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.
Open to All JCISD Staff, the families we support, and outside agencies
I will be hosting my monthly Tech Tuesday VIRTUALLY-
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm
Pop in anytime to ask me your questions about technology, devices, virtual learning ideas, etc.
I'm here to help with:
No question is a bad question!
Please Join me during this time so that I can help to guide you through this new eLearning World.
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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.