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.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

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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. Equitable access should be a part of a larger discussion about how the schools are serving their students’ needs.

A letter of support

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We provide access. Without this access, students ignore thousands of dollars of content their parents’ tax dollars support. Without physical and intellectual access to these resources, students will not be prepared for the similar high quality academic content they will encounter at the university. School librarians ensure that all students have equitable access to these tools. Access to these tools is an intellectual freedom issue.

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Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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Impero also offers Impero EdLink , a mobile device management tool to help schools manage one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

The New Design for School Networks

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School- and district-wide wireless internet access is no longer a nice-to-have—it’s a must have. And with staff, teachers, parents, and students needing 24/7 access, there’s never a good time for down time.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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This means, said Robbins, that principals and superintendents need to understand the realities of home tech access for their students. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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While the presenters named several reasons they chose to move to the cloud, their top reason was equitable access to edtech. First, all programs are accessible to all students and teachers. If one pathway goes down, students and teachers will still have access.

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.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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Lilly explained that his schools, for instance, have frequent administrative access audits to ensure they can’t see information, like social security numbers, they shouldn’t. With few on-site licenses, educators and students will have no access to their materials.