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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.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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Presenters of the edWebinar, “ Cloud Computing: Taking Advantage of the Latest Technologies,” which is part of the Empowered Superintendents edWebinar series, shared their reasons for switching to the cloud, how it has helped their schools, and their advice when making the transition. 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.

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Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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Moving to a 1:1 environment requires an overhaul of every district building and technology resource. 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. In addition, inevitably, some staff will leave, and schools should have a plan for onboarding new hires in regard to their technology and learning goals.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Embed Technology in Instructional Practice: If students are going to be tested with tech, then they need to be learning that way on a regular basis. This means, said Robbins, that principals and superintendents need to understand the realities of home tech access for their students. Glenn has been recognized by numerous organizations for his innovative technology implementation methods and has been a featured speaker at numerous events across the globe.

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.