Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

The digital portfolio tools below help students document their work in multiple ways and also can be used throughout a student’s learning journey. Seesaw is safe for K12 institutions and we are able to access the portfolios on multiple devices. I’ve also had college students document their work using Google Slides (click for a free template your students can copy/edit), Padlet , and Pinterest. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

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. Voice typing will turn your spoken words to text on the document. ” I discovered a new option called “Voice typing.”

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Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Documenting Learning. Silvia Tolisano sees documenting learning as: a process of intentional documenting serves a metacognitive purpose. being open for feedback ( Documenting FOR Learning ). Blogging as a Form of Documenting Learning and Reflection. I find blogging to be a one of the most powerful ways to documenting learning and engage in reflective practice. The learners in my gifted education classes have access to Chromebooks.

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Cupper: A Tool for Creating Accessible Documentation

ProfHacker

I recently stumbled across a tool for creating accessible documentation, and while I haven’t had a chance to experiment with it, I’ll be putting it on my list of things to test drive this summer. Cupper, created by accessibility consultants the Paciello Group, bills itself as " An Inclusive Documentation Builder." That means the documentation sites you create can be saved to your devices and read offline. Read the documentation , or.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Making Print Documents & Posters Accessible

The Innovative Educator

There are times when innovative educators use print documents such as when displaying posters, student work, or infographics on a wall or bulletin board. Usually this material is not accessible to all people with disabilities or who speak languages other than English, but it doesn't have to be that way. For that reason, whenever you create something that's “for print,” you must: Host a digitally, accessible copy of print documents somewhere such as on your website.

DIRECTIONS: Unlink Document in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Have Students Unlink Their Documents Paradigm shift, NOTHING in Google Classroom is attached. Instant Access One of the genius reasons to use Google Classroom is that the teacher has instant access to student work before the […]. The post DIRECTIONS: Unlink Document in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. It is actually linked from Google Drive. This is an important thing to understand as a Google Classroom user.

Make your Google Docs more accessible

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As educators, there are many things we can do to make our Google Docs more accessible to our students. Check out the best practices below to create documents that will be more readable and accessible for everyone, including your students. 4 ways to make your Google Docs more accessible. Make it easier for others to read your document by including headings. Documents organized to include headings will help readers jump to different sections in your document.

Making Print Documents & Posters Accessible

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Innovative educators often use print documents.   Usually this material is not accessible to all people including those with disabilities or who speak languages other than English, but it doesn't have to be that way This may occur when displaying posters, student work, or infographics on a wall or bulletin board. Another common reason for print is when information is handed out, mailed, or back packed home to families. 

Digital Dashboard Document

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So, to get things started, I created a Digital Dashboard Google Document on which my students will see what sites we will be using consistently, the rationale for using that site, and have an area in which they will type in login information not their actual password, but hints or clues in case they forget. Many of the tools we will employ in class allow the teacher to reset passwords, but I want students to be responsible for their accounts before I access my dashboard.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. For example, Chromebooks have their own settings menu with accessibility features, while Apple continues to pave the way with its innovative assistive technology practices. Just as it is important to model skills to teach students, the same philosophy can be applied to accessibility features.

DIRECTIONS: Unlink Document in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Have Students Unlink Their Documents Paradigm shift, NOTHING in Google Classroom is attached. Instant Access One of the genius reasons to use Google Classroom is that the teacher has instant access to student work before the […]. The post DIRECTIONS: Unlink Document in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. It is actually linked from Google Drive. This is an important thing to understand as a Google Classroom user.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. As classrooms and digital spaces become more ubiquitous educators must understand how the content they create and put in these online spaces must be made accessible for all. is accessibility. Specifically website accessibility. Not everyone will access that content the same way or complete a task like a form fill the same way. accessibility

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

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Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. After all, “it's not just enough to put materials in Blackboard if it's not going to be accessible,” says Jennifer Albat, instructional designer at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. If you pay attention to accessibility principles when designing online courses, healthy students won’t even notice it, while this could mean the world to someone living with a physical disability.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508. WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible e-learning design is simply good design.

Shakespeare Documented

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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 year marks the 400 anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

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. Google Drive''s apps for Android allows you to scan documents and even perform OCR (optical character recognition) on text in the documents you''re scanning.

Conceptboard - visual collaboration on ideas and documents

Educational Technology Guy

It is basically on online whiteboard that allows you to create, review and discuss ideas and concepts and you can even upload a document (PDF, PPT, Doc, images) and share, comment, and work on also. You can work with other people in real-time, or people can access the work space at different times and comment and work on the project. I just found out about Conceptboard , a cool visual collaboration tool, from the company itself.

Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. Shareable links can be used for publishing a document or for collaboratively editing a document. Documents are only accessible by you (the owner) unless you turn link sharing on. One way to turn on link sharing is by clicking the Share button in an open document. Once you have the shareable link copied, you can paste it into a document, webpage, link shortener, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

PDFs are one of the biggest issues for website accessibility. of respondents indicated that PDF documents are very or somewhat likely to pose significant accessibility issues. That's because making PDFs accessible takes work, training, and includes a software purchase. Common PDF Accessibility Errors To make PDFs accessible you should have a paid for version of Adobe Acrobat. Making PDFs on Websites Accessible Video.

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 -. accessibility assistive technology google accessibilityOne of the things I do in my role as a K-12 Education Strategist is work on resources for schools to use.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

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Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO has been offering document cameras for schools for many years. That low-cost ($69) device demonstrated to us how effective a document camera could be in supporting teaching and learning. IPEVO P2V CAMERA (2009) __ OVERVIEW Fast forward to mid-2020, and IPEVO has just released their 8th gen model, the newly updated IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB document camera. Many educators are submitting their uses of the IPEVO document cameras and sharing them with the rest of us.

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

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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. iOS apps (iPad / iPhone) to document notes, photos, audio and video. student / parent web access.

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Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. I’m going to give you tips, tricks, and resources to help use Google accessibility tools to reach all learners. Ever wondered how you can use Chrome, Chromebooks, and Docs to create a more accessible classroom? Accessibility Tools with Google.

Filechat - collaborate on documents, pictures and videos in GDrive and Dropbox

Educational Technology Guy

Filechat is a new, free service that allows you to collaborate on documents, photos and videos in Dropbox or Google Drive. Instead of just commenting on a document or file, users can chat, like and vote on any of their files in Drive or Dropbox. The "owner" of the Filechat discussion invites others to view and collaborate on the files and controls access. You can even have multiple conversations with different teams or groups.

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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. Some of this is about a syllabus , but some of it is about rethinking some of our signs and documentation at work, as well as ways that we can make our edX courses more accessible to that highly varied audience. Documentation does not need to be written in highly academic, obfuscatory language. What will make the document more useable for them?

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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). The document must be shared before you can set expiring access. Restricting copying also disables the ability to copy / paste text from a document.

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. The F17HD is a very well-equipped document camera. With remote, quick-access control panel, and both HDMI and VGA capabilities, it will slot easily into any current classroom setup. Document camera.

Learn to Make Remote Content Accessible to Those with Disabilities

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That content must be made accessible. If you are taking screenshots or pictures of documents that you share or post online, it's probably not accessible. At this point, you should assume that the documents you create will end up on the device of a person with a disability Rushing to create online curriculum and activities?

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. Instead of having to go into Drive and then click on New , you can install Docs (documents), Sheets (spreadsheets) and Slides (presentations) as apps from the Chrome Web Store and use them to immediately start a new file. chrome browser chromebooks documents google google Chrome OS Google Docs Google for Educators

Learn to Make Remote Content Accessible to Those with Disabilities

The Innovative Educator

That content must be made accessible. If you are taking screenshots or pictures of documents that you share or post online, it's probably not accessible. At this point, you should assume that the documents you create will end up on the device of a person with a disability. There's a lot of support to ensure they access it! Rushing to create online curriculum and activities?

3 Steps to Creating An Accessible Website

The Innovative Educator

Website owners want all visitors to their site to be able to access the content. This requires ensuring the site is accessible so no one is left out. Making a site accessible is not intuitive, but once you understand the basic concepts you'll discover: It is not difficult, it becomes second nature, and accessible content is better content. Compliant Theme or Template The first step is to select an accessibility-ready theme or template.

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. Piktochart is a web-based app that allows you to design infographics and other image-heavy documents and publications. Course materials are technical documents, not literary works.