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October 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Google Documents Are Made For Accessibility

ITunes and Apple products once had the market for products with built-in accommodations but with increased awareness and ease of access has created a competitive market. Whether you are looking for visual accommodations such as voice output or typing strategies for one-handed skills, they are included in tablets, cell phones, and all android technologies. In addition, there is Google docs and the Play Store which are promoting inclusion.

 

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on October 29, 2018 at 10:31am — 4 Comments

Work Life Balance Living with a Chronic Illness

I was born with a condition called mitochondria myopathy, a condition called that tires my muscles easily and feels like everyday I run a marathon. I have to really conserve my energy as some days I wake up and have 60% energy and other days I have only 40% energy. I am only able to work part time because of it. Then compounding that I was in a car accident in which I developed dystonia, a movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and movements.…

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Added by Nikki Abramson on October 23, 2018 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Using Your Phone to Job Search

Using Your Phone to Job Search

There are new tools in your arsenal when searching for a new job possibilities. Your phone is a useful tool for job searching, and almost every job seeker is using a mobile device in some way for job hunting. In 2015, Indeed reported that 50% of site traffic comes from mobile devices. In 2016, Snagajob reported that 72 percent of hourly employee respondents use a mobile phone to find and apply for jobs (Doyle, 2018).

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on October 23, 2018 at 11:04am — No Comments

Employment Tips: Resume Black Hole

We’ve all been there—applied to a job that we were very qualified for, and then never heard back. Generally that applies to jobs in which you haven’t directly spoken with a recruiter, but more or less when you submit a resume and cover letter to an online application portal. A huge part of why the majority of individuals don’t ever hear back from a job is because of a concept called, Resume Black Hole—or, that cyber void that seemingly swallows up the resumes of perfectly qualified…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on October 21, 2018 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

The Truth & Sometimes Ugly Truth- Monitoring Screen Time

Apple introduced Screen Time with iOS 12. My first thoughts brought apocalyptic premonitions regarding allowance and provision of Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad) technology products for many within the youth culture. Parents and educators can now easily review when and how long apps are used. Apple even created beautifully readable charts to diagram when and the duration the device and apps were used for helpful categories like: social; reading and…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on October 15, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

How A Podcast Built My Personal Brand

The Niche Movement Founder Kevin O’Connell returns to podcasting with Dustin Ramsdell to discuss working for yourself, building personal brands, and establishing careers in higher education.

Dustin started his digital reputation with Higher Ed Geek Blog before getting involved with higher education as a career path. After graduate school and working for a few years, Dustin was hired at 2U where he worked until…

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Added by The Niche Movement on October 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

New job, Bad fit?

After many weeks, months, or years of searching for employment, accepting an offer of employment is often a relief. In the past I have celebrated this occasion as an end to a period of financial stress and uncertainty. However, this wave of relief can be short-lived if your new job ends up being a “bad fit” for a variety of reasons. You may not have seen the dangerous working conditions, toxic supervisors, cynical coworkers, hectic unpredictability, or…

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Added by Amy Heider on October 9, 2018 at 12:14pm — 5 Comments

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Sandy Adkins! Thank you to everyone who completed a Punch-In user survey, your input is very important as we make efforts to improve our resources. 

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Sandy Adkins, Ed.D. is the Transition Coordinator at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  While Dr.…

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Added by Great Lakes ADA Center on October 8, 2018 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Virtual Planner that Organizes my Assignments and Tests

My last article was about how I use Notability to take notes in my classes.  Now I will focus on how I keep track of assignments and exams.  My app-based solution is called MyHomework.  The MyHomework app is incredibly easy to use.  To set up the app you add your classes.  Then you add your homework and tests, MyHomework automatically lists your assignments and tests by…

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Added by Sammy Abeje on October 3, 2018 at 4:27pm — 5 Comments

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