Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category

Instant Ink is a LIFE Saver!

How many of you have spend $100’s maybe $1000’s of dollars on ink! I know I go to the store and spend at least $65 on ink each month. Some slow months I can make it last a month and a half. =-( The days of spending $780+ a year are OVER! I can tell…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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Education Hashtags – Elementary & Secondary

Want to stay on top of the elementary or secondary education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and…

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Education Hashtags – General

Want to stay on top of the education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession….

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How to enable the Closed Caption feature on your YouTube videos

Quick and easy video on how to enable the closed caption feature on your YouTube videos. This can be done for any reason, I like to use it in the classroom for all videos so that my students are able to see the words. Please check all videos and their text before showing to your…

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Voice Typing Tool in Google Documents

I love the new tool that Google Docs has available to my students and I. Voice Typing is a tool already to go in your Google account. Watch this simple tutorial on how to get your students and co-workers using this tool right away.

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Flubaroo… Who knew?

I use Google Forms a lot, I use it for personal use and in my classroom. I have used it to give my students a quick quiz or test. It is a great way to organize all of my data in one place. The only problem is…. it doesn’t give me a grade…..until now.  …

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Typing Tool in Google Document

How to use the Voice Typing feature in Google Documents Open up a new Google Document.   Click on the ‘Tools’ header and select ‘Voice typing…’ A box will pop up that looks like this, click on the box when you are ready to speak. The first time you use this tool on each device,…

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Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy Math blends math and learning with an irresistibly engaging video game. Students will answer personalized math questions as they explore a magical world and unlock cool outfits, learn great spells, and collect amazing pets! Sign up for your FREE account here, they will give you a code to have your students join and begin…

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Mirroring 360 – Splashtop

Thank you to Splash Top for donating a Mirroring 360 license to the EdCamp Baltimore last Saturday. I was lucky enough to be the winner of this amazing prize. The second I downloaded the application, I was ready to use it in my classroom. I am lucky enough to have a personal iPad that I…

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Symbaloo – Setting Up and Adding a Tile

Check out my video on how to sign up and create a Symbaloo page for your students. Symabloo is used to bookmark websites, videos and documents for your students to easily access and safely use. The video is only about 4 minutes and 30 seconds, check it out now or view it when you are…

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Google Timer

I am starting a new Tuesday Tradition! I will be posting Technology Tips each Tuesday for my readers! Check back for new, quick and easy ways to make your classroom run smoother! Today’s tip is on the Google Timer! Do you ever need a quick countdown clock in your room? I know my timer is always…

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ClassDojo

Want a classroom management system that is FREE and helps your communication with your parents and other teachers in the building? Want to encourage students, engage parents easily, and save time? Try ClassDojo! ClassDojo helps classrooms to improve by giving students positive feedback for any skill in any subject you choose. You are able to…

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