We have been talking a lot about accessibility lately. We have highlighted some low-tech assistive tech tools, as well as high tech resources, like Goalbook, which help teachers implement universal design for learning. We have also shared our favourite resources for special education teachers. Today, my article for the Yellin Center Blog, goes in-depth on some of the free, accessibility extensions for google chrome. Don’t forget that Microsoft and other browsers have similar features, so if you aren’t a chrome uses do a little digging into what your internet browser offers! Continue reading “Using Chrome Accessibility Extensions”
I often write about high tech tools because they are a constantly evolving, exciting domain. However, too often we neglect the age-old, low tech tools that can support students in their educational and workplace settings. You can find my latest article on the Yellin Center Blog, or down below. Enjoy! Continue reading “Low-Tech Assistive Technology Tools”
My latest review is up on the Yellin Center blog. This time is features one of my favourite tools, Goalbook. I talk a lot about Universal Design for Learning and differentiated instruction; they are at the core of my pedagogy. However although sound educational theories it can be tricky for teachers to find tools that enable them enact the principals of personalized learning. Goalbook is one of my continually recommended, fool proof tools for making it all happen. It allows teachers to painlessly to turn research backed practices into real time instruction. You can head over to the Yellin Center blog to read my review, or just browse a copy of the article below. Happy teaching! Continue reading “Teacher Tools: Goalbook App”
Another ed tech review is up on the Yellin Center Blog. This time it is for an incredible animation software program that has the power to assist educators in differentiating their instruction and cultivating a maker culture in the classroom. I was over the top excited to learn that one of my personal all-time favorite children’s authors has launched an award-winning software program titled Animation-ish. Peter H. Reynolds is the bestselling author and illustrator behind the incredible titles Ish, The Dot and The North Star. Each of the aforementioned held a very prominent and special place in my curriculum when I was a classroom teacher. Now, Mr. Reynold has moved beyond books and into the digital space with the launch of Animation-ish, which is described as “an easy-to-use animation software program that inspires creativity and enables children to show what they know.”
For more on how to use the app, its undeniable merits for the classroom and more unabashed praise singing of this amazing tool head over to my review at the Yellin Center.