Resources

AT Expert Webinars

AAC and Teletherapy – Plus Digital Resources
Presented by Sarah Gregory
Virtual Learning & Students with Complex Needs
Presented by Jeannette Van Houten
Technology for Diverse Learners: Chrome Reading Tools
Presented by Mike Marotta
Are your students struggling with reading? Join this fast paced webinar as we explore  an array of Chrome apps and extensions focused on providing support for struggling readers. We will explore features to support readers in the areas of vocabulary, spelling and comprehension. 
Technology for Diverse Learners: Chrome Writing Tools
Presented by Mike Marotta
How do we provide support to struggling writers? Let’s leverage the power of technology in our classrooms and explore Chrome tools (built into the G Suite of tools, along with apps and extensions). Join us for this exploration of features to support writers in the areas of pre-writing; drafting; revising; editing and publishing.
Technology for Diverse Learners: Chrome Supports for Executive Functions
Presented by Mike Marotta
We are using more technology than ever. But for individuals struggling with executive functioning skills, more technology does not automatically lead to greater productivity. Let’s explore an array of Chrome based apps and extensions focused on providing support for organization and executive function. Areas of focus include: organization, scheduling, task completion, time management and more.
Necessary Components of AAC Consideration and Implementation

Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/alternative communication. But what are those considerations? What principles should everyone involved be using when making decisions about what technology to select for implementation? Considerations discussed during this session will include the Least Dangerous Assumption, vocabulary selection, vocabulary organization, aided language input, and designed engaging and empowering language opportunities.

Presenter: Chris Bugaj, @attipscast

Handsfree: An Introduction to Switch Control on iPad

Description: Switch Control is a powerful accessibility feature built into iOS devices such as the iPad. It allows users who would otherwise not be able to use a touchscreen to enjoy hands free access beyond simple taps. With Switch Control, users with motor difficulties can perform most multi-touch gestures, control many of the media playback features of their devices and more. Unlike the switch access that is built into individual apps, Switch Control is available throughout iOS. It can be used with a range of apps to provide access to web content (Safari), ebooks (iBooks), and even home automation (Home). Starting with an overview of the various iOS-compatible switch interfaces available on the market, this session will focus on the latest features of Switch Control in iOS 12. In addition to the different access methods and configuration options Switch Control supports, you will learn about features such as Recipes for performing repetitive actions, Long Press for adding multiple actions to a single switch and VoiceOver support for users with multiple disabilities – all features that make Switch Control even more flexible and easier to use.

Presenter: Luis Perez; @eyeonaxs

Writing right from the Start!: Writing Strategies and Tools for Emergent Writers

Description: The reason that we teach writing? To demonstrate what we know, to share our ideas and express ourselves; and it is never to early or late, to get started on this process. Research shows us that the more children read, the better readers they are…AND the more children WRITE the better readers they are! So, what are you waiting for? During this presentation we will apply assistive technology tools, apps & extensions to instructional writing strategies for young children and students in K-12 who you want to start out writing or who may have missed out on writing instruction in their earlier grades. We will look at students who are working through the basic stages of the writing process, from scribbling to the end of 2nd grade measures of 2/3 cohesive paragraphs.The tools will be apps for iPads and Androids; webware. software for tablets, laptops and computers, and we will share with you assessment measures that will guide you. This session is beyond showing you to use the tools; it’s about implementing these tools.

Presenter: Kelly Fonner, @KellyFonner

Increasing Independence for Executive Function Dysfunction: Visual Supports and Time Management Strategies

Description: Disorganization, distraction and executive function disorder create challenges, increase stress, and limit independence for students with a range of learning needs. In this webinar, we will examine evidence-based best practices for addressing these needs. We will explore a range of low and high tech resources that promote independence and self-monitoring of organization and task completion, including the use of calendars, reminders, timers, to do lists, and schedules. Participants will learn specific strategies for integrating these into classroom routines as a part of a positive behavior intervention system and also as a part of an individual intervention plan.

Presenter: Beth Poss, @possbeth

Assistive Technology for Emergent Readers

Presented by Karen Janowski

AT Tool Time Learning Modules 2017/2018

Accessibility Options Across Platforms

  • With so many apps and software tools available for our technology today, it is sometimes difficult to know what might work for an individual. But wait ….. what about built in accessibility features? These supports are built into every computer and mobile device platform, yet many people don’t know what they already have! Let’s dive deep into the built in accessibility features of your devices (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chromebook) to explore options to support individuals in the area of reading, writing, vision, physical access and more!

AT Tools for Reading: iOS and Android

  • Are your students struggling with reading? Do you want to integrate mobile devices (iOS and Android smartphones and tablets) into the classroom environment to provide accommodations? Let’s explore an array of mobile device apps (iOS and Android) focused on providing support for struggling readers. We will explore features to support readers in the areas of phonics, vocabulary, spelling and comprehension.

AT Tools for Reading: Chrome

  • Are your students struggling with reading? Did your school / district recently “go google”? Do you want to integrate the Chromebooks into the classroom environment to provide accommodations? Let’s explore an array of Chrome apps and extensions focused on providing support for struggling readers. We will explore features to support readers in the areas of phonics, vocabulary, spelling and comprehension.

AT Tools for Writing: iOS and Android

  • How do we provide support to struggling writers? Let’s leverage the power of the mobile devices in our classrooms and explore apps for iOS and Android. We will explore features to support writers in the areas of pre-writing; drafting; revising; editing and publishing.

AT for Writing: Chrome

  • Do you have Chromebooks in your classroom? Do you need to accommodate struggling writers? Let’s explore Chrome tools available to support all writers. From Chrome apps to extensions to G Suite add-ons, we will explore features to support writers in the areas of pre-writing; drafting; revising; editing and publishing.

Let’s Talk Communication with AAC Apps

  • No area of Assistive Technology has been fundamentally shifted by mobile devices more than the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. No longer are we discussing devices costing several thousand dollars. Instead we are talking about apps cosing several hundred dollars. But are they appropriate for all communicators? Let’s discuss this area of AT and determine the appropriateness of AAC apps.

Working w/ PDFs: Tools, Tips & Strategies

  • Even with the infusion of tech tools in our classrooms, staff may provide inaccessible print materials to students. This webinar will focus on apps (for mobile devices and Chrome) that can be used to level the playing field for struggling students. We will explore tools to provide text to speech support for print as well as tools to give students the ability to write directly on these files.

AT Tools for Executive Function

  • Students are using more technology than ever. But for students struggling with executive functioning skills, more technology does not automatically lead to greater productivity. Let’s explore an array of mobile device apps and Chrome based apps and extensions focused on providing support for organization and executive function. Areas of focus include: organization, scheduling, task completion, time management and more.

Math Solutions that Promote UDL

  • How do we engage students and provide flexibility in the math classroom? Join the discussion as we explore web based supports, along with apps, that can be used to assist students with computation, word problems, equations and more. Let’s provide flexible supports for all learners!

Engage Students with Audio and Video

  • Let’s explore the range of tools – both websites and apps – that are available to provide multiple means of engagement, representation and action / expression. Whether we are using these tools to share content or to amplify student voices, there is no denying that students are engaged by audio and video.

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