Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Talk with Ira Socol

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Our conversation continues with author and special education technology scholar Ira Socol.

Ira questions how we test students to decide whether or not to deliver AT and other services in his personal and provocative posts. He shares a wealth of information on useful technologies to open up access to print for all students. Check out Ira's posts at SpeEdChange

For any parent or student concerned that using voice dictation software might inhibit expression, Ira shows how text-to-speech and speech-to-text software gets his ideas out!

For an overview of web 2.0 tools, check out Whitney's Education 2.0 presentation. Whitney Hoffman hosts
LD Podcast Check her site for weekly informative shows, produced by parents of children with LD for parents of children with LD.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ira David Socol & Universal Design Technology

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Podcast: Ira David Socol Interview with Melinda. May 9, 2008

Join LD Live! host Melinda Pongrey and special guest,
Ira David Socol
Friday, May 9 at 9 am PDT

In his blog, SpeEdChange Ira Socol writes powerfully from his experiences with the education system. A Special Education Technology Scholar at Michigan State University, Ira presents workshops on how to create access to classroom materials and every school, parent, and student need to read his article, "Toolbelt for the Lifespan: Learning How to Learn Assistive Technology"

You can't really claim to be educating all of your students if academic (and school life) materials are not all accessible. So write your plan down, and get yourself started. - Ira Socol

An author, Ira has two published books of fiction. His recent book, The Drool Room, is written from the point of view of a young man who doesn't mesh with the school system.

Bring your questions!

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Warm-up interview with Jack Olmsted and Ira. May 8, 2008

Kevin Honeycutt : Art, Technology & Learning

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An interview with Kevin Honeycutt!
Friday 9:30 AM PDT

CHECK THIS OUT! In our conversation, Kevin notes that students and teachers can download Google Sketch Up for FREE! and enjoy experimenting with a 3-D drafting tool! Melinda

Kevin Honeycutt travels the country helping teachers "get comfortable with the technology tools their kids need for success in the future."

Driving around the country consulting with cutting edge schools, Kevin shares his latest thoughts on how to change education in his podcast
Driving Questions in Education.

His website is full of resources, including "Art Snacks" -short video drawing lessons you can use with your hand's on students to engage their interest in science, social studies, writing...across the curriculum.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Live with Maria Kelley, OTR / L

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Podcast: Friday May 2, 2008

Join Melinda Pongrey and special guest, Maria Kelley, OTR/L Assistive Technology Specialist from the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program or WATAP. Each state has created an Assistive Technology Resource Center. Find out about WATAP and the services available, as well as partner programs.

Maria Kelley, OTR/L Assistive Technology Specialist from WATAP demonstrates Dragon Naturally Speaking for Jacob.

WATAP serves Washington residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, their families, employers, and employment service providers, educators, health care and social service providers, and others seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and assessible information technology.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Interview: HP Education Market Development Manager

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Update: Jack Olmsted, LD LIve, and Pamela Livingston interview Cheryl Hewett, HP Education Market Development Manager

On Thursday, April 24 at 2pm (PST), Pamela Livingston, author of 1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work, will talk with Cheryl Hewett, HP Education Market Development Manager, about the new HP 2133 Mini-Note PC and the computer manufacturer's concept of 21st century learning.

Listen to a podcast interview with Pamela on EdTechTalk (Oct. 2, 2006)

Bio: Cheryl Hewett, HP Education Market Development Manager
BS Education Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M UniversityMBA, University of Utah

Cheryl has over 20 years of experience within the Education Space. Her initial work began as a classroom teacher, teaching Physics and Algebra II. She also worked as a program evaluator for the US Department of Energy, evaluating the department’s K12 outreach programs. Cheryl then served as the Deputy Program Manager of the NASA Jove program, funding NASA research at small colleges and universities throughout the US and Puerto Rico. She has most recently worked at HP covering the public sector segment for the past nine years. Seven of those years have been dedicated to furthering HP’s impact on the US and Worldwide Education Market.

Pamela Livingston has spent the past fifteen years administering technology education in schools, most recently as the Head of Technology at the Peck School in Morristown, NJ. The author of ISTE’s bestseller "1-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work", Pamela wrote the book by spending over a year interviewing laptop leaders around the U.S., synthesizing research and studies on 1-to-1, and documenting her experience running a laptop program. Pamela has also written for “Learning & Leading with Technology”, “Connected Classroom”, and “Technology & Learning.”

A frequent presenter and keynote at national conferences such as NECC, Lausanne Collegiate's Laptop Institute, South Dakota's Laptop Conference, and Penn State’s One-to-One Conference, Pamela delivers workshops, and conducts evaluations for U.S. and international schools and districts. She also consults for Learning Sciences, Inc. as their 21st Century Learning Expert, creating professional development materials for Pennsylvania’s Classrooms for the Future. Pamela holds a B.S. in computer systems from CUNY and an M.S. in education and technology from Chestnut Hill College.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

HP Introduces Laptop For Education Market

The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC (Retail: $499) will be available at the end of April.

Education shouldn’t end at the bell,” said Jeri Callaway, vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group – Americas, HP. “HP believes providing each student with an affordable, creative multimedia tool like the HP Mini will better prepare them to live, learn and work in an information-rich society.

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Multimedia Review Of Mini-Note PC

HP also announced the development of the Teacher Experience Exchange, an online community sponsored by the company and Microsoft to provide educators a one-stop resource to discuss, share and learn with other educators.

Tech Press Articles
Ed Week: Companies Targeting Low-Cost 'Netbooks' Directly at Education
by Andrew Trotter

HP Considering Intel Atom, VIA Isaiah for Mini-Note Refresh - Daily Tech (The article can be read to your through Odiogo)
The Bearable Lightness of HP's 2133 Mini-Note PC PC World (Article links to a video that compares the Asus Eee 4GH XP, and HP's 2133)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

LD Live Adds Odiogo Listen Button

The LD Live! blog now has the Odiogo Web 2.0 'Listen Button' in the upper left hand corner of every post. To have text read aloud, just click on the icon to open the player.

The free service can be added to a variety of blogs.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Live with Christopher Stephen

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Melinda talks with Christopher Stephen Australian founder of Read How You Want. Stephen has degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Economics and Law from the University of Sydney. Starting as an interest in finding ways to help his sister continue to enjoy reading as the effects of her MS progressed, Read How You Want as developed into a unique company that offers the capability to print documents and books in individualized formats, including large and atypical print formats, braille, audio and e-books.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Live with Kevin Bushweller

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Friday March 21st 9:30 PST

Join host Melinda Pongrey and guest Kevin Bushweller, award winning executive editor of Education Week's Digital Directions who tackles the question, What works, and what doesn't work, to motivate students to do better in school? in his edweek blog with Katie Ash, Motivation Matters. A father of four children—ages 3, 8, 11, and 14, Kevin has been reporting on education issues for over twenty years, and led panel discussion at the Teaching & Learning Celebration in New York March 7-2, 2008 Tough Choices for Tough Times, with William Brock, Henry Schacht, Marc Tucker and Brenda Welburn.
Open House - March 26 - April 7 Next week you can check out their publications online FREE as well as the Technology Counts 2008: STEM: The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Report.