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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.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer. 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.

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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.” However, the more successful schools focus on improving teaching and learning first with edtech being just one of the tools to support it. Make equitable access a priority. Step 1: Make a plan.

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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. Wright added that leaders also need to think about how online assessments can impact a school’s culture and change teaching and learning. This means, said Robbins, that principals and superintendents need to understand the realities of home tech access for their students.

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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. In addition, Cabrera pointed out that as schools develop anywhere, anytime access; as they add more cyber components to school operations; and as they use more services that highlight interoperability, schools are even more exposed. Of course cyber security is necessary in education.