Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Date: Friday, November 10, 2017. All sessions are recorded so you can access later.

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. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. As classrooms and digital spaces become more ubiquitous educators must understand how the content they create and put in these online spaces must be made accessible for all.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

“Teachers will have access to expanded professional development programs.” In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year.

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The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Episode #20). People are starting to use these transcripts and I hope it helps those of you researching, wanting to quote the shows, or those with accessibility needs!

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How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

Access a variety of ready m ade lesson plans. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar attribution creative commons creativity pbl project resources“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.” ” – Amit Garg. YouTube is one of the most popular social networks, because students love learning by video.

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Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. Do kids who have access to Text-to-speech voluntarily choose to read higher level or more advanced content?

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

The Tiled Display is the only publicly accessible, free, high-resolution (4k) screen on campus. Several weeks ago a client asked me about video walls on campuses. I hadn’t been focused on them, so I dug in and researched.

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7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

Districts Explain How to Make Tech Accessible After School

EdTech Magazine

Access Points NetworkingBy Marcia Wade Talbert Digital equity is the topic du jour, but CoSN leaders are showcasing how to make it a thing of the past.

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

This is truer than ever in higher education: chronic affordability and access challenges are a byproduct of efforts to make colleges better and more competitive in terms of prestige. The post The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. What does accessibility mean?

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

Credit where it is due : the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic – including 4 items on ‘digital learning’ this year (2 answered by the full sample and 2 split A/B questions asked of half of the sample each) – and while not perfect is much improved.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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ISTE 2017: Districts Work to Close the Digital Equity Gap

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut Panel offers tips to help eliminate the divide between students with access to the internet and those without. Access Points Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Networking

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017. Now for the next three weeks, we’re going to be counting down the Top 15 Episodes of 2017. Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

#CSEdWeek 2017 — A Closer Look

CUE

Access is important but you can do unplugged activities to intro concepts [link] #cuechat. Vicky Sedgwick (@VisionsByVicky) November 29, 2017. Myra Deister (@shhsMath) November 29, 2017. Sarah Jacobs (@sarahjteacher) November 29, 2017. The post #CSEdWeek 2017 — A Closer Look appeared first on CUE Blog

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

Doug Levin (@douglevin) April 9, 2017. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). Tagged on: April 9, 2017 Government's personal data collection drive a political dead horse | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is pushing for the next stage in the Government's "investment approach" - the brainchild of Prime Minister Bill English. Tagged on: April 6, 2017 Gov. Tagged on: April 3, 2017.

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STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible

CUE

At this event, teachers will have access to some of the best education technology has to offer. The post STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible appeared first on CUE Blog. Photo by Danny Silva – www.iteachag.org.

Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Bring Your Own Device Classroom Mobility Networking Online LearningBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new study finds that students are using tech for self-directed learning outside of school.

7 of the Best Student Apps for 2017

GoConqr

To make things easier for you, we present this a list of the most interesting and recommended student apps for 2017 to ensure that your study process is as complete as possible. What are the best student apps for 2017? #1 We will continue to add exciting new features throughout 2017. #2 This is one of the most useful student apps for 2017 , since it allows you to scan any type of document with a mobile phone simply by taking a photo.

Microsoft Optimizes OneNote’s User Interface to Boost Classroom Accessibility

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Just in time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the tech giant announces inclusivity updates to a popular classroom product.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Tech Helpful

As I look back over my blog posts of 2017, I share with you my top ten read posts. The list below is in proper reverse David Letterman form from least to greatest number of reads (but believe me, many are out there in the 2017 year wishing they had made this list!):

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). " Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident | Linux Journal → Incidents happen.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Tagged on: September 11, 2017 Experts Say Mass Adoption of Augmented and Virtual Reality is Many Years Away | SiliconHills → It’s going to take the mass consumer market years to catch up to all the innovation in the augmented reality and virtual reality marketplace, according to a panel of experts at the University of Texas at Austin. Tagged on: September 9, 2017 Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Tagged on: September 11, 2017 Experts Say Mass Adoption of Augmented and Virtual Reality is Many Years Away | SiliconHills → It’s going to take the mass consumer market years to catch up to all the innovation in the augmented reality and virtual reality marketplace, according to a panel of experts at the University of Texas at Austin. Tagged on: September 9, 2017 Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet → "The customer can choose to acknowledge the policy, or can accept that over time their product may cease to function," the spokesperson said.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet → "The customer can choose to acknowledge the policy, or can accept that over time their product may cease to function," the spokesperson said.

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CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access

CUE

CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access. Its success underscores CUE’s focused advocacy efforts on preserving important programs and policies that insure equal access to the Internet and related technology,” said John Cradler, CUE Legislative Consultant.