NEXT SHOW: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
We are really looking forward to this upcoming webinar on "Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers" with our special guest presenter, Mike Marotta. This webinar will benefit educators of struggling readers at all grade levels, and administrators.
Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Consultant and president of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC will share with us a broad range of low- and high-tech applications — including free solutions — to support students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Participants will increase their general awareness of assistive technology and walk away with a wide variety of accommodations to foster academic success for their students.
From apps to software to cloud-based cross-platform supports, this webinar will explore tools that can aid struggling readers in the following areas: phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.
Mike Marotta, ATP is the owner of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. Mike has been the field of Assistive Technology for over 25 years and his experience revolves around a vast array of accommodations for persons with disabilities and their family/support members. Mike believes that networking and information sharing are essential for successful evaluation, consideration, implementation and application of assistive technology. He has served as a statewide resource on assistive technology in New Jersey, New Hampshire, and in Alaska (contract pending), and has coordinated information repositories, online resources, wiki sites, blogs, podcast pages, and other internet based resources to enable easy access to correct and updated information on a timely basis to customers and stakeholders of assistive technology, in order to foster the development of an AT community and facilitate knowledge transfer.
Mike is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training at the local level as well as at the major national Assistive Technology conferences (ATIA, Closing the Gap, RESNA) in all areas of Assistive Technology.
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Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other members of the community in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing, and sometimes even video. You are invited to join us for our weekly Saturday show with co-hosts Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore and Paula Naugle!
The show lasts an hour, and links for more information and accessing the Blackboard Collaborate room can be found below and on the Using Collaborate page. We strive to make our shows very beginner-friendly, and if you've never participated in a live web meeting, don't be afraid to come and take a peek at the show's format. We would love for newbies to join us and 'dip their toes' in the conversations until you feel comfortable enough to 'jump in the conversations with both feet'! We want to encourage "experienced Web 2.0 users" to join us to contribute and extend the conversation by providing real-life examples and tips/suggestions.
Weekly sessions will typically include the following:
1. A specific topic will be discussed each week with a special guest presenter, so you can be prepared to bring links, ideas, tools you'd like to share. Once a month the special guest will be a "Featured Teacher" who will share ways he/she is using technology to support learning in their classroom.
2. The "Newbie Question of the Week" (introduction to topic)
3. Announcements of upcoming shows on Classroom 2.0 LIVE.
4. A Livebinder is created for every show that includes all of the links shared by the presenter and participants during the webinar.
If you would like to know more about how to access our shows or how to navigate and find things on our website be sure to check out our monthly Livebinders. Click on the tab for "Classroom 2.0 LIVE Resources" and view the screencasts.
Example Livebinder: (December 2013)
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