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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A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

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Second barrier is lack of access to digital high speed connections at home. We need to make sure people have a way to access the content. How can we budget for digital access for those who need it without budgeting for those who don''t? Equal access for children of poverty is an issue. Much smaller than the in-person mobilization to register the same number of people. Get PTA and booster clubs to mobilize. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

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It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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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.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

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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.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. edWeb Blog CoSN Digital equity and access district leadership equity rural districtsWATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

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O’Rourke’s commitment to stricter gun laws , universal healthcare , and debt-free college has mobilized young people across the state and the country. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed Opinion Civil rights Data and research Higher education access Law and policy Politics

Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

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The high school kids win and the colleges win and perhaps upward mobility wins as more kids in high school discover they could succeed in college. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Investigations Law and policy

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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But many students live in threadbare mobile homes and modest, low-slung dwellings on the edge of town. 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

The Power of Choice

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While we had quality access to modern resources, we weren’t always using them to promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. The lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

While we had quality access to modern resources, we weren’t always using them to promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. The lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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“Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. Making Computer Science Accessible for All.

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XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

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This translates to limited upward mobility for them and their children; children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which diminishes the worker pipeline for the future. One hundred nine teams embarked on the $7 million challenge to develop mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in adults.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. Long-term planning and investment in infrastructure for widespread and improved access to the internet and mobile devices is critical. Chile has more mobile cellular subscriptions (127 per 100 people) than the U.S. Extending access to education technology beyond schools is also key.

The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

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My long term goals in advocating for OER are to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners and (2) radically improve access to education worldwide. However, the short-term goals I am currently pursuing as a step toward these longer term goals are to increase the effectiveness, affordability, and access to post-secondary education in the United States, particularly in the context of institutions that serve at-risk students. ” Our advocacy.

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World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

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Cybercriminals take advantage of any accessible information and, since adolescent identities and credit profiles are monitored less frequently, activity can go unnoticed until the victim is old enough to access credit.

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edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

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For 25 years, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Visit CoSN.org to find out more about CoSN’s focus areas , annual conference and events , advocacy and policy , membership and the CETL certification exam.

Learning Walks

A Principal's Reflections

Student agency (voice, choice, advocacy) – Are students empowered to own their learning (blended/personalized/virtual learning options, they select tool to be used, etc.) You can access and download the form HERE if you wish.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

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and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

Virtual Reality, Real Science: Virtual Ecosystems and Technology-Enhanced Curricula Can Build a Deeper Scientific Literacy in Middle Schoolers

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To download a teaching manual, other resources, and the two EcoMUVE modules, educators can register to gain access.). EcoMOBILE (Mobile Outdoor Blended Immersive Learning Environment) puts students into real-world ecosystems and equips them with mobile devices that let them access interactive media such as video, audio, 3-D models, and animations to learn about the ecosystem they’re visiting and to answer specific and open-ended questions about their data-collection activities.

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.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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COLLABORATE Space provides persistent space to store messages, documents, whiteboards, recordings, meeting minutes, or anything else exchanged on a specific topic or project during a call or meeting at anytime, and is accessible from any device, whether it be a mobile, desktop, or room appliance.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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While teachers may complain, having website filters and blocks can decrease the possibility of criminals accessing the schools’ tech through the web. Additional questions include: Who has access to data on site and at a vendor? Do you know where your data is stored?

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Further, it was beyond the scope of our study to identify how computer and tablet access lowered test scores."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

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Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Further, it was beyond the scope of our study to identify how computer and tablet access lowered test scores."

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Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” Make equitable access a priority.

A Video Game About Conflict Resolution Helps Develop Empathy for Refugees

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He couldn’t access the Internet, but a friend gave him coding tutorials loaded onto a flash drive. ” That was the inspiration for the mobile phone game, Salaam, which he spent the following months creating. Lual Mayen, a video game developer based in Washington, D.C.,

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Today with Howard Blumenthal - "Paying for School" with Andreas Schleicher #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

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To watch the live show at 4:00 pm US-EDT, or to access the recordings afterward, please go to [link] (or [link] ). While in that position, Cooper led the development of the state’s Cover All Kids program which expanded access to affordable health care to nearly every child in the state.

Cincinnati Offers Blended Bootcamps for AP Students

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Last year, the blended AP courses were put into practice so that students whose schools had limited or no access to AP courses due to low demand could still participate.

Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

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CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. million in grants from CZI, the College Board has given more than half a million students access to personalized learning opportunities—including customized SAT practice through Khan Academy, AP computer science courses and peer advising from the National College Advising Corps.

Global Leadership Week Starting! Event List + Join Us in Boston on Friday

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The Global Leadership Summit will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive, engaging program that aims to move the needle on global education toward advocacy and implementable actions in classrooms, schools, districts, and policy arenas."

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.