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Virtual Education

How I’m Using My eReader To Support Virtual Learning

How I’m Using My eReader To Support Virtual Learning

For a lot of students with low vision, spending lots of time on the computer or brightly lit devices can easily cause eyestrain/eye fatigue, especially for those taking a lot of virtual classes. One of the ways that I help to reduce strain on my…

Online Activities That Help Prepare For College Transition

Online Activities That Help Prepare For College Transition

When I was first researching colleges in high school, I spent dozens of hours completing online activities that help prepare for college transition that I found on my own. Since then, I have been able to share many of these resources with other students who…

Quick Ways To Improve Accessibility For Virtual Learning Materials

Quick Ways To Improve Accessibility For Virtual Learning Materials

At the beginning of the semester, I often sit down with my professors and go over my Disability Services File so that they can have a better understanding of what I can and can’t see in my physical and virtual classes. One of my professors…

Creating Audio Description For Science Experiments With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Science Experiments With YouDescribe

Today, I received a question from a science teacher asking if I had any tips for creating audio description for science experiments and science lab videos. Since they were going to be posting videos of science experiments to a class website, they wanted to ensure…

Ways To Practice Self-Advocacy In The Virtual Classroom

Ways To Practice Self-Advocacy In The Virtual Classroom

Even though I took over a dozen online classes in high school (and over three dozen in college), I seemed to always find ways to practice self-advocacy in the virtual classroom. While it may have seemed frustrating at the time, my case manager and other…

Becoming A Google Certified Educator Level 2 With Low Vision

Becoming A Google Certified Educator Level 2 With Low Vision

After I passed the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam, I received a few messages from other educators asking if I was going to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam, which focuses more on using Google products in the classroom and ways to…

My Favorite Web Browser Extensions For Virtual Learning

My Favorite Web Browser Extensions For Virtual Learning

After taking over three dozen virtual classes and countless more online hybrid classes, I have learned firsthand how using web browser extensions for virtual learning can make a huge difference in how well I do in my virtual classes. While these extensions don’t help me…

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

In response to recent school closures, VISTAS Education Partners (based out of New Jersey) has started a free resource called the National Homework Hotline for blind and visually impaired students to receive support and help with accessing classroom materials during this time. I am super…

Accessible Virtual Field Trip- Rijksmuseum

Accessible Virtual Field Trip- Rijksmuseum

It’s always fun to explore museums, landmarks, and national parks in real life, though a growing number of places are now supporting virtual tours and virtual field trips so that people can visit these amazing places no matter where they are in the world. It’s…

Creating Video Tutorials With The Free Shadow Puppet App

Creating Video Tutorials With The Free Shadow Puppet App

I recently received a question from a reader about free apps that can be used to create video tutorials on the iPad. My favorite app to do this is the free Shadow Puppet app, which doesn’t require an account and can be used by people…

My Favorite Tips For Attending Live Video Lectures

My Favorite Tips For Attending Live Video Lectures

In recent times, many of my friends have been asking me for tips on attending live video lectures and attending classes remotely with video chat. I’ve attended many of my college classes via video chat in the past, and have also given guest lectures over…

How I Attend College Classes Remotely With Chronic Illness

How I Attend College Classes Remotely With Chronic Illness

As a college student with a disability and chronic illness, there have been times where I’ve been unable to attend my physical classes due to issues with my health or other factors. Luckily, my professors are awesome and allowed me to attend my physical classes…

9 Ways To Customize Blackboard For Students

9 Ways To Customize Blackboard For Students

My university uses a virtual learning and course management system called Blackboard, which houses all of the assignments and information about my classes, whether they meet virtually or in-person. While it’s great to have all of the information I could possibly need to access all…

How To Choose General Education Courses In College

How To Choose General Education Courses In College

When my brother was planning his schedule for his first semester, one of the questions he asked me was how to choose general education courses in college that would satisfy his major requirements while letting him explore his interests. When I was taking my general…

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

This semester, I discovered that I need some extra help with some of my data science coursework involving physics and statistics, so I went looking for online tutoring services that could help me. I was thrilled to learn that my library has a partnership with…