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Spring 2018 Instructional Technology Workshops

Spring 2018 Instructional Technology Workshops | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
We've providing training workshops and materials this semester that will help you with your learning and teaching!
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Office Mix is going away-find out what to do now! Learn how to use Edpuzzle, to add questions IN your videos; practice creating accessible Word and PowerPoint documents; try out BigBlueButton (Meetings) web conferencing, and use Lessons to organize your Sakai course site.

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Learning: Engaging and Empowering Learning through Technology

Learning: Engaging and Empowering Learning through Technology | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

To be successful in our daily lives and in a global workforce, Americans need pathways to acquire expertise and form meaningful connections to peers and mentors. This journey begins with a base of knowledge and abilities that can be augmented and enhanced throughout our lives. …

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This article from the Office of Educational Technology contains the kitchen sink-but has lots of ideas and edtech k-12 examples (that apply to highered too).

 

Topics: Personalized and Blended Learning; Fostering Growth Mindset;  Future of Learning Technologies; Closing the Digital Divide; Accessibility and UDL.

 

EdTech Examples: Black Girls Code, Denver School for Science and Technology and Massachusetts Innovation Schools.

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John Zuluaga's curator insight, April 23, 2017 10:17 PM
Technology allows the personal and professional growth. Being aware of how useful and meaningful technology is allows us to take advantage of all the benefits Of the ICT's. Since we just get used to have access to internet everywhere, we don't go beyond and we don't realize about the uncountable positive factors technology provides to us. 
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12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students

12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Upon the requests of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning we went ahead and curated for you this selection of some very good iPad apps to use with blind and visually impaired students.
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Wow-these apps sound incredible, also for folks with learning disabilities

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A step-by-step guide for making online classes accessible

A step-by-step guide for making online classes accessible | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Montana State University professors discuss a 10-step plan to applying UDL in online courses.
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Nice tips and the paper is good too, with screen shots..

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Make Your PDF Files More Accessible & Reader Friendly with these Tips

Make Your PDF Files More Accessible & Reader Friendly with these Tips | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Creating a PDF is a great way to ensure that your document is read just as you wrote it. No matter what device is being used, your file will be presented exactly as you expect.
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Close Captioning Tools Support Literacy

Close Captioning Tools Support Literacy | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Jacob Gutnicki 
All too often the benefits of close captioning in instruction are largely ignored.
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I close caption my videos for faculty, and plan to do the same for students, now that I'm teaching an online class again.


Personally, sometimes I just want to skim a video transcript, so I love it when people provide a transcript with their videos...

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How to Make Online Learning Accessible for Students with Learning Challenges

How to Make Online Learning Accessible for Students with Learning Challenges | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

There is very little empirical research on online learning for students with learning disabilities (LD), leaving educators with many questions but no consensus about how best to serve such students in an online environment...

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Universal Design for Learning is the best way to start..

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