5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Here are five ways I’m hoping the K-12 education innovation agenda moves forward in 2018: (1) Unpack “just-in-time supports.”. I’m hoping that mainstream edtech conversations dedicate more time to examining these competing pedagogical philosophies—and edtech tools do or don’t support each—in 2018. State ESSA plans are turned in, which in theory makes 2018 the time to focus on implementation.

Tech That Won’t Survive 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Let’s see which ones won’t make it in 2018. Thus, students will have access to all the studying materials in the shape of PDF files, presentations, apps, and streaming videos. Here’s an interesting article on what tech may go away by 2019.

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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.

My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

User Generated Education

I think we are living in amazing times whereby we can access and view high quality videos for free! I have selected some of my favorites from 2018. This inspiring talk covers his journey with disability, the importance of access and the role of technology for all learners.

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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.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students. Accessible gaming.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. The post Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise appeared first on Wisewire.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map.

What?s on the horizon at ISTE 2018?

eSchool News

Here are some things to look for at ISTE 2018: 1. Currently, 12 states have adopted a policy to give all high school students access to computer science (CS) courses, and more are on the way. Plus, ISTE 2018 will include dozens of sessions on CS.

SXSWEDU 2018 Wrap-up: Systems Change for Adult Learners?

Digital Promise

SXSWEDU 2018 wrapped up last week and once again I was struck by the wealth of information, experience, and innovation being shared across so many sessions. In this movement to consider alternative ways of earning credentials and recognizing skills, it is important to ensure low-income workers and people of color who have had difficulty participating in and accessing our current post-secondary system are able to fully participate in this new system.

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Announcing the Kajeet Connect Suite: Reliable Internet Access Moves onto K-12 Campuses

Kajeet

Kajeet has historically focused on closing the Homework Gap outside the classroom, but digital equity begins in school with reliable, safe Internet access.

Building Community with Get-to-Know You Activities! Baby Savvy’s #ISTE18 Interview with Buncee

Teacher Reboot Camp

Click here to access my Buncee lesson ideas and free templates you can copy and edit and also share with students for them to copy and edit! ShellTerrell) June 29, 2018. ISTE #ISTE18 #ISTE2018 #NOTATISTE #PassTheScopeEDU ISTE 2018 SavvyISTE

Digital Learning Day 2018: Celebrating Successes While Advocating for Accessibility

Where Learning Clicks

As we again recognize Digital Learning Day, it’s important to remember there’s work to do to increase internet and device accessibility for all students. The post Digital Learning Day 2018: Celebrating Successes While Advocating for Accessibility appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

#2: 10 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]. Below, experts from various areas of the education industry share trends that will help shape K-12 education in 2018.

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10 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

Below, experts from various areas of the education industry share trends that will help shape K-12 education in 2018. As a result of this paradigm shift, communities around the country are demanding a more transparent, equitable, and accessible enrollment process for all families.

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Sneak peak at 3 new product launches at ISTE 2018

eSchool News

I had the opportunity to get a sneak peak look at some ISTE 2018 vendor launches before the ropes were dropped at the expo. One of the new products being introduced at ISTE 2018 is from Power Up, a U.S. eClassroom News IT Management STEAM Teaching & Learning ISTE ISTE 2018

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CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. Teachers have a lot on their plates, and they often felt like the technology coaches were just adding more to their plates,” said Denise Douglas, the district’s educational technology coordinator, in a March 16 session at the Spring CUE 2018 conference. Meghan Cortez (@megbcortez) March 16, 2018. Keep track of EdTech 's coverage of Spring CUE 2018 by bookmarking our conference page.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The post 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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?

Checklist for Accessible Teaching & Presenting

The Innovative Educator

If we really want to ensure we are including everyone in have access to what we are presenting, technology can take us even further. Here are some ideas based on recommendations from WC3 Website Accessibility Initiative to you get started.

3 ways to help students access their knowledge

eSchool News

The information goes in (encoding), the learner attempts to commit information to memory (storage), and then the learner tries to recall the lesson (access). Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. Learning seems like a simple process.

App smackdown: 20 apps from ISTE 2018

eSchool News

During an ISTE 2018 session, five educators each presented their four favorite apps in a “smackdown” format that gave each educator two minutes to highlight the coolest features of each app. Tinkercad , a free web-based tool, offers access to online 3D design and 3D printing.

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ISTE 2018 Cheat Sheet

techlearning

This can also be a great way to unwind and reflect—or create a plan of action to implement the great ideas you acquired at ISTE 2018. I have had the opportunity to attend ISTE six times, and each time I attend, I discover new ways to make the most out of this wonderful experience.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. More and more schools are either installing or improving WiFi networks in schools.

Rural Districts Face Challenges and Opportunities with Technology Access

EdTech Magazine

By Marie Bjerede Taking the digital leap requires broadband access, proper funding and the right people on board. Access Points Bandwidth Management Ethernet Networking Routers Wi-Fi Wireless

Teachers share tips on making makerspaces accessible to all

The Hechinger Report

The school librarian from Leander, Texas, was speaking on a panel about how to make makerspaces affordable and accessible in low-income and rural schools. While she does have access to some gadgets, any invention her students make starts off with a prototype made from cardboard.

Google I/O 2018 - big announcements from the opening keynote - very cool stuff!

Educational Technology Guy

Google kicked off Google I/O 2018 , their developer conference, yesterday, 5/8/18, with a keynote that had some amazing announcements in it. Many will be great for education, including news, accessibility and more. g suite GAFE/Chromebooks tips google google accessibility Google for EducatorsHere is a summary of them with links to more info on each one. I'm pretty excited for these. Google for Education Resources) Google AI is the big topic of the day.

3 steps to a more accessible classroom

eSchool News

Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn’t miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. Evaluating accessibility. “Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!”

Building Community with Get-to-Know You Activities! Baby Savvy’s #ISTE18 Interview with Buncee

Teacher Reboot Camp

Click here to access my Buncee lesson ideas and free templates you can copy and edit and also share with students for them to copy and edit! ShellTerrell) June 29, 2018. ISTE #ISTE18 #ISTE2018 #NOTATISTE #PassTheScopeEDU ISTE 2018 SavvyISTEBuncee is one of my favorite creation tools for learners, which is why I spent a lot of time with the Buncee team at the recent ISTE conference.

3 insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Inspired by Julia Freeland Fisher’s recent blog that highlighted what our Education team learned in 2018, I decided to write a blog about three insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018. To that end, here are three big insights we learned in 2018.

Data, Access, and Innovation

techlearning

Highlights from SETDA’s Education Forum

My 2018 ISTE Sessions

techlearning

I am excited and honored to once again present at the 2018 ISTE Conference in Chicago this June 24th through 27th. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use them with students.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. Public schools must make their websites accessible or they open themselves up to legal action.

FETC 2018: Maximizing Microsoft Azure Boosted Education in Tennessee

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2018: Maximizing Microsoft Azure Boosted Education in Tennessee. Using technology, Lloyd said state officials hoped to increase early literacy, create a bridge to postsecondary education, increase access for all students, support teachers and empower districts.