Category Archives: Assistive Technology

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 … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #131: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials, Story 2

Download the audio directly – Episode #131: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials, Story 2 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.  Use promotion code ATTIPS14SAVE20 to … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #130: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials, Story 1

Download the audio directly – Episode #130: Providing Accessible Instructional Materials, Story 1 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.  Use promotion code ATTIPS14SAVE20 to … Continue reading

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Disability-led Innovations For The Masses: My TEDx Talk

WATCH THE VIDEO directly –  Thanks to all the people who helped put together TEDxAshburn! Upcoming Presentations – ISTE SIGML Second Life and TweetChat – Mobilize your Productivity with iOS7 Accessibility Options – Tips and Tricks for All! -March 24th … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #129: Redefining “Assistive Technology Device”

Download the audio directly – Episode 129: Redefining “Assistive Technology Device” 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.  Use promotion code ATTIPS14SAVE10 to get … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #128: App Review and Multisyllablic Word Reading Strategies

Download the audio directly – Episode 128: App Review and Multisyllabic Word Reading Strategies 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.  Use … Continue reading

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Time to Vote! The A.T.TIPSCAST & ATEval2Go were nominated for 2013 Edublog Awards!

The 2013 Edublog Award nominations are out! The A.T.TIPSCAST has been nominated in the category of “Best Podcasts or Google Hangouts“. Also, ATEval2Go has been nominated in the category of “Best Mobile App“! Please vote to bump them up the … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST #126: Proto-Chapter for Technology Tools for Students with Autism, Part 2

Download the audio directly – Episode #126: Proto-Chapter for Technology Tools for Students with Autism, Part 2 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 … Continue reading

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Edublog Award Nominations 2013

Hello there everyone, This is a blog-only post. There isn’t any new audio, or official A.T.TIPSCAST episode, associated with this post. This post outlines my nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards. In my experience, most educational bloggers, podcasters, and Tweeters do … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #125: Proto-Chapter for Technology Tools for Students with Autism, Part 1

Download the audio directly – Episode #125: Proto-Chapter for Technology Tools for Students with Autism, Part 1 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 … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #124: The Evil iPad

Download the audio directly – Episode #124: The Evil iPad 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. Episode Overview- Episode #124 features … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #123: Spreading The Virus – Professional Development So Easy, A Zombie Could Do It

Download the audio directly – Episode #123: Spreading The Virus- Professional Development So Easy, A Zombie Could Do It 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 … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #122: The Cure For The Evaluation Report Writing Blues

Download the audio directly – Episode #122: A Cure for the Evaluation Report Writing Blues 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. … Continue reading

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ATIA Pre-Conference Announcement – Digital Make & Take

Digital Make and Take: Digging Deeper Two Day Pre-Conference, January 28th and 29th  2014 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference  with Christopher Bugaj and Beth Poss LEARN MORE & REGISTER  How often do you go to workshops, learn about new tools but upon … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #121: EnGAMESment – Let’s Play!

Download the audio directly – Episode #121: EnGAMESment – Let’s Play 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. Episode Overview- Episode #121, … Continue reading

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Texthelp’s Continued Sponsorship

The A.T.TIPSCAST is happy to announce that Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions, will continue sponsorship into Season 7! New episodes of the podcast are currently in development. Click on the banner below to learn about the amazing Read&Write … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #119: Assistive Technology Movie Review – Man of Steel

Download the audio directly – Episode #119: AT Movie Review- Man of Steel Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and Texthelp’s suite of web … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #118: Implementing Edmodo

Download the audio directly – Episode #118: Implementing Edmodo Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and Texthelp’s suite of web apps click on … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #117: Coding With Scratch

Download the audio directly – Episode #117: Coding with Scratch Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and Texthelp’s suite of web apps click … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #116: How To Help Say Things

Download the audio directly – Episode #116: How To Help Say Things Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and Texthelp’s suite of web … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #115: Vocabulary Review, Part 1

Download the audio directly – Episode #115: Vocabulary Review, Part 1 Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and their suite of web apps … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #114: Achieving Change Through Professional Development

Download the audio directly – Episode #114: Achieving Change through Professional Development Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and their suite of web … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #113: Quantum Screen Leap

Download the audio directly – Episode #113: Quantum Screen Leap Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold and their suite of web apps click … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #112: Taking the “Ill” Out of Literacy at VSTE ’12, Part 2

Download the audio directly - Episode #112: Taking the “Ill” Out of Literacy at VSTE ’12, Part 2 Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #111: Taking the “Ill” Out of Literacy at VSTE ’12, Part 1

Download the audio directly- Episode #111: Taking the “Ill” Out of Literacy at VSTE ’12, Part 1 Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning literacy solution Read&Write GOLD. To learn about Read&Write Gold … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #109: The Magic LAMP

Download the audio directly- Episode 109: The Magic LAMP Episode Overview- Episode #109 features a discussion of the approach to augmentative / alternative communication known as Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). This episode also features a bumper from Lucas McCarty. … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST #108: A Tour of Pre-K Stations

Download the audio directly- Episode #108: A Tour of Pre-K Stations Episode Overview- Episode #108 features my 4 year old daughter taking listeners on a tour of her pre-kindergarten program describing aspects of stations including the Discovery Area, the Music Area, the Dramatic Play Area, the Puzzle … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #106: Thankful For…

Download the audio directly- Episode #106: Thankful For… Episode Overview- Episode #106 features a brief discussion of a number of assistive technology tools Chris is thankful to have access to use for himself, to share with educators, and the can … Continue reading

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Edublog Award Nominations 2012

Hello there everyone, This is a blog-only post. There isn’t any new audio, or official A.T.TIPSCAST episode, associated with this post. This post outlines my nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards. In my experience, most educational bloggers, podcasters, and Tweeters … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode 105: An App for Literacy

Download the audio directly- Episode #105: An App for Literacy Episode Overview- Episode #105 features a brief discussion about what to look for when evaluating storybook apps and an example of a quality storybook app. A.T.TIPS in this Episode- A.T.TIP … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode 104: It’s Alive!

Download the audio directly – Episode #104: It’s Alive Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST features a recording of the events that transpired in the attic of the Bugaj household on a stormy night in October 2012 which involves … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #103: Introducing ATEval2Go

Download the audio directly – Episode #103: Introducing ATEval2Go Episode Overview- Episode #103 of the A.T.TIPSCAST describes ATEval2Go; an iPad app designed to help professionals conduct assistive technology consultations and evaluations. A.T.TIPS in this Episode- A.T.TIP 291 – ATEval2Go by … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode 102: Brite Digital Stories

Download the audio directly – Episode #102: Brite Digital Stories Episode Overview- Episode #102 of the A.T.TIPSCAST features a brief discussion of technical and practical uses of the digital storytelling site Britely.com. Miss Mel (Chris’s wife) stars in a guest … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Digital Storytelling Sample

A future episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST will focus on digital storytelling. Britely.com is one site that can be used to easily create digital stories. The future episode will focus on the why’s, how’s, and how-to’s related to the implementation of … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode 101: UDL NEXT

Download the audio directly- Episode #101: UDL NEXT Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by the book, The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools. Episode #101 of the A.T.TIPSCAST features a brief discussion … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #100: Movie Review Extravaganza

Download the audio directly- Episode #100: Movie Review Extravaganza Episode Overview- Episode #100 of the A.T.TIPSCAST features an audio version of all of the Assistive Technology Movie Reviews done so far, previously only available as blog-only posts. These include all … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #99: Books for Digital Citizenship

Download the audio directly- Episode #99: Books for Digital Citizenship Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is supported by the International Society for Technology in Education who is the publisher of the Piano & Laylee Learning Adventures series. Episode … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #98: Captions On!

Download the audio directly- Episode #98: Captions On! Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp Systems, provider of award-winning literacy solutions including Read&Write GOLD and Fluency Tutor. To learn about these products and their new suite … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology Movie Review: The Avengers

I’m a super hero geek and proud of it. I didn’t just grow up reading comics. I played games about super heroes, watched super hero cartoons, created robust fight sequences and narratives (often in that order) with super hero action … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #96: A Language-Based Curriculum

Download the audio directly- Episode #96: A Language-Based Curriculum Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp Systems, provider of award-winning literacy solutions including Read&Write GOLD and Fluency Tutor. To learn about these products and their new … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #95: Itchin’ for Switchin’

Download the audio directly- Episode #95: Itchin’ for Switchin’ Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp Systems, provider of award-winning literacy solutions including Read&Write GOLD and Fluency Tutor. To learn about these products and their new … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #94: DIY Video Libraries

Download the audio directly- Episode #94: DIY Video Libraries Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp Systems, provider of award-winning literacy solutions including Read&Write GOLD and Fluency Tutor. To learn about these products and their new … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology Movie Review – The Hunger Games

My wife doesn’t read books. She devours them. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was no exception. I, however, find it difficult to read a book during the school year. My literature consumption primarily takes place in the form of … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #93: The Traitr Feature of Toondoo.com

Download the audio directly- Episode #93: Traitr Feature of Toondoo.com Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by the book The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools. Learn more at http://iste.org/chewat. Episode #93 features … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #92: Thri Mor Speling Strategeez

Download the audio directly- Episode #92: Thri Mor Speling Strategeez Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp Systems, provider of award-winning literacy solutions including Read&Write GOLD and Fluency Tutor. To learn about these products and their … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #91: Musical Listener Feedback 4

Download the audio directly- Episode #91: Musical Listener Feedback 4 Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by the book The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools. Learn more at http://iste.org/chewat. Episode #91 features … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology Movie Review: Moneyball

As soon as I saw the trailer for Moneyball I added it to the Netflix queue. I didn’t feel compelled to see this movie in the theater because a) I’m not a big fan of baseball and b) I tend … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #90: Summary of Summarizers

Download the audio directly- Episode #90: Summary of Summarizers Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp Systems, provider of award-winning literacy solutions including Read&Write GOLD and Fluency Tutor. To learn about these products and their new … Continue reading

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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode #89: Free Fraction Tools from ConceptuaMath

Download the audio directly- Episode #89: Free Fraction Tools from ConceptuaMath Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by the book The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools. Learn more at http://iste.org/chewat. Episode #89 … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology Movie Review – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Despite having seen all the previous Mission Impossible movies, when I saw the preview for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol I thought, “Ick.” Then, when I heard from a few Twitter friends how much they enjoyed it, saw some additional television … Continue reading

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