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The Chrome Toolbox Co-opting Chrome to Help Learners John Calvert Technology Learning Coach Scarsdale School District New blog! twitter: jcalvert4 Mark Surabian Assistive Technology Instructor Pace University The CogniTech Café
Our Focus Today: Chrome tools that are Free Differentiated Practical & Effective Cloud-based AT Share out
Our Focus Today: Chrome tools that are Free Differentiated Practical & Effective Cloud-based AT Share out First, a quick question...
Who here is new to Chrome Extensions?
Google Chrome Sync
Before we get started... Easily turn extensions on/off Modify settings The Extension Manager Extension Works from the menu bar
Google Chrome Accessibility Focus Low-Vision Support Full Page Zoom Adjusting Font Face and Size High Contrast and Custom Color Support ChromeVox screen reader Screen Reader Support (Vision and Literacy Needs) Third Party Access like Jaws (Win) or OS driven like VoiceOver (Mac) Keyboard Access (Physical Needs) Keyboard Navigation and Shortcuts Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users Sign language and Transcription in Hangouts
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Tier 1: Google's Dictionary On demand dictionary/thesaurus On demand On demand pronunciation The Google Dictionary Extension Works on double click
Tier 1:Time Management OH MY TABS! Extension Well designed session manager schedules interrupt learning Pick up where you left off with Oh My Tabs!
Tier 1: Whole Class Skills
4 Walls vs. Individualized Workspaces Tier 1: Suggests classroom interventions, but What if the actual classroom design is the obstacle? Can we lessen impact of a physical classroom? UDL in The Cloud allows students to: Design their own learning environment Increase overall participation opportunities
LRE, Inclusion, UDL...in the Cloud? Inclusion is an active process of creating access We insist upon an active role for the student... True Inclusivity = Level of Student Participation Our Perspective: The student can own the learning process. The student can be assisted to the find tools to help himself.
Tier 2: Reading & Writing OCR in Docs Powerful when paired with Read & Write Screen Reader Read & Write Extension Works from a drop down tab in docs
Purposeful A.T. designed for Docs highlighted text to speech differentiated dictionaries Tier 2: Reading & Writing Read & Write Extension Works from a drop down tab in docs
Auto-Builds a Vocabulary List Complete with Definitions & Notes Tier 2: Reading & Writing Read & Write Extension Works from a drop down tab in docs
Tier 2: Reading and Writing Easily select text and have it read aloud. Works on any page with selectable text. Works on any page with selectable text. Use the Docs OCR trick! Select and Speak Extension Works from right click & command click
Tier 2: Organize Reading More than a highlighter! Works on any page with selectable text. Works on any page with selectable text. Save highlights on web pages Simple Highlighter Extension Works on any page with selectable text Does not work in Docs
Tier 2: Organize Reading Colors, Notes, Speaks Also "Simplifies" Selection Simple Highlighter Extension Works on any page with selectable text Does not work in Docs
Tier 3: Navigation - Click Free Browsing Mouse dwell clicking Rapid scrolling with ease Click-Free Browsing Extension Navigate the web via rollovers. Customize mouse delays & appearance.
Tier 3: Navigation - Scroll to the Top Rapid scrolling with ease Scroll to the Top Extension Only appears when you've scrolled down. A quick click brings you back to the top.
Colors, Notes, Speaks Also "Simplifies" Selection"Simplifies" Selection Chrome Virtual Keyboard Extension Keyboard appears automatically when the user clicks on an input field. Keyboard will disappear automatically when no longer needed Tier 3: Navigation: Chrome Virtual Keyboard
Browser speech recognizer You can dictate sentences Able to edit the output Multiple Languages Speech Recognizer App High quality speech to text. Copy and paste where needed. Tier 3: Input: Voice Dictation App
Tier 3: Screen Reader NaturalReader App Listen to Webpages, PDF, Word, and Ebooks online. *Must login to Facebook to use Capture from cloud locations Multiple languages
SoundGecko App Works on any page with selectable text Does not work in Docs Tier 3: Exporting Text to Audio Converts most webpages to audio s audio to user for playback
Rise above the Label: Define the Challenge & Challenge It
"The Chrome Toolbox"
Chrome Toolbox Community ABOUT This collaborative space was created to celebrate the many Apps and Extensions made by developers which serve the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.
Chrome Toolbox Recipes
Empowering Students to Help Themselves = Greater Outcomes Access to tools which enable ownership of the learning process lead to more participation Students must seek tools which lessen obstacles and augment access to learning They must be able to tailor the tools Understand how to find more tools Recognize that both tools and needs change Have the tools follow them, always available Makers of effective learning environments
How Will Your Organize Your Chrome? "Incredible StartPage"
The Chrome Toolbox Co-opting Chrome to Help Learners John Calvert Technology Learning Facilitator Clarsktown Central School District New blog! twitter: jcalvert4 Mark Surabian Assistive Technology Instructor Pace University The CogniTech Café