3 Tech Tools for AAC Service Providers

May 2, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts

3 Tech Tools for AAC Service Providers
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It’s hard to imagine how our professional work would change without access to technology tools that make our work easier, more accessible, and better. In today’s post, we’re sharing a few tech tools that might be of interest.

Editing YouTube Videos

Need to do some quick and easy edits on your YouTube videos? YouTube Studio allows you to control the thumbnail, add hashtags, edit the captions, add end screens, and more. Learn how from Richard Byrne of Free Tech For Teachers

Direct link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bbNd4JyxNk&ab_channel=RichardByrne 

Word Clouds

Word Clouds are incredibly useful in language intervention and academic instruction. There are a number of tools for creating them, and we’re listing a few of those here.

  • Tagxedo has been around a long time and is popular for the ability to put the word cloud in pre-selected shapes or design your own shape.
  • WordClouds.com  is another website option for displaying the word cloud in various shapes and colors.
  • Word Wanderer allows you to move the location of the words around a bit using a drag-and-drop feature.

Exporting Files & Data from Google

Here in the US, a large number of professionals are leaving their jobs for other opportunities. But what about all the NON-confidential and NON-proprietary materials they created? Google Takeout allows you to create and download zip files from Google Drive and other Google applications. You can learn more about it in this video from Richard Byrne, creator of the wonderful site, Free Tech For Teachers

Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=rYWtk39JGbY&feature=emb_imp_woyt&ab_channel=RichardByrne 

Do you have favorite tech tools that other AAC service providers might find helpful? We’d love to know about them.

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