Here is a great tutorial from Eric Curts on using the built-in Translation features in Google during Google Meet Sessions! This is awesome for ELLs and their parents/guardians to be able to host a meeting and better understand one another.
Here is the direct website for more information as well:
Get rid of Background Noise with Krisp! Works for Mac or PC.
Speak without Noise or Listen without Noise- either way, an awesome new addition to help with all of your online teaching and learning!
Google for Education has released a great document for parents/guardians to use to enable various accessibility features. Take a look here and share it out!
Take a look at my step-by-step tutorial on how to turn on and use the built-in accessibility features of Spoken Content. Explore "Speak Selection" and "Speak Screen" on the iPad to help students with reading and reading comprehension. Learn how to highlight words, sentences, o both. Also, listen to "Alex" speak, a high-quality contextual reader.
Here is a step-by-step video on how to access some built-in accessibility features of a ChromeBook. Take a look at specifics like Select to Speak, ChromeVox, Magnification, High Contrast, Speech to Text, Dictation, and Voice Typing.
Zoom has finally embedded closed captions! Here's how to enable this feature Thanks to Jamie Mayo at Washtenaw Intermediate School District.
In response to the school building closures, Alt+Shift sent out an open invitation to educators of students with significant disabilities to participate in the Michigan Low Incidence Work Group by building a resource that would be relevant and responsive, and that could be used any time, anywhere.
Myself and numerous other educators across the state of Michigan took part in this work group to develop these resources. They have been well thought-out and should help to guide people along their journey or teaching/providing services remotely.
CALL Scotland has updated their iPad App Wheel for Learners with Complex Needs.
CALL (Communication, Access, Literacy, and Learning) Scotland is a partnership with the University of Edinburgh. Check out their amazing resource!
Teach From Home
Amazing resource from Google about all of their apps and how to use them during this time of virtual learning. For Teachers, Schools, and Families.
I'm Elisabeth Mills, and I am JCISD's Assistive Technology (AT) Coordinator! I am here to help you learn new things, stay up-to-date, and provide you with various devices to use for your classrooms and students.