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Friday, March 2
 

10:45am

Using mail / merge in Microsoft Word
See how the Microsoft Word mail / merge tool is used. See how it can be incorporated into your classroom.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
G101

10:45am

Using What You Have or Finding It for Free
We will explore different technology options that are either free or you may already have to help students with reading or writing to access their curriculum and create and edit their own unique work.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J222

10:45am

Writing Assistance Using Desktop and Portable Word Prediction
Do your students have difficulty spelling but can choose a desired word from a written list? Would they benefit from having a computer speak word choices and constructed sentences to them? Do your students have challenging fine motor skills that inhibit handwriting or need help increasing productivity with keyboarding? Co:Writer, a word prediction program, may be the solution. This session will demonstrate the steps to using Co:Writer 6, including how to customize vocabulary to meet student needs and classroom curriculum. We will also discuss the Neo, a portable solution to make Co:Writer accessible anywhere.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
I-209

12:00pm

Bookshare.org
This course will discuss the following aspects of bookshare and it's use in your classroom.
• Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities.
• Bookshare dramatically increases the accessibility of books.
• A searchable online library. Bookshare offers approximately 127,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools.
Come see how you can get accessible books for your students absolutely free.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J219

12:00pm

Going Beyond Training and Getting Better Results

An overview of creating a long term training and professional development plan. Strategies for designing a plan to get beyond training to curriculum integration. We will discuss how to measure progress and help teachers know the questions to ask for help. We will share with you some of the specific resources we have created for implementing Smartboards and Smart Response in the classroom. We will also show you how to use the same strategies for any other technology. If you are an administrator, tech leader, professional development coordinator, or team lead, this is the course for you!



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A102, Band Room

12:00pm

iBrain and iBody in Sync
Do you struggle with behaviors that seem to come out-of-the-blue at home or in the classroom?  Do you have students who just seem to be out of control or on overload? Our body and our brain need to be in sync with one another for maximum learning to take place. Come and learn how to help our bodies and brain sync with one another. We will have fun as we explore the most recent research and "Technology" to help our students.




Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1048

12:00pm

Shooting For The Stars
Come join Renaissance Learning to hear about our all new Star Enterprise Assessments. The new Star Enterprise Assessments provide teachers with the valuable information they need to guide instruction in the classroom. For the first time Star Enterprise helps teachers by identifying the skills students are ready to work on next. With Star Enterprise teachers can quickly group students into small learn groups by skill level. Star Enterprise Assessments also offers mini lessons and follow up questions to help teachers deliver target individualized instruction. Don’t take our word for it check out www.rti4success.org who has rated Star Assessments one of the most highly reliable and valid screening and progress monitoring assessments in the market today. So come see the all Star Enterprise Assessments and how they can help your teachers and students.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1041

12:00pm

What's new with Boardmaker Studio?

Boardmaker software from Mayer Johnson has been around for years and has been used faithfully by special educators. A year ago, Mayer Johnson introduced Boardmaker Studio, a new version of the software that allows teachers to quickly print out activities on paper or design interactive activities that can be used on a computer or with an interactive white board. This session will teach you how to create activities using fast and easy templates, design activities from scratch, create pictures for augmentative communication, and access thousands of free activities designed by educators from around the country through Mayer Johnson's Boardmaker Share. This software will help you spend less time preparing materials and more time working with your students!



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G102

12:40pm

The Accessible iPad

The iPad comes with a variety of assistive technologies to help those with disabilities. This session will briefly cover VoiceOver, Safari Reader and more


Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Gym

1:15pm

simplifying proloquo2go

Proloquo@go is a speech output application for the iPad. For some kids this program can be overwhelming and confusing. This class will focus on how to simplify the program and how to individualize it for the students with whom you might be working.


Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Gym

1:15pm

iBrain and iBody in Sync

Do you struggle with behaviors that seem to come out-of-the-blue at home or in the classroom?  Do you have students who just seem to be out of control or on overload? Our body and our brain need to be in sync with one another for maximum learning to take place. Come and learn how to help our bodies and brain sync with one another. We will have fun as we explore ways to help our students.



Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1048

1:15pm

Manage Your Digital Curriculum from One Simple Solution
SAFARI Montage’s Effective Digital Classroom will help schools manage their classroom technology, build digital curricula, integrate with district-wide software applications, moderate and share user-content and broadcast instruction directly into homes and all forms of mobile devices. This K-12 Effective Digital Classroom showcases interactive 3-D content, virtual interactive student response systems integrated with iPads for formative assessment, interactive projectors, audio enhancement, live digital resources, wireless solutions and much more.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E113

1:15pm

Troubleshooting Your Technology-Enabled Classroom WHEN Challenges Arise
Basic information to share among teachers and tech leads on how to create resolutions to challenges that arise. We will discuss basic troubleshooting steps, Support structures, where to go for more help, and how training helps ease problems in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A102, Band Room

2:30pm

simplifying proloquo2go
Proloquo@go is a speech output application for the iPad. For some kids this program can be overwhelming and confusing. This class will focus on how to simplify the program and how to individualize it for the students with whom you might be working.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1048

2:30pm

Smartpens: Computerized Audio Pens. . . definitely NOT your grandma’s ballpoint!
It’s a digital audio device, a computer that digitizes your notes, it’s a calculator, a piano, and an audio-visual teacher. . . it’s AMAZING! This session will highlight the array of educational applications for the
Livescribe Smartpen, including: assistive technology for note taking and lecture review; possibilities for use in language arts, math and science curriculums; creating talking tests; oral worksheet answers; creating audio labels; use as an augmentative communication tool; and use for articulation and pronunciation practice; as well as an introduction to pencasts. The possibilities are endless.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J218

2:30pm

Using iPads with Severely Involved Students
This session will address ways to use iPads with students who are severely disabled. Apps that support Cause/Effect, communication, and emerging concepts will be presented. Learn how to use switches with iPads, mount and position iPads on wheelchairs, and discover what kinds of cases and keyguards are available.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G103
 
Saturday, March 3
 

9:15am

EEE Pad - Applications for Special Education
This session will focus on the Asus EEE Pad and how it can be used in Special Education settings. The session is especially for UAAACT team members who would like to receive an Asus EEE Pad for their team assessment kit. All UAAACT teams that have at least one team member in attendance at this session will receive an EEE Pad during the session. We will then review some practical applications, describing how this device might help middle school and high school students in special education settings.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
I-209

10:30am

The Switch is not the Goal
Many children with multiple handicapps have difficulty accessing mechanical switches. At Closing the Gap, I attended a session on electronic switches. This is a case study on the results of implementing electronic switches vs mechanical switches and other types of devices such as eye gaze, head control etc.


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
I-209