Child/Primary School

The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents a session on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is concept developed from CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) that provides a structure/framework to support various educational initiatives for ALL students, regardless of ability. 

AbleNet University presents this session with Kirk Behnke. Goals, Methods, Materials and Assessments are the cornerstones of good instruction, especially for a diverse classroom. Our classrooms are made up of students who come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic settings and possess a multitude of abilities.

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iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments: Explore, Learn and Communicate

Thursday, December 5th
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

Learn from two experts about apps that work for young children who are blind or visually impaired.

Learn about iPad apps for students in early childhood such as EDA Play, Peek-a-Boo Barn, Pictello and Talkboard with additional insight on switch access and adaptations for children with visual impairments using the iPad.  

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Using eFlashcards in the Classroom  

Monday, November 18, 2013
7 AM Pacific, 10 AM Eastern

PATINS presents the basics and compare the various free online flashcard websites and apps.

Learn the basics and compare the various online flashcard websites and apps. There are many great free resources to help your students study quickly and easily.   This webinar is from PATINS. 

 
Presenter: Sandy Stabenfeldt

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AT Consideration for Students: Driven by Marketing or SETT?

Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

When AT is considered for students, what is driving the process? Is it the marketing messages crafted by AT producers or is it student-centered? Learn about the advantages of using the SETT Framework.

It's a fact that some fine AT products from Kurzweil, Don Johnston, AbleNet, and others may be what parents have heard of and are asking for, but if that is the starting point for discussion, the student may not receive the best AT.

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Consideration of AT Needs (K-12)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern

Kathy Lalk & Penny Reed of QIAT.org present at AbleNet University.

 

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Chromebook, Chrome Web Store and Accessibility

October 24th, 2013
4 AM Pacific, 7 AM Eastern AND 12:30 PM Pacific/3:30 PM Eastern

Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for All Students (PATINS) presents on using Chromebook with students who have disabilities.

 

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iCATER presents Co:writer

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
1 PM Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

Half-hour overview of word prediction using Co:Writer.

The Iowa Assistive Technology Professional Development Network, through iCATER, presents a series of webinars. No registration is needed. Visit this page for links.

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AIM Center Resources: Quick Start for Families

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

AIM (the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials) presents an overview of content & resources.

 

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SoundingBoard App- Bigger and Better! from AbleNet

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern

This free app has gotten a makeover! SoundingBoard is a communication system that is simple to program and use. Some of the new options include better graphics, screen rotation, new lay-outs, larger message board, and much more.

AbleNet presenter Mo Buti, M.Ed, has been in the field of special education for over 22 years, working with children with severe and profound, moderate, mild and autism disabilities. She has the Director of Special Education degree and certificate from the state of Illinois and her type 75 certificate. She was a teacher, a consultant and now an administrator.

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Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Use the Tools You Already Have

Thursday, September 19, 2013
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

AT Networks presents a webinar on how everyday tech –word processors, Web browsers, consumer electronics, and more – can assist students who struggle with reading, writing, notetaking, math, organization, time management, and attention.

From computers to smartphones to e-readers, kids today are immersed in technology. This AT Network presentation will demonstrate how to take advantage of familiar technology to compensate for learning challenges, capitalize on learning strengths, and reduce time and effort spent on school work.

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