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.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

Neo LMS

Bold educators go to ISTE 2019. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. If 2015 was the first time we attended ISTE in Philadelphia, 2019 is the first time we’re presenting a session at ISTE in Philadelphia. See you at ISTE 2019! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerA one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students.

Do You Know Which Websites Your Students Access?

Kajeet

Okay, last scenario: In your 1:1 school district, there are students without Internet access at home. Is your school or school district budget being spent wisely?

How Internet Access Can Help Your ESL Students

Kajeet

According to Education Week , there are an estimated five million English-language learners in America’s public school system.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. The post Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible appeared first on Digital Promise.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Looking ahead, here are five big ideas I’ll be watching for in 2019: 1. In that vein, in 2019 I’m most excited to watch emerging SEL point solutions targeted at specific, narrow skills or dispositions.

Chromebook Accessibility Features

EdTechTeacher

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. Watch these videos and explore some of the features that can be set so that all students gain curriculum access. Chromebook Accessibility Settings. Chromebook Accessibility – YouTube Series.

Increasing Accessibility for Students on the Web

EdTechTeacher

Technology tools can make accessibility possible by creating embedded supports that differentiate and personalize instruction. Microsoft’s suite of programs has several learning tools that create an accessible reading experience as well.

Striking a balance: SEL skills and access to relationships

The Christensen Institute

In turn, we risk leaving out a critical ingredient: not just students’ ability to interact and develop as social creatures, but also young people’s access to relationships and networks in the first place. Slim but troubling data suggests that access to relationships is not altogether equal.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

However, today’s highly skilled tech specialists are more in-demand than ever, and companies who need to fill technical roles have access to pools of pre-vetted talent to match their needs. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape. The Journal’s 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey reveals that 87% of educators , agree that technology has positively impacted their ability to teach.

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How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

The schools that do place emphasis on the needs of their students often have programs that encourage accessibility as well as accessible classrooms. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments.

“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better

The Christensen Institute

But what the promise of free college fails to consider, as The Hechinger Report astutely notes , is not just whether it expands access to those who need it most, but also whether a narrow solution to tuition cost ignores the more critical question of value. Expanding access.

What’s New ~ October 2019

myViewBoard

Additionally, Immersive Reader makes reading more accessible by providing the following options: Read the selected text using the system’s text-to-speech feature. The post What’s New ~ October 2019 appeared first on myViewBoard Blog.

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#NYCSchoolsTech 2019 Conference Focuses on Digital Inclusion

techlearning

Ensuring all of these students have access to technology is crucial. “ -- NYCDOE Chancellor Richard Carranza“One out of every 300 Americans will attend a New York City school.

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report.

Making Websites Accessible

techlearning

It’s Not Just an Obligation; It’s an Opportunity

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

techlearning

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities.

Face Off - Microsoft or Adobe for #Accessibility

techlearning

Creating accessible content is not only important because it is the right thing to do. It is also important because not doing so leaves institutions and businesses at risk for lawsuits and loss of funding

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ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education. I see this as a learning revolution,” Martinez said to attendees of the ISTE 2019 conference , held this week in Philadelphia. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued ISTE 2019 coverage. “It’s

Simple Way to Determine Your Website's Accessibility

techlearning

The websites of all public schools and schools that receive any federal funding must by law be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities

What’s New ~ September 2019

myViewBoard

For added accessibility, myViewBoard for Windows now has Color Filters to assist color-blind users: Off. The color filters are the latest additions to myViewBoard features that address accessibility : Text-to-speech.

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Mac's Accessibility Features Teachers Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have learned about the different accessibility features embedded in iPad we move to Mac and show you what it offers in terms of assistive technology to help students with learning.read more. 2019 Apple Education

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

GEAR UP schools are given resources to help their students succeed in classes, ensure that their students graduate and, of course, provide their students access to college information. Education Technology Access and Affordability Student Success Higher Education Virtual Reality

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

In Gary Vaynerchuk’s recent video , My Reaction to the 2019 College Admissions Scandal , he states, “If a parent thinks a kid’s accomplishment is a reflection of them, now you have a disconnect. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities. It is designed to help you learn, share, and act on digital accessibility and inclusion.

Possible Executive Order on Open Access Alarms Academic Publishers

Edsurge

Academic publishers are worried about an executive order the Trump administration is said to be considering that would impose new open access requirements on federally funded science research.

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued COSN 2019 coverage! juliet.vanwage…. Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:04.

Watch this space: 3 phenomena that will drive healthcare innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Back at their desks after the holidays, healthcare payers, providers and policymakers across the country are staring down their list of 2019 priorities, wondering which they can actually accomplish.

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