Many students struggle with math. Most don't realize that developing their soft skills as learners contributes to success with the subject. How can you make time to teach both curricular content along with critical study habits to your students in just one course? The NEW study skills question bank is now available! We’ve partnered with learning assessment … Continue reading Encourage students to develop positive academic mindsets with this new question bank
Have you had students who just didn’t seem to care about class? They may have shown up physically, but they were somewhere else mentally. They barely participated in class discussions, and their writing lacked the effort you tried so hard to encourage them to put forth. How do you combat this apathy? According to Stanford … Continue reading Fighting Students’ Apathy with a Growth Mindset Approach
Our Accessibility Team at Hawkes Learning has gathered several of their favorite resources for learning about and testing a website's accessibility. As we work toward becoming WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant, we've learned from some of the best sources within the accessibility community. Below are five that our team recommends using if you're a developer … Continue reading Five of the best accessibility resources for content creators
To make your website more accessible, make sure it's POUR. POUR is a handy acronym for: P: Perceivable O: Operable U: Understandable R: Robust These are the testing pillars for content providers. What do we mean by that? Let's look into each word. Perceivable Users must be able to perceive your content, and they do … Continue reading Make a POUR website. (It’s a good thing.)
If you're short on time, here's the answer: everyone. Yes, web accessibility affects anyone who goes online. If a website is Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliant, then the website's usability should also be high-quality. However, people who are affected the most by poor web accessibility are those with disabilities. Below is a quick … Continue reading Web accessibility: Who is affected?
Want more display options for webpages? Chrome and Firefox users can customize their visual web experience quickly and easily with the browser extension Stylish. Stylish is free and lets users create and share their own styles if they like. This extension provides a better experience for all, especially in terms of accessibility. Many users take advantage … Continue reading Stylish: One of Our Favorite Browser Extensions