Combining Cool Tools

Okay, so now I’m blending Google Doc’s new online presentation software with Plasq’s cool and easy screenshot/annotating/uploading tool called Skitch. I think this has potential. The image is everything, because you write your step-by-step instructions right on it. Both students and teachers could use Skitch to create, snap or import …

Make Your Own Comix!

Just in from the MadATer… Make your own comic at makebeliefcomix.com. What a great way for kids (or adults) to dip into creating comic strips – for fun, for social stories, and more. I especially like the tips that pop up on the bottom.

One Stop for Free Assistive Technology

Steve Jacobs has created One Stop for Free Assistive Technology, a clearing house of free assistive technology tools available for a variety of needs. It is organized alphabetically, but if you choose a few handy keywords, you can usually jump to the products that would be of interest to you. …

Q-Charm – AAC on your wrist!

Check out the Q-Charm customizable bracelet for a down-to-earth, convenient low-tech communication and cuing system. Q-Charms are silicone wrist bands with interchangeable half-inch square charms. The charms have different icons to help an individual communicate, anticipate daily events, etc. UPDATE: Sadly, the Q-Charm is no longer made – do you …

Joy Zabala on Accommodations vs. Modifications

Joy Zabala, wise leader of QIAT and key developer of the SETT framework, recently described the distinction between modifications and accommodations this way:  An ACCOMMODATION does not change the essential outcome of the task (for example, an essay or some sort of written product).  It is essentially completing the same …

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers (and others)

A wiki from Kirk Behnke: Learn (or contribute to) a brief overview and impact of how Web 2.0 tools – webcasts/podcasts, Blogs, Wikis, Social bookmarks, etc. – can be used in your classroom. These tools can expand your supplemental curriculum to meet the various learning and access needs of all …

The Access Center

Resources for enhancing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. Language Art • Math • Science • Teaching & Learning • Universal Design http://www.k8accesscenter.org/index.php