Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

A conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode #62 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Today Jennifer Cronk @jenniferacronk helps us empower those with special needs. She shares her treasure chest of favorite edech tools for those with special needs. This show is a must-listen for special needs teachers.

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and:

  • Why speech recognition empowers students
  • How to help students guide their eyes in online reading
  • Accessibility tools
  • Why we should help students select tools and empower their own learning
  • A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students

I hope you enjoy this episode with Jennifer!

Want to hear another episode on helping people with special needs? Listen to Jennifer’s show last week talk about Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs.

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Jennifer CronkJennifer Cronk special needs

Jennifer Cronk is an Assistant Manager of Emerging Technologies for the Southern Westchester BOCES in New York. She currently oversees and strategically plans the Google Apps transformations of several school districts in Westchester county. Jennifer began her career in 1996 as a computer teacher and passionately pursued the ed tech field for twenty years. Jennifer presents nationally at instructional technology conferences, and workshops on integrating Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. In addition, Jennifer is also certified: administrator, english teacher, elementary teacher and educational technology specialist. Jennifer also blogs about “digital parenting”, professional development and educational technology at www.transparentlyteaching.com and is a co-host of the blab.im show “Positively Special Ed”.

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Combatting Emotional Fatigue: A Teacher’s Occupational Hazard #mondaymotivation

A conversation with Joan Flaherty on episode 61 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life” Mary Oliver.

Today’s guest, Joan Flaherty, author of Rest and An Approach to Rejuvenating our Teaching and Ourselves, talks about how we can combat emotional fatigue. Teacher, you have one wild and precious life. Our students do too. We need to use it well.

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In today’s show, Joan and I will discuss combatting emotional fatigue and:

  • How we should center ourselves in the classroom
  • Some counterintuitive thoughts on our relationships with students
  • Focusing on learning from everything
  • Advice for teachers who are burning out
  • Encouragement for teachers

I hope you enjoy this episode with Joan!

Want to hear another episode on rejuvenating your teaching? Listen to Angela Maiers talk about Unleashing Genius.

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Joan FlahertyJoan Flaherty

I’m a faculty member in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph, Canada, where I teach communications. My research is in the area of teaching and learning.

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