Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Google Calendar: Get Your Agenda Emailed Every Day

  1. Within your Google calendar, click on the gear in the upper right hand corner and select settings.
  2. Click on the calendars tab.
  3. Click on edit notifications.
  4. At the bottom of the page to the right of Daily Agenda, check the box.
  5. You will receive an email with your agenda every morning at 5:00am in your current time zone.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Chrome Extensions for Accessibility

Chrome Extensions for Accessibility

presents a wonderful web page with 14 Chrome 
extensions to support students with learning challenges!

Visual Difficulties
Hearing Difficulties
Physical Difficulties
Attention/Focusing Difficulties

They also include an animation on how to add a Chrome extension!

The term “Assistive Technologies” is defined by the American Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as, “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

There are many types and degrees of “disabilities”, and designers of Assistive Technology have been creating more and more tools as solutions for the myriad of ways individuals struggle. The PBS Parents website separates these devices into 8 categories: Access and Environmental Control, Aids to Daily Living, Assistive Listening, Augmentative/ Alternative Communication, Computer-Based Instruction, Mobility, Positioning, and Visual Aids.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Video Calls in the Classroom: You Can Do This!

Video Calls in the Classroom: You Can Do This!
by Matt Miller at Ditch That Textbook

For step-by-step details, click HERE