learning (weekly)

  • “Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. In addition, many publishers and authors have volunteered to provide Bookshare with access to their works. By requiring individuals to register as Members and provide a Proof of Disability, Bookshare ensures that only qualified individuals use the service.”

    tags: mlearning resources

  • “Submitting work with a Printopia Virtual Printer
    Printopia installs on your Mac. It allows you to set up “Virtual Printers” so that anyone can use the Print function in an app and send the content directly to a folder on your Mac. If you have a DropBox account then you can add a virtual printer that delivers content directly to any folder in your DropBox.

    It’s an invaluable, simple and effective way to collect work from students. Virtual printers appear on the Print menu in any iPad that’s on the same wireless network.”

    tags: k-8 iPad mlearning techstuff

  • Gather feeds into “paper”

    tags: k-8 mlearning resources techstuff

  • “more than half of Canadians – 56 per cent – agree that the mobile devices are an “invaluable tool” for students, while fully two-thirds see smartphones as a way for students to conduct online research any time, anywhere.”

    tags: k-8 mlearning

  • “website suggestions that address the different learning styles in your classroom with the help of technology:

    These learners enjoy learning through speaking, writing, reading, and listening. In the classroom setting these students shine when given tasks such as taking notes, researching, listening, reading for information, and writing.”

    tags: k-8 learning technology webapp resources list

  • “Lighthouse of Houston. All blind or visually impaired, they were getting a lesson in how to make the ubiquitous devices work for them.

    With the use of a VoiceOver feature, a mere touch of the finger elicited the name of the app. A three-finger swipe moved the screen to the next page. A tap-tap opened the program. And if the students got lost, the helpful robotic voice offered up friendly instructions.”

    tags: k-8 iPad disabilities learning

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