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. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are web tools and apps for teaching with videos. Edpuzzle and PlayPosit are two of the most popular educational tools for creating video quizzes and assessments. Recap is an educational question-led video chat tool which works on any device (web/app) and provides teachers with tools for quick feedback and assessment. Access a variety of ready m ade lesson plans.

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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! The post The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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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. is accessibility. Specifically website accessibility. Not everyone will access that content the same way or complete a task like a form fill the same way. accessibility

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

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” Along with Chromebooks came Google Apps for Education – a suite of free, cloud-based productivity tools that allow for easy collaboration and engagement on any device. “Teachers will have access to expanded professional development programs.”

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Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Pick some tools. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday? How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching by Vicki Davis. Pick some tools. Teaching Tech Tips Tools

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. I think 2017 is going to be an exciting year, there’s going to be a lot more cloud based technology than there was before and when classes and content are delivered in the cloud and via browsers, it means kids can access the same experience and content at home as they can in the classroom.

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9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Besides a toothbrush and aspirin, what should you take to your upcoming conference? Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students. Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write. Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Tool #1: Read and Write for Google Docs.

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The newest threat to health equity: digital access

The Christensen Institute

For instance, things like income, access to transportation, and childcare availability affect patients’ ability to receive care in-person. For example, telehealth reduces one of the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare: cost.

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

EdTech4Beginners

Google Translate now works in real time! It has been an invaluable resource for pupils in my class, who have English as an additional language. Simply download the app , choose your language options and then use the scan feature. Look at the video below which shows one of my Japanese students using it to help him in a maths lesson: How do you support learners who are new to English? Let me know by commenting below.

OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool

Edsurge

Those days are over: 2017 was OER’s breakthrough year. That happened in 2017. Meanwhile, at least 70 OER-related bills were introduced in more than half the country’s state legislatures in 2017. Because faculty are the ones who plan courses and teach using these materials, OER’s points-of-access needs to be designed for them.

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10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest author, Emily Clearly over at mysimpleshow has ten more reasons why videos are a great educational tool for your teaching: Videos are in line with the technological times and can be accessed on the Internet at any point, from wherever you are in the world. There are plenty of reasons why videos are great educational tools, and there are many tools on the web to help provide you with video content.

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The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

But each is masterfully bringing the tools of innovation to create distinct solutions to the interconnected challenges facing higher education. The theory of disruptive innovation describes two innovation strategies: sustaining innovation , which in higher education represents improvements to existing programs targeted at existing students, and disruptive innovation , which creates cheaper, simpler, more accessible products and services to reach those at the low end of the market.

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

Doug Levin

Doug Levin (@douglevin) April 9, 2017. 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 14 Edition). Tagged on: April 9, 2017 California lawmakers want to mandate internet for kids in juvy | CNN → Internet access brings all sorts of benefits: Education, jobs, and connection to friends and family.

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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. More than that – federal lawsuits for non-compliance have risen 180% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. What does accessibility mean?

#CSEdWeek 2017 — A Closer Look

CUE

CSEdWeek is a vibrant online conversation and share-space for you to find all sorts of tools and lesson ideas for your classroom community. 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

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom. Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Melissa: Well, the tech tools I’ve pulled out right now are a mixture of tech tools that teachers can use for data collection and also for students. So it’s also an organization tool for the older students that may need some organizational help that they can use. And there are so many tools out there.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Date: Friday, December 8, 2017. So I had a little tool to kind of help guide them through that and talk about the difference between introverts and extroverts. 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.

7 of the Best Student Apps for 2017

GoConqr

When studying online tools and content can really enrich the learning process complementing existing knowledge and classroom experience. 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

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 such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 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.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 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.

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What is Microsoft Sway?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Publish snow day lesson plans that students can access and follow intuitively. Reviews Web Tools Microsoft website reviewLately, when I join technology education forums, one of the most talked-about webtools is Microsoft Sway. Though fairly new, Sway has taken over classroom production of visual presentations because the result is visually appealing while minimizing the amount of time students spend formatting a project, giving them lots more time to research and write.

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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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means whatever digital devices students use — be they desktop, laptop, iPad, or Chromebook, they can access Zapzapmath. Homeschool Math Parents Reviews Web Tools app reviewsZapzapmath is a free gamified ecosystem that teaches math skills aligned with many national and international standards. Its format is engaging, music lively, and layout colorful. The over 180 games spanning 900 difficulty levels are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics.

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

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye this past 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 30 Edition). Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Postmortem: What to Do After a Security Incident | Linux Journal → Incidents happen. Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Why half of SC’s school districts are breaking state testing law | The State → Last year, S.C.

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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. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 33 Edition). Tagged on: August 12, 2017.

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

Doug Levin

I believe it is inevitable that technological tools and services will become more integral to schools and schooling. How, for whom, and to what ends these tools will be employed, however, all deserve much deeper and critical investigations. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 34 Edition).

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

Doug Levin

I believe it is inevitable that technological tools and services will become more integral to schools and schooling. How, for whom, and to what ends these tools will be employed, however, all deserve much deeper and critical investigations. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 34 Edition).

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 36 Edition). Tagged on: September 9, 2017 Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity? Tagged on: September 7, 2017 When can schools punish students for racist social media posts? Tagged on: September 3, 2017.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past 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 36 Edition). Tagged on: September 9, 2017 Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity? Tagged on: September 7, 2017 When can schools punish students for racist social media posts? Tagged on: September 3, 2017.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

I think every classical literature teacher should have an Owl Eyes account just to access the annotations and lesson plans. If you’re in a 1-to-1 classroom with iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, this free tool is a MUST-USE. Sign Up Before September 1, 2017 and Get Free Lesson Plans. If you sign up now (August 2017) for Owl Eyes, they’ll send you 10 free 60-minute lesson plans.

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

Doug Levin

Doug Levin (@douglevin) April 9, 2017. 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 14 Edition). Tagged on: April 9, 2017 California lawmakers want to mandate internet for kids in juvy | CNN → Internet access brings all sorts of benefits: Education, jobs, and connection to friends and family.

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