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What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? The two concepts sound similar but mean two different things and you can’t have inclusive learning if you’re lacking one of them. What is Accessible Education? .

What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. This matter is important in all aspects of life and it’s especially valid in education. What is Digital Accessibility? . Collaborative Learning .


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How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

The interruption of in-person learning environments due to COVID-19 impacted everyone, but it particularly challenged those with specific learning needs. Educators in every building acknowledged the continuing need to create more equitable education environments.

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

Educators in every building acknowledged the continuing need to create more equitable education environments. The interruption of in-person learning environments has impacted everyone, but has particularly challenged those with specific learning needs.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Beyond connectivity: using technology to support learner equity and access


Internet connectivity is a big deal for learner equity and access. Unfortunately, between 15 and 16 million K — 12 learners and 400,000 educators in the United States lacked adequate connectivity , a device or both in 2020. Relationships are at the heart of education.

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Supporting Diverse Learners using Chrome Features and Extensions for Accessibility


As educators, we are always working to discover ways to support the vast learner variability in our classrooms. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework focused on responding to learner diversity by designing flexible pathways to engage, represent, and express knowledge.

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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. Learn More.

New Partnership Provides Texas Educators Easy Access to Critical Data

eSchool News

June 7, 2022 — NWEA — the not-for-profit, research and educational services provider serving K-12 students — in collaboration with the Region 7 Education Service Center (ESC 7) announced today a new partnership to better serve districts. Learn more about MAP Growth here.

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Getting Disconnected Students Access to Their Online Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

One Thursday evening in March 2020, we learned that, because of the pandemic, the state of Texas would begin shutting down schools on the following Monday. Four days later, the Ector County Independent School District began educating 34,000 children in a virtual environment.

Technology in the Classroom: The Complete Guide

ViewSonic Education

There has always been technology in the classroom, even if it hasn’t always been welcome. Take a brief look at the history of technology’s uneasy relationship with education. Then see some common modern additions to the classroom ranging from computers to smartphones.

How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

The pandemic has demanded a high level of adaptability in education that micro-credentials can support. We believe that high quality must also mean accessible and equitable. Access : Are content-specific words or jargon defined when necessary? Are the colors accessible?

4 Trends to Watch in Education

Catlin Tucker

Last month, I delivered a keynote on the future of education. It’s a vast topic, so I focused on four trends likely to impact our work as educators. Continued growth in blended and online learning. Students continue to struggle with trauma and learning loss.

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Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices.

Exploring Virtual Reality learning experiences in the classroom


Finding ways to boost student engagement is important, and what I have found is that by using tools like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), we can immerse students in unique and personalized learning experiences. Virtual Reality learning experiences in the classroom and beyond.

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Ripple Effects Offers Access to Its Educator Ally Program to Support Teachers’ Social Emotional Needs

eSchool News

SEATTLE – May 26, 2022 – As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, educators found themselves in unfamiliar territory as they dealt with new technology and concerns over in-person learning while also caring for their own children. Just in time, Educator Ally is here.”.

2021 Takeaways: New Classroom Methods Learned During All This Madness

eSchool News

In this episode of Getting There: Innovations in Education : 3 best practices and classroom methods to take with us to the ‘other side’ 4 predictions for computer science education in 2022 All about accessibility: How to enable a more inclusive classroom.

Encourage Creativity in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers and parents have long known that if students are engaged, they learn faster and remember more. Our Ask a Tech Teacher crew has some interesting thoughts on mainstreaming this in your classroom: How to Encourage Creativity in the Classroom: Best Tips to Inspire Your Students.

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story was a special edition of the Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. The post Kids’ access to recess varies greatly appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? This then returns to the furniture needing to facilitate the day’s tasks by being flexible, and active learning environments.

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. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you.

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion


Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education. Within inclusion settings, all students are placed in the same room to learn alongside each other, as opposed to removing students with disabilities to a separate space.

Navajo Prep prioritizes internet access for all students

eSchool News

Never before have educators been challenged and tested as they were, beginning in March 2020 and up until today, and never before has their resilience been more apparent. The first step was to ensure every student had access to safe, reliable internet connectivity.

Is Your Remote Classroom Accessible?

EdTech Magazine

Whether education takes place online or on campus, it's essential to ensure that classrooms are inclusive. It's essential for curriculum and instruction departments, as well as school leaders and educators, to partner with technical staff. By conducting accessibility checks, they can ensure platforms and resources used for online learning are safe and accessible. .

Is Your Remote Classroom Accessible?

EdTech Magazine

Whether education takes place online or on campus, it's essential to ensure that classrooms are inclusive. It's essential for curriculum and instruction departments, as well as school leaders and educators, to partner with technical staff. By conducting accessibility checks, they can ensure platforms and resources used for online learning are safe and accessible. .

10 ways to foster deeper learning in the classroom with technology


In order to prepare students to become successful future global citizens, they need to engage in deeper learning. This form of education helps teach students the critical collaboration and analytical skills they will need to succeed in the future workplace and society.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. 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.

Equitable access to digital tools became this district’s COVID learning goal

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and that means educators across the globe are still finding inventive and innovative ways to support and teach students in classrooms, during hybrid instruction, and in virtual settings.

How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom


Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for creativity or the arts in the classroom. The right kind of environment can help children learn and create.

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Linksys Wi-Fi 5 Outdoor Wireless Access Point Supports Learning in the Great Outdoors

EdTech Magazine

Over the course of the pandemic, the disruption of activities within education has been particularly far-reaching. In the K–12 realm, students are tentatively returning to their classrooms after another year of COVID-19, but they are hardly finding the same routines in place as when they left.

Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know


As a teacher, one of the best ways to help students is by reducing barriers to learning. One approach that can help you achieve this is the Universal Design for Learning. What is the Universal Design for Learning? Representation (the “what” of learning).

The Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS. Includes: The Google Classroom Master Class (valued at $99/year). The Dynamic Learning Workshop (valued at $99/year).

What is Blended Learning?

ViewSonic Education

What is blended learning? It’s an approach of education in which digital technology blends in with traditional analog teaching methods. But blended learning actually encompasses multiple pedagogies and learning methods, some of which you probably already experienced or used.

What Is Identity and Access Management for K–12?

EdTech Magazine

Even before the pandemic shifted learning online, schools had been integrating technologies to improve various admin processes, student onboarding, classroom learning experiences and communication methods.

How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library


Building a school or classroom library can be difficult, especially if your school’s funding is low. Before you spend your own money on books, look into organizations that provide teachers with free classroom books. We Need Diverse Books in the Classroom.

5 Ways to mix education and entertainment in the classroom


Life is all about learning, no matter how young or old you are. Teachers who make learning come alive will always find a way to make their lessons captivating. Besides ensuring continuous access to education, edtech tools can support educators in achieving just that.

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5 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome!

The Shake Up Learning Blog

The post 5 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post and podcast episode, I’m going to share 5 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome! Insert Learning (Freemium).

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WeVideo Releases WeVideo Classroom for Educational Multimedia Creation

eSchool News

January 13, 2021) – WeVideo today launched WeVideo Classroom , a cloud-based multimedia creation platform customized for educators to help drive student engagement and ignite deeper learning through the creative process. It’s an essential tool for all educators!”

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education


Higher Education (HE) has significantly lagged behind other industries on the road to digitization. Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education.

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