Episode 14 — Daniel McNulty and Kelli Suding

Incredible conversation with Kelli and Daniel from the Patins Project in Indiana.  CCSD’s own Lindsey Spears joined us as well to discuss what it means to be a reader.  Patrick shared a couple of great Chrome extensions that clean up websites to make them less distracting.   Tools shared: Stay Focusd Chrome Extension Mercury Reader Chrome Extension   Continue reading Episode 14 — Daniel McNulty and Kelli Suding

Episode 12 – OCR Tools and talking Personalized Learning with Noreen Bush

In this episode, we discuss various OCR tools that teachers can use to create screen-readable documents.  We also have a great discussion of UDL and personalized learning with Cedar Rapids Associate Superintendent, Noreen Bush. Coming soon: blog posts showing how to use the OCR tools in Google Apps or with Microsoft online suite.  You can find Patrick’s blog post about the OCR tools in Google … Continue reading Episode 12 – OCR Tools and talking Personalized Learning with Noreen Bush

Craig, Maggie, and Patrick’s sessions at ITEC 2017

All three members of the Friendly Disruption podcast presented at the Iowa Technology & Education Connection fall conference in 2017.  Luckily, ITEC records various presentations and makes them available online so you can watch their presentations below. Craig and Maggie – Are You ready for a Friendly Disruption Patrick – Making Learning Accessible for All Continue reading Craig, Maggie, and Patrick’s sessions at ITEC 2017

Episode 11 – Talking UDL with Kirk Behnke

For our January 2018 podcast we had Kirk Behnke. Kirk’s most recent position as the Assistant Director of Technical Assistance with CAST.   Patrick shared some more Chrome extensions that help to “see” either issues with accessibility on a website or “see” how someone with vision issues will experience a website.  Patrick found these tools on Melissa Oliver’s website:  www.createaccessibility.com. NoCoffee:  Chrome Extension that allows you to test … Continue reading Episode 11 – Talking UDL with Kirk Behnke

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Episode 9 – Patrick Joins the Podcast

We’ve added a new member to the Friendly Disruption team — Patrick Donovan!  In this episode, we share tools to assist with color blind learners (Color Enhancer and Chrome Daltonize), hear from CCSD teacher Ernie Cox on how he uses Read&Write with his 10th-grade literacy students, and Patrick talks about his ISTE Ignite Session.  Another minor change, I’ve included the full version of “Against History” (our opening … Continue reading Episode 9 – Patrick Joins the Podcast