20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

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. Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. In each classroom, students were using some sort of technology, even if the course was not specifically a “tech” class.

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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. Today we talk to Rachael Mann, author of The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space. Listen to Rachael Mann talk about STEM and the Martians in Our Classroom Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

Digital Promise

How might districts find edtech to support learning? Districts will have access to the nearly $190 billion which the U.S. The post Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Center & Empower Educator Voice in Edtech Market: A Collaborative Vision

Digital Promise

Let’s center educator voice in the design and selection of edtech tools. More than ever, the edtech industry needs to respond to the ever-changing needs of educators and learners.

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

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.

Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Classroom Management Pedagogically sound lessons Monitoring Accountability for learning Feedback Assessment Classroom Management It is tough to argue the fact that many learners will quickly go off and remain off task if a classroom is not managed effectively.

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Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

How can edtech shift from a focus on district administrators and classroom educators to better understand families’ needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Provide Transparency About Edtech Products. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

Despite claims that technology is negatively affecting learning schedules, edtech is a valuable tool for students. That’s because edtech solutions, advanced research, practical assessments, and improved communication give them maximum control over their learning.

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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

For students with special needs in the classroom, the challenges are amplified. EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. Autism spectrum disorders are the most common developmental disability in the classroom. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. Lack of physical access. Classroom management challenges. The term “edtech” encompasses a narrower scope of assistive technology tools.

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Edtech is expanding access to learning–here’s how

eSchool News

A majority of educators (79 percent) and 86 percent of parents in a survey say edtech including laptops, video content, and STEM products, is becoming a crucial part of classroom education at every level. The new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) survey includes responses from parents and educators of children in preschool through 12th grade, gauging their views on the use of edtech in classrooms. Related content: How edtech can humanize learning. “A

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

In recent years, the amount of time that students with disabilities spend in general education classrooms has shown an increase, signaling that inclusive practices are being adopted. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Besides, lecturers can prepare such types of videos as: Classroom-based. His main mission is to make the classroom innovative and students motivated. 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020.

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3 ways to build better edtech processes for teaching and learning

eSchool News

The pandemic forced a significant shift from traditional classrooms to virtual and hybrid teaching environments–often before schools and districts were ready. However, classroom technology is only valuable if it builds a positive learning environment.

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4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

Read more: Keeping parents in the loop with edtech. 4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication. Edublogs is a blogging platform that can act as a school, department or class website where teachers can post classroom activities and showcase students’ work.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Thanks to this website, however, you get all types of educational content from National Geographic that safe to be shown in the classroom. They can make gorgeous boards to collect documents and web pages they would like to access later. It’s a great website for students at all levels; you just need to find the right video to show in the classroom. This online resource gives you access to digital content from the niches of history, civics, and media literacy.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. To better understand how using technology can create equity in schools, we’ll outline how technology creates more equitable situations in the classroom. Students can access learning materials outside of school. Ensuring internet access outside of school. Access to technology alone isn’t enough.

10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

Ditch That Textbook

To gain access to free templates for the activities above, sign up for […]. The post 10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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Edtech that connects can boost whole child supports

The Christensen Institute

This summer, schools are being bombarded with edtech solutions promising accelerated learning or better online environments than Zoom sessions of the year past. Second, edtech that connects can grow students’ acquaintanceship networks in order to expand their professional horizons and options.

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Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

In my recent article regarding using Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms , I mentioned Todd Rose’s term, “design to the edges,” which is what educators attempt to do each day as they accommodate the variety of learners in their classrooms.

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How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning. There are myriads of things to consider, from hardware and software to PD for teachers regarding its use in the classroom to ensuring students have equal access to it.

Families in Search of Edtech Tools: Start Here

Digital Promise

Remote learning is no longer a remote possibility: The number of edtech tools accessed is nearly 90 percent higher since school closures due to the onset of COVID-19, according to a recently published analysis by LearnPlatform. Helping Parents and Caregivers Select Edtech.

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Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education

Neo LMS

That being said, given the practical aspect of these schools, there are bigger questions to ask about the role of edtech in vocational education. What can edtech do for students who wish to work more physically demanding jobs? . 8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education.

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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we take a dive into digital equity and the issues we should all consider — and it is not just those with poverty who may not have access. Related Resources Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for Teacher Prep Programs , Pre-order — Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources Journal pubs: Howard, N.R. Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R.

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

These options empower them to practice material outside the classroom, which is an important factor in retaining knowledge, especially when regular attendance proves to be problematic. Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues.

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Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Google CS First : A computer science curriculum with themed coding projects, this program makes coding less intimidating and more accessible to people from all different backgrounds.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning. 5 Edtech tools to try out this year. When I look to use technology in my classroom, I always start with the purpose behind it.

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What does an edtech coordinator do?

Neo LMS

One of those jobs is education technology (edtech) coordinator, a title that might not be the same in all schools and countries, but comes with similar tasks and responsibilities. What does an edtech coordinator do? Read more: 6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy.

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An Edtech User’s Glossary to Speech Recognition and AI in the Classroom

Edsurge

And she may be right: A spike in adoption by edtech developers in the first half of this year reflects the recognition that technology holds the potential to not only create more engaging learning experiences for students, but to transform the very practice of early literacy instruction altogether.

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