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.

Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. But he also teaches us how to do this with students. Use the code CoolCat50 to get $50 off your course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How do we make amazing videos?

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How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Teachers want to provide help in a way that develops students’ self-awareness and self-efficacy, but that’s complicated, too. Think of goggles: They help swimmers progress to swimming underwater.

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. But he also teaches us how to do this with students. So, listen to the show today and get started. And tweet me links to the videos you make, I’d love to see them!

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

Reaghan is my oldest daughter and about to start third grade. At 2 years of age I noticed she wasn’t talking much and when she did talk you couldn’t really understand what she was trying to say. After talking to her pediatrician it was decided to have her evaluated for her speech.

Districts Explain How to Make Tech Accessible After School

EdTech Magazine

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 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 Gamify Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

How to Gamify Professional Development. Nearly a third (29 percent) left due to relocation or health issues. Digital breakouts in conjunction with badging are a few of the best — and easiest — to implement. How K–12 School Leaders Can Help Incorporate Gamification.

How to Access your Schoology Resources for Simple Lesson Planning

TeacherCast

Last week, we shared a post on 5 things you can do with Schoology to get ready for next year. One of the things we mentioned was saving your course content and materials to your personal resources.

How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility

ProfHacker

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

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.

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Perhaps you’re wondering how more than 150 apps can be inside one? The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 to classroom — all in one place.

Checklist for Accessible Teaching & Presenting

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators usually know the basics of ensuring their tech works before presenting to students, staff, and families. If we really want to ensure we are including everyone in have access to what we are presenting, technology can take us even further.

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?

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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?

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.

How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Sit tight: Science suggests the secret to boosting brain power might be to keep kids moving. Regretfully, as these links between learning and moving continue to accumulate from scientific periodicals, many classrooms have remained relatively sedentary throughout the decades.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Streamline Online Testing

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Bandwidth Management Networking WirelessBy David Hutchins Advance preparation, solid infrastructure are key for administering student assessments.

3 steps to a more accessible classroom

eSchool News

Suddenly, all my students were looking at the screen with wide eyes, eager to watch the video. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The first step is to use a logic model.

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.

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How to Post Like a Role Model

The Innovative Educator

More and more district and school staff are catching on to the advice of Superintendents like, Joe Sanfelippo who encourage staff to take every opportunity to say good things about their school. Never give up the opportunity to say something great about our school. When the person in charge takes seriously the power of telling our own stories staff start to follow suit.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e245. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Mike Dougherty from Ohio.

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How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Since digital is part of everything we do, there is no need to differentiate.

It’s Time To Stop Teaching Kids How To Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post It’s Time To Stop Teaching Kids How To Read appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

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.

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides ! You and your students must add these skills to your bag of tricks!

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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How to Address Digital Equity

techlearning

The Contorium for School Networking (CoSN) has developed some best practice strategies for schools looking to directly address the issues of digital equity. Below is an executive summary of the most recent update to its Digital Equity Initiative Toolkit. For the full list, go to [link].

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.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.

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How to introduce kindergarteners to computers

eSchool News

Today’s students are expected to have some typing proficiency as early as kindergarten. For example, our students must be able to, at minimum, type their first and last name in order to access their devices and accounts. Next page: Taking the fun approach to the keyboard).

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. And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

How to Find the Best Learning Resources on GoConqr

GoConqr

Many students and teachers join GoConqr so that they can start creating their own learning resources and use our online tools to bring the concept of active learning to life. But there’s so much more to do. Accessing GoConqr’s Learning Resources Library.

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.

A Book That Tells Teachers How To Talk About Race. No, Really. [Not Light But Fire]

The Jose Vilson

Mind you, at the end of 2017, I set a goal to minimize how many arguments I’d get into on Twitter in 2018, but I must have missed the fine print when I signed on that platform because I failed hard. He doesn’t make himself out to be the hero at all.

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Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Rather than typing this email over and updating it each time, here’s a post you can bookmark that I’ll keep up to date with information on the podcasting equipment setup and software we’re using now. We’re happy to share.