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. Here are some ideas based on recommendations from WC3 Website Accessibility Initiative to you get started. Technology can be used as a tool to focus, access information in a visual or auditory way and much more.

Guest post: 3 Ways to Make Classroom Presentations More Engaging

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Classroom presentations come with many challenges–not the least of which is keeping your students engaged long enough to teach the lesson! New technology creates many opportunities to spruce up your presentations and keep students captivated, so the trick is simply to figure out which methods will work best for you. . In this article, I will explain three ways to make classroom presentations more engaging for students of all ages. Good luck on your next presentation!

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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. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Checklist for Accessible Teaching & Presenting

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Here are some ideas based on recommendations from WC3 Website Accessibility Initiative to you get started

Create Engaging, Accessible Video Presentations With Clips

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Clips is a video creation and editing app for iOS devices

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

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

Remote Presenting Guidance

The Innovative Educator

Presenting through online platforms requires unique skills. Presenters need to be able to multitask and know how to troubleshoot in the moment. Below are some best practices my colleagues ( ClayCodes , LauraOgando7 , PatriciaPaddock ) and I collected which are helpful to keep in mind while presenting remotely. If a live audience is present, it’s recommended to have the presenter support those in physical attendance and a facilitator support those online.

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

The CoolCatTeacher

In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing. This unit teaches about new technology, some basic CS concepts, research skills, plagiarism, verification of sources, and presentation skills. See “ How Iron Chef Lesson Plans Make Cooperative Learning Fun “ In this assignment, students will quickly select a technology and an accompanying video and resource to prepare a presentation for the class.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Debate about the fairness of online learning tends to revolve around technology access. And there are indeed sharp disparities in home access to computers and reliable broadband service. Courses must be designed so that content is easily accessible.

5 fun presentation tools for end-of-year projects

eSchool News

Class presentations can be a great way for students to synthesize knowledge, practice public speaking, and interact with their classmates. and the presentations themselves can become repetitive and formulaic. Multimedia presentation tools can reduce student anxiety by encouraging a creative approach that not only builds design and tech skills but also can turn an intimidating final assignment into a fun experience.

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How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

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Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. After all, “it's not just enough to put materials in Blackboard if it's not going to be accessible,” says Jennifer Albat, instructional designer at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Review: ViewSonic PS501X Casts Big Presentations for Small Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Access to a high-quality projector can be a huge benefit for K–12 classrooms. A projector supports multimedia presentations and the use of learning apps in a shared and collaborative environment.

Tech-Savvy Seniors: Myth or Present-Day Reality?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Buying household items, groceries, books, presents for kids and lots of other things can be done from home. In the same way, reviewing weather forecasts and getting access to millions of meal recipes and diets is what the elderly adore online. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB.

Let’s Present! 21+ Digital Poster Tools & Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

The How To of Digital Poster Presentations from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. You may also want to get your students to create QR codes for people to access the Works Cited or Reference list if the poster will also be printed. Use this as a guide and also my slide presentation, Research in the Digital Age , which you can download as a pdf. Poster Presentations has many templates for creating digital posters on PowerPoint that can be printed.

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Review: ViewSonic PS501X Casts Big Presentations for Small Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Access to a high-quality projector can be a huge benefit for K–12 classrooms. A projector supports multimedia presentations and the use of learning apps in a shared and collaborative environment. That’s particularly true at a time when, to accommodate physical distancing needs, classes and meetings may occur in spaces other than traditional classrooms.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

How do we make sure our schools are warm and welcoming environments for students across race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender presentation?” The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. NEW YORK — At New York City’s Urban Assembly Maker Academy high school in lower Manhattan, two things immediately stand out.

Presentation Checklist: 5 Ways to Prepare for Presentations

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being prepared to give a great presentation to inspire and influence others. Presentation Checklist Have speaker notes on your slides. Know how to access the speaker notes as needed. When I present, I have speaker notes view on my phone. Submit your presentation to the person who requested you speak in advance and ask for feedback.

mQlicker – Create Interactive Presentations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

mQlicker for Interactive Presentations mQlicker is a useful tool that allows presenters to engage audiences in the classroom, during professional development or via online presentations. Members of any size audience can access questions through a link, or they can quickly scan an auto-generated QR code. From a presenter’s perspective, mQlicker goes beyond traditional audience polling options to collect many different types of useful information.

Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research

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Both have helped close the Digital Access Divide for Maine’s schools. And yet, with all this access, our data show that students are stuck at using their devices for word processing, presenting and online research. How can we help schools move beyond word pressing, presenting, and online research? Maine is lucky in that we have both the Maine Learning Technology Initiative ( MLTI ) and NetworkMaine.

Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research

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Both have helped close the Digital Access Divide for Maine’s schools. And yet, with all this access, our data show that students are stuck at using their devices for word processing, presenting and online research. How can we help schools move beyond word pressing, presenting, and online research? Maine is lucky in that we have both the Maine Learning Technology Initiative ( MLTI ) and NetworkMaine.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Therefore, we should not present them with the same learning experiences. Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described.

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. If a presentation, assignment or class website is overloaded with clip art, unreadable fonts and other bells and whistles, students may find the information less accessible. . Educators must consider additions to assignments to ensure they are accessible for all students.

SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

SlidePresenter is an online presentation service. It has a free account that is full-featured and the service allows you to create videos that are synced with PowerPoint presentations. SlidePresenter can be used to create presentations for use by educators in the classroom that can then be reviewed by students at a later date for review or reinforcement or to create training sessions that people can view on their own time.

How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

The schools that do place emphasis on the needs of their students often have programs that encourage accessibility as well as accessible classrooms. Smart technology that is connected by the Internet of Things (IoT), however, is beginning to change all of this by making classrooms and campuses around the country more accessible while crafting a better learning environment for every student. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments.

Better Presentations with Sway

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Sway is Microsoft’s new presentation (and more!) For example, here is a wonderful set of slides I did for a presentation on digital tools for the literature classroom. You can also upload a Word document, and Sway attempts to look at the format and devise a proper format for the presentation. One strength of Sway (as opposed to Storify ), you can collaborate on Sway with multiple people working on the same presentation.

5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed!

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed! I just finished presenting, connecting, and learning at the Future of Educational Technology Conference , or FETC, in Orlando, Florida. and I want to share all of my presentations with you! I’ve embedded all of my FETC presentations in this post just for you. If you like what you see below and want me to come present at your school or event, click here to learn how you can work with me.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures

ProfHacker

Following colorblind accessible guidelines when creating graphs and charts for publication or display ensures that everyone in your audience can read your figures, something that should be of concern for all teachers and researchers. One of the most often cited resources for creating color blind accessible figures is: Okabe, Masataka and Kei Ito. Color Universal Design (CUD): How to Make Figures and Presentations that are Friendly to Colorblind People.”

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. One of the best takeaways has been the ability to present slides with captions for screen readers with Google Docs. How to Present Slides with Captions. Presenting Slides with captions requires the Chrome browser. Present Slides with Captions.

Teach Design, PBL and More With Animated Presentation Tool

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PowToon Cool presentation tool lets students turn slides into video animations Pros: Presentations look clean and professional and add an element of fun. Cons: Presentations can be slow to load, and the ability to add images from Flickr and other online platforms may result in student access to inappropriate content. Create Stylish, Engaging Presentations with Top Slideshow App ] Read more. Presentation Graphic Arts News Design Resources App Site of the Week

Hospitality for Virtual Presenters

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I am finding more and more conferences willing to accommodate me as a virtual presenter. This is probably happening more to me than other people because of my travel restrictions (mom of a young child living halfway across the world from most conferences I want to attend and where most of my collaborators reside), coupled with my refusal to ignore the potential social capital I can gain from presenting internationally, that is different from everyday online interactions.

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. 7 key roles tech plays in accessibility. The presenters rely on state associations for updates, but they also use legislative news services to get updates.

5 TCEA Presentations You Need to See!

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 TCEA Presentations You Need to See! 5 TCEA Presentations You Need to See! I have five TCEA Presentations that I want to share with you this week! I have had the privilege of presenting at many conferences over the last several years. Earlier this month, I presented at the TCEA convention. Did you know I share a lot of my presentations on Shake Up Learning? 5 #TCEA Presentations You Need to See!

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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. The presenters rely on state associations for updates, but they also use legislative news services to get updates. About the Presenters. edWeb Blog accessibility CoSN district leadership

Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

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Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of an equitable education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.