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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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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.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

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based education advocacy group. “It For example, Tressa Norris, a library media specialist at Joppa View Elementary School, recently worked with second-graders on multimedia presentations about American symbols to bolster a unit about patriotism being taught by their classroom teacher.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Tom: You know, I read a really good book lately by a professor at UT at Knoxville, from Dr. Amy Broemmel. And the book is called Learning to be Teacher Leaders.

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Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library. The Junior League will be putting 6 books in each of those boxes to go to families who participated.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library. The Junior League will be putting 6 books in each of those boxes to go to families who participated.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

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We recognize that our idea works best when every child has full-time access to a computer. During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. He’d talk to his professor about not having the book.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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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. The program tailors online books to individual student levels.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. gadoeteachertakeover #spelling #spellingbee #writing #english #competition #googlehangout #google #community #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elementary.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Tom: You know, I read a really good book lately by a professor at UT at Knoxville, from Dr. Amy Broemmel. And the book is called Learning to be Teacher Leaders.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

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But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. Unfortunately, this lack of access usually leads to a lack of reading. I also encouraged dads to have a book club with their son and to include other males (adults or son’s friends), too. Books Educators Literacy Parents

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers.

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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.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

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During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth.

N.Y.C. Schools to Decide on Amazon Contract Worth Up to $64.5M

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New York City public schools today announced plans to move forward on a proposed Amazon contract for an online e-book marketplace for educators, after the deal stalled for seven months while concerns about accessibility for blind and visually impaired users were addressed.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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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. Step 1: Make a plan.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

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She became an educator in 2007 and has spent most of her career teaching special needs students at a majority-Hispanic public elementary school in the Bronx. The shelves around her teem with books and toys—brightly colored gadgets, plush penguins, a children’s basketball hoop.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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?

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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.”.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

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This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

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Educare Arizona classmates Nathan Jaramillo, far left, Esteban Cuevas and Melissa Gordillo “read” books during free time in their toddler classroom. But next to nothing is done to provide access to child care for 2-year-olds or to regulate it.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year. So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

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As a young attorney, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group. She also wrote her first book, “It Takes a Village,” about the importance of investing in young children.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Join the movement to all children everywhere access to education. Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” The seller: Book Dog Books. ” Via Edsurge : “Transcription and Accessibility – New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon.”

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider becoming part of this elite team by signing up at [link] and using the booking calendar to schedule volunteer time. Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

According to David Callahan, editor of the website Inside Philanthropy and author of the 2017 book The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy , philanthropists have more power than ever before, and “that influence is likely to grow far greater in coming decades.” Some of this is what Jane Mayer describes in her 2016 book Dark Money – the powerful and secretive networks of right-wing billionaire activists.

Passionate About Second Language Acquisition: Meet Inkeri, English Teacher at 51Talk

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The company’s mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and through an online platform. In 2003-2004, I taught a first grade English immersion classroom for the City of Espoo’s Jalavapuisto elementary school.