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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it.

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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. Accessibility Tools with Google.

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Now don''t get me wrong, this service is great, but like anything in life it is not full-proof or the preferred way to receive the information. To some this might seem a bit redundant, but in reality I am covering all of my bases to ensure that my stakeholders get the information.

FREE Access to Fluency Tutor to Support Student Literacy Remotely

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Access to Fluency Tutor to Support Student Literacy Remotely appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I don’t endorse a lot of products, but Texthelp produces some of the best accessibility tools and they work seamlessly with my favorite Google tools.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

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.

How to Quickly Translate Your Live Session in Multiple Languages and Other Google Meet Must-Haves!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are using Google Meet for connecting with students then the links below will help you make this a more accessible and engaging experience. Google Meet Must-Have Extensions and Tips. These extensions work with the Google Chrome browser.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.]. Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readers

Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

edWeb.net

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. And while the ultimate goal is to improve individual student achievement, Haggen sees a place for data-informed instruction for every level of classroom lessons.

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Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The article focuses on an often overlooked feature in Google forms that can help teachers do just that. Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms. Google Forms is a teacher favorite for collecting information, formative assessment and simple quizzes.

Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

MindShift

Trauma-informed teaching cannot be simplified to cookie-cutter practices. With the second teacher, the signal became “an angry ear tug instead of a trauma-informed ear tug,” said Alex Shevrin Venet , who shared this story during a recent webinar on trauma-informed distance learning.

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. hl=en-US Introduction to Read & Write for Google [link] Boost reading confidence. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

The Experience Gap and Informal Learning

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, MIND’s Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith joins Brian once again, this time for a discussion on informal learning. 12:45 Scaling Experiences for Accessibility and Impact.

More Accessibility in Google Apps for disabilities

Educational Technology Guy

Google Accessibility is a collection of resources that Google has to make Google''s products more accessible and usable by people with disabilities. Last year, Google added enhanced accessibility for Google Docs, Sites and Calendar , and continues to improve the features and resources for accessibility. You can read more about all of the improvements and new features here on the Google Accessible Group.

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments. One way to increase the accessibility of classrooms is to remove any unnecessary distractions. Recent research shows excessive visual stimuli can be detrimental to students’ ability to focus and retain information.

Knowledge vs. Access to Knowledge

The Principal of Change

You are unsure of the answer, so you google it, tweet out if anyone has an answer, or use a plethora of resources that are at your fingertips. When you hire someone, you do not just hire their knowledge, you hire their access to knowledge. I ask you a question.

How Google Docs Improves Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything a student will ever need to do when writing. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs program tool can be augmented with mostly free third-party add-ons, extensions, and apps. Embed Google Docs.

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Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

Class Tech Integrate

Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship. I often hear teachers say, "kids are so lucky now, they can just search for the information they need on the internet.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The post 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives appeared first on NEO BLOG.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning.

Collaborative Digital Information Projects

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In order for this project to work, students need access to tech and inter-personal skills to effectively and efficiently work with others. In the Spring, we will be working on Homer''s The Odyssey and Shakespeare''s Romeo and Juliet, both of which are heavy with historical information.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *. I always like to use Google Maps.

6 resources to help students with information literacy

eSchool News

Information literacy skills top many lists of must-have abilities, especially in the age of fake news. Not all results in a Google search are legitimate–but how many of today’s students know this? Never have we had so much information at our fingertips.

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Curation of Information: Harnessing the Beast of Ubiquitous Information

Tech Helpful

Some days I run across quotes that resonate with me, some days I write what is in my head, and some days I make a real effort to Google a theme or "educational quotes" and find something for the day. How do we guide them to best discern what is good information?

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

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So today, I’m giving you the FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides! FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides.

3 Great Ways to Use a Google Form

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

3 Great Ways to Use Google Forms. One of my favorite tools for engaging online learners has always been the Google Form. Anyone with a Gmail account has the ability to design a form, share it electronically, and collect information in real-time from audiences near and far.

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School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!

EdTechTeam

With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do. Organizing what we find, however, for efficient access when we need it, might not be so easy. efficient access to resources customized for their needs (grade, content area, unit, project)? There needs to be varied approaches to access and promotion. The post School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!

Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

While facilitating a webinar series for MyInfinitec, an agency whose goal is to provide access to the core curriculum for all learners, I’ve taken another deep dive into the current accessibility features in Google. Maximize Your Instruction with Google Docs.

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

The Hechinger Report

The federal government is pushing for more information to be made available about college costs and success rates, saying that will help students avoid incurring unmanageable debt. But much of this information comes from the institutions themselves.

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Heading Structure Guidance to Make Content Better & Accessible

The Innovative Educator

Proper heading structure not only helps to make content accessible, it also helps to make content better for everyone. Outline When you use heading structure, in Google docs, it creates a handy, dandy outline view in your document.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

Powerful Presentations Lesson Plan: Effectively Communicate Information

Fractus Learning

Learning Target: “I will design and create a powerful presentation that effectively communicates information.” 6th: Google Slides. I make sure to model what I expect from my students, so I created my lessons using the designated tech tools: Google Slides.

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Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. Look at some of the resources from Google, and find a good PD partner to assist. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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