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Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -.

Two Apps for Scanning Documents with your Smartphone

Educational Technology Guy

I''m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. I scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more. Here are two apps that you can use for document scanning on your Smartphone, and they are both free.

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart

ProfHacker

It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve.

Voice Typing in Google Documents

Catlin Tucker

Last month, I was working on a Google Document and clicked “Tools.” Simply, click on “Voice typing” and a microphone will appear on the left side of your Google Document. Click on the microphone icon and allow Google to access the microphone on your device.

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South

ProfHacker

In all the discussions about open access and copyright, I want to add my story as someone from the Global South who strongly advocates for open access. However, I know that most Egyptian academics have no such access. This goes some way towards equitable access.

Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)

NeverEndingSearch

Installed as a free browser extension for Firefox or Chrome , Unpaywall allows searchers to legally access full-text research papers from its index of ten million, legally loaded, open-access articles. Open Access Button is integrated with BASE , an index of more than 5.5

How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility

ProfHacker

” Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be writing some ProfHacker posts concerned with disability, accommodations, accessibility, classrooms, and digital environments. Introduction to Web Accessibility, ” from WebAIM. Profession Reviews a11y accessibility

Google Accessibility Features in Chrome (OS and Browser)

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks , and the Chrome Web Browser, offer a tremendous amount of accessibility features to help vision and/or hearing impaired students. Google Accessibility , Using Google Products, [link] , contains a wealth of information and resources, along with apps, that can help students, and teachers. Make the web and Google Docs accessible to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.NEW!

Plain Language and Inclusive Document Design

ProfHacker

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this month about making teaching documents of all kinds more accessible. Documentation does not need to be written in highly academic, obfuscatory language. Documentation needs to be written using words that are understood by your audience.

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Protecting Shared Documents in Google Drive

The Electric Educator

self-destruct mode) access and restrict re-shares, downloads, and copy of data from shared documents. To access these settings, share a document and click “advanced”. Important Notes: Expiring access can only be configured for viewing and commenting (not editing).

Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools

eSchool News

As schools make recorded lessons available to students online, they may not be making them accessible. This new case highlights a particularly controversial subject in an era where more colleges and K-12 schools are making lectures available online and developing related content that may not always be accessible to students with disabilities. Next page: Getting Onboard with Accessibility.

The AVer F17HD Document Camera – Versatile, Compact and Well-Built

Fractus Learning

Sitting very comfortably in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ of document cameras, the AVer F17HD ( Amazon ) finds the perfect balance between rich interactive features and excellent value for money. AVer F17HD Document Camera – In the box. Document camera.

Behind the Camera, Students Document Life and Learning

Educator Innovator

Students attended workshops at Scribe Video Center , a nonprofit in West Philadelphia that supports local media artists in making documentaries, and at PhillyCAM , the city’s Public access media group.

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents

Inquire and Inspire

How can teachers reduce the amount of pen to paper documentation and instead progress into a paperless assessment program? How can teachers streamline their documentation so that it is organized and manageable? Click here to access the editable form.

Google now has one click access to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced this week a nice addition to Google Drive - the ability to immediately start a new document. chrome browser chromebooks documents google google Chrome OS Google Docs Google for Educators

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments. While multimodal learning environments support the needs of more learners, they require special attention to ensure they are accessible to students who are hard of hearing and/or visually impaired. Educators agree that all students deserve access to all instructional materials. Accessibility Is a Process, Not a Box to Check.

How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

Gaggle Speaks

Schools must maintain websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities to ensure compliance with two main regulations: Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Use an authoring tool to create accessible PDF documents.

Google Docs: Turn On Offline Access

Teacher Tech

Access Google Docs Offline I am on a plane right now and with no WiFi I was able to pull up Google Drive in the Chrome browser and open a recent document I was working on (it was a spreadsheet, no surprise). The post Google Docs: Turn On Offline Access appeared first on Teacher Tech.

OneNote makes learning accessible for all – Jeff Petty, USA

Daily Edventures

Jeff Petty, Principle Program Manager, Accessibility. Daniel Hubbell, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility. But thanks to the efforts of Microsoft’s Accessibility team, and team members like Jeff Petty and Daniel Hubbell, educators now have help.

5 Totally FREE Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress

Class Tech Tips

Students can swipe through the ebooks on their tablets, access fables on their smartphone or examine primary source documents hosted on the web. Android Apps iPhone Apps Lesson Plans Social Studies/Science library of congress primary source documents

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Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. Chromebooks allow students to access curriculum while avoiding their triggers.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

A few states require such training for people who accesses specific, statewide student databases.). If you have a heartbeat and access to a computer, that’s a really good place to start.”. If you have a heartbeat and access to a computer, that’s a really good place to start.”.

Organizing Descriptive Feedback with Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When report card time came around, it was difficult to generate a comment that reflected student improvement and achievement because I did not have access to all of the feedback. Report card time comes around and we sort through piles of documents to craft just the right comment.

Make a More Inclusive Syllabus with Tulane’s Accessible Syllabus Project

ProfHacker

Via Gerry Canavan , a syllabus-design resource that’s new to me is Tulane’s Accessible Syllabus site, which pulls together resources for syllabus design (including text and images) and policy that can make your syllabus more accessible, inclusive, and engaging.

7 FREE Mobile & Web Tools from the National Archives

Class Tech Tips

Teachers can access lots of primary source documents, video clips, and interactive ebooks for students. iPad/Laptop Use Social Studies/Science interactive books national archives primary source documentsLooking for quality, free resources for your classroom? The National Archives apps and web resources are perfect for K-12 classrooms. All of these resources are totally free and you’ll find tools that work on mobile devices and web browsers.

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Shakespeare Documented

NeverEndingSearch

One way to celebrate this significant commemoration is to explore Shakespeare Documented , the largest and most authoritative resource for learning about primary sources surrounding the life and career of William Shakespeare.

This Is How to Access and Add Suggested Charts to Your Google Sheets Using Explore

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few days ago, Google released a new important feature called explore which allows Drive users to create interesting and data rich documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Explore works on Drive.read more. Google Sheets

Why Accessibility and Support are Important to Your K12 Archiving Solution

Gaggle Speaks

I’m amazed at how rarely accessibility and support are asked about when I talk to schools and districts interested in a K12 archiving solution. Accessibility. Access to an archive should be flexible based entirely on the needs of your organization and not a vendor’s limitations.

How do they do it? A few wealthy private colleges have found ways to serve many needy students without jeopardizing their financial health

The Hechinger Report

Congress is watching, too; last year it asked 56 elite private colleges to submit documents showing how many of their endowment dollars go toward financial aid, a sign that federal lawmakers are reconsidering whether these institutions should sit atop hundreds of billions of dollars tax-free.

Quick Access Toolbar

Hansen's Link to Tech

In any Microsoft Office application, you''ll see on the very top of the screen a thin toolbar section called the Quick Access Toolbar. Classroom Integration: Using the Quick Access toolbar has a lot of benefits for everyone (administrators, teachers,and students).

University bureaucracies grew 15 percent during the recession, even as budgets were cut and tuition increased

The Hechinger Report

Disassembled cubicles and crates of documents are piled in the corners of the 36,000-square-foot space, and light shines from the doors of the few lonely offices still occupied. Higher Ed News Data and research Higher education access Higher education affordability Investigations Solutions

Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge

TeachThought - Learn better.

Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge. The game creator actually let me review to the document that won his company their education grant. These are some of the benefits (engagement) and challenges (accessibility) of learning through video games.

Digital Tools for Inclusivity

Reading By Example

Here are three categories of tools the authors suggest teachers consider: Tools for collaborative learning (to learn from and with each other): Google Docs : Students work on the same document and comment on each other’s work.

Refugee students languish in red tape as they seek to resume their educations

The Hechinger Report

There’s also new momentum behind providing online higher education for refugees, allowing them to work toward a degree wherever there’s internet access. There’s a whole skill base that we are not opening up access to.”.

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Google Docs Voice Typing Improvements

EduTechGeek

A highly anticipated improvement was the addition of some new commands for Voice Typing within Google Documents. text highlighting, inserting hyper and bookmark links, and the insertion of and editing tables in your documents. GAFE accessibility gafe voice

Shifting into 8th (On MLA’s new edition)

NeverEndingSearch

And, there are some key changes between MLA 7 and MLA 8 in this fresh look at documenting sources that you will need to note! In works-cited lists (but not in-text documentation) page numbers are now preceded by p. citation documentation MLA

Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why EduSight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments.