Posts and Resources by Amanda Hartmann

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Proloquo2Go Version 4.0 Update

Proloquo2Go Version 4.0 Update

The team at Assistware have been working hard to update one of our favourite AAC apps: They have been putting together a series of blogposts outlining some of the new features we will see when Version 4.0 is released. Here is an outline and a summary for you all! But if you want to know more, please follow …

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Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

Assistive Technology provides amazing opportunities for students with moderate to high support needs to participate meaningfully in classrooms! This blog post contains support materials and resource links for participants attending the SPED Pre-conference workshop in Singapore in November 2014. Presentation   This workshop contains both practical and hand-on learning for participants as we step through a wide range …

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Time Tools for the iPad

Time Tools for the iPad

We are often asked to demonstrate time tools for the iPad. Apps, but also tips and tricks for managing student usage of the iPad. Someone showed me the “STOP PLAYING” tip on the iPad, so it only seems fair that our team share it with you! This tip means that you can set a time limit on how long …

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Exploring the Reading Doctor Apps

Exploring the Reading Doctor Apps

  The Reading Doctor Apps are powerful tools in your kit, for literacy instruction for all learners. The apps use a multi-sensory approach to teach letter-sound knowledge, segmenting, blending, encoding and decoding; which are essential skills for successful literacy learners. Please check out the Reading Doctor website for more information. This webinar will give an in-depth demonstration of …

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“Literacy Instruction for Young Learners”: Workshop tour coming in NOVEMBER!

“Literacy Instruction for Young Learners”: Workshop tour coming in NOVEMBER!

Things may seem a little quiet around here at Spectronics, but fear not – we are diligently beavering away in the background, working on our next workshops and webinars and blog posts! One of the things that is at the top of the list, is getting ready for the Literacy Instructional tour in November. I can say that …

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Get them talking about the BEAMZ!

Get them talking about the BEAMZ!

It’s been exciting month here at Spectronics! We have seen lots of BEAMZ Interactive Music Systems going out into schools. I have had one in my clinic to “play” with as well. And everyone on the Specco team has been learning how to set them up and use them. If you haven’t seen the BEAMZ yet, jump over to …

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Integrating iPads Into the Classroom

Integrating iPads Into the Classroom

This blog post includes resources and links for participants attending professional development training. It includes information to help educators successfully integrate the iPad into their mainstream classroom. Information has been compiled by the Spectronics Consultancy Team. Please email us on mail@spectronicsinoz.com if you need any further information. IPAD BASICS If you want to know more about iPad Basics then watching the 101 …

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3 Cool {Musical} Things #4

3 Cool {Musical} Things #4

Hi all! #3coolthings 3 MORE cool things to share from me this week! And special thanks to Cha for jumping last week! I love it when people want to share their 3 cool things. Everyone is doing such cool things out there. PLEASE share your secret genius! #thankyoukevin! The 3 cool things I did this week, have a …

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Three cool things #2 2014

Three cool things #2 2014

HI again, Here are the 3 cool things I did this week:   1. WATCHED THIS GOOGLE HANGOUT: Google-hangout-on-air-getting-ready-for-the-ilt2014-conference. I am totally loving the idea of using Extensions/Apps within Google Chrome. Adds a whole new way for our students to engage with, and learn from the internet! Here are some of the Google extensions mentioned in this Google-Hangout …

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Three cool things – blog post #1 2014

Three cool things –  blog post #1 2014

Hi everyone, Three Cool Things: blog post #1 Welcome to this first blog post about 3 cool things I did this week. In an effort to share my “secret genius” (stealing these now famous words from Kevin Honeycutt), I decided that regular blog posts dedicated to share the big, the little, the random, and the totally cool stuff …

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