• Record your notebook. Record Notes, written and audio with the Pulse Smart Pen from Livescribe.

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    What is a Pulse Smart Pen? – Youtube video with closed captions explaining the Pulse Smart Pen from Livescribe. (Click “CC” button in bottom right, then click “Transcribe Audio” to utilize closed captions)
    Posted January 14, 2011.
  • Videos Accelerate Community Learning. Can Higher Education "Sign-In" to this?

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    This TED talk intrigues thought to using shared videos to enhance and communicate learning in ways that print can not.  Video’s and the web are accelerating the ways in which we spread ideas and communicate.  Videos can be translated into any language. There are computer programs that automatically put videos into words. Direct Link to Video : […]
    Posted September 15, 2010.
  • Trends in Disability Education

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    Learning-Disabled Enrollment Dips After Long Climb After decades of what seemed to be an inexorable upward path, the number of students classified as learning-disabled declined from year to year over much of the past decade—a change in direction that is spurring debates among experts about the reasons why. The percentage of 3- to 21-year-old students nationwide classified […]
    Posted September 14, 2010.
  • Teacher Innovation in the Face of Fear

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    “It was Jane who introduced us to the notion of “cat people.” Cat people are those of us who like our routines and generally stick to doing things the same way unless someone makes us, or convinces us, to do things differently.  There’s nothing wrong with being a cat person; in fact, most of use […]
    Posted August 31, 2010.
  • Good Technology, Bad Study Skills for College Students

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    Computers, highlighters, notebooks, flashcards, ipads, pens and pencils are all used to help students study.  But how does someone study?  This article explores research done by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that finds that more college students are using their computers to study, but they are doing it mindlessly.  Furthermore, just because a majority of today’s […]
    Posted August 18, 2010.
  • Windows 7 Speech Recognition Tutorial

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    A 5 minute example of the new Windows 7 speech recognition software. It is free with Windows 7. What are some ways you have used speech recognition software?
    Posted August 04, 2010.
  • A Quick Introduction to Voice Recognition Software

    A chart of three voice recognition softwares
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    Three easy to use applications for translating your spoken voice into text: Click on the image to get a clearer view. Who is the user? Doctors and lawyers are known to use voice recognition software to quickly ‘type out’ patient instructions and the like. Individuals with limited arm/hand functions; individuals with learning disabilities, such dyslexia, auditory comprehension/processing, […]
    Posted August 02, 2010.
  • 1 Easy Way to Record Audio While Taking Notes. (UDL @UVM Product Highlight)

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    UDL @ UVM Product Highlight Product: Livescribe PulsePen Website: Cost: $159.00 – $190.00 (New $ Used) Where to Buy :, BestBuy, Target, AppleStore, Staples What does it do?: This pen allows you or students to record notes and drawings and simultaneously record the audio being lectured or spoken. These notes can then be placed in an audio file for portable use, […]
    Posted July 02, 2010.