Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tips for using google drive in the classroom

For those who don't use it- Google Drive is a fantastic tool for digitally savvy teachers. It is free, has desktop publishing features that rival the MS or MAC suite- Read and Write extension that is great for struggling students. It will allow students to create unique user names with their own folders of documents- they can collaborate or work independantly on these documents and the teacher can view, edit, mark or make suggestions online at any time. It can revolutionise a teacher's workflow.

Here is a great article from an educators blog about 'new' features in google drive that help teachers.

Here is a FANTASTIC guide for teachers to maximise their use of Google Drive.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Some interesting tips for modifying documents for dyslexic users.

Compiling some sites with great info that i'm using at the moment.
6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users

This article is directed to web page makers but useful advice for making worksheets and the like.

British Dyslexia Association has a great article that discusses different typefaces favoured by dyslexic adults and children.