Color Blindness Accessibility Tools

Color blindness is something that can affect a number of the students in our classrooms and it is hard for many to understand how these students see the resources we use.  There are some free tools you can use when helping to design for students or for the students themselves to use when working with…

The Power of Spell Check

One of my fears I had as a classroom teacher was always centered around misspelling words when I wrote them on the whiteboard.  I remember one time when I hurriedly tried writing out the word “assignment” but switched around the “g” and the “n” (you should be able to tell what I wrote).  This was…

#MakeLearningAccessibleForAll

One of the most powerful things we should be able to do with technology in classrooms today is make learning more accessible for all.  As I work on my mini-keynote for the Iowa 1:1 Conference on Making Learning Accessible for All, I am still amazed that we aren’t doing more.  Then again, it is not…

Make Learning More Accessible for Students

Although ISTE 2017 was almost 2 1/2 months ago, I am still thinking about all of the great conversations I had with other educators after my Ingnite presentation.  I was ecstatic to be able to share how my learning as a kid was affected by a piece of technology.  Without that piece of technology, a…

My Hearing Affects My Learning

This week I am easily reminded how difficult it can be for some of our students to be able to learn in our classrooms if they have a physical/cognitive/social/emotional/psychological issue.  As it is every time I get a cold or other illness that causes congestion, my hearing decreases in one or both ears.  This week’s…