How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

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.

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Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

More College Students Are Downloading Course Materials for Free—Or Skipping Them Entirely


Use of free course materials among college students is up, with 22 percent downloading at least one such resource during the spring 2019 semester, according to research published Wednesday by the National Association of College Stores.

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Google Keep CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students – FREE DOWNLOAD

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Keep CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students – FREE DOWNLOAD appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Inside this 9-page PDF download, I break down all of the menu items and features with screenshots, including how to : Create notes and lists. Access keyboard shortcuts.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 24/7 Access. Google Drive : Google Drive allows you to store your files securely and access them from any device, as well as create, open and edit your files. G Suite allows us to control access by user groups.

Allow Devices to Access Google Classroom, Gmail, and Other Services

Teacher Tech

In Google Classroom, we have several families (w ipads) when after downloading the app — get […]. The post Allow Devices to Access Google Classroom, Gmail, and Other Services appeared first on Teacher Tech.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

7 ways tech plays a pivotal role in accessibility

eSchool News

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Free access to Mackin’s Distance learning solution

eSchool News

Macking one of the world’s largest providers of print books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video is offering access to its ebook library and distance learning content for free. Free titles are only available to download through June 30, 2020.

Creative Commons: So much easier to access


Among my favorite CC Search Chrome Browser Extension features is one-click attribution, offering the ability to copy, download or embed credits.

Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

Iterating Toward Openness

Via Stephen Downes yesterday, here’s an article about how to use Tor with Sci-Hub in order to privately and securely read research articles you don’t have legal permission to access. Terrible ideas and brilliant ones can be surprisingly difficult to tell apart.

Search for and download properly attributed, Creative Commons photos your school projects using Photos for Class from @StoryboardThat


Jeff sits down with Aaron Sherman to discuss the brand new Photos for Class and learn how students can have access to millions of creative commons photos for their projects. Jeff sits down with Aaron Sherman to discuss the brand new Photos for Class and learn how students can have access to millions of creative commons photos for their projects.

How To Use ‘TED-Ed Lessons’ – Includes A Free Video-Viewing Worksheet.


Click here to access it. It is read-only so make sure you click ‘make a copy’ or download it, so you can edit it. Tagged: downloadable resource , edtech , education , free resource , lesson ideas , lesson plans , lessons , teachers , ted , ted-ed.

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Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South


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.

This amazing tech tool helps pupils, who are new to English, access learning


Simply download the app , choose your language options and then use the scan feature. Google Translate now works in real time! It has been an invaluable resource for pupils in my class, who have English as an additional language.

Music Teachers- BBC Sound Effects Database Is Now Available for Free Download

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

BBC is now providing free public access to more. Here is a great resource we just discovered through Music Radar and The Whiteboard Blog. This may be of interest especially to music teachers. music websites

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

As explained by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director of SETDA, during a recent edWebinar , this searchable information will help educational leaders ensure that the materials they purchase are high-quality, aligned with their standards and goals, and accessible to all students.

Two Great Websites to Download Free Art Books

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 25, 2016 Below are two great websites where you can access and read popular publications in the field of art and humanities. Some of the works provided are even out-of print and some of more. Art books

Transcription and Accessibility—New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon


On the heels of one another, two tech titans recently announced higher-education partnerships that leverage transcription technology to make educational materials more accessible to a broader swath of learners. Nine classes at the university are currently piloting Microsoft Translator, according to Brian Trager, the associate director for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Center on Access Technology.

Microsoft extends access to Minecraft: Education Edition and resources to support remote learning

eSchool News

Please fill out this form to verify your account and request access to Minecraft. Download this how-to guide for using Multiplayer Mode.) As COVID-19 concerns prompt school closures around the world, many educators are turning to remote learning to keep students engaged.

The Serious & Historic Importance of Media Literacy | Downloadable Posters for Media Literacy Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At the bottom of this post, you'll also find a link to a fun set of downloadable posters for Media Literacy Week. Joining NAMLE will also give you access to the 2018 Medial Literacy Fair this coming week (I'm the organizer).

Use WAVE Tool to Test Web Pages for Accessibility


Are you concerned about making sure they’re accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities? Introducing the new WAVE Accessibility Extension for Firefox – [link]. "WAVE Accessibility Extension :: Add-ons for Firefox" : Download the Firefox extension. "WAVE

New Math Tutoring App Launches with Free Access for Low Income Families


Superhero Activities to Empower Students ] The Milestone Math app is for 4th-8th graders and is available for download for free until May 31, 2018. To download the Milestone Math app in the Apple App Store, go to: [link]. Today, the Milestone Math App launched in the iTunes App Store.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

New Verizon Fees Could Cut Off Access for Millions of Remind Users


Users can download the Remind mobile app and either turn push notifications on for their smartphones or elect to have messages sent to their emails. In the past, she’s tried getting her students to download apps and found that many of them can’t because they use prepaid phones or have limited storage. For them to even download an app, that’s an extra step” they may not take. Can you hear me now?

Profiles in Success: Math Accessibility Increases Confidence in ELL Students 

MIND Research Institute

With all of these factors in mind, Jere Whitson's educators knew they needed something to support their math curriculum and make it accessible for all students, regardless of language ability or skill level. Read the full story to learn more about how Jere Whitson is making the most of ST Math: Download Jere Whitson's story.

FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

Prerequisite: basic knowledge of slides, how to access and create new slides.). The post FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Y’all know I love choice boards (aka learning menus), and especially Tic-Tac-Toe boards!

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

PLUS we'll immediately send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 10 websites, 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

The New York Public Library Offers Over 187K Digital Items for Free Download

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 9, 2015 The New York Public Library has enhanced access to its Digital Collections that are in public domain allowing users to enjoy and use the materials in an way they want. There more. Public domain Image resources

10 Ways You Can Make the Web More Accessible


Read&Write for Google Make files and the web accessible for those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, struggling readers & writers, and ESL/ELL. Ok Google” Search by voice > Go to and click on mic > Download the app Android: Chrome Extensions by Google Accessibility extensions you can add to Chrome (all made by Google). Drive iOS App Features Google Drive works with the VoiceOver accessibility feature on iPhone/iPad. >

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access


He downloaded an ox file from Thingiverse , a vast library of 3D designs for physical objects, fired up the printer and, five hours later, had a 3” x 4” plastic ox that he handed to his student. “As McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. He can worry about content, not access.” “What’s an ox?”

Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056

Shake Up Learning

Many students do not have devices or internet access, so they had to provide paper packets that were hand-delivered to their students with an entire week’s worth of assignments. Please DO NOT request access.

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Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

The Hechinger Report

The program, named “A Better Chance,” or the ABC Program, would feature daily real-time instruction by a licensed prekindergarten teacher, age-appropriate activities, and downloadable educational materials for parents and other caregivers.