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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

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But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. The post How to reach students without internet access at home?

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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.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

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Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

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Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C., School buses provide Wi-Fi access for downloading homework assignments, as well as lunches, at various locations in South Carolina. With everything shut down, the chronic issue of home internet access became an immense and acute challenge.

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. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air. 2nd grade is collaborating in a Google Hangout facilitated from the library.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

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Some are also becoming de facto internet service providers as they try to provide WiFi accessibility. In 2017 the district opened MOSAIC, a personalized learning elementary school, and created the MyPath program, which allows high school students to create their own class.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

And the other thing that sticks out is that it’s primarily shared through Google Drive. So if you Google Gfleck there are twenty micro credentials that I created along with other stand out people who really led the project.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 21, 2017 Google search links secret, court-protected names to online coverage | Ottawa Citizen → Computer experts believe it’s an unintended, “mind-boggling” consequence of Google search algorithms. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? Representative Stephen Meeks (R-Greenbrier) proposed a study to see when elementary schools should introduce computers, tablets and other technology to their students.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 21, 2017 Google search links secret, court-protected names to online coverage | Ottawa Citizen → Computer experts believe it’s an unintended, “mind-boggling” consequence of Google search algorithms. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? Representative Stephen Meeks (R-Greenbrier) proposed a study to see when elementary schools should introduce computers, tablets and other technology to their students.

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Transgender Students Are Still at Risk, But Schools Can Help

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In March, at ASCD Empower, which is a conference for educators with a focus on equity, she presented with Becca Mui, an education manager at GLSEN , an LGBTQ advocacy group focused on schools. A gender-neutral bathroom is a really critical bathroom that students should have access to.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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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. We use Google all the time.

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond

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But access to home support is arguably even more important. A national survey by the advocacy group ParentsTogether found big gaps by income in the ability to access emergency learning.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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In 2017 the district opened MOSAIC, a personalized learning elementary school, and created the MyPath program, which allows high school students to create their own class. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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As budgets get cut, special education advocacy must be paramount. SHOW LINK BIO: Rebecca’s dedication to exceptional learners started in elementary school when she was a “special friend” to the mainstream class.

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

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They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. Google’s search engine serves up more of what you’ve clicked on in the past. ” Regina Trout, kindergarten teacher at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown, N.Y.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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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. Google’s search engine serves up more of what you’ve clicked on in the past. based education reform advocacy group.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Anti-Racist Resources : This comprehensive, crowd-sourced Google doc (created in the wake of the Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacist rally) is a must-bookmark resource for any educator committed to combating bias and bigotry in their classroom and community.

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Karla Pobke Coordinator Personalised Learning Born Accessible STEM: Making Sure Accessibility is Not Just an Afterthought - Anh Bui Director of Product Strategy for Global Literacy Project-Based Learning: You''re almost doing it already!

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

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But next to nothing is done to provide access to child care for 2-year-olds or to regulate it. The result of our minimal investment in 2-year-olds is a stunning lack of access to affordable, high-quality care for families at every level of the socioeconomic ladder.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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The image above from Google Trends helps demonstrate how popular the phrase has become in the intervening months. Google’s motto , remember, is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “For-profit Ashford University , facing loss of access to GI Bill benefits by month’s end, needs approval from a state to stop thousands of student veterans from losing aid.” Education Politics.

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