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.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

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.

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4 Ways to Leverage Tablets Beyond the Classroom

Tom Murray

With the explosion of digital learning over the past decade, school districts are starting to tackle access and connectivity issues, as well as providing anytime, anywhere learning experiences for kids. Routers on school buses to bring wifi to the poorest parts of the community.

The @ASCD Arias Series-Teaching With Tablets

The Web20Classroom

Today we take a look at Teaching With Tablets. It seems like more and more classrooms, schools and districts are embracing and utilizing tablets for learning. Tablets are full of possibilities. The ASCD Arias Teaching With Tablets should be required reading for anyone who is considering buying tablets for the classroom or for anyone trying to figure out how to use them. Just because we have the access, doesn''t mean we always have to use it.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

While she was in speech therapy she would have to do what other kids in her classroom would have to do. For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. However, these accommodations must extend beyond the classroom.

Tablets and the Classroom

Saving Socrates

Over the past few years, Ipads and other tablets have been advertised as great educational tools in the classroom. Their user friendly nature, easy accessibility, and cost seems to make them obvious choices for the classroom environment. While I love my iPad for home use and find it the perfect tool for surfing the web and chatting online with friends on my leisure time, I do not find it to be a good tool for students in the classroom.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). To make the most of the investment in tablet computers, school leaders need to do three things.

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively? You can access the full AdvancED report here.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s been a couple of years since my tech teacher advice column “Dear Otto” got its first question about classroom digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. You might also want to get parent permission before allowing students access to the device.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

What It Looks Like to Have Always-Available Access to Technology

Digital Promise

Forty-six Verizon Innovative Learning schools have successfully rolled out tablets equipped with 4G data plans, providing every student and teacher with always-available access to powerful tools and resources, both in the classroom and at home.

EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

eSchool News

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

The MobyMax tablet is $69!! Wifi and speakers are built-in and there is headphone input so that your students can use MobyMax Tablet independently without disturbing others. The MobyMax tablet would be a fantastic center where students can work on building skills independently.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc.,

Flipping the classroom when home access is a problem

eSchool News

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.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Apps are organized in seven categories of classroom content.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? 6 Quick Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom.

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets. Do we want a Chromebook or a tablet?” That’s how conversations about classroom mobility options often start. The Tab 10 looks as crisp and clear as tablets three times its price.

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively? You can access the full AdvancED report here.

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.

Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

Edsurge

K-12 classrooms has pitted Apple against Google. based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. This latest model, at half the price, marks “a big move in terms of making the Surface family more accessible in education,” says Arnold. Source: Futuresource Consulting By itself, the new tablet is unlikely to dramatically swing the U.S.

3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom

Kleinspiration

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.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Access. Building off of a lending model used by two of the libraries that host its classes, RIFLI is planning a pilot program for January 2015 in which digital literacy students can borrow tablets and take them home.

Interactive Classroom Displays - How do I decide which to buy?

ViewSonic Education

Considering the rise of smartphones, tablets, and cloud-integrated technology, the chalkboard, overhead projector, and other analog tools of yore are no longer yielding the same educational results. What are interactive classroom displays? Classroom Factors.

Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe?

Ask a Tech Teacher

AATT contributor, Krista Albrecht, has a balanced evaluation of Chromebooks in the classroom I think you’ll find useful. She has over 15 years experience in the field ranging from classroom teacher to tech teacher, to Professional Developer, to 1:1 integration specialist.

Platform will beam lessons to rural schools via tablet

eSchool News

High-quality teachers, textbooks, and research are now accessible to rural schools. The CDRF envisioned using digital technologies to connect urban centers that had access to quality teachers and learning resources with distant rural schools and areas.

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education

Neo LMS

Keeping up with classroom technology can seem a daunting task for teachers. At the same time, it can be unclear what are the actual benefits of tech in the classroom, especially if they haven’t been used by teachers before. Examples of technology in the classroom. Tablets.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. Children as young as two are utilizing tablets, exploring the apps on smartphones, and accessing knowledge via the internet.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. I’ll also dive into some of the features that have me most excited as a classroom teacher. For these reasons, gridlines are a must-use in my classroom.

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Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

The advent of interactive large format displays further expands the options for achieving the documented benefits delivered by this transformative classroom technology. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. And classroom collaboration was set to skyrocket.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. 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.

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6 Awesome AR apps for the classroom

Neo LMS

People don’t need extraordinary tech devices to access AR. Almost any smartphone or tablet can do the trick. Speaking of students and teachers, AR apps can be very helpful for both of them in the classroom. 6 awesome AR apps for the classroom. Augmented Reality is awesome.

22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Here are the top 22 digital tools your colleagues are using in their classrooms: annotation tool. flipped classroom. The classroom backchannel makes that happen. Flipped Classroom.

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

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. OneNote Toolkit for teachers – an interactive OneNote notebook designed for teachers on OneNote best practices in the classroom.