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Download the audio directly- Episode #108: A Tour of Pre-K Stations
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 Area, the Building Center, the Sensory Table, and the Book Corner.
A.T.TIPS in this Episode -
A.T.TIP #307 – Peace Object
Students touch or hold an object together as they discuss their differences as a reminder that even though they had an argument, there can be a peaceful resolution.
A.T.TIP #308 - Speaker Object
A student touches or holds an object to indicate he or she is speaking. This object also serves as a visual reminder to the listener to be respectful to the one who is talking.
A.T.TIP #309 – Labeling Stations
Placing a visual representation with corresponding text at each station.
A.T.TIP #310 – Digital Pictures of Students to Represent Location
Students move visuals of themselves and place them at the station to indicate where they plan to spend their time. When all of the spaces on the visual chart are filled no other students may join in that area. The visual representation of individualized location tends to decrease roaming.
A.T.TIP #311 – Defining a Space
Tape can be used to define an area to provide students with a visual cue to help them understand and respect physical boundaries.
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Upcoming Presentations -
Universal Design for Learning – ISTE 6 Week Online Course - Starts February 4th, 2013. Each week features new strategies and resources for implementing the principles of Universal Design for Learning into your institution.
Mission Possible: Proliferating a Culture of Universal Design for Learning with Beth Poss & Chris Bugaj. January 29th & 30th, 2013 at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.
LIVE Webinar: DigitALL Stories – Tools for Storytelling in the 21st Century (Webinar Code: AT13-WEB03-LB) with Beth Poss. Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 3:30-5:00 PM ET Webinar Fee: $49.00 for the Assistive Technology Industry Association.
Download the audio directly- Episode #96: A Language-Based Curriculum
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 of web apps go to www.texthelp.com.
Episode #96 defines and examines the benefits of a language-based curriculum and discusses strategies for how teachers can implement this approach into their classrooms.
This episode also features a bumper from Ron Rogers, who works for the State Support Team in Region 1 of Ohio.
A.T.TIPS in this Episode:
A.T.TIP 283 – A Language-Based Curriculum
Also Mentioned in This Episode-
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Listen to past A.T.TIPSCAST episodes
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Here is a link to download the audio directly- Special Episode #7: Preschool Conversations 1
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.
Not be be outdone my her brother, this Special Episode features a discussion with Maggie Bugaj, a three year old student who attends an half-day preschool program three days a week. With a little help from her big brother, Maggie shares some insights into what it is like to be a preschool aged student.
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Here is a link to download the audio directly: Episode #5
Episode #5 is up for your listening pleasure. Episode #5 briefly explains the my take on the convergence of the educational concepts of Universal Design for Learning, Least Restrictive Environment, and Differentiating Instruction using Assistive Technology. I also explain that future episodes will have less me talking about the principles of AT practice in public schools in favor of trying to fit in two tips per episode. Please let me know what you think about the format change. Good thing or bad thing for the show, what’s your take?
The tip for this week’s episode is on “Pacing Boards”. Pacing Boards are simply circles used to facilitate language development. You can watch a short movie on Pacing Boards here : Keeping Pace
Download a Microsoft Word document containing a Pacing Board: Three Circled Pacing Board
Download a Microsoft Word document containing a Pacing Board: Six Circled Pacing Board
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