Social Emotional Impact of Online Courses

FEELING BLUE? STRESSED? Mid winter weather, long semesters and busy schedules can lead people to feel isolated and lonely by limiting the amount of contact and interaction one has with other people. It may be challenging, yet making intentional effort to keep connected with others is important to reduce these feelings. Although staying connected through …

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Remediate Accessibility Issues in Source Documents

When it comes to remediating accessibility issues in PDF documents, a best practice is to make changes to the source document. So, what is a source document? A source document is the document in its original source file type. Many people create documents in Word and convert them to PDF. The .docx file created by …

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10 smart ways to use smart phones

Are you using the smart parts of your phone, or just the phone part? Beyond the typical texting, talking, and picture sharing features, today's phones offer many smart tools to help us with teaching and learning. The ten ideas shared below are only the beginning of uses we can make sure our students know about. …

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Acrobat Accessibility Tool

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC comes equipped with an Accessibility tool to assist with remediating accessibility issues. To access the tool and add it to your tool pane: Open Tools Scroll to Protect & Standardize Find Accessibility and select Add Add the Accessibility tool to your toolbar The tool is now easily accessed in the right …

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Teach like a dog: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

5:51am     Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed due to the impending storm...My first thought (like many humans), an hour extra sleep!  I'll work from home rather than risk the 55 mile drive to work.6:45am     Gypsy, my dog, expressed different thoughts. "Mom, mom, time to get up for our walk!  We are going, right?  …

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Microsoft Check Accessibility Tool

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have a tool available to help identify and remediate accessibility issues. The tool is available at File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Accessibility. The Accessibility Checker will appear in the right-hand sidebar. When you highlight the error two things happen: Additional information about the error, warning, or …

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