Virtual Learning Resources
As we move forward with educating our students wherever they may be, our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Initiative team has compiled resources to assist students, families, and professionals in accessing and enhancing their instruction. Check back frequently for updates, tutorials, resources, tip sheets, and more.
Here are some helpful links for the learning management systems that are commonly used by many K-12 programs
Google Classroom - here is the official tutorial on Google Classroom from Google. Here are some other great resources from teachers using Google Classroom in the field:
Schoology - here is the link to the online tutorial provided by Schoology. There are additional resources about how to use Schoology on their website:
There are also some good tutorials from teachers using Schoology in the field:
These resources can help you in getting connected in virtual meetings and ensure that all participants have access.
Zoom - here is the link to the list of tutorials on how to use different features of Zoom on the Zoom website.
Google Meet - here is the official tutorial on Google Meet from Google. Here are some other great resources from teachers using Google Meet in the field:
Microsoft Teams - here is the official tutorial on how to use live captions in Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Suite Accessibility - The University of Texas at Dallas has put together a list of links to accessibility resources for each of the most commonly used programs in the Microsoft 365 suite
Video Recording, Captioning & Screencasting Tools
Loom - how to use Loom to create videos for remote instruction.
Screencastify - how to use Screencastify to embed ASL interpretation.
Kapwing - how to use Kapwing to add captions to any video.
YouTube - how to edit the auto generated captions on YouTube videos.
SchoolTube - how to add captions to videos using SchoolTube.
Amara - free, web-based tool for adding captions to videos; public, shared platform
Otter.ai - information on how to use Otter.ai for live captioning in Zoom meetings and other uses
Live Transcribe - an app from Google, now available for both Android and iPhone users, that live captions conversations in real-time.
Collaborative Learning Tools
Flipgrid - a tutorial on how to use Flipgrid for asynchronous learning
Padlet - how to use Padlet virtual bulletin boards with DHH students
Google Docs - how to use Google Docs
Google Drive - how to use Google Drive
Google Jamboard - how to use Google Jamboard virtual whiteboard for collaboration in remote teaching
Google Sites - online training module for using Google Sites
Guidelines for Audiology Service Provision in and for Schools
Remote Learning and Teleaudiology: Resource information for Educational Audiologists
Hearing Assistive Technology Information & Resources:
Oticon Hearing aid and Connectivity overview
Connectclip Quick start
Cleaning remote mics
Phonak Roger Cleaning Protocols
Cleaning your cochlear products
Cleaning recommendations Advanced Bionics
Cleaning your MED EL sound processor
American Academy of Audiology Cleaning protocols
ASHA guidelines during COVID
Zoom for Interpreters - a guide to using Zoom for interpreters
NAIE COVID Resources - information on preparing interpreters for distance learning from the National Association of Interpreters in Education
COVID-19 Information in American Sign Language:
These resources can help get you started with planning a virtual field trip. Remember to check with your school/district regarding their virtual field trip policy and if any special permissions are required from your school/district and/or families.
Discovery Education (free; note that some videos may need to be accessed on YouTube for captioning.)
Google Expeditions (free)
Nearpod VR (free account to start; cost associated with higher level accounts. Note that these can be accessed without VR goggles)
Social Media Connections
The Technology in Deaf Ed Facebook group offers great conversations and ideas around all things technology-related in Deaf Education
Join the DHH COVID Facebook group for ongoing conversations around DHH-friendly resources, etc.