This is our mid-summer, year in review discussion.  A number of great, powerful tools are reviewed, and Patrick shares his experience at ISTE as well as some ideas on how RAGBRIA and accessibility are related.

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In this episode, we visit with uPar developer, Denise Decoste.  Powerful conversation about reading and how tools like uPar can be used to life-changing impact on students.

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This episode is all about OERs (Open Educational Resources).  They are great content for supplementing existing curriculum or even fully replacing it.   And, the best news is they're free!  Josh Allen joins us to talk about his experiences with OERs and the Go Open movement.  For all links to all of the resources discussed in this episode, check out our blog.

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Incredible conversation with Kelli and Daniel from the Patins Project in Indiana.  CCSD's own Lindsey Spears joined us as well to discuss what it means to be a reader.  Patrick shared a couple of great Chrome extensions that clean up websites to make them less distracting.  

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In this episode, we visit with Don Johnston president, Ruth Ziolkowsky.  We discussed how digital tools are essential supports for student agency.  Patrick will be a featured speaker at the Iowa 1:1 conference on April 4th. 

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In this episode, we discuss various OCR tools that teachers can use to create screen-readable documents.  We also have a great discussion of UDL and personalized learning with Cedar Rapids Associate Superintendent, Noreen Bush.

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In this episode, we talk about the extensions NoCoffee and Wave.  We also have great conversation with UDL guru Kirk Behnke.

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In this episode, we share tools and techniques to engage all learners.  Megan Sova-Tower joins us to dialogue about UDL in her classroom.  And, we discuss the first draft of the new Iowa Digital Learning Plan.

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We've added a new member to the Friendly Disruption team -- Patrick Donovan!  In this episode, we share tools to assist with color blind learners (Color Enhancer and Chrome Daltonize), hear from CCSD teacher Ernie Cox on how he uses Read&Write with his 10th-grade literacy students, and Patrick talks about his ISTE Ignite Session.  Another minor change, I've included the full version of "Against History" (our opening music) by Dan Wilson to the end of the show.  This song is used with permission and is not only a great song but also a great thematic fit.

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In this Episode, Maggie and I discuss our reflections from ITEC 2017 including our session. Here's the Google slide deck for this presentation.

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