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Infinitec stands for infinite potential through technology. We aim to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults through technology. Within this website you will find on-demand professional development, curriculum supports and professional learning opportunities. Click the Register button in the top right corner of the screen to begin your exploration of our distinctive compendium of teaching resources.

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Personal Emergency Profile Sheet
May 11, 2017, 10:33 AM CDT

red cross in circleThis emergency profile sheet from the National Autism Association provides important information about a child with autism including a physical description, medical needs, allergies/diet, signs of escalation, likes and dislikes and a few symbols to aid in communication. Recommended to share with school staff, family, friends, neighbors, etc. 

Group Buys Have Arrived!
May 05, 2017, 9:46 AM CDT

Dollar sign - gold in colorGroup Buys include News2You, Attainment and Don Johnston. Cadan, a MN reseller has products from AbleNet, Cricksoft and MayerJohnson. You will find the order forms under the Member Center - Group Buys.

Do you know about Epic!?
March 30, 2017, 10:37 AM CDT

logo for epic - just spelled outEpic! is a free book repository for elementary teachers and librarians. Thousands of books are available for K-5. Teachers can create student profiles and recommendations. Access from a computer, Kindle, iOS or Android device.

Kindle Books Now Accessible to Students Who Are Blind
March 27, 2017, 10:49 AM CDT

icon image of man or boy reading a book under a treeKindle books can now be read by individuals who are blind using a Windows 10, 8 or 7 computer.  You need the Kindle app and the latest version of NVDA, an open source screen reader. 

How to Use Amazon's Alexa on iOS Devices
March 23, 2017, 12:24 PM CDT

icon for AmazonWhat? Use Alexa instead of Siri? Yes, you can now query Alexa on your iPhone or iPad. Simply download the Amazon app (not Amazon Alexa app--you will need that app if you want to ask about weather or traffic.) Use the microphone at the top to interact with Alexa. Read this article for more specifics.  I did find it hasn't been fully enabled in iOS yet. I could only use it for shopping, but I expect that to change. 

Chromebooks Apps and Extensions for Learners with Dyslexia
March 03, 2017, 4:21 PM CST

Chrome browser iconMike Marotta collaborated with CALL Scotland to create this guide identifying apps and extensions for learners with dyslexia. Categories include notetaking text-to-speech, organization, writing support, reading support, reading ebooks, reading the web and working with PDFs. Download here.

Reducing Prompt Dependence in AAC Learners
January 26, 2017, 3:18 PM CST

pointing handHere are 5 things to try if you need to reduce prompt dependence with your AAC learners. These are great ideas for those students who wait for you to help before responding.  

Ask and Answer for Clicker 7
January 18, 2017, 11:08 AM CST

Clicker logoIf you're a Clicker 7 user, you should check out this new template. It's called Ask and Answer and allows the recording of 6 questions to which students can reply. It's quick and easy, but won't work if you haven't upgraded to Clicker 7. 

All-in-One Visual Support Tool
December 30, 2016, 3:28 PM CST

image of open binderCreated by Tabi Jones-Wohleber as a way to manage all the "stuff". Here you will find instructions to create your own 5.5 x 8" binder which includes a First/Then board, a Personal Picture Schedule, a Task Analysis Checklist, a Finished Pocket on the front cover, a Token Reward board on the back cover and room for the picture symbols and tokens inside the binder, along with plastic tabbed dividers covered in adhesive carpet tiles. Designed to facilitate participation, transitions, and increased independence with task completion.

Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
December 20, 2016, 3:47 PM CST

college board logoThe College Board, the developer of SAT and PSAT has announced it is streamlining the process for testing accommodations. Now, students who receive testing accommodations as part of an IEP or 504 Plan will have the accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, the SAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10, SAT Subject Tests and AP exams. Click here for more info.

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