Flipping the classroom when home access is a problem
JANUARY 13, 2016
A lack of reliable internet access at home can make flipping a challenge, but by no means an impossibility. Ask any educator, and they’ve probably at least heard of flipping the classroom. Too many teachers have ruled it out on account of their students’ lack of access.
Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home
OCTOBER 7, 2016
When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.
Microsoft Optimizes OneNote’s User Interface to Boost Classroom Accessibility
MAY 18, 2017
By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Just in time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the tech giant announces inclusivity updates to a popular classroom product.
Designing for accessibility in e-learning
APRIL 11, 2017
Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.
Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees
MARCH 10, 2017
Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education.
Report: Broadband access making ‘dramatic’ progress
JANUARY 19, 2017
school districts have reached the minimum connectivity–100 kbps per student, as recommended by the Federal Communications Commission–to help students effectively use technology in the classroom. Eighty-eight percent of U.S.
EdTech and the accessibility paradox
The Christensen Institute
DECEMBER 2, 2015
That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described.
Access TONS of Free Digital Content via @EDpuzzle and Personalize It for Your Class!
MARCH 26, 2014
Access TONS of Content & Remix It to Fit Your Class! - Teachers that flip their classroom using videos too often end up giving a digitized version of the lecture-driven classroom model, and information delivery becomes impersonal and passive.
Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 2, 2015
There are a number of organizations emerging to tackle these shortages by using technology to expand students’ access to adult supports in ways never before possible. This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.
How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility
JULY 17, 2015
” Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be writing some ProfHacker posts concerned with disability, accommodations, accessibility, classrooms, and digital environments. Introduction to Web Accessibility, ” from WebAIM. Profession Reviews a11y accessibility
Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 16, 2015
But this legislative season, the Senate made a major blunder that keeps students from accessing the educational options they deserve. Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Taylor’s Online Access and Digital Learning bill are so important. It may cost more than $400 to provide because it requires access to lab equipment.
What Powers the Modern Classroom? [#Infographic]
JANUARY 5, 2016
By Meg Conlan A K–12 expert explains how his school district used technology to give students a leg up in the classroom. Access Points Classroom Digital and Video Cameras Hardware Lecture Capture Mobility Networking Tablets Wireless
Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools
MARCH 26, 2015
As schools make recorded lessons available to students online, they may not be making them accessible. This new case highlights a particularly controversial subject in an era where more colleges and K-12 schools are making lectures available online and developing related content that may not always be accessible to students with disabilities. Next page: Getting Onboard with Accessibility.
Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?
The Hechinger Report
APRIL 26, 2016
And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. And I know smartphones do have wonderful learning potential, having had occasional success with them in my own classroom.
Microsoft Releases Free, Early-Access Version of Minecraft: Education Edition
JUNE 10, 2016
Classroom Curriculum Game-based LearningBy Meg Conlan Teachers get a chance to explore Minecraft’s digital worlds in advance of the game’s September release.
3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom
MAY 10, 2017
The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Blended Learning is different than merely integrating technology into the classroom. When done correctly, any classroom can benefit from the blended approach, literacy classrooms especially.
Why some schools are restricting student access to 3D printers
APRIL 20, 2017
A number of factors, including lack of guidance and management issues, lead educators to restrict students’ access to 3D printers, according to a survey from Y Soft Corporation , an enterprise office solution provider.
The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching
JULY 26, 2016
Tyler DeWitt’s FlipCon 2016 Keynote Speech was Inspiring and Fun, and Full of Truths we Need Embrace When asked what he does for a living, Tyler likes to introduce himself to new people by saying, “I. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
Missouri misses Course Access moment
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 4, 2015
This year, Missouri legislators had a chance to become national leaders in providing their students with access to new learning opportunities. On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available.
The 4 Biggest K–12 Education Tech Trends in 2016
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Access Points Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Networking STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Here’s a look at back at some of the year’s most impactful and buzzworthy ed tech trends.
Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content
MARCH 10, 2016
McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content.
How Access to Nature During The Schoolyear Can Help Students Thrive
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
This slice of forest is owned by the district and includes classrooms, trails, prairie, chickens, gardens and a pond. A student cooks a meal using an outdoor kitchen in the Little Creek Nature Area’s Discovery Classroom. IN THE CLASSROOM.
Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.
MAY 8, 2017
In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. To create a “good blend” to simply add computers to the classroom is not enough.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Google Classroom Resources.
Guest post: Share the story of your classroom with parents
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Beginning this week, teachers and parents can now access Class Story - an addition to ClassDojo that lets teachers safely and instantly share important updates, photos of amazing moments, and announcements to all parents. Class Story is a beautiful, Instagram-like feed of what’s happening in the classroom: teachers can share moments instantly - whether they are photos or just quick notes - and only parents can see these posts.
Remote Desktop Connection – Access Your Desktop from Other Computers at Your School
MARCH 24, 2016
Access Your Computer from Other Computers? Free Tools & Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics access your office computer from the classroom configure remote access to your computer remote desktop access configurationOnce it’s set up, it’s a Breeze! Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection tool is a powerful, simple application that can make your life much. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth
AUGUST 29, 2016
When schools deliver iPads into their classrooms, teachers often respond with two questions: how do I organize my students’ digital coursework and how will my classroom management change? Google Classroom. Classroom by Apple. 3- Managing the iPad Classroom.
CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom
Educational Technology Guy
JULY 30, 2015
CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced that it is integrating with Google Classroom. Google recently updated Classroom to allow third parties to integrate and share with Classroom and CK-12 has just done that.
It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access
The Principal of Change
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
Providing a device doesn’t mean the student will be using it all of the time, but could have access all of the time. When I was in school, if I wanted to learn more about a certain country or animal, I would wait until we had “library time” to be able to further explore this concept, unless that was the week the teacher brought resources into the classroom on that topic. It is not that we have access to find information, but to also create it.
In the marketplace: A cross-curricular contest, free coding access, and more
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
The contest, identified by the hashtag #XCurricular, was aimed at rewarding educators who create and share engaging lessons for their classrooms.
OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts
MARCH 15, 2017
Google Classroom now allows users with Gmail accounts (email ends in @gmail.com) to join a Google Classroom class. Notice that new features for G Suite ROLL OUT so if your Gmail account does not have access to Google […]. The post OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom googleToday my life got infinitely better.
StockTouch App to Access Data on iPads
Class Tech Tips
JULY 10, 2015
A fantastic way to help students make real world connections in the math classroom is the use of real world data. With access to information and graphics students and teachers can view stock data.
4 Hidden Features of Google Classroom
JANUARY 6, 2017
Over the past two years, Google Classroom has become a popular learning platform for many teachers using G Suite for Education. While Google Classroom provides many great affordances, three in particular can save teachers and students much time and also increase workflow efficiency.
Governor Mead announces Wyoming Classroom Connectivity Initiative to improve Wi-Fi access in schools
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Last week at the Wyoming Broadband Summit in Cheyenne, Governor Matt Mead announced the Wyoming Classroom Connectivity Initiative , aimed at helping to improve Wi-Fi access in K-12 classrooms across the state. We are thrilled to be partnered with the state of Wyoming and are ready to help ensure that every school across the state has a robust local area network that can support digital learning in all classrooms.
3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom
OCTOBER 25, 2015
image credit: @rosscoops31 - click to check out Bing in the Classroom - 3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom Helping students to be more independent learners is important in today's classrooms. Some schools even struggle with the lack of access to devices for their students.
Make Your Classroom Truly Global
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Samsung unveiled their Chromebook 3 solutions at FETC this month, including a phased approach to converting classrooms to Chromebooks to help schools with budget and resource constraints leverage their existing hardware during the transition. This post is sponsored by Samsung.
How to Flip Your Class for Students with Little Access To Technology
Turning Learning On Its Head
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Students with limited technology is often cited as a reason why a teacher or school should not adopt the flipped classroom approach. Watch this short video which explains how to flip your class if your students have limited access to technology at home.