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...

More Podcasting Links

Create Your Own Podcast - A step-by-step tutorial on podcasting from About.com Educational Podcasting - Extensive list of podcasting resources, from Gary Stager. Links to tutorials, articles and tools. PoducateMe - Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education Gcast - Create your own audio broadcast online, where you can easily record voice messages, mix in your favorite music, and share it all for the world to hear. Includes 'Podcasting...

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.

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...

More on Publishing

With student publishing projects in mind, and my own projects as well, I was recently reminded of one very cool site, Lulu.com , which lets you self-publish your own books in a way that books are produced and shipped 'as needed.'  I have a dream of putting together many of the resources I've developed over the years into just such a book.  One of the appeals of on-demand...

Excellent Blogging and Wiki Resources

Kathy Cassidy -- Blogmeister An excellent model of blogging with younger students. Notice how the kids type their own posts and the adult 'editor' adds a readable translation. She also comments on the children's writing, encouraging more. The class posts photos, videos and more. (tags: ages06-09 examples trldsites blogging) Classroom Blogs and Wikis How can classroom communication and collaboration be enhanced with the usage of internet blogs? Created...

10 ways to use your edublog to teach

From Edublogs themselves (the folks who host this blog and will host your education-oriented blog for free, too!), here are ten ways to-use your edublog to teach. From discussions to newsletters, sharing lessons, materials and assignments to posting events and dates, here are concrete ways a blog can enhance your teaching and your students' learning experience.

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...

Ning to provide ad-free social networking sites for educators

This is big news. I've been dabbling in Nings* for a few months now and my interest is piqued. I'm a part of the Classroom 2.0 and Assistive Tech Nings, which connect me with hundreds or thousands of other educators interested in collaborating and exchanging questions and ideas. The new news is that Ning is now offering ad-free Nings for K-12 educators. *Knowing what a Ning is might...

Skitching again…

I've written about Skitch before, but now that I've been using it a while, I have to put it out there again as one of my must-have's. Why? It's fun, it's good looking, it's easy and above all, it's several practical tools built into one. Screen Capture - grab a window, the whole screen or anything you can frame or drag across. You can even do a 'timed...

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