Meeting Organization with Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings, meetings, meetings. For meetings, it is indispensable. Here''s how: I clip the meeting/appointment slot from Outlook into Evernote. This way, everything related to the meeting is in one place. I use a template for meeting notes (see below) and copy it into this note. I will add questions I have before the meeting and then use it for the meeting itself. I tag the meeting note for easy searching later.

Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

Last year, researcher Paul von Hippel wrote an article for EducationNext , in which he questioned classic research on summer learning loss, stating that “Results from older tests can’t be replicated on modern tests, and modern tests don’t necessarily agree with each other.”.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

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 create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

A few weeks ago, EdSurge published an article that echoed many of those same sentiments, most specifically that the overreliance on “gold standard” RCT studies is the wrong approach for edtech.

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Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. The title of the article was Transforming Your School with Digital Communication.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” With one log-in that is accessed by all students.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

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.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Public Access Plan to Use PMC Platform for Articles

Sparc

Yesterday, during the annual meeting of the NIH PubMed Central (PMC) National Advisory Committee, NIH staff noted that they were working to include Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-funded articles into the PMC database. It turns out that very quietly, in early March, the VA released its plan for policies ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from its funded research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive.

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Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

Iterating Toward Openness

Via Stephen Downes yesterday, here’s an article about how to use Tor with Sci-Hub in order to privately and securely read research articles you don’t have legal permission to access. research articles still under copyright of disseminators as opposed to authors)?

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Fruth describes this new data access landscape as a teeter-totter effect. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

How ST Math Provides Equitable Access for Students in Special Education

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from MIND's Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson. Between 2014 and 2017, at 25 schools using ST Math, the rate of students in special education meeting or exceeding state standards for math proficiency increased from 9.9%

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

One of my core values is access, and I want to help to students, regardless of income. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students.

4-Step Model for Productive Whole-Brained Meetings

The Innovative Educator

To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here , Myers Briggs which you can access for free here , and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI).

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. As busy as he is, he takes the time to make himself accessible through various means. SAT Scores: A New Number.

Fixing One of the Biggest Accessibility Issues: Color Contrast

The Innovative Educator

Part of making content accessible includes ensuring that the contrast ratio is set to be fully accessible to anyone. In this article you'll learn why this is important, what the standard is for color contrast, and how to make content with accessible color contrast. Back In the classroom When educators use color contrast that meets accessibility standards, they help to make content that all students and their families can access.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

One of my favorite moments at ISTE 2015 came while interviewing the OneNote team and I had the opportunity to meet the guys who actually CREATE Microsoft OneNote. He subsequently worked on the first versions of Outlook Web Access, and multiple versions of Outlook desktop.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is item number three below.

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CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. During this meeting, Douglas said that the coaches also collaborated on an instructional mission for the teachers in the district. In order to meet this vision, Douglas said Tulare needed to find an option for professional development that was easy for teachers to engage in. Article. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:13. When Tulare Joint Union High School District (Calif.)

News from ISTE: ThingLink gives educators free early access to its new video editor

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

An early access to ThingLink for Video is announced at ISTE, one of the largest international conferences for educational technology. With ThingLink for Video, teachers and students can enrich educational videos with facts, detailed articles, additional content and questions.

TCEA 2018: Educators Meet in Austin to Discuss the Future of the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2018: Educators Meet in Austin to Discuss the Future of the Classroom. This annual event brings together educators, administrators and IT leaders to discuss innovative tips on everything from professional development and classroom tech to thought leadership on accessibility.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. It's also crucial that when you introduce a new digital learning tool into your classroom, you make sure it will be accessible to your students. Users should be able to access the content in multiple ways and without distraction. Apple Accessibility Features.

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5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

As students engage in argumentation, verbal reasoning, and explaining with evidence, it is critical that they have access to dynamic technology tools to promote and guide such communication. Technology Tools to Meet NGSS Standards.

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Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." COST: $75 /person - includes access to the live session as well as the recording, access to the attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance.

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

This article from the New York Times, “ I’m Not Texting, I’m Taking Notes “, is pretty interesting. What really upset me at the meeting was the assumption that by pulling out my phone, I wasn’t paying attention.

Stixy - online creation, collaboration, and sharing tool

Educational Technology Guy

Stixyboard options Access Open up the access to your Stixyboard by selecting the settings under Guest Access. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. collaboration free resources online meeting Stixy is a free, online tool for creating, collaborating and sharing. It is a type of online bulletin board. You can create as many Stixyboards as you want so that you can organize projects.

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Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

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. The presenters all agree that there are many hurdles, especially in a rural district, to meet the digital equity challenge.

Why an LMS? Why Canvas?

Tech Helpful

While we are not a full fledged competency-based school in the way we teach, we now have a place where administrators can quickly have access to class averages on assignments and even dig deeper to see individual student results.

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Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Next, once the mission is clear, leaders should work with the tech team and teachers to ensure that the technology will meet those goals. This article was modified and published by EdScoop and eSchool News.

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OPINION: Faculty diversity? ‘When the guy in the white coat isn’t white, or a guy, every time’

The Hechinger Report

An article in The Hechinger Report last week, though, looked at new data on diversity and found that the needle hasn’t moved much. Facilitate a meeting between the candidate and the mayor. Higher Ed Opinion Higher education access