Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. middle and high schools for 1,700 students across 22 schools. Develop Pathways to Increase Female StudentsEngagement in “Tech” Courses.

Nontraditional but More Collaborative: Edtech Trends for 2019

Edsurge

As we look ahead to the future in edtech, we see an industry marked by significant change and stubborn challenges. 2018: A Lesson Review One frustration frequently expressed by Top Hat customers has to do with a lack of coordination among edtech solutions. We are now beginning to see a move toward LMSs that are more collaborative, student-focused and faculty-centered. And, of course, students are bringing more devices to class.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. During a recent edWebinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-Rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development.

Teaching and Learning in a Project-Based World – #6 Evaluating Project-Based Learning

100mentors

What facilitates the implementation of PBL, and how can we evaluate the progress our students have made? Modern digital technology, group processes of high quality, teachers’ ability to effectively scaffold students’ learning and provide guidance and support, the balance between didactic instruction with in-depth inquiry methods and well-aligned assessment have been identified in the literature as facilitating factors in the implementation of PBL” (Kokotsaki, Menzies, & Wiggins, 2016).

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Consider this post (light on analysis, heavy on the archiving of primary source material) one for the wonks, students, and historians. Rationale for Bush administration FY 2006 program elimination : “This program provides funding to States and school districts to support the integration of educational technology into classroom instruction, technology deployment, and a host of other activities designed to utilize technology to improve instruction and student learning.

AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes

Edsurge

As a teacher in Harlem, Peter Bergman, like some of his peers, wondered what he could do to help students show up to class or do their homework on time. Based in Boston, AllHere has developed tools to help schools track and improve student attendance.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Technology to Combat Absenteeism

EdTech Magazine

Consider this statistic: As many as 8 million students were chronically absent from school during the 2015–2016 school year, up from 7.2 That means 1 in 7 students missed 15 or more days of school. Of those students, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students were chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is worse among special needs students, according to recent findings in some states. . These tools are also fun and engaging.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Teachers have used projection systems for well over a century to bring engaging content to students. Consider classroom size and number of students. Student needs also play a role. LED displays look great to students seated directly in front of them. In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. They spare students from the distraction of blinding lights.

Why Taking Risks in the Classroom Pays off for Students—and Teachers

Edsurge

As the groans from my students got louder, I knew something wasn’t right. Doe Zantamata Hands immediately went up and my students began to get defensive. I’ve taught in a few districts with unique missions and priorities, but one thing that has remained constant is the fact that to make sure that learning remains engaging and relevant for the modern learner, risk-taking in the classroom is a necessity. Many of my students don’t have this mindset.

The #140EDU Conference

The Web20Classroom

Katie McFarland (@Katiemc827) – Staff Development Specialist, Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES – Kelly Sutton (@KellySutton) – Founder, HackCollege – Kim Sivick (@ksivick) – Coordinator of Lower School Technology, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – Kristen Durkin (@Kristen_Durkin) – Graduate student at New York University, Huffington Post Blogger and Marketing Manager at Kforce Inc.

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011

SpeechTechie

Additionally, winning the 2010 Best New Blog award in this incentive brought SpeechTechie a lot of recognition and new readership, so THANKS again to those who supported me in that round, and to Edublogs as well. It is tough to make a list like this because I wish I could nominate everyone for everything, but here goes: Best individual blog- iLearn Technology ''s focus on edtech interactives and webtools for general educators consistently highlights resources that SLPs can put to use.

Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement. Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. Joyce writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Dr. Baluku Daniel Masindi, CEO Masindi Health Development Program (MHDP) | Baluku Hannington Gift, Vice Chairperson (MHDP) Earth as an exoplanet, or the benefits of space science perspective for young students , Julia Brodsky, Art of Inquiry LLC Education 21.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep.