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CanPlan App for iPhone & iPad-Schedule and Planning app with Photos and Audio & a reminder- FREE!

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Simple Sequencing for Accomplishing tasks for those who need assistance with planning, scheduling, task management and completion. 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

CanPlan is a phenomenal App for Students and Adults who benefit from scheduling/accomplishing tasks with supportive pictures, instructions, and audio. In addition, set a reminder so it gets done! For students in school, the community, or at home, as well as aging adults who need this support…and it’s currently FREE in the itunes store!

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RoboDesk motorized wheelchair tray puts mobile devices front and center

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A researcher at Purdue University has developed a motorized wheelchair tray that is designed to make it easier for wheelchair users to

access mobile devices…

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

“The RoboDesk was developed by Brad Duerstock, an associate professor of engineering practice in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering, who hopes it will make it easier for wheelchair users to study so as to increase their employment opportunities.”

Assistive Technology-Leveling the Playing Field and providing equal opportunities! The video shows the tray in action.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GehfR-exObc

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Teen’s inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetic could aid amputees in the third world

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Easton LaChappelle, a 17-year old high school student,

is developing an alternative to

advanced prosthetic arms and hands using freely available online resources…He started with Legos at a science fair and now is working with NASA!

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is excellent, what a brilliant and well-meaning young man; this will make a significant difference in the lives of many. Awesome.

http://www.gizmag.com/easton-lachappelle-3d-printed-prosthetic/28685/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6128234b18-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6128234b18-90865821

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Teen’s inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetic could aid amputees in the third world

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See on Scoop.itAssistive Technology for Education

Easton LaChappelle, a 17-year old high school student,

is developing an alternative to

advanced prosthetic arms and hands using freely available online resources…He started with Legos at a science fair and now is working with NASA!

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is excellent, what a brilliant and well-meaning young man; this will make a significant difference in the lives of many. Awesome.

http://www.gizmag.com/easton-lachappelle-3d-printed-prosthetic/28685/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6128234b18-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6128234b18-90865821

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Read&Write for Google Literacy Tools Make Cloud Collaboration Accessible

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Read&Write for Google is a suite of literacy tools

designed to help

struggling students improve skills and make Google Apps for Education more accessible. Read&Write for Google is a suite of literacy tools designed to help students with print disabilities and English language learners improve reading, writing, research, and study skills

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

There are many resources for students and educators in the Chrome Browser now and many Google apps and extensions to support literacy; Read and Write for Google is excellent to support reading/ writing/ and study skills! This article by Andrew Leibs sums up the features well! 

 

Try a 30 day free trial:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US

 

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Read&Write for Google Literacy Tools Make Cloud Collaboration Accessible

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Read&Write for Google is a suite of literacy tools

designed to help

struggling students improve skills and make Google Apps for Education more accessible. Read&Write for Google is a suite of literacy tools designed to help students with print disabilities and English language learners improve reading, writing, research, and study skills

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

There are many resources for students and educators in the Chrome Browser now and many Google apps and extensions to support literacy; Read and Write for Google is excellent to support reading/ writing/ and study skills! This article by Andrew Leibs sums up the features well! 

 

Try a 30 day free trial:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US

 

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Watch “The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty”-Phenomenal and Worth Watching!!!

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High School Dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. Designing for the Average reaches ZERO students and individuals, we need to personalize learning, adjust learning according to strengths and weaknesses, and Ban the

Average. Design to the Edges.

There are 1.2 million drop-outs in the US each year, at least 4% that are gifted intellectually, at Least 50,000 brilliant minds…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is an excellent Talk/Video and worth watching! Assistive Technology and Educational Technology can help personalize learning and create a flexible/ adjustable learning environment that nutures individual strengths/ skills/ knowledge and potential!

 

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-Myth-of-Average-Todd-Rose-a

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Watch “The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty”-Phenomenal and Worth Watching!!!

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High School Dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. Designing for the Average reaches ZERO students and individuals, we need to personalize learning, adjust learning according to strengths and weaknesses, and Ban the

Average. Design to the Edges.

There are 1.2 million drop-outs in the US each year, at least 4% that are gifted intellectually, at Least 50,000 brilliant minds…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is an excellent Talk/Video and worth watching! Assistive Technology and Educational Technology can help personalize learning and create a flexible/ adjustable learning environment that nutures individual strengths/ skills/ knowledge and potential!

 

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-Myth-of-Average-Todd-Rose-a

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Live Webinar! iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities-Registration Now Open!

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Live Webinar-iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities

3 Dates & Times for Your Convenience! September 4th from 4:00-6:00pm;  September 6th from 7:00-9:00pm; or October 2nd from 8:00-10:00am EST. (New York, USA Time).

In this live webinar training you will learn about the Best Educational iPad Apps for students or adults who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. If your student struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision or Blindness, Difficulties with Processing or Executive function, or Physical Disabilities, you will learn about apps that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers, schedule and receive reminders, comprehend, organize, take notes, and access textbooks and learning materials in a digital and audio format.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Apps that include text-to-speech for books, websites, documents, and PDF’s with annotation; word prediction; note taking; graphic organizers and mind-mapping; magnification; voice recognition; audio recording; math support; Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition);object identification; support while browsing the internet and researching; font selection; Letter & Number formation and foundational literacy skills; Digital story creating, and more. You will have the opportunity to download apps, ask questions and learn hands-on. You will learn about realistic methods of implementing apps in education and to access everyday curriculum and learning materials. Applications for employment and access to the community will also be demonstrated. A recording of this webinar will be sent to you upon attendance for your future review and access.

Registration Fee is $35.00 (USD). Space is Limited!  Register Below or contact Diana via email: dp.atspecialist@gmail.com  or phone-1- 603-998-4980.

 

Click Here to Register:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=RSJjaaUmrOmrYgkPneeWrw

 

See Website and Description Here:

http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/ai1ec_event/live-webinar-ipad-apps-for-struggling-readers-writers-print-disabilities/?instance_id=48

 

 

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AutisMate LITE the Communication and Life Skills App For Adults and Children with Autism

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AutisMate’s Smart Scenes™ technology combines a traditional grid-display sentence builder with customizable visual scenes, which incorporate visual stories, visual schedules and video modeling into a single learning app.  AutisMate’s personalization allows users to employ images and videos from an environment the individual with autism is familiar, including their home, school or work.

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is one of the most comprehensive apps I have ever used for students/ individuals with autism or any individual needing AAC or  life skills features that are built right into the app! Visual schedules and timers, customizable interactive scenes that are literally the rooms/ places that the student/ individual will be in daily, video modeling and sequencing, and communication; it’s absolutely phenomenal! The Lite version is FREE and starts with an excellent step by step tutorial and allows you to experience much of what the app has to offer before deciding to purchase the full version. Well worth the price for students/ individuals who will benefit as it replaces so many other apps and having to use multiple apps.

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