AT Tip of Week Archives

These tips will cover a variety of areas, devices and tools. Most of the tips will focus on low or no cost AT. We hope these will be helpful for you or others you work with in your schools, districts, at home or in your workplace. Please feel free to send us any tips that you feel would be helpful for others.

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Carolann Cormier and Nicole Natale
TABS- Special Services Support Team
Capitol Region Education Council


Week of 2/03/2014

Here are links from the AT Coalition listserve for free AT webinars in February!

Apps for Creating Video-Based Learning
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1 PM Pacfic, 4 PM Eastern AbleNet presents simple, free and low cost apps for mobile devices and a step-by-step process for producing videos using Shadow Puppet, Learn by Video, and iMovie.

Overview of Section 504 & Public School Responsibilities (K-12)
Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:30 AM PST, 1:30 PM EST
ATNetwork provides this overview.

Express Yourself: Accessing the Visual Arts
February 6, 2014 AND February 20, 2014 12:30 PM PST, 3:30 EST
OCALI presents a two part webinar on AT support for visual arts.

Designing Your Treasure Chest of Tools to Advance Children With Significant Needs
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern AbleNet concludes a series on working with children who have significant disabilities.

Opportunities in Computing and IT Fields for People with Disabilities
Thursday, February 13, 2014 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern EASI presents Richard Ladner.

How to Design and Deliver an Accessible Webinar
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern Great Lakes ADA Center Director, Robin Jones, examines accessibility of interactive features, captioning, audio, and other issues.

Low Vision and Computer Access
February 20, 2014 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern AbleNet presents Windows accommodations for low vision.

Week of 1/27/2014

The tip this week is about the upcoming Connecticut’s Achievement Through Technology Conference on 4/1/14 at the Cromwell Crowne Plaza Hotel.

All of us involved in the planning of this conference are excited about having a statewide AT Conference here in Connecticut. We hope that many of you will have the opportunity to take advantage of it.

You can obtain additional information about the conference from the website.

Week of 1/20/14

Thought you all might like having access to this “Free Apps For Educators” Google doc created by Karen Janowski and shared over the AT chat on Twitter this past Wednesday. It’s pretty comprehensive and can be shared with anyone if you just copy and paste that link.

Also, if you are on Twitter, you can check out the AT chat that is every Wednesday night at 9 pm. It’s a new topic each week, just search the hashtag: #ATchat. And, if you don’t know how to do that :-), you can click here for a description.

Week of 1/13/14

The top 50 Blogs for Special Educators is a listing describing and linking you to a wealth of resources.

The site covers a variety of categories including:

  • Special Education Teaching Tips and Strategies – These blogs are written by teachers and educational professionals who share their ideas, tips, tools, and advice for working with special education students.
  • Technology and Assistive Technology – topics include Free Resources from the Net, Teaching all Students and more.
  • Special Topics – These blogs focus on select disabilities, special education issues, and other specific topics.
  • Special Education News and Policy – Keep up with the latest news and public policy developments related to special education when you read these blogs.
  • Special Education Law – These blogs will teach you about the legal side of special education.
  • Various Topics in Special Education – These blogs cover a range of special education issues, all of which can help you become a better educator, and include News from a School Psychologist and Behavior Modifications.

Have fun exploring the various blogs, we hope some of them are helpful for you.

Week of 1/06/2014

Happy New Year all!

We hope this post finds you all doing well and excited for the start of a new calendar year.

As such, we thought it would be beneficial to show you a post from one of our favorite educational technology blogs,

In this post, Richard Byrne references 10 Tools to Help Students Keep Track of Tasks this Year. Check it out for some good, free, organizational tools to try with your students who may struggle with organization.

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