ATMac – Assistive Technology for Mac OS X Users

ATMac is a blog that offers news, reviews and opinions on assistive technology for Mac OS X, by Ricky Buchanan who is himself an avid Mac and AT user.  Organized by type of user, for example "text-to-speech users," or "deaf users," or "primary switch users," and by audience ("content producers," "developers," "edcuators," "users"), you can quickly find relevant entries.Bottom line - direct, honest info and reviews about state-of-the-art...

Podcasting Workshop – Resources

I'm leading a workshop on Podcasting in the Classroom, and have started to gather some tips and resources on my wiki.  Stop by to check out the presentation as well as my podcasting links.

Artcyclopedia – Fine Art Search Engine

Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine - Search or browse by artist, work or museum. 8,700 artists, 2,600 art sites, over 100,000 links! Also, Art News, masterpieces and more. This seems like a great resource for students of all ages.

Get Started with Podcasting

In preparing for a podcasting workshop this week, I've been collecting new podcasting tutorials.  Some helpful finds: How to Podcast: Four Basic Steps - Plan, produce, publish, promote... How to Podcast - from Podcasting Tools Howstuffworks "How to Create Your Own Podcast" Make Your First Podcast How to Create Your Own Podcast - A Step-by-Step Tutorial on Podcasting Most of these tutorials rely on Audacity and the LAME...

Sites for Kids to Publish Online

In response to a query from a teacher on behalf of her first grader who wants to 'get into publishing,' here are some links to online sites that encourage or allow students to publish their work online: Tips for children publishing on the Internet. | NetAlert - From the Australian government, a helpful set of safety and design tips for any students who would like to publish their...

TRUCE Toy Guide Now Available

TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment) has released its 2008 Toy Action Guide, just in time for the holidays. In their own words, This guide is intended to help adults promote children’s creative and constructive play by making informed choices about toys, and by working with others at home, school, and in the community to promote positive play and toys. The guide includes indispensable  tips for  how to...

Designing Web Sites for Users with Learning Difficulties

Juicy Studio offers this article on Developing sites for users with Cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties:When people think about accessibility of web content, there's a tendency to concentrate on people with visual impairments. People with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties are often overlooked.This article by Roger Hudson, Russ Weakley, and Peter Firminger, examines the types of problems visitors may encounter when using the web, with insightful and practical...

Homework Tips for Parents

I recently wrote a short article for parents on coping with their childrens' homework struggles and demands - a topic near and dear to my heart as I sit across from my own 9 year old who's struggling with his last assignment of the evening. The article is posted on our school's web page, along with additional links and resources, and I'm reposting it here: Homework Tips for...

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