We recently attended a useful session at the annual American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) conference. It was “Ideas that Work: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources,” presented by David Emenheiser from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). David reviewed more than 25 online tools, training modules… Continue reading: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources
Find equipment for all ages available for loan, demonstration and reuse. Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) has just unveiled their new online equipment database, NH AT4ALL, where you can browse at your leisure for needed devices. Create your profile and start browsing devices to request today! There is a video overview of how to use the site… Continue reading: Assistive Tech for Loan, Demonstration and Reuse
This free live-streamed webinar, Smartphones and Smart Ideas, just came across our desks, and looks really intriguing. It’s offered on Tuesday, June 27 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. (It’s from a parent center in Minnesota so the flyer says 6:30 – 8:00 pm because they are on Central Time.) We all know… Continue reading: Smartphones and Smart Ideas
We’re highlighting resources that recently crossed our desks from the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials. The National Center for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at aem.cast.org offers a host of resources to better understand and make decisions about accessible educational and instructional materials. Some highlights: There’s an introductory 3:42-minute video: [raw][/raw] There’s an AEM Basics section… Continue reading: Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students
Additions and improvements on this website in the past few months: New Toolkit for Driving Change with paths for personal or school-wide change using Next Steps tools. Includes a self-assessment and a companion guide for school change. New College Faculty section for faculty and staff in teacher education/preparation programs in colleges and universities. Get a foundational understanding… Continue reading: New Additions to the Website!
The College Board announced this month that students who receive testing accommodations as part of an IEP or 504 Plan will have the accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the PSAT 10, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement exams. You still have to request the accommodations but… Continue reading: SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier
A quick update on additions and improvements on this website in the past few months: New page to house all the Ed O’Leary transition IEP videos in one place More exemplar IEPs in the Transition IEP Requirements Tool New assistive technology reference page New postsecondary options and college disability services sections Updated the ELO page to connect to the new BeyondClassroom ELO website. BeyondClassroom now includes examples and a For Students… Continue reading: Lots of New Stuff on the Website!
Digital pens, using real ink and real paper, allow you to handwrite notes while at the same time recording the speaker. Later you can hear again what the speaker was saying while you were writing a particular note. The recording is time-stamped and coordinated with your written notes. These pens are getting better all the time. Here is a site… Continue reading: Digital Pens Overview and Comparison