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. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S.

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.

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 McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

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. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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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?

Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

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

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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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Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

We have made great strides to level the technology playing field in education, but unfortunately the digital divide still exists between those who have the tools to research, learn and collaborate online at home, and those who don’t. Accessed 2 Oct. 2017. [2] Accessed 29 Sep.

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

There’s also an interesting diversity of technological details within this category. Technologically, video walls are interactive screens (or sets of multiple screens) big enough for people to physically handle their contents. education and technology

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9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Also, access a library of free clipart, fonts, graphics and backgrounds. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar data visualization December digital calendar holidays infographics STEAM STEM“Numbers have an important story to tell.

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15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is just a tool. Throughout the year, I’ve shared many activities and resources to engage your learners with technology. Below are more than 15 ideas to try with your learners in 2017. You can click to download the pdfs of the slides and access my bookmarks. Hope you have an incredible teaching year in 2017! 15 Teaching Ideas for 2017 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

6 Ways To Make The Most Of Limited Access To Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. More programs looking to adopt technology. A willingness to pilot new technologies is key to learning and building practices around the implementation of edtech with adults.

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

We also describe several institutions that are employing disruptive technologies in the context of their traditional business model, a type of sustaining innovation that we describe as a hybrid innovation.

12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen how technology motivates learners of all ages to find their voice, connect with language learners around the world, and have access to knowledge and resources in multiple languages. ESL and Technology Posts. Ways Learners Can Improve Their English with Technology.

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology appeared first on TeachThought. Apple Learning Models Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017. He said that he had seen some new technology, and he wanted to know what I thought about it. It was literally technology that we had talked about when he was in my classroom.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

Edsurge

As someone who has taught high school history, led a school district, and researched the history of school reform along with the use of educational technologies over the past half-century, I found little that startled me in 2017 (with the exception for one event noted below). Both the idealism and optimism—keep in mind the adjectives I used to modify the nouns—have a lot to do with what I have learned over the decades about school reform, especially when it comes to technology.

The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons, including sloppiness in reporting, bias, and lack of relevance to education policy and practice considerations. Among other issues, the authors of those polls suffered from trying to make too much of the single (questionably framed) technology-related question they fielded.

Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

Neo LMS

And let me tell you something: technology has no place there! But we live in a digital era, and our kids are exposed to technology every day. I am a parent, I love the Montessori philosophy, and I also like technology.

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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology appeared first on TeachThought. Apple Instructional Strategies Learning Models Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

Teaching students financial literacy with education technology

Neo LMS

Fortunately, education technology makes it easier for both teachers and parents to teach financial literacy and better prepare students for the financial responsibilities of adult life. Research (such as, a 2017 study by T. One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S.

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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4 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Athletics

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Business Intelligence Data Analytics Hardware Networking Virtual Reality Wearables Wi-FiBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From wearables and data to VR, K–12 athletics are leveraging tech to bring about innovation.

This amazing tech tool helps pupils, who are new to English, access learning

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , educational technology , ELT , English teachers , Google Translate , teaching , tech , translate , translation. Google Translate now works in real time!

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. He can worry about content, not access.”

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – 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 13 Edition).

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – 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 13 Edition).

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Tech in the Music Classroom Creates Efficiencies, Improves Accessibility

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Whether you’re a seasoned choir director or a teacher interested in exploring how music relates to your subject matter, technology can help. Classroom Digital Content Mobile Apps Mobility

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Want to hear another episode on technology tools to try? Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 Tech tools to try in 2017.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. They will be prepared for the real world usage of cloud technology.