Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Strategist / Speech-Language Pathologist / Author

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Contact Chris about interactive workshops for your school, district, staff, or organization. Topics include: Universal Design for Learning, Professional Development, Policies and Procedures in Assistive Technology, Developing an Assistive Technology Team, Free Technology Solutions, Language Development Strategies, and more! attipscast@gmail.com Twitter: @attipscast

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #136: Spirit Animals

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Episode #136: Spirit Animals

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This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner above to learn about the amazing Read&Write products.

Episode Overview -

Episode #136 features a description and tutorial for the free game Spirit Animals by Scholastic.

A.T.TIPS in this Episode -

A.T.TIP #439: Spirit Animals

Upcoming ATIA Webinars

Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association
Social Media for Beginners: Twitter 101  with Beth Poss – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on April 22, 2015. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Upcoming Live Presentations

Technology Driven Data Collection: Using Digital Tools to Document Progress
One-Day Pre-conference – January 28th,  2015.
Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference

Register Now!

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Schedule of Presentations at the 2015

Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference

Date Time Title Co-Presenters Additional Information
1/28/2015 8am – 4pm Technology Driven Data Collection: One-Day Pre-Conference Beth Poss http://bit.ly/dataatia15
1/29/2015 8am – 9am Generation Tech! Empower students with an authentic writing/publishing opportunity Eliza Anderson, Melissa Bugaj
1/29/2015 12pm – 1pm Professional Development Smackdown Diana Carl, Mike Marotta, Kirk Behnke, Beth Poss
1/29/2015 2:20pm – 3:20pm PD2015 – Using a Strategy-A-Day Calendar to Elicit Change Sally Norton-Darr, Mark Nichols, Judith Schoonover
1/30/2015 8am – 9am Indiana Jones meets the Internet: Becoming an Assistive Technology Archaeologist Beth Poss
1/30/2015 9:20am – 10:20am Twitter 101–Building Your AT Professional Learning Network Beth Poss
1/30/2015 2:20pm – 3:20pm Innovative Practices in PD 2015: It’s Not Business as Usual Diana Carl, Mike Marotta, Kirk Behnke, Linda Wilson,

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Utah Center for Assistive Technology

Strengthening and Streamlining Your Assistive Technology Practice –  February 3th, 2015

KEYNOTE: More Than One Way To Skin A Cat (Practical & Fun AT) – February 4th, 2015

Common Recommendations Using (Mostly) Free Resources – February 4th, 2015

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #135: ScreamEd

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Episode #135: ScreamEd

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This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner above to learn about the amazing Read&Write products.

Episode Overview -

Episode #135 is the 2014 Halloween episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST.
Don’t answer the phone.

A.T.TIPS in this Episode -

A.T.TIP #438: http://kidpresident.com
A.T.TIP #439: Common Craft Videos
A.T.TIP #440: Why Open Education Matters Video
A.T.TIP #441: Voice Messages in iMessage
A.T.TIP #442: “Hey Siri” Voice Activation
A.T.TIP #443: Brains On! Science for Kids Podcast
A.T.TIP #444: Word Cloud Generator http://tagcrowd.com
A.T.TIP #445: Word Cloud Generator http://worditout.com
A.T.TIP #446: Annotate a picture in Google Drawing
A.T.TIP #447: Designing lessons without a worksheet

Also Mentioned in This Episode

A.T.TIP #239: Word Cloud Generator http://tagxedo.com
A.T.TIP #240: Word Cloud Generator http://tagul.com
A.T.TIP #127: Word Cloud Generator http://wordle.net

Upcoming ATIA Webinars

Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing - 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET on November 12th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association
Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association
Social Media for Beginners: Twitter 101  with Beth Poss – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on April 22, 2015. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Upcoming Live Presentations

Be A Digital Detective with Beth Poss - 12:45pm – 3:00pm on November 18, 2014. PATINS 2014 Conference.
Twitter 101 with Beth Poss - 10:15am – 11:15am on November 18, 2014. PATINS 2014 Conference.
Technology Driven Data Collection: Using Digital Tools to Document Progress -  One-Day Pre-conference – January 28th,  2015. Assistive Technology Industry Association One-Day Pre-conference. Register Now!
Multiple Presentations – January 29th – 31st,  2015. Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference.
TBD - Keynote Speaker –  February 4th, 2015. Utah Center for Assistive Technology

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #134: Able To

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Episode #134: Able To

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This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner above to learn about the amazing Read&Write products.

 

Episode Overview -

Episode #134 questions the usage of the phrase “able to” when reporting on the abilities of students. This is the Season 8 premiere.

 

A.T.TIPS in this Episode -

A.T.TIP #436: Banning the R Word and http://r-word.org
A.T.TIP #437: Elevateapp.com

 

Upcoming ATIA Webinars

Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing - 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET on November 12th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association
Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

 

Upcoming Live Presentations

Be A Digital Detective with Beth Poss - 12:45pm – 3:00pm on November 18, 2014. PATINS 2014 Conference.
Twitter 101 with Beth Poss - 10:15am – 11:15am on November 18, 2014. PATINS 2014 Conference.
Technology Driven Data Collection: Using Digital Tools to Document Progress -  One-Day Pre-conference – January 28th,  2015. Assistive Technology Industry Association One-Day Pre-conference. Register Now!
Multiple Presentations – January 29th – 31st,  2015. Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference.
TBD - Keynote Speaker –  February 4th, 2015. Utah Center for Assistive Technology

 

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

Bonus Content Overview -

I was recently challenged by Carrie Baughcum and Mark Nichols to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I accepted the challenge, made a donation, and passed it on by challenging three others. Please donate too! Also, if you can, consider donating to Charity Water as well.

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This bonus content of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner above to learn about the amazing Read&Write products. Texthelp will continue to sponsor the A.T.TIPSCAST with new episodes starting in the Fall!

New Content Coming Soon -

As mentioned in previous episodes, I was forced to cut back on the number of episodes produced during the 13-14 school year. Kids getting older, selling our house, moving, and all the rest of life’s adventures forced a truncated Season 7 with 12 new episodes rather than the typical 20.  The A.T.TIPSCAST will return in the Fall with at least 12 new episodes spanning the 14-15 school year. See you then!

 

Upcoming ATIA Webinars

Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing - 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET on November 12th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Upcoming Presentations

Lights! Camera! AT in Action! - Keynote Speaker –  September 17th and 18th, 2014. Arizona Department of Education Assistive Technology (AzTech)

You’ve Got Questions About Universal Design for Learning? - Google Hangout –  September 25th, 2014. Google Education Group of Northern Virginia. Sign up to attend!

Be A Digital Detective with Beth Poss - 12:45pm – 3:00pm on November 18, 2014. PATINS 2014 Conference.

Twitter 101 with Beth Poss - 10:15am – 11:15am on November 18, 2014. PATINS 2014 Conference.

Technology Driven Data Collection: Using Digital Tools to Document Progress -  One-Day Pre-conference – January 28th,  2015. Assistive Technology Industry Association One-Day Pre-conference. Register Now!

Multiple Presentations – January 29th – 31st,  2015. Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference.

TBD - Keynote Speaker –  February 4th, 2015. Utah Center for Assistive Technology

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Bonus Content – Learn By Listening Podcast Tutorial

Bonus Content Overview-

Carole Zangari from the PrAACtical AAC blog wrote to ask me if I could create a brief tutorial on how to access audio content via podcasts so she could better direct readers to some of the A.T.TIPSCAST episodes featuring communication strategies.

This is a step-by-step guide for anyone interested in learning how to search, listen, and subscribe to podcasts.

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Sponsor Information -

This bonus content of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner below to learn about the amazing Read&Write products. Texthelp will continue to sponsor the A.T.TIPSCAST with new episodes starting in the Fall!

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New Content Coming Soon -

As mentioned in previous episodes, I was forced to cut back on the number of episodes produced during the 13-14 school year. Kids getting older, selling our house, moving, and all the rest of life’s adventures forced a truncated Season 7 with 12 new episodes rather than the typical 20.  The A.T.TIPSCAST will return in the Fall with at least 12 new episodes spanning the 14-15 school year. See you then!

Upcoming ATIA Webinars

Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing - 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET on November 12th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #133: Purchasing Accessible Learning Materials, Story 3

Three panel comic of a man on the phone. In the first panel he asks the person on the phone if the product he is calling about is accessible. In the second panel the person on the phone asks what accessible means. In the third panel the man asks if the text can be read aloud or converted to Braille. The person on the phone hangs up and the man says, "Hello? Hello?"

Download the audio directly – Episode #133: Purchasing Accessible Learning Materials, Story 3

This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner below to learn about the amazing Read&Write products.

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Episode Overview-

Episode #133 features the third in a series of episodes which share stories of how educators supported the needs and preferences of students by selecting accessible instructional materials. This episode focuses on purchasing materials that are accessible so one doesn’t have to modify materials after implementation. You are encouraged to share your own stories in the comments below! This episode also marks the end of Season 7.

A.T.TIPS in this Episode -

A.T.TIP #435: The PALM Initiative

Upcoming Presentations -

Texas Assistive Technology Network – 

Tuesday, June 10th

UDL 2.0 – with Beth Poss (3 Hour Session)

Indiana Jones meets the Internet: Becoming an Assistive Technology Archaeologist – with Beth Poss (3 Hour Session)

ATIA Webinars

Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing - 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET on November 12th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #132: Wandoo Planet and the Banish Boredom Tour

Download the audio directly – Episode #132: Wandoo Planet and the Banish Boredom Tour

This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner below to learn about the amazing Read&Write products.

Banner ad to get 20% an online order of Read & Write Gold from Texthelp.com

 Use promotion code ATTIPS14SAVE20 to get

20% off online orders of Read&Write!

Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer expires June 30, 2014.

Episode Overview-

Episode #132 features the audio from a Google Hangout held with Lindsey Hill from Evanced Solutions discussing their free application, Wandoo Planet; the world’s first kid-powered interest genome project. Students make selections based on their interests to discover associated media suggestions (books, movies, etc.). Lindsey also describes activities students might encounter when they are visited by the Banish Boredom library tour.

A.T.TIPS in this Episode -

A.T.TIP #434: Wandoo Planet

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Upcoming Presentations -

VA Training and Technical Assistance Center Region 5 -

REGISTER NOW! AT, UDL, and Me, Oh My! with Sally Norton-Darr

Tuesday, April 8th  – 8:15am – 3:30pm

Texas Assistive Technology Network – 

Tuesday, June 10th

UDL 2.0 – with Beth Poss (3 Hour Session)

Indiana Jones meets the Internet: Becoming an Assistive Technology Archaeologist – with Beth Poss (3 Hour Session)

ATIA Webinars

Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing - 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET on November 12th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

Getting Your AT Party Started: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Program Building with Sally Norton-Darr – 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET on December 11th, 2014. Webinar for the Assistive Technology Industry Association

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Follow me on Twitter

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