Accessible Documents: Make it a Combo

A Burger is Good, but it’s Way Better with Fries. I had a little “ah-ha” (Opera) moment the other day while reading Jennifer Pusateri’s blog about alt text. Jennifer talks about developing documents to pro-actively meet Word’s Accessibility Checker (i.e., ADA or AODA regulations) rather than modifying them after the fact.  She also suggests that just

Flipgrid Creates Magic for 20 Somethings Too! (and contributes to UDL)

In an attempt to make an advertising concept more engaging a few weeks ago, I created physical manipulatives for the students. It fell flat. No magic. So back to the drawing board I went.  Today, I had to teach the same advertising concept but I wanted to try to find some magic or at least

UDL Win – Word’s Immersive Reader

I was already big fan of Microsoft’s accessibility checker, but today I was surprised and delighted when I dug a little deeper into the Immersive Reader featured on Office 365 for both PC and MAC.  This is just another reason to create accessible documents and to post them in Office 365 for students to access. 

Free photos – it’s way easier than you think to find and use them

Many of us find ourselves developing PowerPoint presentations, creating teaching & learning materials, and writing content for our blogs. Typically we grab photos from Google images, and then paste the images into their intended destination.  And we do this without concern about copyright, nor sourcing the image.  What? That can’t be.  We generally source written

What he lacks in pooping, my son makes up in reading – A nod to digital literacy

My 4 year old son struggles with bathroom activities but his reading skills are exceptional!  (What can I say, I’m a proud dada.) We’ve committed to reading with my son daily, but we also have also relied on the iPad to supplement our efforts. To that end, we attribute his success in reading in part