The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

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Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles? There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools.

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Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

American poet and etymologist John Ciardi once remarked, “The classroom should be an entrance into the world.” Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information.

For the Edtech Innovation Today’s Learners Need, Look Not to Companies, But to Campuses

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When we focus our attention with laser precision on the edupreneurs who start new companies as the primary source of change, what do we miss? Intrapreneurs are toiling away in every corner of campus, from the front of the classroom to the depths of the stacks.

How can academic management systems improve daily classroom activities

Linways Technologies

Many of the largest companies in the world are highly investing in edtech and teaching-learning, not to mention the industry leaders who are making great contributions in terms of money and initiatives. The role of teacher is still inevitable, and necessary, inside the classroom.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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Flexibility— Material can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Personalized learning— If students need extra practice in certain subjects, they can access additional study guides and review tools. Quick access to additional resources— Supplemental material and class discussion boards are only a click away. Some companies have elected to offer new subscription options much like Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. In 1455, Johannes Gutenberg did what no one had done before.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today, as an associate teaching professor of economics at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, Wooten is on the flip side of the camera; he creates his own short educational videos to enhance traditional reading materials and lectures.

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The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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Me Conecto para Aprender aims to close the gap in access to information technologies and promote their use across Chile by providing all of the country’s 7grade students a laptop computer, a year of internet access, and high-quality digital resources that encourage the use of the computer.

This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

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The causes stem from a lack of access to career skills, mindsets, experiences and networks. Certain invisible privileges often come to students from more affluent backgrounds—from parents who can help their children put together compelling resumes, to a sibling who’s gone through the interview process just a few years before, to a family friend who works at a thriving company and will make a connection. Jalil did all that we tell our young people they need to do in order to succeed.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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Learning outside your primary area of study can help you make connections that may be useful when trying to help your own students see relevance beyond the classroom. If you spend hours flipping through albums at the local record shop for fun, I suggest you check out Pinterest for Teachers or Facebook for Educators ; the variety of quotes and visuals is infinite. Designing for the 21st Century Classroom. Classroom Device Management. Flippin g the Classroom.

Review: Ask3, a Free iPad App by TechSmith

The Electric Educator

They have produced some great software titles, are strong supporters of education and teachers, and are a Michigan company! The Flipped Classroom was a very popular movement in 2012. Many teachers have flipped their classrooms already. I''m a big TechSmith fan.

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Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

The Electric Educator

When in the classroom Sams and Bergsma spent their time interacting with the students individually on "homework" assignments. They flipped the classroom to make it more flexible and dynamic, matching it with the needs of the students. flipped classroom reverse instruction

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

Ensuring wi-fi access at home or on the school bus is a top priority for a district still planning its one-to-one. The ubiquitous nature of the K-12 classroom has created some significant equity issues. In some cases, a lack of internet access at home is financial in nature.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online. Blended Learning Classrooms are made of “bricks’ and “clicks” and every teacher should be ready.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. In lieu of several such factual findings, educators have begun implementing a novel methodology, such as using blended learning software , that has transformed the rather archaic and mundane ‘classroom teaching’ into a revolutionary educational experience; enter the world of Blended learning.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. Why Edpuzzle Is an Essential Classroom Tool.

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Flipping Awesome Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Marc Seigel, a contributing author to Flipping 2.0 , talks about an innovative flipped science classroom. Flipping Awesome Science. Vicki: Hey, let’s do some flipping awesome science with Marc Seigel @DaretoChem. Marc: So I run a flipped classroom.

Guest Post - How streaming services can be used as a tool for education

Educational Technology Guy

And teachers are using video in unique ways today, whether to teleconference to multiple classrooms or to stream a nature documentary in science class. For example, because online content is accessible anywhere and anytime, it helps cut down on the academic impact of absences.

Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I called it “10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Classroom.” Their work is stored online, so they can access it from anywhere.” I called it “No Excuses: Anytime, Anywhere Access to Student Work (For You & Them!)”

3 investments colleges can make during COVID-19 to reduce risks for learners

The Christensen Institute

Examples include Minerva School’s flipped classroom, integrated curriculum, and active learning platform, and Western Governors University’s (WGU) restructuring of faculty roles, implementation of competency-based education, and an all-you-can-learn tuition model.

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. If a teacher is using Google Classroom, they need to use hyperdocs.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

The Hechinger Report

Unequal internet access is just the tip of the iceberg of a massive equity crisis facing U.S. About 17 percent of adults access the internet from home through a smartphone only. Then there are the companies offering free use of their products should crisis hit a school community.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s how it works: Sign up for a free version of Nepris (it comes with one live virtual session and access to hundreds of recorded sessions). Set up your class (optional, but this allows you to share out archived Nepris sessions with students, say, for a flipped classroom activity).

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS?

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers.

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Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

The Christensen Institute

In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Moreover, many see the classroom technology component of blended learning as prohibitively expensive and out-of-reach for schools with limited resources and which serve the neediest children. Kathryn Procope: The first thing that we tackle is the access issue. Often because of the socioeconomic “bucket,” for lack of a better word, that many of our students fall into, access to technology is a challenge.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

For those in the know, learning integration in the cloud isn’t just about using online cloud storage solutions here and there – it also involves the technical aspects of cloud computing such as learning platforms being offered as SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service), and the ability to access such platforms on any platform, and more importantly, 24/7 collaboration. Cloud classrooms will become the norm. Classrooms will finally become cloud-centric.

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AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.

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A growing number of vendors are offering AI-powered language-learning apps to companies and the general public ( Speexx , Busuu , Duolingo ) for hundreds of languages, but Ponddy’s products were developed specifically for secondary and university teachers of Mandarin.

How This Everyman Bootcamp Tackles the Impacts of Automation

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Ooi: Pre-COVID, the job market was so hot that, if you asked any employer or CEO what their biggest struggle was, the number one answer would be access to talent. Our learning is all project-based and flipped classroom, instead of lecture-based.

Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers and parents know all this and still, the Literacy Company reports that most teachers in classes of twenty+ students spend only five minutes a day reading, and 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine. 3 Classroom Management Apps You’ll Love.

Innovators Worth Watching: Minerva

The Christensen Institute

Minerva Schools at KGI , a degree program in collaboration with the Keck Graduate Institute, designed its curriculum so that all class time is entirely online, consisting of live, flipped classroom seminars, supplemented by location-based assignments in whichever city the cohort is based that semester. Disruptive innovations radically increase access.