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Make Learning Accessible and Inclusive: Free Microsoft Tools Every Teacher Can Use

Location: W196a

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD


Monday, June 25, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: W196a

Dr. Ruth Okoye   Karen Streeter  
Learn how to make content accessible for all students. Through demonstration and hands-on practice activities, participants will explore strategies and tools that facilitate an inclusive learning environment. The tools are free and along with the strategies, can be used across all grade levels and content areas.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Microsoft Account -- participants need either an O365 Education account assigned by their school division or a FREE Microsoft OneDrive Account:
https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

Microsoft Educator Community (MEC) Account
https://education.microsoft.com/

Downloads:
Office Lens from your appropriate App Store (Android, Microsoft, Apple).
OneNote from your appropriate App Store (Android, Microsoft, Apple).
iPad users need to download the Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Apps

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Special education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Leader
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Collaborator
  • Demonstrate cultural competency when communicating with students, parents and colleagues and interact with them as co-collaborators in student learning.
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is critical to a successful inclusive classroom. Today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with learning challenges, whether they have been identified or not. Teachers are asked to personalize learning, to focus on what is being learned versus what is being taught. To be effective this paradigm shift requires both an increase in student technology use for skill acquisition and an increase in responsibility for learning. On the flip side, each teacher must create and deliver content in a way that is accessible to each individual student. Fortunately, teachers already have free technologies at their disposal to assist with this. Join us as we explore strategies and tools that facilitate an inclusive learning environment.

Objectives:
Recognize why accessibility is important;
Understand the scope of who benefits from accessible materials;
Demonstrate 6 free Microsoft tools that facilitate powerful accessible learning experiences; and
Identify easy new habits, hacks, and tools to create material that is accessible to all.

(1 min.) PRE-SESSION SCHEMA ACTIVATOR - participant’s current use of tools to make content accessible (Digital Audience Poll via MS Form with embedded video)
(3 min.) WELCOME - Introduce Presenters and Session Objectives - share Translator code
(1 min.) INTRODUCTION - Need for Inclusive Learning Materials
> 1+ Billion with Disabilities
> Not just children but their parents too
> Teachers as well
(1 min.) TOOL OVERVIEW - Six Free Affordable and Effective
> Tools
> Office Lens
> OneNote
> Edge Browser
> Office Online (focus on PPT & Word)
> Skype & Translator
(15 min.) OFFICE LENS
- Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Digitizing Content, Exporting, and Using Office Lens with Immersive Reader
- Hands-on device-based activity: Scan to OCR and import
(11 min.) ONENOTE
- Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Audio/Video Feedback, Learning Tools (including Immersive Reader), and Closed Captioning Hack
- Participants practice using the Learning Tools on the document recently imported from Office Lens
(10 min.) EDGE BROWSER
- Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Page Theme, Reading View, Ask Cortana, Extensions, Tab Set Aside, and Annotation
- Follow-Along Activity
(10 min.) OFFICE ONLINE (limit to PPT & WORD)
- Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Templates, Researcher, Accessibility Checker, Alternative Text, and more.
- Follow-Along Activity
(8 min.) SKYPE & TRANSLATOR
- Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Skype as a tool to facilitate communication across physical and language barriers
Q & A

Outline

Outline:
(1 min.) PRE-SESSION SCHEMA ACTIVATOR - participant’s current use of tools to make content accessible (Digital Audience Poll via MS Form with embedded video)
(3 min.) WELCOME - Introduce Presenters and Session Objectives - share Translator code
(1 min.) INTRODUCTION - Need for Inclusive Learning Materials
1+ Billion with Disabilities
Not just children but their parents too
Teachers as well
(1 min.) TOOL OVERVIEW - Six Free Affordable and Effective
- Tools
- Office Lens
- OneNote
- Edge Browser
- Office Online (focus on PPT & Word)
- Skype & Translator
(15 min.) OFFICE LENS
Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Digitizing Content, Exporting, and Using Office Lens with Immersive Reader
Hands-on device-based activity: Scan to OCR and import
(11 min.) ONENOTE
Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Audio/Video Feedback, Learning Tools (including Immersive Reader), and Closed Captioning Hack -
Participants practice using the Learning Tools on the document recently imported from Office Lens
(10 min.) EDGE BROWSER
Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Page Theme, Reading View, Ask Cortana, Extensions, Tab Set Aside, and Annotation
Follow-Along Activity
(10 min.) OFFICE ONLINE (limit to PPT & WORD)
Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Templates, Researcher, Accessibility Checker, Alternative Text, and more.
Follow-Along Activity
(8 min.) SKYPE & TRANSLATOR
Demonstration of Accessibility Tools and Strategies - Skype as a tool to facilitate communication across physical and language barriers
Q & A

Supporting research

https://www.thoughtco.com/inclusive-classroom-as-best-placement-3111022
http://www.theinclusiveclass.com/2017/09/you-dont-think-you-are-inclusion.html
5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences. September 21, 2017 https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/09/5-easy-adaptations-learners-extra-needs/
Accessibility in the classroom—tools that impact my students. October 19, 2016
https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2016/10/19/accessibility-in-the-classroom-tools-that-impact-my-students/
Learning Tools are a game changer for my special education students. April 19, 2016
https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2016/04/19/learning-tools-are-a-game-changer-for-my-special-education-students/
https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=64 - numbers receiving services
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2010/oct/19/primary-school-boys-special-educational-needs
5 Ways to assess your students in OneNote. August 31, 2017
https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/08/5-tips-assess-students-onenote/

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Presenters

Dr. Ruth Okoye, The Source for Learning
Karen Streeter, Cogent TLC, LLC

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