The A.T.TIPSCAST
Episode #145: Listener Q & A 14-15, Part 1

Episode #145: Listener Q & A 14-15, Part 1

April 19, 2015

Episode #145 features answers to questions from listeners who have written e-mails over the past few years. There are few movie quotes thrown in. Can you name the movies? http://attipscast.com This episode is sponsored by http://texthelp.com and http://easygradeapp.com.

Episode #144: Three Tools to Support Reading

Episode #144: Three Tools to Support Reading

March 17, 2015

Episode #144 features a description of three tools useful for supporting reading by minimizing distractions, providing statistics, and helping to decrease the complexity of difficult vocabulary within bodies of text.

Episode #143: Contemporary Book Study Projects

Episode #143: Contemporary Book Study Projects

February 26, 2015

Episode #143 features a description of different engaging tools and strategies used by a 9 year old in fourth grade to complete monthly book study projects. Each month the student was assigned a genre of book to read. After reading the book the student was asked to complete a worksheet of questions, some form of graphic organizer, and then create their own artifact demonstrating that they understood the book. This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. http://attipscast.com

Episode #142: Authentic Writing

Episode #142: Authentic Writing

February 17, 2015

Episode #142 features a discussion of different ways educators can support the writing abilities of students by crafting authentic writing opportunities. This episode is sponsored by http://texthelp.com. http://attipscast.com

Episode #141: Data Collection Using Google Forms

Episode #141: Data Collection Using Google Forms

January 6, 2015

Episode #141 features a discussion of how collection and analysis of student data can be simplified and streamlined using Google Forms. This episode is sponsored by http://texthelp.com. http://attipscast.com

Episode #140: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Episode #140: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

December 29, 2014

Episode #140 is a Christmas present from Chris's wife, Melissa, not only to Chris, but to all of you! Melissa surprised Chris with a recording of her describing a tool she uses in her high school reading class http://newsela.com. This episode is sponsored by http://texthelp.com

Episode #139: The Nightmare Before Technology

Episode #139: The Nightmare Before Technology

December 21, 2014

Episode #139 features three song parodies from The Nightmare Before Christmas. My apologies to Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. As you listen, please keep in mind that I've never had one singing lesson, ever. Sing along with the lyrics at http://attipscast.com This episode is sponsored by http://texthelp.com

Episode #138: UDL Explained Google Hangout

Episode #138: UDL Explained Google Hangout

December 14, 2014

Episode #138 features a recording of a Google Hangout on the concept of Universal Design for Learning. Derek Kaufman, a Google certified educator in Northern Virginia invited me to say a few words describing Universal Design for Learning. To our surprise, two leaders in the field of assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning showed up to participate in the discussion! Luis Perez and Marvin Williams added their own insights and experiences to help explain why developing curriculum and lesson plans using a Universal Design for Learning approach is necessary in contemporary education. This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by Texthelp, provider of the award-winning Read&Write software solutions. Click on the banner above to learn about the amazing Read&Write products. http://texthelp.com http:/attipscast.com

Episode #137: Product Spotlight - Read&Write (for Everything)

Episode #137: Product Spotlight - Read&Write (for Everything)

December 5, 2014

Episode #137 is sponsored by Texthelp. This episode features a recording of a Google Hangout interview with Jason Carroll, the Global Product Manager at Texthelp.com. We discuss the features of the popular Read&Write literacy support software for students who are struggling with reading and writing including an analysis of how to implement some of the most popular and well-utilized features. Features like text-to-speech, word prediction, highlighting, highlight collection, voice notes, picture dictionary, and vocabulary list maker are all discussed. http://attipscast.com

Episode #136: Spirit Animals

Episode #136: Spirit Animals

November 26, 2014

Episode #136 features a description and tutorial for the free game Spirit Animals by Scholastic. http://attipscast.com This episode is sponsored by http://texthelp.com

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