Assistive Technology Network

Assistive Technology Quick Tip Videos for Distance Learning

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Accessibility

Built in Chromebook Accessibility Built in Chromebook Accessibility - The Chromebook offers accessibility features to support the individual needs of various learners. This video provides a brief overview of the Chromebook’s accessibility features for auditory support, visual support and physical access support. These accessibility features do not require additional third-party applications. They simply need to be enabled so that students have the opportunity to complete their digital assignments and overcome learning barriers.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=z0aR4v_VMM0
Google Accessibility Google Accessibility - This video directs viewers to many resources that will help them identify and utilize the accessibility features present in the Google Suite for Education platform.

For More Information: [TechKnowledgy 2019-20 Archived Webinar] Digital Accessibility Summer Series: Word and Google Document Accessibility

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=inVuUCKe3CI
Microsoft Word Accessibility Checker Microsoft Word Accessibility Checker - This video shows how to access and utilize a tool in Word called the Accessibility Checker. This tool locates elements that might cause problems for people with disabilities and provides tips on how to correct it.

For More Information: [TechKnowledgy 2019-20 Archived Webinar] Digital Accessibility Summer Series: Word and Google Document Accessibility

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=ffm-5_0VWxs
Quick Live Captioning Quick Live Captioning - This video demonstrates a quick trick to provide live captioning during Zoom meetings using Google Slides or PowerPoint Online.

For More Information: [TechKnowledgy 2019-20 Archived Webinar] Digital Accessibility Summer Series: Video Accessibility

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=auDE_RZg5xE
Virtual Conferencing Platform Accessibility Virtual Conferencing Platform Accessibility - Using a virtual meeting platform such as Zoom, Google Meet, or Skype to engage students with disabilities? This video highlights a number of accessibility features in these tools that can be used to make meeting online more accessible.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=6IEntSxlkeE
Windows 10 Accessibility Windows 10 Accessibility - This video takes you through the steps to find the Windows 10 "Ease of Access Center" in the software settings and highlights a few of the built-in accessibility features included here that can support users with disabilities in using the computer.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=53mHQCXyShM

Resources to Use at Home

AAC at Home AAC at Home - Are you a parent of a child that uses AAC for communication? This video outlines helpful tips on how you can model and continue to teach language while kids are at home. I also share my top 3 resources for suggestions of everyday activities that encourage the use of these systems in meaningful ways.

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Using Schedules with Young Children Using Schedules with Young Children - This short video shares a few strategies for developing, teaching and using visual schedules at home with young children. You will learn 5 short steps to implementing schedules.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=klK8mfwLDBs

Text to Speech

3 Text to Speech Apps that will Read a Piece of Paper 3 Text to Speech Apps that will Read a Piece of Paper - Watch this video to learn about 3 apps that will read text on a piece of paper: Seeing AI and Speechify, which are both free, and Claro ScanPen, which is a paid app. The video will demonstrate basic operations of all 3 apps and show you how you can make text on paper more accessible to all students.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=LEDRzcka4Y8
3 Text to Speech Extension for Reading Accessible Text 3 Text to Speech Extension for Reading Accessible Text - Would your student benefit from text to speech or read aloud on websites and PDFs? Watch this video to learn about Natural Reader, which is free, Read&Write, which has both free and paid features, and Snap&Read, which is a paid extension. Both extensions that have a cost have a free trial period available. The video will explore using the extensions to read accessible text within a website, GoogleDoc, and GoogleForm, PDF on a Chrome browser.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=iUJ6CUknWRU
Text to Speech in iPads Text to Speech in iPads - There are many different options to have text on your iDevices read aloud to you. The latest update to iPads and iPhones included a touch to speak option so you no longer have to either highlight text to have it read or listen to the whole page read aloud starting at the top. In addition, we will highlight two free apps that have text to speech features, including Speechify and Capti K-12. This video will walk you through having both a website and a PDF read aloud using all 3 options.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=Q5mMDBqKQXw

Virtual Learning - Green Screen

Assigning Your Virtual Background Assigning Your Virtual Background - Learn how to put it all together with backgrounds, props and activities for green screens.

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Creating a Slide Deck Creating a Slide Deck - Learn how to use your slide deck to create illusions with green screens.

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Creating Custom Backgrounds Creating Custom Backgrounds - This video demonstrates how to create a custom green screen background.

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How To Turn On Your Green Screen How To Turn On Your Green Screen - This video describes how to activate the green screen features in your video platform.

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Making Items Disappear Making Items Disappear - Learn to use your custom background and props to create a disappearing act.

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Making Items Float Making Items Float - Learn to be a magician and create illusions with floating objects on your green screen.

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Selecting Props Selecting Props - Watch this video to learn how to choose specific props to keep your students engaged in green screen activities.

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Setting Up Your Green Screen Setting Up Your Green Screen - This video focuses on choosing your materials and setting up your green screen.

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Video Filters Video Filters - Learn how to use video filters, including effects, frames and stickers.

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Virtual Backgrounds Virtual Backgrounds - Learn some helpful resources for selecting virtual backgrounds.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=BVhSnJmSEY0

Virtual Learning - Jamboard

Annotation in Jamboard Annotation in Jamboard - This video will give an overview of the annotation tools in Jamboard. We will also give you different ideas on how you can use these tools in an educational and/or therapeutic setting. Finally, we will show how you can take a PDF and convert it into an image file to use in Jamboard.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=oTQjLzC2qP8
Drag and Drop in Jamboard Drag and Drop in Jamboard - This video will give an overview of the drag and drop feature in Jamboard. We will also give you different ideas on how you can use these tools in an educational and/or therapeutic setting. Finally, we will show how to add images to a Jamboard file.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=48meOeMOorg
Sticky Notes in Jamboard Sticky Notes in Jamboard - This video will give an overview of how to use sticky notes in Jamboard. We will also give you different ideas on how you can use these tools in an educational and/or therapeutic setting.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=ve9ZyWPmQsU
Using the Laser in Jamboard Using the Laser in Jamboard - This video will give an overview of the laser feature in Jamboard. We will also give you different ideas on how you can use these tools in an educational and/or therapeutic setting. Finally, we will show how to create an image on Canva.com, upload it to Jamboard, and use the laser with the image.

 https://atnetwork.ttaconline.org/featured-trainings?video=JPEk2ZHDxnE