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. Read the documentation , or.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

Documenting Growth & Connecting Knowledge in #APCalculus Using @SutoriApp + @Flipgrid + @SocraticOrg #edtech

techieMusings

document how their understandings have grown. I asked students to use Sutori to document this work. Since I am on a premium account, I have access to more detailed analytics such as how long a student has spent creating their Sutori (and for shared stories, I can see how long each student in the class has spent on each story). In my AP Calculus course, I wanted students to look back on past work and connect it to new knowledge.

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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.

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.

12 Great Tools to Create Engaging Activities Around Primary Source Documents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 8, 2017 DocsTeach is a great website that provides teachers and students access to thousands of primary sources that include things such as maps, videos, photographs, census records, draft.read more. Primary source documents

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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CoSN Releases Resource to Address Accessibility Issue

Leadership Lounge

Today, CoSN is pleased to share a one-page resource for school leaders focused on the issue of accessibility. As learning environments continue the move toward digital learning settings, it is critical that everyone involved has ready access to all essential tools and materials. The CoSN document on accessibility can be viewed here. But accessibility impacts more than students. In short, accessibility is part of the education equation.

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.

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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 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

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.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Like the DBQs, lessons revolve around a central historical question and sets of prima ry documents to engage learners with varied reading skills.

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.

Help! My document is in PDF jail!

EduTechGeek

For some reason, over the past several weeks, I’ve received PDFs (Adobe Portable Document Files) that were password protected – and without the secret key, you’re all of a sudden in PDF jail with no way to get out. How many times have you had a PDF that was in jail?

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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

Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

The Hechinger Report

They actually asked us what is important,” said Nixon, the executive director of the New York-based College and Community Fellowship, which helps women get access to education after incarceration. The post Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

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.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act ,public and private universities must ensure that any content made available is accessible, unless meeting accessibility guidelines would result in a fundamental alteration or undue administrative and financial burdens.

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!

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.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

edWeb.net

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

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.

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

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.

ACLU: California Charter Schools Provide ‘Unequal Access’

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ Unequal Access: How Some California Charter Schools Illegally Restrict Enrollment ,” found that of the close to 1,200 charter schools in the state, at least 253, or over 20% of charter schools throughout California, have exclusionary policies.

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Creating Accessible School Websites

The Innovative Educator

This includes making all public-facing content accessible to them. It requires that the City of New York make its websites accessible to the disability community.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.