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 never quite figured out how or when to listen to podcasts. Still, I began browsing the ConnSense podcasts...
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 work that the Schwabs have done and their contributions toward greater understanding of and success for students with...
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
I've started a new blog especially designed to record the best educational web sites I find for kids, called The Web Catcher. Check it out! Then don't hesitate to leave a comment about YOUR favorite web sites!
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. Steve is also open to submissions of additional resources not yet on the site.
The Constructivist Consortium was established in 2007 by leading educational technology publishers committed to student empowerment, creative applications of computers and the availability of high-quality open-ended materials. This consortium seeks to differentiate member companies and their products from the rest of a cluttered industry.
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 your students. Covers Blogs, Wikis, Webcasts, Podcasts, Social Bookmarks and more. http://inclusive-webtools.wikispaces.com/
4Teachers.org... works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. Locate and create ready-to-use web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars, and tools for student use. QuizStar RubiStar Arcademic Skill Builders PersuadeStar Classroom Architect Equity TrackStar Assign-A-Day ...
By Chris O’Neal The International Society for Technology in Education has unveiled the report “National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation,” which covers six key areas: creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. Download a pdf of the new standards -- NETS for short -- from ISTE
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