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Episode #126 features a recording of the first draft of the “Classroom-based Technology Tools” chapter for the book Technology Tools for Students with Autism published by Brooke’s publishing. The chapter was authored by Christopher Bugaj, Melissa Hartman, and Mark Nichols. When the chapter was first drafted, it was written as a story following a fictional student with Autism named Mike through his day describing the tools he and his classmates used to accomplish different tasks. Unfortunately, when the chapter was pieced together with the other chapters in the book it just didn’t seem to flow properly. The chapter was re-written to follow a more traditional, essay-like approach. This episode features a reading of the original chapter, which the authors believe still has its merits as a useful way to help people learn about different ways to implement technology in the contemporary classroom for students with Autism. In this episode we hear about Mike’s afternoon following lunch which starts with a sensory break followed by math, recess, science, and concluding with packing up for the day.
This episode is once again hosted by two of the co-authors of the chapter, Melissa Hartman and Mark Nichols.
A.T.TIPS in this Episode –
A.T.TIP #397 – Chill-out station
A.T.TIP #398 – Talking avatar app, like Talking Tom Cat
A.T.TIP #399 – Geocaching (http://geocaching.com/live/)
A.T.TIP #400 – Dry erase boards to display answers
A.T.TIP #401 – Digital “Turn In” folder on a school’s network
A.T.TIP #402 – Colored tape as a visual border to teach boundaries
A.T.TIP #403 – Reviewing a virtual tour of new environments prior to attendance
Upcoming Presentations –
Virginia Society for Technology in Education
A Room Full of Brain Power: Designing Options for Every Learner with Mark Nichols – 1:30pm on December 9th, 2013
MEGA EnGAMESment: Making Educational Gaming Accessible – 8:45am on December 10th, 2013
Assistive Technology Industry Association
REGISTER NOW! —> Digital Make N’ Take: Digging Deeper with Beth Poss – Two-Day Preconference on January 28th and 29th, 2014
Professional Development Smackdown with Beth Poss, Kirk Behnke, Mike Marotta, and Diana Carl – 12pm, January 30st, 2014 in Caribbean VII
Twitter 101 with Beth Poss – 4:30pm, January 31st,2014 in Caribbean II
Creating Core Vocabulary Culture: A Little Help From Our Friends with Sally Norton-Darr and Judith Schoonover – 8am, February 1st,2014 in Bonaire 2
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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