One of my favorite tools for a long time is Classkick. This is a tool that will work with any device! It works in a web browser or has an app. And it is one of the wonderful Ed-tech tools that is providing their premium features for free right now in this time of school… Continue reading One of my favorite tools, perfect for distance learning.
Yesterday I recorded podcast about using some thing like Zoom or any other video conferencing to help connect with students at this challenging time. For the learners I work with, who have learning differences, I know the ability for them to complete work at home is a challenge because they don’t have the same support… Continue reading Connecting through video..for learning and for socialization.
Thank you to InnovateCT for allowing me to do this webinar on various tools related to Executive Functioning and Note-Taking. This is a quick discussion on options that exist, by no means all options that exist. Viewers will are given thoughts on considerations for tools. https://youtu.be/lJop1lL5Ijg
Led by Southport School teachers and collaborators, this workshop series will share strategies for working with students with learning differences at home and in the classroom. Parents, teachers, and administrators are invited to learn more about how we can work as a community to impact the nearly 1 in 5 students with learning and attention… Continue reading The Southport School Collaborative PD Summer Series
I had earlier explored the comparison of Ginger and Grammarly on my iPad. Both tools have pros and cons but are useful tools to help with grammar and spelling checking. As I am typing Grammarly (paid version) is underlining words I am misspelled or have using incorrectly. It does not auto correct the spellings, rather underlines them in… Continue reading Ginger vs Grammarly in Chrome
I will confess that I am a die hard Apple device fan. In my school, they’ve been using MacBooks for quite a number of years, which is how I got converted. About five years ago we started a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, and what came in was a whole lot of iPads. At this… Continue reading Tale of two devices: iPad vs Chromebook
For my LD students, getting paper into an accessible format is a daily task. Despite being in a school for students with learning disabilities, some teachers still provide paper reading and/or to some students who do better with ear reading and dictation. Given that most of our students have iPads, we have found easy tools… Continue reading .@TextHelp innovating the world of accessiblilty in edtech: Part 2: Snapverter
I have to admit, the tools from TextHelp have me considering Chromebooks. I am a big fan of the iPad for my LD students. The built in accessibility and range of apps available are crucial for addressing a broad range of needs and building independence. Yet, TextHelp keeps finding its way into my Chrome browser and… Continue reading .@TextHelp innovating the world of accessibility in edtech: Part 1: Read&Write for Google
The use of technology in the field of special education is not novel, it is actually the area of education where the use of technology began with any regularity. I recall in my undergraduate studies in the early 90’s working at a preschool for children with special needs, learning programs that the speech pathologist regularly… Continue reading Blurring the lines between educational technology and assistive technology
My friend and colleague Theresa Collins, Director of Language Instruction @EHSSouthport and I presented at the ATIA (Assistive Technology International Association) annual conference last week. Our focus was on utilizing educational technology as part of multi-linguistic language instruction. (Orton-Gillingham approach meets edtech!) Theresa and I have been working on this idea for quite a few months. She came from… Continue reading #atia16 Everyday #edtech can be #assistivetech #OGtech #LDtech