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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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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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.

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.

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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Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

2017 will see the first robust data sets coming out of partner schools adopting these new platforms that they themselves did not develop. In 2017 states will get their ESSA plans off the ground and make important tactical decisions.

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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?

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?

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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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

#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

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Knowledge vs. Access to Knowledge

The Principal of Change

When you hire someone, you do not just hire their knowledge, you hire their access to knowledge. It is just that we need to understand that having knowledge is limiting compared to having access to knowledge. “ Access” could mean it is in your mind, or at your fingertips.

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.

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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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.

Innovators Worth Watching: 2017 Review

The Christensen Institute

We would be remiss not to revisit those predictions as these companies evolve, in particular the five companies we profiled in 2017. Cell-Ed enables low-literate adults to acquire basic literacy, language, and workforce skills through “micro-lessons,” using technology designed to work on all cell phones, without requiring internet access. In contrast, StraighterLine is chugging along and appears to have just as much disruptive potential today as it did in 2017.

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.

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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Who’s logging your face? | Tagged on: March 20, 2017.

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Promoters of school choice are unwilling to ensure equal access in regular public schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

Derek Black said: [C]harters, vouchers, and other choice-like reforms are insulting substitutes for equal access to learning opportunities.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Tagged on: March 4, 2017 Most of the time, innovators don’t move fast and break things | Aeon Essays → Because of their importance, it’s essential to reflect more critically on our collective myths about innovation.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This Tagged on: March 6, 2017.

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