Wednesday, May 7, 2014

AAC Strategies from the Mid-Michigan AAC Conference 2014 via Tweets

If you ever get a chance to go to an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) professional development/conference, take advantage and go and see what's new in this genre of communication.  Chances are, the technology and information has changed a lot since the last time you went to one of these sessions.  I had the opportunity to attend the Mid-Michigan AAC Conference held in Charlotte, Michigan last week.  So, I thought I'd share with you some of the things I learned.  By the way, if you wonder how Twitter can be useful (beyond posting a status update), you should use it at every conference you attend.  Tweet useful information, pictures, files, websites, apps, and ideas every single time you learn something new.  Instead of taking notes, I tweeted interesting tidbits of information.  Others at the conference used the hash tag #talkingaac (I didn't realize this until the end of the conference).  When you go to a conference, figure out the common hash tag.  Then follow every one of your tweets with it to share with likewise people and your followers.  If you're new to Twitter, then this is a fantastic way to get started!

Here are some interesting things I learned at the conference as viewed by my tweets: