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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Accessible Documents: Make it a Combo

CC0 Creative Commons, by Engin Akyurt, Pixabay.com 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 because we make a documents accessible, it doesn’t mean that it meets UDL principles. UDL is so much […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Accessible Documents: Make it a Combo

CC0 Creative Commons, by Engin Akyurt, Pixabay.com 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 because we make a documents accessible, it doesn’t mean that it meets UDL principles. UDL is so much […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

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

Flipgrid fun in an integrated marketing class. Smile icon made by Vectors Market from www.flaticon.com 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 a few sparkles.  So, taking some inspiration from all of […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

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

Flipgrid fun in an integrated marketing class. Smile icon made by Vectors Market from www.flaticon.com 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 a few sparkles.  So, taking some inspiration from all of […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

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 content and teach our students to do the same, but we’re much more lackadaisical when it comes to photos. Technology is helping us to find […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

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 content and teach our students to do the same, but we’re much more lackadaisical when it comes to photos. Technology is helping us to find […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

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

A literacy double play – Pokemon hunting with app & book. 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 to the Teach a Monster to Read app. Yes, it is acceptable for a 4 […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

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

A literacy double play – Pokemon hunting with app & book. 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 to the Teach a Monster to Read app. Yes, it is acceptable for a 4 […]

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