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AUCD - Pre-Conference Workshop 3:
Mobile Me: Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Organizing Your Digital Life

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Columbia 9

Session Description

The mobile world has something to offer all of us, including people with disabilities, professionals, trainees, and family members. With the influx of web resources and mobile devices, the ability to communicate and stay connected anywhere/anytime can become overwhelming. Additionally, across all roles there is a pressing need to use mobile devices and applications to help organize our lives and thoughts, keep track of tasks and activities, stay in touch with others, and ultimately manage the rapid influx of information. There are online tools that can help us, but who isn't short on time, short on funds, and short on the patience needed to decide which tools are worth the time to learn and use?

Join us for a professional development workshop focused on reviewing and demonstrating the top choice low-cost/no-cost online tools that are useful and user-friendly across both the web and mobile devices. Drawing on personal experiences, we'll show examples of tools that are used to create, store, and share documents on-the-go; manage time and schedules; organize personal thoughts and web resources; and promote and enhance collaboration. Each attendee will leave with a handout identifying the tool, its uses, the time needed to learn to use it, and any special considerations.

The session will be supplemented by a website with live links to each tool, and attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices (phones, tablets, iPads) to the session.

Featured Presenter(s)

mobile me

Cari Murphy PhD

Cari is the evaluation and NIRS coordinator at the University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development. She is also the project director of the Idaho Training Clearinghouse, a website designed to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state. Her interests include program evaluation, online learning, collaborative professional development, and team building.

Shawn Wright MEd

As a technology trainer for the University of Idaho, Shawn has worked with over 1000 teachers statewide. As an instructional system designer and webmaster, Shawn has developed the web 2.0 interface that now powers the Idaho Training Clearinghouse project. He has presented at local, state, national, and international technology conventions. Shawn loves technology and enjoys demonstrating new and powerful tech tools.