Recently I was invited to attend a technology workshop for language teachers. Now mind you, I am not a language teacher – but seeing as I support faculty who are language teachers; I felt it behooved me to attend. Boy, am I glad I did! The workshop was led by Edwige Simon, Ph.D. of The University of Colorado at Boulder. Not only was she knowledgeable about technology relative to language education, but also provided a wealth of information that applies to diverse curricula.
Strong passwords are an important way to protect your corporate and private data from theft – and to avoid joining the more than nine million Americans victimized by identity theft each year. Jennifer Lawinski, a contributor to eWeek, quoting Darya Gudkova, head of content analysis and research for Kaspersky, emphasizes the need for strong passwords. She recommends long passwords with a mix of different characters and letters. She also throws in several different languages to make her own passwords even tougher to crack. How do you create a bulletproof password that hackers can’t crack? These tips from myID.com can help you set passwords that will keep your data stays secure. Continue reading
When you insert pictures into your Google document, you’ll want to add an “alt tag” to it. The term “ALT tag” is a common shorthand term used to refer to the ALT attribute within in the IMG tag. Any time you use an image, be sure to include an ALT tag or ALT text within the IMG tag. Doing so will provide a clear text alternative of the image for screen reader users. The “ALT tag” can help make the object accessible and provide clarification. The “ALT tag” will also help you refer to the image within the document. Continue reading
Did you know that you can easily insert captions in a Word 2013 document?
Colleges and Universities are required by law to provide programs and services that are accessible to all qualified participants, including those with disabilities. What does that mean for you as an instructor? What do you need to know to facilitate the inclusion of all students in your classes?