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. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

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.

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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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.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Make your Google Docs more accessible

eSchool News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

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. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

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.

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 -.

Digital Dashboard Document

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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.

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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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

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

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.

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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. 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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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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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

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).

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

techlearning

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. Public schools must make their websites accessible or they open themselves up to legal action.

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.

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#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities. It is designed to help you learn, share, and act on digital accessibility and inclusion.

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.