Eric Curts, Technology Integration Specialist and Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, has put together a wonderful PD on Google Read & Write. There are some amazing features that make learning easy for students.
Check out the document below and the Google Slides to learn more!
Read & Write Can do that!?
Join the Region IV Assistive Technology Consortium as they welcome Sharon Thomas from the Instructional Coaching Group for this engaging learning opportunity. Neither teachers nor coaches want to waste time or find themselves in unsuccessful conversations. Helping adults sometimes is often more difficult than helping students. Why do adults resist? This workshop will focus on why helping for change is complex and what research says about what we can do to lessen resistance to change. There will be a discussion about the Partnership Principles: Equality, Choice, Voice, Dialogue, Reflection, Praxis, and Reciprocity. Additionally, suggestions will be provided for how participants can continue to learn and improve as coaches and/or leaders with a coaching mindset.
AT Hive is a wonderful resource developed by AHEAD in Ireland. AHEAD is a non-profit organization working to create inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities. They have developed a feature match tool to help you pair AT tools with the specifics students are struggling with. Take a minute to watch the video below and then visit the site!
Applied Digital Skills is a totally free, video-based, online curriculum to teach digital skills for your students in any subject area and for your own professional development. There are over 150 ready-to-use lessons covering a wide range of age levels, tech tools, and topics.
Check Out a tutorial from Eric Curts and then explore Google's Applied Digital Skills!
Awesome Micro PD- Writing Supports for Students
Postcard advertising the PD https://bit.ly/ATpostcard
Topics to all of the newsletters (this link is on the postcard too) https://bit.ly/ATtopics
Registration Link https://bit.ly/Reg4ATPD
The PD is delivered via email as a monthly newsletter which contains links, tips and videos. Each newsletter is designed to take 1 hour to go through and can earn 1 SCECH. Up to 10 SCECH’s is possible.
An AMAZING, FREE App that automatically turns your notes into Flashcards, quizzes, and assignments!
Import hand written notes, use websites, and take physical notes in the app- then turn them into review items! You can even connect to Google Classroom!
Check out their website and YouTube Channel
And Here is the Teacher Tutorials from their YouTube Channel
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!
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.