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Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

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Flipping the classroom when home access is a problem

eSchool News

A lack of reliable internet access at home can make flipping a challenge, but by no means an impossibility. Ask any educator, and they’ve probably at least heard of flipping the classroom. Too many teachers have ruled it out on account of their students’ lack of access.

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described.

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Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education.

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1112 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

FINALLY got my invitation to Google Classroom today. Google Classroom - Teacher and Student View video by +Roger Nixon , June 15 2. The Electric Educator - Setting Up your Google Classroom , June 25 including a Google slide show 3. Welcome to Classroom!

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Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership

The Christensen Institute

But this legislative season, the Senate made a major blunder that keeps students from accessing the educational options they deserve. Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Taylor’s Online Access and Digital Learning bill are so important. It may cost more than $400 to provide because it requires access to lab equipment.

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Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. Visitors also previewed a mobile innovation lab (a bus equipped with maker equipment, with a great Twitter account ), which will soon give students across the district access to maker learning opportunities.

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Access TONS of Free Digital Content via @EDpuzzle and Personalize It for Your Class!

Kleinspiration

Access TONS of Content & Remix It to Fit Your Class! - Teachers that flip their classroom using videos too often end up giving a digitized version of the lecture-driven classroom model, and information delivery becomes impersonal and passive.

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How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility

ProfHacker

” Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be writing some ProfHacker posts concerned with disability, accommodations, accessibility, classrooms, and digital environments. Introduction to Web Accessibility, ” from WebAIM. Profession Reviews a11y accessibility

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What Powers the Modern Classroom? [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan A K–12 expert explains how his school district used technology to give students a leg up in the classroom. Access Points Classroom Digital and Video Cameras Hardware Lecture Capture Mobility Networking Tablets Wireless

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Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

This year, Missouri legislators had a chance to become national leaders in providing their students with access to new learning opportunities. On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available.

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Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools

eSchool News

As schools make recorded lessons available to students online, they may not be making them accessible. This new case highlights a particularly controversial subject in an era where more colleges and K-12 schools are making lectures available online and developing related content that may not always be accessible to students with disabilities. Next page: Getting Onboard with Accessibility.

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Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. And I know smartphones do have wonderful learning potential, having had occasional success with them in my own classroom.

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Microsoft Releases Free, Early-Access Version of Minecraft: Education Edition

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Game-based LearningBy Meg Conlan Teachers get a chance to explore Minecraft’s digital worlds in advance of the game’s September release.

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The 4 Biggest K–12 Education Tech Trends in 2016

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Networking STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Here’s a look at back at some of the year’s most impactful and buzzworthy ed tech trends.

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The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching

EmergingEdTech

Tyler DeWitt’s FlipCon 2016 Keynote Speech was Inspiring and Fun, and Full of Truths we Need Embrace When asked what he does for a living, Tyler likes to introduce himself to new people by saying, “I. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content.

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OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom now allows users with Gmail accounts (email ends in @gmail.com) to join a Google Classroom class. Notice that new features for G Suite ROLL OUT so if your Gmail account does not have access to Google […]. The post OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom googleToday my life got infinitely better.

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Remote Desktop Connection – Access Your Desktop from Other Computers at Your School

EmergingEdTech

Access Your Computer from Other Computers? Free Tools & Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics access your office computer from the classroom configure remote access to your computer remote desktop access configurationOnce it’s set up, it’s a Breeze! Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection tool is a powerful, simple application that can make your life much. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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In the marketplace: A cross-curricular contest, free coding access, and more

eSchool News

The contest, identified by the hashtag #XCurricular, was aimed at rewarding educators who create and share engaging lessons for their classrooms.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Google Classroom Resources.

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It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access

The Principal of Change

Providing a device doesn’t mean the student will be using it all of the time, but could have access all of the time. When I was in school, if I wanted to learn more about a certain country or animal, I would wait until we had “library time” to be able to further explore this concept, unless that was the week the teacher brought resources into the classroom on that topic. It is not that we have access to find information, but to also create it.

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Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

When schools deliver iPads into their classrooms, teachers often respond with two questions: how do I organize my students’ digital coursework and how will my classroom management change? Google Classroom. Classroom by Apple. 3- Managing the iPad Classroom.

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Guest post: Share the story of your classroom with parents

Kleinspiration

Beginning this week, teachers and parents can now access Class Story - an addition to ClassDojo that lets teachers safely and instantly share important updates, photos of amazing moments, and announcements to all parents. Class Story is a beautiful, Instagram-like feed of what’s happening in the classroom: teachers can share moments instantly - whether they are photos or just quick notes - and only parents can see these posts.

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CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced that it is integrating with Google Classroom. Google recently updated Classroom to allow third parties to integrate and share with Classroom and CK-12 has just done that.

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4 Hidden Features of Google Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Over the past two years, Google Classroom has become a popular learning platform for many teachers using G Suite for Education. While Google Classroom provides many great affordances, three in particular can save teachers and students much time and also increase workflow efficiency.

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Governor Mead announces Wyoming Classroom Connectivity Initiative to improve Wi-Fi access in schools

Education Superhighway

Last week at the Wyoming Broadband Summit in Cheyenne, Governor Matt Mead announced the Wyoming Classroom Connectivity Initiative , aimed at helping to improve Wi-Fi access in K-12 classrooms across the state. We are thrilled to be partnered with the state of Wyoming and are ready to help ensure that every school across the state has a robust local area network that can support digital learning in all classrooms.

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StockTouch App to Access Data on iPads

Class Tech Tips

A fantastic way to help students make real world connections in the math classroom is the use of real world data. With access to information and graphics students and teachers can view stock data.

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Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

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How to Flip Your Class for Students with Little Access To Technology

Turning Learning On Its Head

Students with limited technology is often cited as a reason why a teacher or school should not adopt the flipped classroom approach. Watch this short video which explains how to flip your class if your students have limited access to technology at home.

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New AP Course in Computer Science Principles Aims to Make Tech Accessible

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The College Board hopes its new program will bring women and minorities into the fold.

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10 Characteristics Of An Authentic-Based Learning Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Along with my good friend and literacy expert Shaelynn Farnsworth , we examine what authentic learning means and what these classrooms truly look like. They were going to allow students to bring their own device to the classroom to use in the course of their learning.

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3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom

Kleinspiration

image credit: @rosscoops31 - click to check out Bing in the Classroom - 3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom Helping students to be more independent learners is important in today's classrooms. Some schools even struggle with the lack of access to devices for their students.

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Make Your Classroom Truly Global

The Web20Classroom

Samsung unveiled their Chromebook 3 solutions at FETC this month, including a phased approach to converting classrooms to Chromebooks to help schools with budget and resource constraints leverage their existing hardware during the transition. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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How Access to Nature During The Schoolyear Can Help Students Thrive

MindShift

This slice of forest is owned by the district and includes classrooms, trails, prairie, chickens, gardens and a pond. A student cooks a meal using an outdoor kitchen in the Little Creek Nature Area’s Discovery Classroom. IN THE CLASSROOM.

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The 3 Things Digital Classrooms Really Need

The Web20Classroom

My first experience with technology in the classroom was the good ol' Apple IIe and endless hours playing Oregon Trail and Math Blaster. The classroom is becoming less about the physical space it occupies and more about the cloud. Formative assessments were a large part of my classroom.

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Making Accessible Games with Twine Audio

ProfHacker

I’ve written about both Twine and Twine 2 as platforms that are very friendly to completely new developers and those who haven’t previously programmed, but Twine is also a platform that can offer accessibility from the user end.

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