Friendly Disruption Podcast 20 -The New Iowa Assessment (ISASP) and Accessibility

The ISASP window is now open in Iowa.  Patrick discussed his district’s experience with using this new assessment and it’s built-in accessibility tools. Click on the image to get to our Podbean site or watch the video of our live recording below. Continue reading Friendly Disruption Podcast 20 -The New Iowa Assessment (ISASP) and Accessibility

Friendly Disruption Episode 19 — Live from ITEC 2018

The live ITEC show!  Patrick, Craig, and Maggie discuss learning from this year’s conference through an accessibility lens including the keynote from Ken Shelton — intercultural access to technology or “techquity.”  Continue reading Friendly Disruption Episode 19 — Live from ITEC 2018

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

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