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.

How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word

The CoolCatTeacher

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).

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Knowledge vs. Access to Knowledge

The Principal of Change

When you hire someone, you do not just hire their knowledge, you hire their access to knowledge. No principal will ever know all of the answers to all of your questions, but some principals will know how to find, or more importantly, help you find, the answers to what you need.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.

QR Codes for Class Night Sign Ups?

Tech Helpful

One of the things I'm quickly learning as an instructional technologist is that teaching parents how to use technology you are using in the classroom eases their mind a bit and gives them a sense of understanding. Both home team and visitors will be able to learn more about your school.

Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks

eSchool News

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 drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

And when you look at larger, more densely populated school districts–in urban markets like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago–district leaders often face added pressures and challenges to do digital right, and often with little support.

Cyberbullying is NOT a technology issue-here’s how to really combat it.

eSchool News

Cyberbullying continues to grow and present itself as a huge challenge for schools, government policy makers, stakeholders, parents and the community—but is regulating access to technology and social media the answer?

How to Smashboard

EdTechTeam

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.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. To create a “good blend” to simply add computers to the classroom is not enough.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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How to Flip Your Class for Students with Little Access To Technology

Turning Learning On Its Head

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?

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

ProfHacker

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?

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

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. .

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

But, every classroom is made up of two spaces: the face-to-face space and. The effective 21st-century teacher will meld the online space and the face-to-face classroom into a powerful combination of learning. An example of face to face success.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

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.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures

ProfHacker

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 Add Rigor To Anything

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, Or Assessment. It is also among the most troublesome due to its subjectivity. And more importantly, how can you use to promote understanding? 10 Strategies To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, or Assessment.

How to protect your Google Account

The Electric Educator

Clicking "open" gave a hacker access to your address book and email, allow them to send the same email to everyone in your address book. This issue is a good reminder that we need to be vigilant when working on the web. How can you protect your Google Account?

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Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

How to Use Google Drawings

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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Take the 21-day Productivity Challenge #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

Now is the time to get organized. In this blog post, I’ll give you my 1-2-3 steps to stress less and 5 productivity hacks. I use them all the time, from storyboarding, to drafting articles, to accenting my DIY planner. Focus is necessary to get anything done.

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. Semantics aside, we all can improve, and many of us are being held accountable for improvement by administrators, blogs, and the local PLC to “bring the next generation into the 21st century.” by Terry Heick.

How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even so, reading through each student’s work and taking the time to provide meaningful feedback can take hours. To use WriQ, open a student’s writing in a Google Doc.

Wow! This inquiry-based, technology-rich school has no tech staff

eSchool News

When I first became principal, I was compelled to explore all aspects of what it meant to be a 21 st -century learner in an international baccalaureate context: as a global citizen, as a collaborative co-creator of knowledge, as a caring human being.

How to Teach With Videos

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

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 Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning

Kleinspiration

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.

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How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps

The Daring Librarian

( 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 !

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

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.

5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

How to Create a Curriculum Map

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Download the transcript of this show or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

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!

Kleinspiration

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 Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

Gaggle Speaks

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.