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. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Get Learners Moving With Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Unlike many other technologies, mobile devices can support physical health along with learning. With a mobile device students can create, problem solve, critical think, and engage with the world around them. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) and the bookmarks below for pair work activities with mobile devices. Active Learning with Mobile Devices from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Plastic bags protect mobile devices from getting wet and dirty.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 Mobile Apps Take Three!

EdTechTeam

Want t o GO EVEN FARTHER in the classroom with EVEN MORE Google Apps on your mobile device? Google Keep Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search. Google+ Explore your interests, group things you love into Collections, or join Communities of people around any topic right from your mobile device. Chrome Remote Desktop Securely access your computers from your mobile device.

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.

Quick List Of Mobile Apps For Administrators

The Web20Classroom

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. My life is spent editing and creating documents, presentations and spreadsheets. I can edit, comment and view all my documents from this app, no matter where I am. The app gives you access to all your files stored in the cloud so you can retrieve them, email them, view them, and show them, again, no matter where you are. This app gives you access to the entire directory.

#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. GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.)

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.

#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. GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.)

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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.

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Be Mobile, Don’t Travel: Tips for Surviving without a Classroom by H. E. James

TeacherCast

Instead of worrying about having to travel, think about being mobile, in more than one sense of the word. I didn’t teach in the age of mobile tech, which made it more difficult to be the mobile teacher I wanted to be instead of just “the teacher with the cart.”.

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.

4 Reasons You Need a Mobile Reading App on Your Smartphone

TeacherCast

Many applications exist to help us access and read this information. When you download a reading app however, all documents are expertly formatted to be much easier on the eyes, according to pcworld.com. It’s a great time to be a book lover.

The 10 Core Google Mobile Apps You Need!

EdTechTeam

Want to get started in the classroom with Google Apps on your mobile device? Upload photos, videos, documents and other fi les that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. iTunes Google Play -unlimited number of tabs -incognito mode -omnibox -sync with your Google Chrome account -offline access 3. Documents Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your mobile device.

InFocus releases new ultra-mobile projectors 

eSchool News

InFocus Corporation has introduced its new IN1116 and IN1118HD WXGA and full HD ultra-mobile projectors, which are compact and light enough to pack and bring anywhere. Series includes the brightest lumens-per-pound full 1080p HD projector on the market.

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.

Time Is Not Always On Our Side- 5 Minute Mobile Projects with Field Trips

MSEDTechie

Sometimes we want our students to complete quick mobile projects that take very little time, but produce awesome projects. Each group on the field trip had an iPad to capture video and or images to document their experience. fuglefun Document Field Trips https://audioboo.fm/users/1251407/playlists/7401-oklahoma-history-center

QuickOffice mobile office app launches new help site

Educational Technology Guy

QuickOffice is an excellent app that allows you to read, view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The free Quickoffice Lite allows you to view documents, but most people will want the full Pro version ($14.99 TheConnected File Manager offers integrated access to Google Docs™, Dropbox , Evernote , Catch, Egnyte, Huddle™, Box, SugarSync , and MobileMe™, so you can access, share and manage files on your device and the cloud.

6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps. Evernote is accessible on my deskop, the web, my iPad, my Droid phone and even my Kindle Fire.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Keep scrolling to access my bookmarks of free web tools and apps for creating digital books on any device. Nature book - students work with the local park or campsites to document the plants, animal life, bugs, birds, and other species that visitors will be able to see. Many local parks have these documented on paper and could benefit from having a digital book that encourages people to spend time outdoors visiting the park.

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Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Keep scrolling to access my bookmarks of free web tools and apps for creating digital books on any device. Nature book - students work with the local park or campsites to document the plants, animal life, bugs, birds, and other species that visitors will be able to see. Many local parks have these documented on paper and could benefit from having a digital book that encourages people to spend time outdoors visiting the park.

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The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

More than twice as many principals in 2017 said students in their schools were assigned some type of mobile device, like a laptop or tablet, than in 2015. Schools that distribute mobile devices to students more often lay this foundation, the survey shows.

Why an LMS? Why Canvas?

Tech Helpful

While we are not a full fledged competency-based school in the way we teach, we now have a place where administrators can quickly have access to class averages on assignments and even dig deeper to see individual student results.

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Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Like much of rural America, Garfield County is on the wrong side of the “homework gap” — a stubborn disparity in at-home broadband that hinders millions of students’ access to the array of online learning, collaboration and research tools that are enjoyed by their better-connected peers.

Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Keep scrolling to access my bookmarks of free web tools and apps for creating digital books on any device. Nature book - students work with the local park or campsites to document the plants, animal life, bugs, birds, and other species that visitors will be able to see. Many local parks have these documented onpaper and could benefit from having a digital book that encourages people to spend time outdoors visiting the park. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers !

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Each time a door opens, cigarette smoke drifts in from the mobile home his family shares next door. Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion poverty Rural schools

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

Teacher Reboot Camp

They can include stickers, images, links, videos, drawings, and documents. They can keep these notes in the cloud so they can access them anywhere or on the go and they can also share them with others or create notes collaboratively with their peers. Google Drive for all devices- I can document all events offline and it automatically updates when I get an Internet connection. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

Neo LMS

Mobile devices and WIFI. But, with all the resources and e-learning course can have, it’s still better to have access to a search engine for extra information. Document cameras. E-learning K-12 Teachers Collaboration LMS mobile learning smart furniture virtual classroom