Some Keyboarding Sites…

This web site has tons of keyboarding links: http://www.computerlab.kids.new.net/keyboarding.htm This BBC site is pretty good, especially after you get through the slower first part: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage1.shtml Most of the keyboarding programs teach home row – ASDF JKL:  The Herzog method teaches in ABC order – http://www.herzogkeyboarding.com

Free Searchable Symbols for Curriculum and Communication

Slater Software (http://www.slatersoftware.com) very kindly offers a search window on their home page (and a Mac OS X ‘widget’) that lets you search their site for symbols that ‘may be freely used for non-commercial projects.’  They (like a lot of other vendors) also have a page of free stuff for …

What’s a Widget?

‘Widgets’ are little mini-applications that sit in a ‘Dashboard’ in Mac “Tiger” (10.4) and above.  There’s also a widget driver for Windows, and for earlier versions of the Mac OS .  Widgets range from look-up tools (dictionaries, address book, flights, yellow pages, google, etc.) to calendars, to games, and more.  …

Free Graph Paper Maker

For all low-tech lovers, Just stumbled across this free, online graph paper maker – makes pdf’s of graph paper according to the parameters you choose – size, color, line weight and layout. You can choose squares, dots, triangles, hexagons, diamonds, horizontal lines with light verticals, and even ‘axiometric perspective’ (I …

Teaching Families about Early Communication Strategies in the Home

In a one hour introductory presentation, I think it’s key to not go into too much detail, but to really drum up some “I could do that” kind of excitement, with some practical nuggets thrown in.  Some strategies that I find helpful: (1) Share a few case studies/stories that include …