Signal

WHAT IS Signal?

Signal is a messaging service for your Smartphone (or PC). You can easily communicate with your team or individuals, eg. your trainee.

EXAMPLES

You can use the tool for group communication in your team for fast messaging, instead of long e-mail communication.
You can also use it with you trainees in the same way. Sometimes it’s easier to reach the trainees through messages instead of e-mail or phone.

"Signal is easy for me to use with my Jobcoach and give feedback about what's going on in my new job."
Ramon
Client

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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FURTHER INFORMATIONS

This app advertises good data protection.

TUTORIALS / LEARNING MATERIAL

Help Center:
https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us

How to use Signal:

Erste Schritte mit Signal:
https://support.signal.org/hc/de

Primeros pasos con Signal:
https://support.signal.org/hc/es

Notability

WHAT IS Notability?

Notability is an app for easy notetaking on a blank sheet. On the website, you download templates for lists, calendars, etc. You can also upload your own files and fill out, for example, questionaires.

EXAMPLES

You can use notability to digitise notes, such as handwritten notes. The app can better recognise handwriting if the use has special foil on their tablet for writing. You can use the app to quickly sketch notes, implement pictures or for recording minutes in your team meetings.

"I use notability all day long in my daily work. It is very useful because it switches my handwriting to text."
Aaron
Job-Coach

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FURTHER INFORMATIONS

– This app advertises good data protection
– Easy note taking app

Google Classroom

WHAT IS Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a teaching and learning platform. This user-friendly tool helps teachers to manage courses, assess performance and enriches learning for students.

EXAMPLES

1. We use Google Classroom for organising training modules with our clients.

 2. Google Classroom is used in our tablet courses to organise and manage a course week with teachers.

"I use google classroom for my tablet course in Graz to organise my English class and empower students to learn at their own pace and with several materials." "My teaching content can be prepared quite well in small bites. It's easy to use as both an online version (for example during homeschooling) and in-person."
Lisa
Job-Coach

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FURTHER INFORMATIONS

– This app advertises good data protection.
– Training module planning becomes more efficient and divisible. 
– Time resources can be saved. 
– Content can be updated, supplemented or shared very quickly. 
– Good overview of the achievements of individual trainees.

Meistertask

WHAT IS meistertask?

Meistertask is an online tool for Task and Project Management. You can work together with colleagues online and create and share todolists. It is usable on smartphones, tablets and in the web browser.

 

EXAMPLES

Example 1: We increasingly use Meistertask to maintain coordination with the trainer team and to visualise processes.

Example 2: Within our tablet courses it makes communication regarding work distributions easier, the process more transparent and also time recording is possible.

"I like Meistertask because I can see all my to-dos across all projects in one column and the tasks are sorted by the end date."
Alex
Job-Coach

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FURTHER INFORMATIONS

This app advertises good data protection with data processing agreement DPA.

 

Book Creator

WHAT IS BOOK CREATOR?

Book Creator is a creative opportunity for self-expression and to make presentations in the form of a book. The tool is very easy to use, but also very impactful. It’s perfect for all age groups.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: In a group of trainees for a short, simple presentation of themselves in an understandable way using pictures and audio/video files.

Example 2: You can write creative Stories with pictures, colours and sound.

"I like Book Creator, because it's very easy to use and it helps me a lot with creating interactive media!"
Claudia
Job-Coach

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGES

FURTHER INFORMATIONS

– This app advertises good data protection with Data Processing Addendum DPA.
– Quite simple and self-explanatory.
– Can immediately create a small appealing E-Book.

Microsoft Forms

WHAT IS Microsoft Forms?

It is a tool for creating questionnaires, surveys and polls to collect feedback from a target audience (Employees, Participants, Clients, Companies). The survey created can then be shared as a link or QR code and also completed on smartphones. The results are shown in real-time and can be exported to an excel file to analyse afterwards.

 

EXAMPLES

Microsoft Forms can be used to monitor a job placement.

1. Creating a questionnaire to have the feedback of the company regarding the progress of a worker with additional support needs.

2. Creating a questionnaire to know how the participant feels at the place of work.

3. You can also compile quizzes yourself as part of educational materials.

"We like it because it is an excellent tool to monitor the progress of the job placement and detect and solve any issues if they arise. For us, it is very important to evaluate the relationship between the employer and the employee on a regular basis. We also like the option to create small learning quizzes for our participants."
Ana
Job-Coach

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGES

FURTHER INFORMATIONS

This app advertises good data protection, whereas Microsoft 365 products were not GDPR compliant at the time of testing.

Kahoot

WHAT IS Kahoot?

It is a game-based learning platform with a fun and interactive approach free of charge. You can create evaluations of any subject like in a quiz with the objective of engaging the users by playing. It can be also used to organise debates, deliver presentations or training sessions.

EXAMPLES

Participants’ engagement is much more appealing if it is done through play, as it is easier to catch the attention of the participants.

1. It can be used to evaluate the content learned at class and at the same time train the digital skills as the participants can use their mobile devices to answer the questions.

2. For presentations in companies, it can be used to evaluate the knowledge about disabilities of the team.

"It is very difficult to have the attention of a group so starting with a quiz in which everybody can participate in a relaxed way helps us to connect with our audience."
Aaron
Job-Coach

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGES

FURTHER INFORMATIONS

It is a Microsoft and Google partner.

 

STARS

WHAT IS STARS?

STARS (School Transition to Adult Responsibilities and Services) is a website with information and resources for young people and their families/ caregivers. The content is related to the transition of leaving school and moving into adult life. The website stems from a project involving five partners from four countries who all have extensive experience of supporting young people and adults with IDs. The website is broken down into five areas, with a further 16 sub-topics.

EXAMPLES

As a resource to guide, inform and teach our participants and their families/caregivers about different topics such as:

1) Practical Steps related to money: An important part of being an adult is learning how to manage money. Through this website, we teach our participants concepts such as personal budgeting and understanding expenses versus income, as well as being able to distinguish between things one might want to buy (snack foods, magazines, clothing) versus things one might need to buy (travel expenses, phone credit, medication, etc,.) We also offer support and teach our participants how to safely manage their bank account and how to withdraw money responsibly.

2) Healthy Living: Making good lifestyle choices are important for physical health and well-being. Through this website, we teach our participants concepts that help them to make healthier choices, such as sleep (how to get a good nights sleep), balanced diet (ingredients to eating healthy, the importance of drinking water and how to build a healthy plate), unhealthy diet (the consequence of eating an unhealthy diet), unhealthy habits (we offer information about the dangers of drugs and medicine, smoking and alcohol consumption) Covid (What is it? Symptoms and proper safety measures to avoid catching it or to overcome it safely).

"Stars is a great website to teach our participants and their families/ caregivers about different options and tools to face this new phase in life. Leaving school can be a daunting moment for people with LDs and their families, so it is incredibly helpful to have an online resource offering printable handouts and worksheets to work on and reinforce ideas and concepts needed during this transition. Teaching concepts like money, online safety and potential dangers, etc., can oftentimes be abstract and difficult to grasp, so having a website to refer to and worksheets supporting clearly laid-out points is very helpful, as repetition is key in teaching these ideas. The website is visual with comic-like, modern drawings that help young people engage better with the information, as the content resonate with them and it is more digestible than a format without the visual aid."
Virginia
Job-Coach

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MindMeister

WHAT IS MindMeister?

MindMeister is an online mind mapping application that allows its users to visualise, share and present their thoughts via the cloud”. These mindmaps can be shared publicly or others can be invited to collaborate. Changes can be tracked in real time. In addition, there are various design options and templates – links, videos, images and PDFs can also be included.

EXAMPLES

1) You can do a short planning sessions with your colleagues on a topic or project using Mindmeister and visualise it with structure.

2) You could also plan with participants to visualise their tendencies and preferences in the vocational orientation. Entire network structures (“My personal network”) can also be displayed.

"We use Mindmeister in projects, for example, to work constructively on generating ideas with our (European) project partners."
Ana
Job-Coach

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGES

FURTHER INFORMATIONS

Hosted in the EU and is GDPR compliant.

 

Check U

WHAT IS IT?

Check U is a tool provided by the Federal Employment Agency that helps you find out which training or degree programme suits your interests and strengths. You go through four tests on skills, social competences, professional preferences and interests. Afterwards, professions are suggested that would fit based on the results.

EXAMPLES

1) Can be used for clarification if someone does not yet know which professional direction to take.

2) Can be used as inspiration for a new professional direction.

"The ease accessible and standardised tests are a good addition to „classic“ materials in vocational training at least for some clients. But it is only in german language, technically not barrier-free (can not be used with screenreader etc.) and the level of complexity (target group are trainees and students) for some questions can be a barrier, too."
Maria
Job-Coach

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGES

FURTHER INFORMATIONS

Is GDPR-compliant according to the Employment Agency.

TUTORIALS / LEARNING MATERIAL