ConnSense Podcasts

Chauncey Rucker’s ConnSense Bulletin has long been a favorite of mine for news, reviews and updates related to assistive technology. It’s quality stuff, and he taps into key issues. In addition to online articles and an e-mail bulletin, ConnSense also has begun providing podcasts. Maybe I’m a luddite, but I’ve …

SchwabLearning and Sparktop to Close

Two of my favorite sites for families struggling with learning disabilities are closing. On September 21, Charles and Helen Schwab announced they will no longer maintain operation of their web sites, SchwabLearning.org and Sparktop.org. Instead they will focus on selective grant-making to other organizations. I am grateful for the wonderful …

David Pogue promotes the XO Give-one-get-one laptop

I blogged before about One Laptop Per Child’s Give 1 Get 1 program. Kudos to David Pogue of the New York Times for putting the promotion in such a clear light, and for his review of the new laptop’s features, limitations and capabilities. My son and I were talking today …

5000+ Resources to Do Just About Anything Online

From the venerable Web 2.0 experts at Mashable comes the list of all lists… 5000+ Resources to Do Just About Anything Online. And they mean it!  Topics include: Blogging and Podcasting, Communications Tools, Photo and Video Tools, Tools for Work, Tools for Life, Web Browsing Tools, Web Development Tools, Web …

Converting a Newsletter into a Blog

Excellent series of articles by Lorelle VanFossen that teach a lot about blog design as well as the practicalities of converting a newsletter to a blog. This is a must-read for anyone designing a blog! Posted at www.blogherald.com

My Student Publishing Program

In 2006, I created an after school multimedia publishing program to fend off my growing sense that schools have become overly and obsessively focused on standards – getting all the kids to do the same things in the same ways at the same rate. Ugh! In my program, kids learn …

ATSTAR

ATSTART is an online curriculum for educators to learn more about Assistive Technology: Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources, made with the help of many of the good people I know through QIAT. ATSTAR is an online curriculum designed to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by helping teachers learn …