Johnston. Show Host: Anne Truger Show contributors: Patrick Black, Jeremy Brown & Deb Truskey [...]
Show Host: Anne Truger Show Guest: Aviva Dunsiger Show contributors: Patrick Black, Jeremy Brown & Deb Truskey Subscribe to The EdCeptional Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the EdReach Podcast Feed The complete show notes are now on the EdCeptional Wiki.
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 provide a title, description, keywords, and icon (optional). Scoop.it [...]
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 (especially AAC and the iPad) has emerged in the mainstream media, introduce [...]
ROLL CALL: Patrick Black: A Cleaner Youtube – an extension for Chrome, Firefox or Safari that removes all related content & comments from YouTube viewing Deb Truskey: NASA HD iPad app Your host for tonight….Jeremy Brown: ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard (FREE), Dolls House ($2.99), & Dream Place for iPad (FREE w/ $.99 in-app purchase to unlock all content) NEWS WATCH: An Open Letter to School Administrators I’m NOT your Enemy: Secrets from your child’s SPED teacher Google Apps Accessibility Research [...]
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 & multi-touch Deb Truskey: Voice Over & Screen Magnification Patrick Black: switch access via usb or wi-fi (Attainment Switch [...]
Although we had a smaller than usual EdCeptional crew and are all overwhelmed with end-of-year craziness, we decided to keep on rolling! To start off this week’s show, we each shared our favorite childhood summer activities. Jeremy Brown: I use to go to northern Michigan every summer, where my dad’s family all had cottages. My favorite activities there were riding my bike, swimming, and yes, pretending to be a lifeguard! Deb Truskey: As a kid, summer seemed endless! We lived [...]
Good evening everyone and welcome back to an exciting new podcast! Tonight we have very special guests Chris and Melissa Bugaj joining us. Chris and Melissa are the authors and creators of Night Light Stories…incredible stories for children to listen to. Miss Mel and Mr. Chris continue to delight and educate children around the world with their amazing storytelling skills. Chris also is the creator and host of the A.T.TipsCast and is a returning guest. Chris and Melissa I was [...]
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 initiatives are the roll out of iPads and the use of Read and Write Gold [...]
Tonight we welcomed Jeff and Lisa Johnson from Grembe Apps to our show. Lisa is a physical therapist and Jeff is a software engineer together they formed Grembe Apps as a way to help their child and others to communicate. Grembe apps are apps that make a difference. To start off our roll call we shared an app that has made a difference in either a student’s life or your own childs. Jeff Johnson & Lisa [...]
This week, we had the normal Edceptional Crew and asked: What was the first “technology” YOU remember using as student?? 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. 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. Deb Truskey: The floppy [...]
We on the EdCeptional crew would like to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers who are listening. Our guest speaker for this evening is Karen Janowski: passionate about Universal Design & Universal Access 3 days/week – Assistive Technology Specialist with Newton Public Schools 2 days/week – Assistive and Educational Technology Consultant in the Greater Boston area Adjunct Professor @ Simmons College 24/7 AT activist! It’s all about promoting success, engagement, independence and joyful learning! ROLL CALL [...]
We have talked quite a bit about QR codes on the EdCeptional Podcast and the crew and I thought it would be good to elaborate more on them. Quick Response (QR codes) were developed originally for the car industry as a high speed way to track inventory. They’ve taken off recently for many reasons (easier to read by camera phones & their free!). Think of them as a way to connect the physical world with the digital. There are 4 [...]
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 speech therapy sessions We welcome Barbara to the show! Everyone was asked to share a low to mid [...]
This week Anne Truger and the EdCeptional crew welcomed Special Educational Technology Specialist, Samantha Fecich! Newswatch: School Library Journal: Talking Apps and eBooks The AAC Institute has written a position statement on iDevices and AAC along with an AACtion Point titled “iPads, AAC & Children.” The ASHA Leader – The Future at Hand: Mobile Devices and Apps in Clinical Practice – Gary Dunham Speech Therapy Moves Online Blogwatch: AT resource provider who posts all things AT! Sam’s cool tools for [...]