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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. This bill was actively supported by CUE as well as most of the education associations potentially part of the Coalition mentioned in this article. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. In an article for Phi Delta Kappan , educator Michael Rebell goes as far as to state that preparing students for capable citizenship is the school’s primary responsibility. You can access Rebell’s article at this URL: [link] ). When I first started reading this article, I felt a little defensive. As I read on in the article, my thinking started to shift.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Knowledge at Wharton High School [link] is an extensive website full of podcasts and articles and lessons. It was announced — or I should say it was released a few months ago, and then the New York Times did a really good article on them.

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

Doug Levin

The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway."

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

Make equitable access a priority. Typically, one goal of a 1:1 environment is 24/7 access to learning for both students and teachers. Many students, though, may not have ready access to the Internet at home. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” Common App will merge with Reach Higher , a college-access program started by Michelle Obama.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. That’s another story for another article.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The governor of Virginia has approved a bill requiring all public higher education institutions in the state to take steps to adopt open educational resources – freely accessible and openly copyrighted educational materials.” ” Via Edsurge : “Transcription and Accessibility – New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” I’m not sure what this means as the article talks about both “authenticity” (whatever that is) and the gender of instructors on various MOOC platforms. Education Politics.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, for its part, has opted for a different organizational structure – an LLC – enabling it to avoid the kinds of disclosure that the IRS requires of foundations like the Gates’ As Jesse Eisinger wrote in a scathing article in The New York Times when Mark Zuckerberg announced the initiative back in 2015, An L.L.C. The article takes that assertion at face value; many readers probably did too.