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. Matter of fact many of the technology […].

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

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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. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S.

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.

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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. How is the physical and digital classroom layout supporting English Language Learners ? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

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

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access.

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. Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. Model technology use.

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

Digital Promise

We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow … I wish we had those possibilities.’”. Technology extends the classroom beyond the school walls. These new classes allow for hands-on learning that utilizes technology when applicable.

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.

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. Classroom Benefits.

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.

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

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.

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Here is a breakdown of areas where learners may need support: Visual Colorblind Low vision Blind Hearing Hard of hearing Deaf Cognitive Learning disabilities Autism Seizure Speech Speech impediment Unable to speak Mobility Arthritis Quadriplegia Spinal cord Neural Bipolar Anxiety Post traumatic stress syndrome In the traditional classroom of the 20th century, for the most part, students affected by learning differences often had no special accommodations.

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms

techlearning

If you are an innovative educator, than you know that you serve students with varying abilities and learning differences

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

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.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology Research and News A recent Wall Street Journal Article is attracting attention. Technology in classrooms means little. In some countries, like Turkey and Mexico, about half of the students don’t have access to a computer at home. IT IS HOW YOU USE TECHNOLOGY!

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. Sure, 73% of teachers use cell phones in their classrooms and 92% say the Internet has a “major impact” on their teaching.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. The SCALE-UP classroom is one example of these dramatic shifts. SCALE-UP classrooms work very differently from traditional ones.

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? In a classroom, on average, children check on their phones 11 times a day.

Innovative and Affordable Technologies for the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Educators are always on the lookout for ways to enhance their instruction, and today that often means using some form of technology. Teachers want access to up-to-date technology but they also want it to be user-friendly, cost-effective, and practical.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

The people designing educational technologies are far removed from the students who end up using them. Perhaps most obviously, they’re adults, often many years away from their own time in a classroom. classrooms or all of the disabilities represented among students.

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.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. Note: this is not intended to be a vision for technology, nor a general vision for school.

What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

In today’s classrooms, keeping children focused on the content they are studying is a big challenge. Digital technology is the lens through which we are experiencing the world now. Teachers may ask the students to access the site or download its app on their smartphones.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. Since the kids weren’t bringing in the devices, I inquired as to how they made it into the classroom.

Is Classroom Technology Really Narrowing the Digital Divide? [Quiz]

Edsurge

As schools strive to make information accessible to all students, technology provides great solutions. So, the question remains, is technology in the classroom a hindrance or an opportunity?

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.

Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education.

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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Neo LMS

At the same time, teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. However, I can see how technology can be both a distractor and a positive factor. Technology isn’t going anywhere. In March, we celebrate National Reading Month!

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

In 2017, we partnered with Google and EdTechTeam to launch the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a classroom-based coaching program with the goal of increasing educational equity and the impactful use of technology. What are our recommendations for classroom-based technology coaching?

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Technology and Change in Pedagogy Lead to Big Gains in the Classroom

Digital Promise

When the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative came to Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, principals and teachers knew things were going to change as their students experienced the benefits of technology in the classroom.

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.