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Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

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 -. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with 'e's

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter. I mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless.

Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images

ProfHacker

This week, Twitter announced that it has added an important function to its service, one that enhances accessibility for people who are blind or who have low vision: support for alternative text to describe images. — Twitter (@twitter) March 29, 2016.

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Profession open access scholarly communication scholarly publishing

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

eSchool News

Interestingly, accessibility often isn’t the biggest factor blocking this process—more often than not, it comes down to a teacher’s own comfort with social media. Also, while teacher feedback on LinkedIn was overwhelmingly positive, feedback on Twitter was contentious.

Twitter Series-My Super, Top Secret Tips And Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Twitter

The Web20Classroom

This is the last in my series on everything Twitter. You can read this first on How I do Twitter PD and the second on What People Wish They Had Known Before They Started. Today lets look at all my tips, tricks and resources for getting more out of Twitter. 2) How do you make sure you don''t miss everything without staying on Twitter 24/7? 3) How do you organize everything you find from Twitter? Twitter was a great and easy way to do it.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications. 10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education.

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter

Shake Up Learning

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter  As you probably know, keeping up with Google is a challenge for anyone. In Part 2 of this guide, I am going beyond the hashtags to share who I follow on Twitter for all things Google.

GAAD 2016: Raising Awareness About Accessibility

ProfHacker

Today is the 5th annual Global Awareness Accessibility Day. accessibility and users with different disabilities.” To learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Visit the project web site , Follow @gbla11yday on Twitter. Profession a11y accessibility gaad

Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)

NeverEndingSearch

Installed as a free browser extension for Firefox or Chrome , Unpaywall allows searchers to legally access full-text research papers from its index of ten million, legally loaded, open-access articles. Follow news and progress of the project on Twitter @unpaywall. .

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

ProfHacker

By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. But can someone participate in a conference virtually beyond the Twitter back channel? Twitter backchannels help, but they are not always enough. Profession conferences Twitter virtual attendance

Google Accessibility Features in Chrome (OS and Browser)

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks , and the Chrome Web Browser, offer a tremendous amount of accessibility features to help vision and/or hearing impaired students. Google Accessibility , Using Google Products, [link] , contains a wealth of information and resources, along with apps, that can help students, and teachers. Make the web and Google Docs accessible to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.NEW! Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter

Edudemic

With that many people on Twitter each day (and that’s not counting the additional 184 million users who are on Twitter at least once each month), a great deal of knowledge, perspective, and news is accessible to you, just by clicking a […]. The post 25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter appeared first on Edudemic. How To Social Media Ideas tips twitter twitter guide Imagine being able to connect with one hundred million people anytime you want.

How to host a Q-and-A Twitter chat

The Innovative Educator

Cross-posted at Smartblog on Education Many educators are aware of education Twitter chats and some have even participated in one of the hundreds of chats that take place each week. It can also give tweeps access to experts they otherwise might not be able to connect with.

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

Twitter has been the primary medium for sharing news regarding the presidential election and transition. The challenge with Twitter is in how to use it so the information you are receiving is reliable. My suggestion: Create a Twitter list. Start reading your Twitter list.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” Twitter can be a revolutionary tool for students, used correctly.

5 Twitter Tips for Newbies

Comfortably 2.0

I think that every teacher should use Twitter to supplement their personal professional development. It's authentic, immediate, easily accessible and constant. The only drawback to Twitter is that it's kind of hardThe ability to connect and learn with educators from all over the world is amazing. You, the user, are in total control of what you want to learn or who you want to connect with.

Twitter as a Tool For Academic Discourse

A Principal's Reflections

This step gave students a context and purpose for using Twitter with this particular play and in this particular way. Students not only interacted with one another in class, but also with students in other classes, as Twitter opened up their ideas to a wider audience.

Twitter Series-A New Kind Of Twitter PD

The Web20Classroom

This week I am going to do a series of posts on Twitter. Today I am starting with Twitter Professional Development. As many times as I have talked to folks, done workshops for and even preached about Twitter, there are some that just won''t (for whatever reason) jump in. It took me a while to realize that maybe, for some, the best way to use Twitter was not to use Twitter. I have taken a radically different approach to teaching educators about Twitter.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool. It also can work with SQL and Access files. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. However, it only comes in the higher priced versions of Office and many people don''t use Office at all. Here are two alternatives : 1.

4 Powerful Twitter Apps for Teachers Professional Development

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 28, 2015 Twitter is absolutely one of the best social media platforms where you can access, curate and share educational content with others. iPad Twitter appsIt is also an effective way to build and grow.read more.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If today’s learner has a need to learn something that has meaning to him/her, he/she can access information and tools to curate, communicate, collaborate and create without any help from someone standing at the head of the class. The ability to create and access these sources is all part of a growth mindset for learning in the 21 st Century. The ins and outs of Twitter would be the most efficient and effective way to share what is needed for educators.

Face off: @Twitter verses @Remind101 for family outreach via texting

The Innovative Educator

They also know texting works well if you have a population that is less likely to have reliable, ongoing access to the internet. Twitter and Remind 101 are two of the most popular free services available to text parents. Cell phones in Education Remind 101 Twitter in Education

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. Whom should I follow on Twitter and how do I find them are key questions that need to be addressed. That is why when we first signed up on Twitter, there were no tweets in our timeline.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter. It speaks to their Twitter interaction. That is probably the best indicator of how each person engages Twitter.

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. Many of us regularly communicate with multiple Twitter and Facebook friends and acquaintances instantaneously even though they may be in another country.

This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twitter search is a great alternative to the conventional ways of searching the net. This socially-based kind of search allows students to access content and resources that are both timely and.read more. Repost

Open Access Week 2016 Starts Today

ProfHacker

Once again, it’s the time of year for Open Access Week , a coordinated worldwide effort to make Open Access “a new norm in scholarship and research.” If you’re on Twitter, look for the #OAWeek2016 hashtag. Is your campus hosting any Open Access Week events?

Univ of Louisville launched free open access internal medicine resource

Educational Technology Guy

The University of Louisville Department of Medicine has launched a free, open access, internal medicine online resource, LouisvilleLectures.org. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

7 School PR Pros to Follow on Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

Twitter is a great place to find help from other PR thought leaders in education, but navigating Twitter can be somewhat of a challenge. Leave a comment with the Twitter handles of other PR pros who you think we should add to this list.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

EdTechSandyK

At the 2014 TCEA Convention and Exposition , I presented a concurrent session called Got Twitter? I assume folks reading this already know the basics of using Twitter and how to follow, Tweet, and Retweet. Participate in a Twitter chat. Got Twitter?

5 Ways to Determine If You Wrote a Killer Tweet Using Twitter Analytics - #EdcampNYC Takeaways

The Innovative Educator

The answer: Twitter analytics. Analytic #2) Comprehensive View That's how to see how one Tweet is doing, but you can see how all your Tweets are doing with Twitter Analytics. For example, I can see that I have 88% more followers in the area of Education than Twitter users overall.

Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!

Kleinspiration

Most of us stay connected through Twitter and blogging. More about Bammy attendees: The First National Education Tweet Up - click here Bammy Twitter List (great people to follow) - click here.