Have you ever wanted to type on your Windows computer without using your hands or your voice? A growing number of people are controlling the computer using little more than small head movements. This technology, commonly referred to as “Eyegaze,” benefits users with motor issues that prevent them from operating a computer in ways that… Continue reading Try Eyegaze on Windows!
After a recent set of workshops with teachers at Minford Local School District (Go Falcons!), one of the participants asked me for a quick tutorial on how to use goo.gl to create a shortened URL. So, I used the Screencastify extension to create a quick video to show how I do it! Using goo.gl to… Continue reading Using goo.gl to Create a Shortened URL
Some of my favorite people in education work at OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence). Before I ever had a child of my own diagnosed with Autism, my work took me to OCALI on many occasions. I have always had a great time working with the people there. Their flagship event every year… Continue reading OCALICON 2015
On Thursday, November 12, from 3:30-4:30, I presented “Tech Tools to Support the Five-Step Writing Process” via webinar for the fine folks at INFOhio! Check out a Voki intro of the session! This webinar will highlight a few free tools you can use to support the Five-Step Writing Process (Pre-write, Write, Revise, Edit, and Publish) for… Continue reading Tech Tools to Support the Five-Step Writing Process – INFOhio Webinar
I have never been a big fan of Microsoft Publisher. Too many quirky behaviors for my taste. I spend more of my time figuring out workarounds than actually designing a quality product. Not that graphic design and layout are particular strengths of mine. Anyway, I was recently having a big problem with producing a PDF… Continue reading Saving a Publisher file as a PDF
Some movies rely heavily on some aspect of technology (and its development, and the ramifications when things go awry) to advance their plot. These are my ten favorite tech films of all time! 10) The Fly (1958) – Teleporters would be awesome, right? What could possibly go wrong? The original 1958 classic does a great… Continue reading The Ten Best Technology Movies of All Time
During my Tech Tools to Support the Five-Step Writing Process workshop in Piketon, OH, last Friday (5/1/15), groups used Rory’s Story Cybes to write “Somebody… – Wanted… – But… – So…” stories today. Here are the two brave souls who agreed to record their stories! Story #1 Story #2 The Five-Step Writing Process CAN be… Continue reading Writing Tools Workshop