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Showing posts from June, 2009

ED-Media 2009 World Conference

Adobe Acrobat Accessibility

Joan was kind enough to send me an invite this morning to an Adobe Users Webinar. The topic was Adobe Acrobat 9 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines.

Outline of Presentation:
Why PDFExamples of PDF useWhen is PDF no accessible?PDF Accessibility - Tags
Key Points
Documents can still retain layout and securitySource documents need to contain the essential information - sample: using Microsoft Word add image tags, heading styles, setup table prior to conversionAdvanced -> TouchUp Reading Order tool
View ->Navigation panels -> TagsArchive of presentation will be added.

Webinar: Launching A District Virtual School: Featuring Tips for Success from Florida Virtual School

If you have a chance, you may want to take a look at this archive, featuring Phyllis Lentz from Florida Virtual School, Director of Global services. It’s amazing how quickly FLVS enrollment has risen. Forecasting into FY 09-10, they’re projecting enrollment of 250,000.

Here are some of the main tips.
Collect data and evaluate program Hire Good Teachers (e.g. they have evaluation in place to survey potential applicants if they are student learning centered and are team players before they grant interviews) Communication (e.g. they have policy to have all teachers make personal call to students at the beginning of each semester and also a requirement for all their teachers to call students to check in on them monthly via phone) Develop policies to provide student success (e.g. 1:1 attention, ability to resubmit assignments, provide teachers with flexible scheduling, self-pacing cour…