What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it. Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication How to access Google Drive, including from Google+ Cloud storage: Left hand bar options Uploading files or folders from your computer Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too Choosing how to 'sort' the content Changing from grid to list view Changing display in settings Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords How to add a new folder and add files into it How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out 'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash Adding colours to a folder Adding stars Introduction - sharing a file How to open a file; or choosing 'open with' How to preview a file Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox Moving a selection of files Creation: Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc Naming the document Files save automatically How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive Collaboration: Taking comments and changes Changing the language How to give access to people Seeing who has access already Adding in email address Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public. Giving access to a team/circle of people Sharing the link to that group Deciding whether to send them an email Individuals icons will appear in upper right
Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app Communication: 'Share icon' - appearing in several places Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks You can just choose 'view' How to send out via Twitter How the presentation becomes embedded within the message The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post Then 'share' Sharing images from Drive to Google+ Changing the editing rights Sending the image into a community How to 'publish to the web' How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation How to 'stop publishing' The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication
It doesn't really matter whether we're discussing children or adults; it doesn't matter whether we're talking about access in Samoa or in your own country: accessibility is the same everywhere you go.
The worldwide perspective is a consistent strength of attending to accessibility, especially now that digital markets are easily global, and we will develop an aging population (i.e. increasing proportion of disabilities) with digital dependencies.
The approach of Xerte offers the potential to provide students with opportunities to be more creative working with their tutors - it is easy to understand and teach. Students can be more digitally experienced practitioners by exploring the features available to them.
Henshaws College in Harrogate has launched an accessible version of YouTube, which was funded by Jisc through Jisc Advance. It allows people with learning difficulties and disabilities to use this mainstream technology independently.
This handy resource is ideal for users with low vision and/or dexterity problems. It's also great for teaching, as its interface is clear throughout the room.
The TechDis Ambassadors programme is one which encourages adults with learning or other difficulties to celebrate and share their use of technology for working, studying, playing games or chatting with friends in a safe and responsible way
Using an e-reader may help some dyslexic students understand what they read more effectively, researchers at Harvard University argue.In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that…...
"As a dyslexic specialist and someone who knows a great deal about teaching children with dyslexia, I see on a daily basis the struggles these students face in the mainstream classroom. What can be written in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) varies from state to state, and, often, dyslexia is not even addressed. Sometimes, if you approach it as a reading disability or a processing disorder, the schools may be more willing to work with you. You have the right as parents to discuss with your children's teachers certain accommodations that will help your children perform better and allow them to measure a more-accurate assessment of their knowledge and intelligence. You may take this list in to your children's schools and/or teachers and discuss with them what they would be willing to do to help your children."
E-learning and Disability in Higher Education: Accessibility Research and Practice: Amazon.co.uk: Jane K. Seale: Books
This book should be read in its entirety by anyone working in e-learning or accessibility, and provides a useful resource for anyone teaching in higher education today."—Dr. Simon Ball, Senior Advisor at Jisc TechDis
She has become a leading Learner Inclusion Ambassador, representing learners at the college's award winning e-Inclusion group. In addition ... Using In-Folio Accessible e-Portfolio System at Cumbernauld College.
Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.
Always interested to hear how these might be used in a learning situation.