Software and Equipment

Do we need to install any special software?

Nope! The Everyday Speech Social Learning Platform (SLP) runs entirely in a web browser so there is nothing to install.


However, if you are in a school district, please ask your IT department to unblock "everydayspeech.com, cloudinary.com, and all subdomains". Unblocking our website also ensures that none of our site elements are being blocked, which can affect your experience with the website.


Note: If you are using an iPad, we recommend downloading our dedicated iPad app for the best experience. 


What are the requirements to access the Social Learning Platform?

Network

If you are on a public network (school, workplace, etc.) please ask your IT department to unblock the domain and subdomains of "everydayspeech.com" and "cloudinary.com", as our site elements and emails may be filtered by your school's firewall.




Desktop/Laptop

The Everyday Speech Social Learning Platform (SLP) runs entirely in a web browser. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using any modern browser such as ChromeFirefox, or Safari.




iPad

We have a dedicated iPad app that you can download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/social-learning-platform-slp/id1407716361


Please note that in order for the iPad app to run, you must be on iOS 13 or higher. If you aren't on the latest iOS version yet, please update your firmware before downloading the app.




Can I use the Social Learning Platform with Google Classroom or similar E-Learning tools?
The Social Learning Platform is browser-based, which means that it runs on a standard web browser, and needs no installation of any special programs. You should have no problems with sharing the materials through your desired e-learning platform.




Before sharing materials with parents/students, users (both the therapist and parent/student) will first need an active Everyday Speech account to access the materials.


This article from our knowledge base should contain most of the information that you need to know on how to implement distance learning: How to Share Materials with Parents or Send Materials Home


Additionally, you can watch the recording of our webinar: Implementing Distance Learning Using Everyday Speech


You can also download the slides, which include helpful links to resources: Download Webinar Slides


Resources We Recommend for Remote Learning
  • See this blog post with recommendations for using Everyday Speech in a Remote Learning Environment
  • See this blog post with a list of our favorite remote learning tools outside of Everyday Speech






Google Classroom


Please note that Google Classroom is a third-party application and that we are not in any way affiliated with them. 

We'd like to direct you to relevant articles from Google Classroom's knowledge base which should contain most of the information that you need to know:


Google Classroom Video Tutorial: 


How Classroom works: 


Add Materials to Classwork page: 




If there's anything missing from it, or you'd like further clarification, please reach out to Google directly.






Google Hangouts / Meet



Please note that Google Hangouts is a third-party application and that we are not in any way affiliated with them. 

We'd like to direct you to relevant articles from Google Hangout's knowledge base which should contain most of the information that you need to know:


Start a video call: 


Start a group conversation

https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/3111943?hl=en&ref_topic=6386410


Set up Meet for distance learning:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/9784550



If there's anything missing from it, or you'd like further clarification, please reach out to Google directly.







Seesaw


Please note that Seesaw is a third-party application and that we are not in any way affiliated with them. 

We'd like to direct you to relevant articles from Seesaw's knowledge base which should contain most of the information that you need to know:

If there's anything missing from it, or you'd like further clarification, please reach out to Seesaw directly.

 






Schoology



Please note that Schoology is a third-party application and that we are not in any way affiliated with them. 

We'd like to direct you to a relevant article from Schoology's knowledge base which should contain most of the information that you need to know:



Getting Started on Schoology

 

If there's anything missing from it, or you'd like further clarification, please reach out to Schoology directly.





Theraplatform


Please note that Theraplatform is a third-party application and that we are not in any way affiliated with them. 

We'd like to direct you to relevant articles from Theraplatform's knowledge base which should contain most of the information that you need to know:



Therapist Account



 If there's anything missing from it, or you'd like further clarification, please reach out to Theraplatform directly.







Zoom



Please note that Zoom is a third-party application and that we are not in any way affiliated with them. 

We'd like to direct you to relevant articles from Zoom's knowledge base which should contain most of the information that you need to know:



Getting Started


Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362643-Sharing-Computer-Sound-During-Screen-Sharing



 If there's anything missing from it, or you'd like further clarification, please reach out to Zoom directly.



Using the Social Learning Platform with Google Meet

As part of the changing educational landscape in 2020, many of our users are using screen-sharing tools like Google Meet in order to share videos, games, and worksheets from the Social Learning Platform. Many of us are getting used to all of the new programs, resources, and environment due to the impact of remote learning initiatives. 


In this article, we'd like to share a few best practices in order to provide your students or children the best experience possible through the use of our materials in Google Meet. 



As we have mentioned in our blog, we have no affiliation with Google, so our tips are taken from their help documentation along with our experience using the tools ourselves. Any specific questions about Google Meet should be directed to their Help Center.




Presenting the Social Learning Platform


Thanks to the release of the new "Chrome Tab" feature from Google, Everyday Speech users can now enjoy higher-quality video and audio while presenting their screen to students/patients. Please see this Google Suite Update for details.


When you are ready to present, please follow the steps from the Google article on Presenting during a video meeting. Select "a Chrome Tab" when you share your screen so that users experience high-quality audio and video. Otherwise, choppiness or delays may occur. 










Additional Considerations


Prior to the release of this feature, users reported issues with audio choppiness or delays. If there are audio issues, it could be due to many factors such as your internet bandwidth, CPU, GPU, Memory, or your Browser or Operating System versions. In addition, it might be worth trying to disable your camera while presenting, as a way to see if performance improves, as well.



Audio playback issues may occur if you also using computer speakers with your microphone "un-muted" while presenting your screen. This is the case with any screen-sharing tool, so a best practice is to mute your microphone while presenting audio from your screen. This will avoid the audience from hearing both the feedback from your microphone and the video playing on the screen. 



Need more help? Feel free to reach out to our Support Team. Happy teaching!



Do you have an iPad/Android app?

We currently have an iPad app. Unfortunately there is no Android specific application at this time. 

You can download our iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/social-learning-platform-slp/id1407716361



Please note that in order for the iPad app to run, you must be on iOS 11 or higher. If you aren't on the latest iOS version yet, please update your firmware before downloading the app.

Can the materials be viewed offline?

Due to copyright and licensing concerns, only the worksheets can be downloaded for offline use when using the web-based version of the Social Learning Platform. The videos and games require an internet connection when they are being used. 


Using our iPad app, users can select videos to save for offline viewing. While it requires an internet connection to select and download the videos for offline viewing, once they are downloaded they can be accessed at any time (no internet required). 


You can download our iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/social-learning-platform-slp/id1407716361

Does your website use Adobe Flash?

No. Our video players are HTML-based, and are HTML5 compliant.

Does this work on a Chromebook?

Yes. The Social Learning Platform (SLP) is browser-based, which means that it runs on a standard web browser, and needs no installation of any special programs. 


As long as the Chromebook has a working internet connection, the SLP works great on Chromebooks. 





Can we project this on a SMART board?
Yes! This is especially effective for group activities as students can interact with the games and use the draw on answers to.