An ongoing series sharing technology tips and suggestions for students and families.
- 6/9/20: To make your hashtags more accessible to users with screen readers, capitalize each word in the hashtag (also known as CamelCase!). This will allow screen readers to read out the words correctly. #MonomoySharks #MonomoyStrong #TechTipTuesday #WeAreLearningToo
- 6/2/20: To improve accessibility for students with dyslexia, try the OpenDyslexic Font Chrome extension to replace web page fonts with a more readable font. Or use the BeeLine Reader Chrome extension to color-code text to reduce eye strain and help students better track from one line of text to the next. You can also use the Thomas Jockin font in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
- 5/26/20: If typing is a challenge, you can enable voice typing in Google Docs - click here to learn how: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226
- 5/19/20: MRSD has partnered with Securly to help protect students online - check your email or visit the website to learn more: https://www.securly.com/securly-home.
- 5/12/20: Looking for new ways to engage your children? Check out this list of the best podcasts for kids from Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/the-best-podcasts-for-kids
- 5/5/20: Want to use the camera on your Chromebook to submit work to Google Classroom? This video shows how to easily turn in photos of assignments: https://youtu.be/TySICMy-kbo
- 4/28/20: When you're using Google Meet, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly mute or unmute the microphone, and to turn the camera on or off:
✅ Mute or unmute your microphone: Ctrl + D
✅ Turn on or off camera: Ctrl + E
- 4/21/20: Are you or your child getting overwhelmed by too many emails coming from Google Classroom? Check out this short video on how you can manage the email settings in Google Classroom to reduce the number of automated emails you receive: https://www.loom.com/share/ec953512e73d486182790f0f46ebd364