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.

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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

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.

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.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

As many as half of pre-pandemic child care seats could be lost permanently, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank. This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”.

40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis

Marketplace K-12

The study showed that half of the time schools access ed-tech tools is for operational purposes (such as using online gradebooks) and for research and data gathering. The post 40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Discovery Education

Find new ways to connect with students in or out of the classroom with easy-to-access resources from the six programs below: . Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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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.

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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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.

Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

The Hechinger Report

But studies show that many students aren’t being engaged in this way, especially kids who lack internet access at home.In Leah Hampton, an eighth grader at Falling Creek Middle School in Virginia, likes to joke that without her friends, she’d sleep through school.

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Why so few students transfer from community colleges to four-year universities

The Hechinger Report

More than 140,000 of the students who were close to meeting transfer requirements in RP Group’s data analysis were missing a college-level math class. Students are often advised to start college at a public community college as a way to save thousands of dollars on a bachelor’s degree.

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Decades old student counseling benchmark has no research basis

The Hechinger Report

According to Nicola’s research, the oft-cited number comes from just one 1959 book and it’s not based on any quantitative analysis or experiments to show that students are better off when counselor caseloads approach or fall below 250 students.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Her cellphone’s data plan — the only way she could access the internet at home — wasn’t up to the task. Widespread lack of broadband access complicates learning. Unemployed parents have a harder time searching for work when they can’t access online listings.

After George Floyd’s killing, many colleges are promising to do better for black students: Will anything change?

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi had the widest gap in the nation — 40 percentage points —between the percentage of African-American students who graduated from public high schools in the state and the percentage who entered the flagship university in the fall, according to a Hechinger Report analysis of 2015 data.

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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.

Enrollment and financial crises threaten growing list of academic disciplines

The Hechinger Report

That’s an almost universal question right now,” said Bob Atkins, CEO of the consulting firm Gray Associates, which has developed precisely this kind of an analysis. Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Politics Race

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Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

The Hechinger Report

We must continue to provide access to software, online libraries and educational videos. However, teachers haven’t maximized the use of technology during the summer or the regular school year because districts and cities haven’t made the hardware and software as accessible as textbooks.

Research on early college high schools indicates they may pay for themselves in the long run

The Hechinger Report

In a separate December 2019 financial analysis , AIR calculated that it costs almost an extra $1,000 year per student or $3,800 over four years for each student’s high school degree. Early college high school students graduate college in greater numbers.

Biggest gap year ever? Sixteen percent of high school seniors say they’ll take a gap year

The Hechinger Report

Morgan Estep, who is majoring in intelligence analysis, wants to keep studying at James Madison, even if her classes are online. “It’s Coronavirus and Education Higher Ed Higher Education News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

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