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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.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. 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. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. Follow the conference through Twitter using the hashtag #globaled14.

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.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. It impedes access to institutions they might be qualified for, because it’s not being accepted.”.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

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. Barbara has been a frequent speaker at many local, state and national conferences.

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Community Engagement and Advocacy. For instance, Indian Prairie School District held a four-hour Maker Day to garner community support for computational thinking and maker learning in elementary schools.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

He just had a national conference in San Francisco that was entirely sponsored and had 110 teachers in to provide three days of training. Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Transgender Students Are Still at Risk, But Schools Can Help

Edsurge

Now a board member for the National Center for Transgender Equality , she's sharing hers and 8-year-old Ellie’s story at conferences, teacher trainings and in outlets like the Washington Post. A gender-neutral bathroom is a really critical bathroom that students should have access to.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

The building is not completely ADA accessible. The firms will sponsor school board or leadership conferences and take school leaders out to dinner. The only giveaways we sanction at our conference are random drawings,” the association said in an email. “We

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.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. Conferences for teachers from coast to coast brim with representatives from the multibillion-dollar technology industry, many of them promising to help teachers provide customized tracks for education.

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Fractus Learning

But I don’t see my advocacy as a zero-sum game. Unfortunately, this lack of access usually leads to a lack of reading. Advocating for 9–14-year-old boys and their reading lives is my passion and specialty, however, because I’m female, this hasn’t been an easy row to hoe.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Our free conference runs all week and is open to anyone to attend--spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. General conference information is posted here. If you are looking to extend your conference experience, here are some ideas.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. based education reform advocacy group. By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

” He has backed these initiatives financially; and he has backed the publications and conferences that promote these sorts of efforts. “My kids have access to awesome things that, as a district, we could never afford,” teacher Nick Provenzano tells The NYT in justifying his relationship with a 3D printer company.