Episode 15 – Josh Allen and #GoOpen #OER

This episode is all about OERs (Open Educational Resources).  They are great content for supplementing existing curriculum or even fully replacing it.   And, the best news is they’re free!  Josh Allen, Technology Integration Specialist from Lewis Central, also a member of the Dads In Ed podcast, joins us to talk about his experiences with OERs and the Go Open movement. Tools discussed to help students … Continue reading Episode 15 – Josh Allen and #GoOpen #OER

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

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