Districts Explain How to Make Tech Accessible After School
APRIL 13, 2017
By Marcia Wade Talbert Digital equity is the topic du jour, but CoSN leaders are showcasing how to make it a thing of the past. Access Points Networking
How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word
OCTOBER 29, 2015
You can use Google AND Microsoft Together You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. Here’s a screencast to get started. There are a few issues to know before you start using it, though. How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word (and Microsoft Office).
How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers
Ditch That Textbook
MARCH 28, 2016
Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.
Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks
MARCH 16, 2017
If you didn’t have iPads in your classroom, you were planning to get them soon. Chromebooks are in many ways ideal for classrooms, allowing teachers to leverage online resources to provide richer, more differentiated educational experiences to your students.
How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility
JULY 17, 2015
This month is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act , federal legislation designed “to [eliminate] discrimination against people with disabilities.” Introduction to Web Accessibility, ” from WebAIM. Profession Reviews a11y accessibility
How to Smashboard
APRIL 19, 2017
So What Exactly Is a Smashboard and How Do I Create My Own? In my last EdTeachTeam blog post I shared why I use Smashboards and in this post I would like to share in more detail what a Smashboard is, how my students are using them and how to create your own.
Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall
MARCH 27, 2017
It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. However, open access versions might exist on authors’ own websites, or institutional and subject respositories. How does that compare to Unpaywall?
Wonderful World of Wearables in Education
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
An Epic Guide to Wearables From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How many hours you sleep at night and more. To be sure, wearable technologies have many uses in the classroom an in our world. ” You can talk to it.
Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?
The Christensen Institute
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior.
How to Flip Your Class for Students with Little Access To Technology
Turning Learning On Its Head
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Watch this short video which explains how to flip your class if your students have limited access to technology at home. If you have flipped your class in a limited technology school, how have you solved this problem?
Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech
MARCH 21, 2017
Learn how to get results. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday? Learn how to get results.
4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Tears of joy happen when the right tool is taught to the right student. As I share in Reinventing Writing , teachers need to do what teachers do best — give creative advice.
Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 2, 2015
In order to ensure that all students know how to navigate both their high school careers and the sea of post-secondary options available, schools need to focus on filling these gaps. As such, they appear to be hybrid innovations.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. I only want this to include high quality up-to-date information, so if you think anything needs to be added or changed, leave a comment. .
Designing for accessibility in e-learning
APRIL 11, 2017
Those belonging to this last category are so many. I probably belong to it. You probably belong to it. Anybody who never experienced any type of discrimination probably belongs to it. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.
How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities
AUGUST 22, 2016
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 grids to arrange information.
How to Use Google Drawings
Ask a Tech Teacher
JANUARY 23, 2017
Google Drawings is a free, web-based drawing tool that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, drawings, and more. Students can even hyperlink data to external resources.
36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life
MAY 3, 2016
and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.
Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Today marks the start of the #1ineveryclassroom public awareness campaign by the UK-based Colour Blind Awareness organization to point out the prevalence of colorblindness and the need for greater awareness on the part of educators. What other resources do you use to create accessible figures?
How to Teach With Videos
Ask a Tech Teacher
DECEMBER 14, 2016
I reviewed mysimpleshow , a new tool that is getting a lot of buzz, and then asked them to share how their digital tool addresses this burgeoning interest in video. Including videos in your lesson plan is a great way to modernize traditional lectures or PowerPoint presentations.
How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.
5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks
MARCH 17, 2017
Today he gives us five ideas to amp up our Chromebook classroom. Many of these tools and tips will work for any device that can access the Web. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” 10-minute Teacher Show How to Guides.
Teachers: This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement
MARCH 23, 2017
What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? But that’s not how they will operate later in their careers.
The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them
MARCH 30, 2017
Despite clear advantages to advancing digital literacy, schools often experience considerable roadblocks to implementing digital literacy initiatives. While most teachers appreciated our push for them to engage with both networks, a sizeable minority adamantly disfavored Twitter.
How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning
AUGUST 25, 2015
Collaborative Project Based Learning with Analytics - click here to try Ignite Teaching - I firmly believe each teacher must start integrating technology at the point where he or she is most comfortable. I'm often asked, "How I do it all." Just give them the email you used to register.
How to go Paperless in Your Classroom
Ask a Tech Teacher
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
There are benefits to adopting web-based alternatives to paper: it’s easy to collaborate when everything’s online. teachers can provide feedback on projects that students respond to and resubmit. student work is simple to copy, back up, and share as needed.
Here Is How to Access and Edit Google Drive Files Offline
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
MARCH 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 One of the important Google Drive features that is overlooked by several teachers is the ability to use Drive files offline. This allows you to access, view and edit files such as.read more. Google Drive Tips
4 good computer habits every teacher should have
MARCH 5, 2017
I’ve witnessed someone spill coffee on my colleague’s MacBook, and then felt enraged when he had to spend almost half its price to make the thing work again. It’s our bad habits that led to these tragedies. How to do? How to do?
These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why
MARCH 29, 2017
Technology continues to raise the bar of what is possible in education. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1.
How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps
The Daring Librarian
OCTOBER 13, 2011
( click for more sizes & to download ) It''s been a while since I''ve added to my Comic Tutorial Collection - not surprising since September & October are always a busy time for teachers, right? but exactly HOW to CREATE A QR CODE !
Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences
MARCH 22, 2017
Here’s how. Today Laura Penrod Stock @tweetmeego coaches students to create powerful student-led conferences with their parents. By creating unique year-long portfolios, Laura believes students connect with their parents to help plan their future work and share their learning.
How to Create a Curriculum Map
Ask a Tech Teacher
MARCH 31, 2015
If I’m trying to get from Los Angeles, California to Minot, North Dakota, I start with a map. I build a route that includes the sights I’d like to visit, shows me the connecting roadways, and gives me a rough idea of how long it’ll take.
How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom
JULY 15, 2015
The right tools can elevate a student’s learning experience to levels unfathomable to teachers who were in the field even a short ten years ago. Would you like to take your students on a field trip to, perhaps, the Palace of Versailles, the Taj Mahal, or the Great Pyramids?
Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!
MAY 26, 2013
How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. Aurasma is the app I use to create augmented reality.
How To Design A 21st Century Assessment
TeachThought - Learn better.
OCTOBER 27, 2015
How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. Whatever they create with digital tools should still represent what students were to learn. Instead, use the best tool to support learning (e.g., We don’t plan to use crayons, they are just an always available option.
20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 12, 2015
At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun.
Q&A: Melissa Dodd on Filling in the Access to Tech Gap
APRIL 4, 2017
By Dan Tynan EdTech interviews San Francisco Unified School District’s CTO about how to tackle K–12 digital equity issues. Access Points Networking Wi-Fi Wide Area Networks