Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

Social Network Analysis Toolkit: Building Stronger Networks for EdClusters

Digital Promise

To aid EdClusters in developing this understanding, Digital Promise has created a new toolkit that delivers a crash course in Social Network Analysis (SNA). The post Social Network Analysis Toolkit: Building Stronger Networks for EdClusters appeared first on Digital Promise.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

An analysis of Department of Education data by The Hechinger Report found that 29 of the 37 schools either meet the city’s current standard of a racially representative school or reflect (within five percentage points) their borough’s demographic makeup for at least two ethnic groups.

Using DataBasic for Simple Data Analysis

ProfHacker

However, a lot of the tools for next-level data analysis aren’t particularly easy to use and can be overkill for simple lessons. Have you tried DataBasic, or do you have a favorite tool for classroom data analysis? Reviews Software Teaching data analysis database visualization

Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions

The Hechinger Report

Their issues are financial access to college, not that black or Latino students are taking their places. The post Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Analysis Higher Ed Politics Race

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

million new students have been connected to high-speed access since 2013, and 98 percent of school districts now meet the Federal Communications Commission’s 100 kpbs/student goal for internet access, there remain 2.3 million more students have access to high-speed internet than did in 2013, for a total of 44.7 By 2022, they’re likely to be as much of a background expectation, as fast and pervasive internet access is today.

Wordle for Visual Analysis & Prediction

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Groups share their sentences with the class (5 mins) and make sure a copy is saved to access later. This is a Wordle of Eliza Doolittle''s final monologue to Professor Henry Higgins where she tries to explain her analysis of their relationship.

How ST Math Provides Equitable Access for Students in Special Education

MIND Research Institute

A recent analysis of ST Math students in Texas found dramatic improvements on percent of students meeting proficiency on the state’s STAAR test school performance metrics for students in the special education subgroup.

Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide, New Analysis Predicts

Marketplace K-12

The number of students accessing head-mounted displays of virtual and augmented reality will soar in the coming years, but some companies may struggle to monetize their products.

App of the Week: Video analysis of performance

eSchool News

Coach’s Eye-Video Analysis. It allows detailed, visual feedback thanks to powerful analysis tools and superior playback ability. Find exact moments in a performance, tap Analyze to open a variety of analysis tools, and then tap Record to capture your analysis.

Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

The Hechinger Report

They actually asked us what is important,” said Nixon, the executive director of the New York-based College and Community Fellowship, which helps women get access to education after incarceration. The post Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. In the book’s first half McGee does a great job of exploring transformative forces in economics, demographics, and culture.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. In the book’s first half McGee does a great job of exploring transformative forces in economics, demographics, and culture.

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Profession open access scholarly communication scholarly publishing

Engaging Students in Critical Social Media Analysis Through Debate

Educator Innovator

Access toolkits with resources related to these topics and more are available online.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

Her scholarly work focuses on the circulation of ideas about race, sex, and gender via visual and material culture; her work for Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning supports the university's accessibility initiatives. Asking faculty to make their course materials accessible is challenging.

Building Thinking Skills to Help Students Access Their Best Work

MindShift

Students need these skills in everything they learn, but often aren’t aware of them as interstitial thinking steps necessary for a deeper analysis or more meaningful product. Instead, analysis and synthesis have to become part of every performance task in every class.

Virginia State Project: Initial data analysis highlights broadband opportunities for divisions

Education Superhighway

This past spring, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a partnership between the state of Virginia and EducationSuperHighway to work toward ensuring that all Virginia public schools have equal and affordable access to broadband technology. Cost drivers for high-speed Internet access.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access.

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National Study: What Apps Work Best?

techlearning

General data on use is valuable but even more relevant is an analysis of what apps were most widely adopted, used, used intensively, and were successful in promoting student learning in math, ELA, and science. resources Webinar Resources App historical analysis Research technology

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Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

I recently discovered ReadWorks - this website provides free access to reading passages and much more, with skill and strategy units on many topics in comprehension. Expository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Harvard critic finds white jocks and rich kids get preferential treatment in admissions

The Hechinger Report

Specifically, the analysis found that more than 43 percent of white students admitted to Harvard between 2009 and 2014 fell into four preferential categories: athletes, legacies (the children of alumni), the children of big donors or faculty and staff children.

The students disappearing fastest from American campuses? Middle-class ones

The Hechinger Report

There has been a lot of concern about that group in the middle, which has only gotten greater as the costs have gone up,” said Karen McCarthy, director of policy analysis at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and a former university financial aid officer.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

For better or worse, standardized test scores are simple for anyone to access, typically a link or two away on the web. First, data analysis is reductive; details about the data are lost when aggregated at the school, district, or state level.

I got to choose private schools, but will vouchers really help other kids make it?

The Hechinger Report

It’s the central tenet of President Trump’s plan to reform American education: Give more families access to the kind of school choice that has always existed in America for those who can afford it.

Questioning their fairness, a record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT

The Hechinger Report

A June analysis by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce suggests that the 200 most selective colleges and universities already look at more than candidates’ standardized test scores alone. There is no clear, easy solution to expand access to higher education.

Economists find free community college can backfire

The Hechinger Report

A tuition cut, by contrast, might help a student pay the bill but it doesn’t help them get access to great instructors or complete the coursework for their major. Of course, there are critics who disagree with an analysis that is focused on measuring completion of four-year degrees.

Accessing Knowledge and Expertise

Connecting 2 the World

This is a continuation of my dissertation: The last two themes dealt with how the group and members accessed, created, and used knowledge and expertise. In the one theme, knowledge and expertise of perceived value often was used as currency within the power structure, with study participants sharing, accessing resources, or withholding their knowledge and expertise based on their analysis of situational factors within the environment.

Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

The Hechinger Report

But a new analysis of 20 years of data finds that the 10 percent policy did little to expand access to students from high schools without a tradition of regularly sending students to those universities.

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

The Hechinger Report

But the incoming Queens College junior has been trained by the nonprofit College Access: Research and Action (CARA) to help guide students like Tasnia through the transition to college.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

Students in Dillon had little access to Advanced Placement courses, art and music; and teacher salaries were much lower than in other parts of the state. Analysis K-12 NewsNow shuttered, this portion of J.V.

Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

The Hechinger Report

That affects revenues, as well as student experience: Students who live on campus for at least two years are more likely to graduate on time, according to an analysis commissioned by the university.

Sometimes politicians’ lofty promises of free college are too good to be true

The Hechinger Report

Though “states often describe their programs as universal, in reality they include extensive eligibility requirements intended to either ration the benefit to bring down costs” or target a specific group of students, or both, she wrote in a 2018 analysis of promise programs.

Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

The Hechinger Report

The aid offered to a sample of 11,000 students fell short by $12,000, on average, of covering what they’d have to pay, even after accounting for every possible grant and federal loan, according to an analysis by New America. Tillman Hall at Clemson University.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

household incomes by 5 percent by 2060, according to one analysis. Ortiz knew she had Pell Grant aid coming in, but didn’t know how to access it. Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class.