30 Minutes With Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio!

Today we started exploring the Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio at my school. Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio comes complete with play-doh, digital character stampers, digital action stampers, tools, cutters, and more. Someone sent me information on this product last week. As with any new product, I do a quick analysis of cost/benefit, and what some of the purposeful goals are that could be worked on. I sent.

Virtual Reality & Autism: Part 1

This is Part 1 of a series of blog posts around a new endeavor for our program, exploring immersive virtual reality (VR) and it’s potential in our setting. Several weeks ago I had the pleasure and luck to cross paths with Jaclyn Wickham. Jaclyn is a former classroom teacher-turned-technologist exploring the potential of technology to enhance teaching and learning. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree.

#projectmoment

This was the original blog post from about a month ago. Since then, a dozen or so classrooms around America and Canada took part in this project and the wonderful artifacts are starting to roll in. I will share them as they come in by attaching them to this post. The initial goal of the project was to start to capture, focus on, and remember the special moments or the.

#projectmoment

#projectmoment To paraphrase a favorite saying of mine: we cannot just wait around  for those elusive perfect moments. We need to take hold of the moments we are given and make them something special before, they too, pass us by. Goal: Use the app “1 second everyday” (WEBSITE) and take a clip of your classroom/students/event/etc. one day every day for 30 consecutive school days. Why: Our classrooms oftentimes represent life.  Days.

Tech-sercise! Fitness for All!

I was recently invited to see a demonstration of our fitness center at Wildwood. Wildwood works with children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism. Our physical education staff always go above and beyond to ensure our students have opportunities that promote healthy living and lifestyles. One of our PE teachers, Ryan, takes this to a new level. Ryan wanted to create an environment that is accessible to all, especially.