Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Speed up MS Office with the Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Check off those you want on the Quick Access toolbar. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Grading Apps, Tools, and Resources We Love

Ask a Tech Teacher

Are you looking for grading apps, tools, and resources that you can use to collect, calculate, and analyze your student’s grades? Educators can log into their grade book from any computer with Internet access. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Google Accessibility Features and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Last month, I posted an article about some of Google Chrome''s accessibility features and resources. Google has a great site with resources about all of the accessibility features in all of their products. The Google Products Accessibility site has a list of 18 Google Products with details and links about it''s accessibility features. This is a great resource for teachers and students who need features to help them use these tools. -.

Open Educational Resources

Wisewire

There are many resources available online for educators to use in the classroom or for distance learning. In this entry, we will look at a few of the places where educators can find online resources that can help them provide high quality educational content. Open Educational Resource

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersWe, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

Distance Learning Resources

A Principal's Reflections

Some students do not have access to devices or the Internet. Now let's talk resources. Asynchronous flipped lessons can be created using a variety of tools and added to YouTube or a learning management system (Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Moodle) for learners to access.

Digital Accessibility Resources to Empower All Learners

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The post Digital Accessibility Resources to Empower All Learners appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. Assistive Technology accessibility assistive technologyTechnology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.

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

Solving the curation equation: Efficient methods for collecting teaching resources

Neo LMS

This is where content curation is vital — so you can save resources on the spot and find them again later. Efficient methods for collecting teaching resources. I mentioned lesson resources as one reason teachers curate, but that might not be the only one. Let’s face it.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Resources You Need During Covid-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

As I received the onslaught of teach-online resources, I collected those that made the most sense. Newsela COVID-19 resource center (and free access to their paid products this school year). Alice Keeler’s Tips and Resources for Managing and Maximizing Remote Learning.

Free access to assistive technology products

eSchool News

If you or your students are suddenly at home with no access to your AT software, Freedom Scientific has you covered. Your health and safety are just as important to us as accessibility.

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Discovery Education

Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources . Discovery Education offers a number of programs, resources and lessons that are specifically focused on helping students expand their thinking on issues of equity and culture.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

Heroes at Work: Navajo Prep goes all-in on internet access during pandemic learning

eSchool News

Bekis, the school’s Network Administrator, to discover how school leaders did whatever they needed to do to get students connected to reliable internet and other vital resources during the pandemic.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Providing access to technology is important but not a complete solution when it comes to getting rid of systemic disparities caused by issues like income inequality, geographic isolation, or discrimination.

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.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

One of the things I do in my role as a K-12 Education Strategist is work on resources for schools to use. I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. Powerful learning must be personal and accessible because every learner is different, and the ways in which we learn are complex and variable. Powerful learning practices are attuned to the variability of individual learners and ensure that learning is accessible to all.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Related Resources The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space “ The Spaces You Will Go ” by Rachel Mann How Does STEM Bring the Real World Into the Classroom? Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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How to Help Families Find Necessary Resources Over the Summer

Waterford

Here are some resources and contacts you can share with families who might need help, or who know someone who does. You can access the clearinghouse by phone at 1-866-3-HUNGRY, or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish, or by texting “Food” or “Summer” to 97779.

passPORTS Continues to Deliver Virtual Access to CA Parks for K12 Students

CUE

California is home to some of the country’s most unique and precious cultural, natural, and historic resources. The passPORTS project is making great strides in providing students with access to California State Parks through a blended access approach.

Delaware Ensures Every Student Has Digital Access to Curriculum and Choice Reading Titles

eSchool News

The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced an agreement with OverDrive Education to provide access to online books to every K-12 student in the state. Newsline app books choice Curriculum delaware Department of Education digital digital access digital books eBooks

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One

edWeb.net

Instead, the goal is to make improvements for all students, as when her district improved access to algebra 1 classes, and participation by students of all ethnicities increased. The post Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One appeared first on edWeb.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not. There are a number of organizations emerging to tackle these shortages by using technology to expand students’ access to adult supports in ways never before possible.

Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

eSchool News

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. The STEM Careers Coalition is a leading contributor to the vast array of new STEM-focused resources now available.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. As classrooms and digital spaces become more ubiquitous educators must understand how the content they create and put in these online spaces must be made accessible for all. is accessibility. Specifically website accessibility. Not everyone will access that content the same way or complete a task like a form fill the same way. accessibility

5 Essential Resources To Teach Programming Remotely

EdTech4Beginners

There are several essential resources to teach programming remotely. Read on to learn about the most essential resources to teach programming remotely. First, online video courses are a great resource you can use to improve your students’ virtual computer science learning experiences. Whether you’re teaching pre-readers or teenagers, there are many accessible project lessons. There are several essential resources to teach programming remotely.

Microsoft extends access to Minecraft: Education Edition and resources to support remote learning

eSchool News

Please fill out this form to verify your account and request access to Minecraft. Ancillary Coronavirus Update classroom ConnectED Curriculum Education educators help learning Microsoft minecraft resources school STEM students support teachers

6 Resources for teaching about Artificial Intelligence

Neo LMS

As educators, having access to something that helps us to sort through large amounts of student data in a short period of time — thus freeing up time for us to interact with students one-on-one — is a huge benefit. 6 Resources for teaching about Artificial Intelligence.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

CoSN Releases Resource to Address Accessibility Issue

Leadership Lounge

Today, CoSN is pleased to share a one-page resource for school leaders focused on the issue of accessibility. As learning environments continue the move toward digital learning settings, it is critical that everyone involved has ready access to all essential tools and materials. The CoSN document on accessibility can be viewed here. But accessibility impacts more than students. In short, accessibility is part of the education equation.

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

After schools switched from physical instruction to remote learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, districts and state leaders assured families they would get devices for students and the technology resources needed to do schoolwork at home.