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EdGamer 84: U.S. Government Will Not Build a Death Star January 12, 2013 6:00 pm

EdGamer 84: U.S. Government Will Not Build a Death Star

This IS the podcast you’re looking for! This week on EdGamer Episode 84 we contemplate the reality of building the Death Star…spoiler alert…our vote is a resounding, YES! We also give you some ‘EdCeptional’ news about games in Special Education settings, follow up on Homeland Security and try to figure out how to pronounce d0x3d, a link from our dear friend Niilo…another don’t miss episode of EdGamer. Tune-in and level-up!

EdCeptional #038 – Updates to Assistive Touch October 4, 2012 10:00 am

EdCeptional #038 – Updates to Assistive Touch

Talking about the new features in iOS 6, some great updates to Assistive Touch.

EdCeptional #038 – Highlighting words with Speak Selection October 1, 2012 10:00 am

EdCeptional #038 – Highlighting words with Speak Selection

Talking about the new features in iOS 6, now you it will highlight words when you use Speak Selection.

EdCeptional #038 – Guided Access September 27, 2012 7:52 am

EdCeptional #038 – Guided Access

Talking about the new features in iOS 6, check out how easy it is to setup and use Guided Access.

The New iBooks Release Means . . . January 19, 2012 9:54 pm

The New iBooks Release Means . . .

In 1999, Ruth Jaynes was my first-year teacher mentor. Ruth was tasked with giving me the run down on the inner workings of Sunnybrook School District 171. While we were going over curriculum, we talked about all subjects since I was going to have a self-contained class. The was particular passion when talking with Ruth about science. What was then told to me as we went over curriculum was that Sunnybrook had never adopted a fifth grade science textbook series. […]

Giving Thanks for Apps that Assist November 23, 2011 12:46 am

Giving Thanks for Apps that Assist

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 student’s strengths, weaknesses, and specific needs? What environment is he/she working in? What task […]

EdCeptional Show #19: What’s on the Horizon? September 28, 2011 8:00 am

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

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 […]

#Edapp: Touch Autism apps – promo codes giveaway September 14, 2011 8:00 am

#Edapp: Touch Autism apps – promo codes giveaway

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 […]

EdCeptional Show #18: Our Homecoming September 12, 2011 8:00 am

EdCeptional Show #18: Our Homecoming

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 […]

EdCeptional Show #17: Let’s Get it Started….First Day of School Preparation August 20, 2011 5:45 pm

EdCeptional Show #17: Let’s Get it Started….First Day of School Preparation

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.  

What’s the scoop? Check out Jeremy’s new scoop.it on “Technology in Special Education”! August 1, 2011 8:00 am

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

  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 […]

EdCeptional Show #16: Surfing the SLP Wave with Speech Techie July 19, 2011 8:00 am

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

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 […]

EdCeptional Show #15: SummerCeptional – Google +, Mac Apps, & more! July 12, 2011 8:30 am

EdCeptional Show #15: SummerCeptional – Google +, Mac Apps, & more!

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 […]

EdCeptional Show #14: Down Under with Ricky Buchanan July 11, 2011 8:22 pm

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 & multi-touch Deb Truskey: Voice Over & Screen Magnification Patrick Black:  switch access via usb or wi-fi (Attainment Switch […]

EdCeptional Show #13: Summer Thoughts in the Cloud June 13, 2011 9:28 pm

EdCeptional Show #13: Summer Thoughts in the Cloud

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 […]

EdCeptional Show #12: Listening to Literacy June 6, 2011 5:05 pm

EdCeptional Show #12: Listening to Literacy

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 […]

EdCeptional Show #11: All About Assistive Technology in Alton, IL! May 30, 2011 5:58 pm

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 initiatives are the roll out of iPads and the use of Read and Write Gold […]

EdCeptional Show #10: An Inside View from an App Developer for Special Needs May 23, 2011 6:32 pm

EdCeptional Show #10: An Inside View from an App Developer for Special Needs

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 […]