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No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

Spectronics’ mission is to seek, share and support technologies to advance independent achievement. As such, one of our major objectives is to increase community awareness of the benefits of assistive technologies. Toward this aim we ran the biennial Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference that became known as the ILT Conference on the fabulous Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The …

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Introducing Teach for Google

Introducing Teach for Google

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Over the last year I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking into what type of training is available to help educators get the most out of Google Apps for Education. On one end of the spectrum, I found plenty of “how-to” videos and articles that explain how to share a file, create …

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A Look at Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Ed

A Look at Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Ed

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week’s post comes from Marvin Williams, Assistive Technology Coordinator in the Services for Students with Disabilities department at California State University, Fresno. Marvin, myself, and Fresno State’s Alternative Media Coordinator Rima Maldonado will be presenting later this week at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, …

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ATIA 2015 Recap

ATIA 2015 Recap

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com For those of you that didn’t get a chance to make the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference I’m sure I’ll be one of the many to say that you missed a great show. With over 2600 attendees and 375 educational sessions it was the biggest (and busiest) conference yet. I’ve included …

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Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators

Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week I shared several no and low cost professional development opportunities for educators to take advantage of throughout the school year. While this primarily focused on webinars and video tutorials, one resource that should not be overlooked is social media. Or more specifically, Twitter. Twitter is one of the best sources of …

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No and Low Cost Training Resources Every Educator Should Check Out Now

No and Low Cost Training Resources Every Educator Should Check Out Now

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In preparation for a new year many schools will begin with several days of on-site professional development for educators. While training is never a bad thing, much of the information gained prior to the beginning of a school year can go right out the window as soon as the craziness of the first …

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California Google Summit – Resources and Reflections

California Google Summit – Resources and Reflections

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this month the EdTech Team held their third annual California Google Summit in Palo Alto, CA. The California Summit is the flagship summit of the EdTech Team’s global tour and is a top notch experience. This year I had the opportunity to both participate and present at the Summit and wanted to …

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Educational Technology Leaders – A Great Resource

Educational Technology Leaders – A Great Resource

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com July is shaping up to be a busy month. From ISTE two weeks ago to this week’s national AHEAD conference followed by the California Google Summit, I am having the opportunity to connect with many leaders in the Educational Technology world. I’ve found that staying in touch and/or following leaders in a particular …

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Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last weeks post, 11 ways to get the word out about technology on campus was shared. While getting the word out is critical to increasing the use of technology, it will only get you so far. Once students and staff learn about the technology, they must then learn how to use it …

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Technology Supports for Struggling Students | 40 hours of Professional Learning

Technology Supports for Struggling Students | 40 hours of Professional Learning

Access INSPIRATIONAL professional learning for the next 12 months! Did you miss out on a chance to be a part of the dynamic and truly inspirational Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference in Australia last month? Often referred to as the "world's best conference focusing on technologies to support struggling students!" And doesn't EVERY classroom have students with additional learning needs? …

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