Friday Special Posting: MONDAY Free Online Event w/2 National Presenters!

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May 2   4-5pm EST

Chris Bugaj & Beth Poss Present: UDL 2.0  The Read-Write Web: Free Online Tools

  • Register Here (limited, but spots still available):
  • PATINS Second Life Island Event Location:

  • PGP Points Available for Attending
  • Right After School Timing for most
  • Must have Second Life Software Installed and Avatar created.  A little practice time also recommended:
  • PATINS Staff happy to assist you with getting started or question you might have:
  • Download The Flyer Here: Poss Bugaj SL May 2011 Flyer
  • These awesome national presenters will share loads of great free tools that you can use in your classrooms right away and access to this opportunity is available at NO COST to you!

About The Great Presenters:

Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP earned his Bachelor of Science in Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia and earned his Masters of Arts in Speech Pathology at Kent State University. Chris is the host of the A.T.TIPScast, an award-winning podcast featuring tools and strategies that can be used to differentiate instruction. Chris is the co-author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team and has presented at a variety of local, state, and national conferences and is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He currently works as an assistive technology trainer for Loudoun County Public Schools in Northern Virginia. Chris is also the co-producer and co-author of the popular Night Light Stories podcast which features original stories for children of all ages.

Beth Poss, MA CCC-SLP, a graduate of The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University, is an Instructional Specialist in Curriculum and Universal Design for Learning for Montgomery County Public Schools, in Maryland. She also serves as a consultant for Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education and the Maryland Assistive Technology Network and teaches graduate classes in Assistive and Instructional Technology for Towson State University and Johns Hopkins University. Beth has presented locally, regionally, and nationally at a variety of educational and assistive technology conferences including ATIA and Closing the Gap.

About The Session:

Your goals are to motivate students to read and write, allow students to express their knowledge in unique ways and provide multimedia based materials to enhance student understanding. Don’t have the budget to purchase some of the wonderful, but costly software out there?  Then, this session is for you! We will explore web-based tools that are free or very low cost that can be used to support the 3 basic constructs of Universal Design for Learning–multiple means of engagement, multiple means of representation and multiple means of expression. A variety of flexible, interactive Web 2.0 tools such as will be demonstrated. Examples of how to use these tools in a Universally Designed for Learning classroom to support a wide range of student needs will be explored. Participants will walk away with ideas that they can put to use right away without the need for purchasing new equipment or software!

Event Flyer Here:
Poss Bugaj SL May 2011 Flyer

Register Here (limited, but spots still available):

4/29/2011: Lots of Fast, Free, Time-Saving Tools This Week! 2 Great Virtual Conferences This Week and Two More Coming Up! eReader Comparison, Skype For Droid

Last week I attended the Spring Leadership Development Program Seminar at Purdue University, which was all about “Working Smarter With Technology, Not Harder.”  I grabbed a bunch of great ideas and tools, some of which I knew, but many were new to me and all are worth sharing!

  1. screencastomatic:
  2. Jing:
  3. screenjelly:
  4. screencastle:
  • AudioBoo: from your phone, record an audio recording of yourself and it automatically goes online for students or colleagues:

eBook Reader Comparison Matrix (thanks Jim):

Skype For Android: You know I’ve been a fan of Skype since 2006 and have blogged about using it for meetings, trainings, workshops, collaboration, teaming, co-teaching and so much more.  You probably also know it’s been available as an APP for Apple devices for quite some time now, but now it’s also available as an APP for Android devices:

This week I’m attending and presenting at 2 great VIRTUAL Conferences.  Make sure to check them out for next year.  Hear great information and never have to leave your desk!

Don’t Forget To Register!  2 Great Virtual Events Coming Up!

  • May 2: Chris Bugaj and Beth Poss on Free online tools for your classroom:
    If you like free Web 2.0 types of tools as I have listed above, you NEED to come to this session on Monday!  Chris & Beth will have lots of GREAT Stuff!