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Google Plus hints, tips and tricks. Personal Development and coaching. Also fun commoogling with friends, and even some of my stand-up.
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Some great easy videos about using the various options in Google Drive and Google +

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Accessibility

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All Products and Features
Learn about all of Google's accessibility products and features, or filter by different categories.
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Learn about all of Google's accessibility products and features, or filter by different categories.

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4 Tips for Having Students Take Notes in Google Docs

4 Tips for Having Students Take Notes in Google Docs | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it

If you are having students take notes in a Google Doc, in particular if those notes require diagrams, consider providing the students with a Google Doc that contains graphic organizers. I am not ad...

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Some useful tools to use and teach when teaching notetaking on either a computer on mobile device. 

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.
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Short and easy read on how to incorporate UDL: Universal Design for Learning in everyday teaching.  UDL allows you to teach to all students. 

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SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos.

SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos. | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Not only does SafeShare.TV remove distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos, but it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them.
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SafeShare lets you deliver any YouTube video with zero distractions – there are no suggested videos at the end. It is super easy to use … you just paste in a YouTube video URL and click on “Generate Safe Link” and you get a SafeShare URL where it can be watched with no distractions (here is an example of a video delivered using SafeShare:http://safeshare.tv/w/rUfRCaMGwK).

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Focus: Set specific tasks that you're working on with a timer and then do them - App Saga

Focus: Set specific tasks that you're working on with a timer and then do them - App Saga | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Nice list and brief descriptions of IOS apps that will allow you to scan documents into idevices 

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Speak Selection, Speak Screen, and VoiceOver – What’s the Difference?

Speak Selection, Speak Screen, and VoiceOver – What’s the Difference? | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
  iOS built in accessibility features open doors of possibilities for individuals with low vision or blindness so that they can easily use their iPhone, iPod, or iPad. I’ve explored what...
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information about the differences between Speak Selection, Speak Screen and Voice Over options of IOS accessibility features.  These are useful tips for students who need extra features.  Useful for students with learning disabilities and learning differences. 

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The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology

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Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.
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Google Apps

TCEA is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education.
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TCEA recommended Chrome Apps and Extensions list, evaluated by teachers

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New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available | The Spectronics Blog

New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available | The Spectronics Blog | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com
A few weeks ago we listed a great educator resource called TeacherCast. TeacherCast is an Educational Media Network that hosts several podcasts, app...
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A nice video to help you with TExtHelp, a text to speech reader

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Teachers can use Word Clouds to help students edit their work or they can be used as a pre-teach tool for any books or stories 

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Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY! | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Support students in organizing their space, time, and backpacks so that they'll perform better and develop the efficiency that will help them later in life.
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UDL-Danielson FfT Crosswalk

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The National Center on UDL is delighted to announce that the Crosswalk on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Danielson Framework for Teaching (FfT) is now available as a free download at http://www.udlcenter.org/implementation/udl-danielson-crosswalk. It is also available as a free download from the Danielson Group website at http://danielsongroup.org/framework/.

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Alice Keeler Chrome Extensions for Teachers

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I have been publishing several blog posts on Chrome extensions for teachers. I thought it might be helpful to link to them all in one place. 4 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - December 2014 4 Chrom...
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Nice compilation of Chrome extensions that teachers might want to use with students. 

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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

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TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos: TubeChop lets you cut off as much of the beginning or end of a YouTube video and deliver it in a custom mode. But it also let’s you embed the result!  

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ChromeAT

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www.mmatp.com/chromeAT Interested in having this presentation shared with your organization? Let's Talk! Google Accessibility Resources Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts Before downloading any extensio...
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Nice list of extensions and apps for Chrome that will help many students.  Choose the ones each student needs

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Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com

Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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students can see opposites and synonyms to their chosen word. 

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#1 Grammar and Spell checker

#1 Grammar and Spell checker | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Improve your English using wisdom of crowds
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Ginger now has an app for the iPhone.  it provides word prediction, corrections and suggestions. 

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Supporting Writing Difficulties – a practical guide from CALL Scotland - CALL Scotland Blog

Supporting Writing Difficulties – a practical guide from CALL Scotland - CALL Scotland Blog | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.
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Unite for Literacy library

Unite for Literacy library | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Unite for Literacy is a social enterprise that provides digital access to picture books, narrated in immigrant and indigenous languages. They are for everyone, for free, forever. We know that literacy is at the core of a healthy community, and so we UNITE with partners to create Picture Book Abundance and enable all families to read with their young children.
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This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory

This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Thomas Dixon lost his episodic memory in a traumatic brain injury, and Twitter is helping him get it back.
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A nice read about how one person is using social media to help with his memory issues.   

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Responding To Your Most Challenging Students

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A Process For Responding To Your Most Challenging Students
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I have not read the book but I liked this brief summary and reminders. 

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my
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Keedogo: Child-Friendly iPad Keyboards for iOS 8

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Keedogo: Child-Friendly iPad Keyboards for iOS 8
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