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. … Continue reading 10 smart ways to use smart phones
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 … Continue reading Acrobat Accessibility Tool
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? … Continue reading Teach like a dog: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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 … Continue reading Microsoft Check Accessibility Tool
The reading order of slide content is important for anyone using a screen reader. It allows them to hear the content in the order it was meant to be read. Sometimes you may need to add content to a slide that may affect the slide reading order. Content is read in the order it is … Continue reading PowerPoint Slide Reading Order
Creating PDF documents in a way that make them accessible is important to ensure all students are able to consume course content no matter their ability. Adobe has scheduled multiple webinars focusing on how to remediate PDF accessibility issues. Register for each of the events listed below on the Adobe Acrobat DC Upcoming Events site. … Continue reading Acrobat Accessibility Webinars
Design a course for ALL learner needs In today’s world, people have different backgrounds, cultures and learning needs, from all age groups and genders. Yet to move a whole group from one place to another, everyone needs to get in the boat. In education, we must get everyone in the boat to move them all … Continue reading Everybody in the Boat!