Sharing from the ATIA 2010 Exhibit Hall

Cool Websites - electronic sticky notes

Cool Apps for Itouch

Story Kit - it allows you to create your own picture books for the itouch
3 D Brain - shows and move the brain around
Cliff Notes

Sharing from the ATIA 2010 Sessions

Check out Dr. Laz on you tube. Search Dr. Laz and look for his S.W.I.T.C.H. video it is amazing!
Shows what you can do with one simple switch, music, and an amazing teacher.
Would create a link, but I am not that tech savvy yet!
It was great seeing everyone.
Kathy Carpenter, PT SCPS

Here's the first real use of my Pulse Pen, and my first attempt to share an ATIA session using it:
(I obviously didn't start 'record' for audio for a minute or so)
Wiki While You Work:
I have created 3 wikispaces in the past 2 or 3 weeks. It's really simple -- I should have investigated this when Janet first mentioned it, but I didn't really get it.
At this presentation, I learned that if you are creating a wiki for K12, you can ask for ads to be removed from the site. Additionally the charge for the private wiki can be waived for educational use.
To find out more, check out the livescribe site.

One session talked about developing wiki's as teachers/students personal tech support page - that you create a wiki and set it up to be their home page and it has the tutorials they need for the skills they are learning or do not use frequently, like how to program a button on a device :-) - and you update the wiki as they need more info. -

A short clip on one thing I learned at ATIA.......


Proloquo2Go was a great session. I went to both sessions and got so much out of them.. There's so much more to this product then I thought. If you haven't used this product it would definately be worth trying.

Tar Heel Reader - check it out!
As of January 28, 2010, The Tar Heel Reader, an on-line resource for reading and writing beginning level digital books for older adolescents, has over 7,700 books in its library and over 885,000 book readings since it went online in May 2008. Easy for students to create books and share online. This session was UDL Web 2.0 where 2 techies from Pennsylvania shared their favorite free sites. This was my favorite!
Shari Hill

From Karen Geisel...
I was very impressed with Christopher Bugaj. He is an Assistive Technology Trainer in Loudoun County, Virginia. Turns out I went to two sessions he presented. Here are some things I thought were interesting…
~The A.T.TIPSCAST: An award-winning podcast exploring tools for struggling students. Available for free on

~Some of their (did one session with Beth Poss, M.A., CCC/SLP) favorite Web 2.0 sites. They chose these because they offer students various methods of representation, expression and engagement. (You probably already know many of these).
≈…Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
≈…Glog is a kind of poster - fully designed by yourself! Glog is a fancy creation from text, images, music and video. It gives you a perfect tool to express yourself. Edu.Glogster is a private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners.

≈…enter text into the text window and create mp3 format files. The speech isn’t great but it is free and very easy to use.
≈…flickr isn’t new but I didn’t know that if you click on advanced search and then go to the creative commons area, you can find photographs that people are willing to share without copyright restrictions.
≈…created by Inspiration, this is Webspiration to map out ideas, organize with outlines and collaborate online with teams or colleagues. Webspiration unleashes your creativity, strengthens organizational skills, and transforms your ideas and information into knowledge.…Books for beginning readers of all ages. It houses a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.
≈…talking pictures. Blabberize may be used to demonstrate knowledge on any subject area, e.g. history, English, poetry, language learning.

~Gave us a Strategy-A-Day calendar that he created with websites, tips for common applications (Word, PPT, Boardmaker, etc.), accessibility options. Lots of great stuff!
Sharon Bittle - I went to alot of sessions having to do with free stuff and I thought I would do a FDLRS Fav 5 every month. I am going to do a short video demonstrating 5 of my favorite website or free downloads. I also went to Ablenet's presentation on the new math program called Equals. It is designed for students on alternate assessment and correlates the SSS with Access Points and the lessons. It looks really interesting and I am going to investigate further.

Here is the completed video! I feel so good and am getting lots of good response from teachers in my service area. I also used to make the url smaller. If the link doesn't work try
.Karen Toothe - I also loved all of the free and low cost Apps for the I Touch, including Proloquo2Go. I just received an I Touch and downloaded the free Dragon -works great! I downloaded another Dragon app that allows you to speak your music requests but I forgot what it is called. Tarheel Reader and all of the free download books is great - more explanation is above. After attending ATIA, I purchased The Go Talk Express by Attainment and the the new updated version of Amdi's Smart 128 and their new Practical AAC: A Guide to Developing Functional Communication Skills. The PRC ECO 2 Eye Gaze system looks interesting. Sharon, Osceola has ordered the Ablenet Equals Math Program for all of our InD classrooms. Ablenet will be training everyone after FCAT.