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Window-Eyes Screen Reader FREE- Offer for Users of Microsoft Office -Blind/ Low Vision/Print disabled

Window-Eyes Screen Reader FREE- Offer for Users of Microsoft Office -Blind/ Low Vision/Print disabled | Learning Development | Scoop.it

GW Micro, in collaboration with Microsoft, is excited to provide people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled with a completely functional* and free license of GW Micro's Window-Eyes screen reader. Microsoft is offering customers who have a licensed** version of Office 2010 or later the ability to download Window-Eyes, a screen reader for Windows PCs, free of charge!


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, January 21, 11:11 AM

This is quite an offer and a game changer in AT! For users who are currently using JAWS, Window Eyes is now a cost affordable option, with similar use and commands. Note: it is not yet compatible with Dragon speech recognition. Contact me for hands-on training, or training via

Live webinar to use Window Eyes. 

dp.atspecialist@gmail.com

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Here is a link for the downlaod:http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/
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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 11, 10:06 AM

Specific, immediate, formative, transparent.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 11, 2:55 PM

Receiving and providing MEANINGFUL feedback in the classroom is critical for teachers. This article focuses on the student - appropriate feedback keeps them engaged!

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 12, 5:37 PM

Easily digestible and shareable post on meaningful feedback - pass it around your staff room!

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 5:25 PM

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad

Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Looking for the best iPhone apps to quickly, easily, and powerfully take all of your notes? iPhones and iPads are are far better than leaving stickies all over the screen, fridge, door... you get the idea. Not only are note-taking apps nowhere near as messy, they're much easier to sort and organize thanks to folders and tags. We've already taken a look at the best text editing apps as...

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:31 PM

Are our students using their iPads to take notes on what we teach?

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Using Technology To Mitigate Cognitive Disabilities

Using Technology To Mitigate Cognitive Disabilities | Learning Development | Scoop.it
A 2013 ruling by the Department of Labor established a baseline for federal contractors to have 7% of their workforce be individuals with disabilities. Additionally, passage by the U.S. House and Senate of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) demonstrates a growing emphasis on hiring more individuals with disabilities. However, for this trend to be successful for businesses, they must improve their recruitment and retention of these individuals.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, August 11, 7:15 PM

Excellent Article in Forbes! Access4Employment provides access to Employment and the Workplace using Assistive Technology. See our website:

http://access4employment.com/


Read the article here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertszczerba/2014/07/30/using-technology-to-mitigate-cognitive-disabilities/


Donna Farren's curator insight, August 12, 2:06 PM

Fantastic information here - really a topic everyone in training should be learning more about.

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ComicMaster for Graphic Novels - Class Tech TIps

ComicMaster for Graphic Novels - Class Tech TIps | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"Graphic novels are becoming more and more popular in school libraries and classrooms.  If your students are reading these texts they might like the idea of telling their own stories using this format.  ComicMaster is a web-based application that lets students create their own comics."

 


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AudioCopy - A Simple App for Creating and Sharing Audio Recordings - iPad Apps for School

AudioCopy - A Simple App for Creating and Sharing Audio Recordings - iPad Apps for School | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"AudioCopy is a free iPad app that makes it easy to record and share audio files. To use AudioCopy simply open the app, tap the red record button, and start talking. You can use the app to trim the end and beginning of your recording and normalize sound fluctuations. Your finished recording can be published to SoundCloud or any of the 197 apps that are compatible with AudioCopy."


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16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school -- handpicked by the experts

16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school -- handpicked by the experts | Learning Development | Scoop.it
These educational apps, chosen by passionate educational technology experts, might help prevent summer learning loss in kids.

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Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom

Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Using Nearpod to host Assistive Technology Workshops at Forth Valley College demonstrating to students how to use features of TextHelp's Read & Write Gold

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Using Nearpod we are able to support learners with specific learning difficulties learning how to use Read & Write Gold. Nearpod allows is to provide structured support sessions, which can be controlled by a member of our team. Each session offers interactive elements to discuss the benefits of assistive technology and to offer an opportunity to review the students' understanding. This content can be shared with the students and their peers to offer the students immediate feedback on their learning. The sessions are managed by the Nearpod software, with online sign-in and progress reports, which can be reviewed at any time by the user. Nearpod offers the opportunity to provide review sessions to learners, in the form of homework that they can review in their own time and at their own pace. 


Nearpod is a wonderful, one-stop solution to manage learning workshops, with great customisable features that allows you to present content in an engaging and interesting way. 

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Learning Development | Scoop.it

VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

Barbara Paola Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 2:06 PM

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 5, 2:51 AM

Time for drills.... always useful!! Worth a look

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10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"When I first bought my iPad a couple of years ago, I never surmised that I would be using it for anything else other than reading PDFs and  eBooks my Kindle App. Now that I am  doing my PhD studies I can not conceive of my life without it. Besides doing most of my readings on it, I also use it for a wide variety of scholarly purposes from taking notes, creating mind maps, storing and sharing files on the cloud, to scanning and turning images into PDFs. Here are 10 of the apps I use almost on a daily basis and that help me with my PhD studies :"


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4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more

4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more | Learning Development | Scoop.it
This round-up ensures you won’t miss any of our weekly highlighted appsEach week, we feature a new App of the Week on our website and in our newsletters.
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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Maybe Not

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Maybe Not | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Researchers say there's no evidence to support the widely held belief that there are distinct visual, auditory and kinetic learning styles.
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5 Ways To Use Wearable Devices In Education | eTraining Pedia

5 Ways To Use Wearable Devices In Education | eTraining Pedia | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Learning To Love Wearables As wearable technology gains more and more traction in our everyday lives, from fitness bands to smart watches to Google Glass, it (5 Ways To Use Wearable Devices In Education http://t.co/Qhwrwu0GqF)...
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Clarisketch - Voice annotation for images

Clarisketch - Voice annotation for images | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Through the narration and illustration of photos, Clarisketch saves time and improves the quality of messaging using a combination of photographs and annotated commentary. Clarisketch enables you to quickly comment and draw on diagrams, map routes, photos etc and share it with friends/colleagues via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or other social networks.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 13, 7:03 AM

This looks like a handy tool for Android users.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 13, 7:43 PM

Giving voice to images. 

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Shadow Puppet Edu for creating presentations

Shadow Puppet Edu for creating presentations | Learning Development | Scoop.it

The simplest way to capture and share student work. Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain concepts, or document learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 14, 4:16 PM

A cool iPad app for creating presentations, slideshows, videos with a lot of features. You can get a FREE Teacher Resource Kit and premium support as you get started using Shadow Puppet in your classroom. Don't forget to explore the suggested activity ideas.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 16, 11:25 AM

Looks like this app has lots of potential for the classroom.

 

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2:15 PM

This is another tool that can be used to help learners to demonstrate their learning through video and stories. 

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Presentation Design Secrets

Check out the Compilation of proven tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create Killer Presentations.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 18, 3:03 PM

12 proven tips for making better presentations. The slideshow is suitable for watching and discussing with students.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 19, 12:16 AM

i love this clear, clean presentation, especially the slide about colours.

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Field Trip - Augmented reality app

Field Trip - Augmented reality app | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 5, 9:24 AM

This looks like a great app for real world and situated learning.

Snapshotic's curator insight, August 6, 5:00 AM

Potential aid for dementia sufferers...

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3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) - Edudemic

3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) - Edudemic | Learning Development | Scoop.it
How do you conduct yourself in your classroom? As a leader, a learner, an observer, a participant, and a member of a larger group. All of these roles hold so much nuance that your students learn from. It is sometimes easy to forget how much our students are learning from us just by being with …

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DraftPlus app for creating presentations

DraftPlus app for creating presentations | Learning Development | Scoop.it

Create a slideshow in no time.
Prepare pages to be shared and discussed with colleagues.
Work in parallel with others (even from distance), make the most of sharing functionalities.

Paste text or graphics from the web or other documents to enrich your content.
Unleash your creativity with tables and graphs and provide guidelines for drafting the final version!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 7, 12:54 AM

DraftPlus is a free new app for creating slideshows, presentations or visual stories that include images, text, graphs, and can be exported as PDF documents.

Works on iPad and smartphones.

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Book Creator + student designed curriculum = iTunes U - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator + student designed curriculum = iTunes U - Book Creator app | Blog | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"I think Book Creator is now one of my favourite creation apps!  Several of my Health Without Borders project groups are using Book Creator to develop their final product to teach elementary kids health concepts.

 

They were pretty excited to get to use the new drawing option, as many found it difficult to find free for re-use images in Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons  that were appropriate for their topic and target age group.

 

They found the app very easy to work with and really had no questions for me at all.  They loved that they could AirDrop the book between group members so different people could contribute easily.  The voiceover option is also simple to use and works well with just the microphone on the iPad.  I was so impressed with their final product!"


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: When tech teaches, what do teachers do?

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: When tech teaches, what do teachers do? | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"When I talk to students these days they tell me that when they want to learn something they're interested in, it usually is not teachers or parents they turn to. It’s Google, YouTube, or to others they find online (aka their PLN) who engage in their activities of interest."


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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video - Te@chThought

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video - Te@chThought | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"Online video is taking the world by storm, and today’s students are the biggest consumers of online video content — they’re the ‘Netflix Generation’. These students have grown up in a world where video is available instantly, on-demand, and on any device.

 

Combined with the rise of flipped and blended learning methodologies, it’s natural that today’s educators are seeking innovative ways to take advantage of video."


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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Learning Development | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 11:27 AM

smart

Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 27, 11:52 AM

A great starting place...

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Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill

Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Filling STEM jobs continues to post a challenge for employersThe difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse.
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Five Ways Assistive Technology Helps Those With Down Syndrome - Concordia University - Portland Online

Five Ways Assistive Technology Helps Those With Down Syndrome - Concordia University - Portland Online | Learning Development | Scoop.it
Assistive technology for Down syndrome is a new method that has been developed specifically to help special needs children in the classroom.
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