An Expanded Definition of Student Success

Digital Promise

Erin Mote and Eric Tucker lead Brooklyn Lab Schools , a group of charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, and are focused on building systems that support an expanded definition of student success. To help accomplish their vision – that every students get not just to but through college – Brooklyn Lab leverages Cortex, a digital learning platform where student data and work can be accessed by students, teachers, parents, and administrators alike.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1


EdTech definitions every teacher should know. Best Online Definition – WikiPedia : “Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are ‘augmented’ by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.”. The post EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1 appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Your definition of quality isn’t mine: Why school districts don’t always choose curriculum that ‘experts’ think is best

The Christensen Institute

It’s just that their definition of quality—and therefore what the appropriate evidence may be to figure out whether something meets that standard—is sometimes different from those on the “rigorous curriculum bandwagon” (and yes, I confess—I’m a card carrying member).

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New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many

The Hechinger Report

It is completely infeasible to think that families can dedicate even half to three quarters of their income to put their kid through college,” never mind their entire incomes or more, said Debbie Cochrane, vice president of The Institute for College Access and Success, which tracks the debt to which many students turn to fill the gap. The post New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Definitions of Vpn Android


Android VPN happens helpful just in the event you should access sites that are blocked in US or another state. Setting up VPN on Android definitely seems to be a great notion. The post Definitions of Vpn Android appeared first on EdTechTeam. The Way to Get Started with Vpn Android? With Amahi, however, you will need to fit in the program to look after web sites. The app is simple to make use of. The Android program isn’t difficult to use.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion


4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. Assistive technology, by definition, relates to any equipment that supports a child with a disability and increase or maintain their functioning in different settings. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Education Technology Duality: Nouns, Verbs, and “Everything Just Works”

More Verbs

I write a lot about a learning-focused approach to education technology, including a Learning Technology Framework , an exploration of whether we are talking learning or talking technology , or imploring education technology leaders to focus on learning.

A New Definition For Equity In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

A New Definition For Equity In Education. Each word has its own nuance, but one characteristic they share in common is access—a level, shared area with open pathways that are equidistant to mutually agreed-upon currencies. When discussing equity, there are so many convenient handles–race, gender, language, poverty, access to technology, but there may be a larger view that we’re missing when we do so. As for a definition for equity in education?

How to create accessible e-learning design


In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. If you pay attention to accessibility principles when designing online courses, healthy students won’t even notice it, while this could mean the world to someone living with a physical disability.

How Ibram X Kendi’s Definition of Antiracism Applies to Schools


Even the definition of intelligence, and the tests and assumptions based upon that definition, exist within a racialized context. Americans of all backgrounds are increasingly aware of how race affects every part of life in this country.

The Case for Expanding the Definition of 'Personalization' to Meet the Needs of the Whole Child


Technology plays a critical role in this process; not just in how students experience learning, but also in how educators access and use tools and information to leverage and enrich the time they have with their students. This definition is a reflection of what great educators have always done. Decades of research on child and adolescent development has shed powerful light on how we can best support student development.

Millions of Students With Home Internet Access Still Can’t Get Online


Though about 12 million students in this country still lack any internet access at all—a problem cast into relief during the pandemic—there is good news: That number is steadily shrinking. But there are many, many, many more kids who, if we’re just focused on ‘access,’ we’re ignoring.

New Accessibility Features for Students and Teachers Using Chromebooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After the new Google Meet updates, Google introduced new features in Chromebooks, ones that will definitely enhance the overall usability and accessibility of the device. Starting with the more

A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit). When students are web literate, information becomes more accessible, and learning becomes more dynamic. If Internet access is scarce, it shouldn’t be a hindrance. Maker Party has lo-fi activities, too, so those without easy access to the Web can still learn basic Web principles. The post A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit) appeared first on TeachThought.

Stop! Why the mis-definition of student equity needs to end

eSchool News

Educators noted that equity in education is not the same as equality–students should have equal access to high-quality teachers and learning resources, but equality means each student has the same support necessary to achieve success. “Equity doesn’t mean the same for everyone; it means that everyone gets what they need.” ” These wise words, from a Florida elementary school principal, get to the core of a new look at barriers to equity in education.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

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. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

What Is An Asynchronous Learning Community?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Not all asynchronous learning is the same and new trends emerge as new technology emerges–and more importantly, our collective definitions and vision for what learning is and might be change with them. If these distinctions confuse you, maybe stick with the above definition for now.

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The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

The theory of disruptive innovation describes two innovation strategies: sustaining innovation , which in higher education represents improvements to existing programs targeted at existing students, and disruptive innovation , which creates cheaper, simpler, more accessible products and services to reach those at the low end of the market. By definition, disruption occurs at the low end of the market.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. A surprising number of families still don’t have computers or access to the internet at home. I worked with a family that had no access to e-mail at home because the only internet available in their area was dial up.

Unspalsh- Access Tons of Copyright Free Photos to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

I am definitely adding it to this of the best free photo moreUnsplash is a great source of free high resolution images that you and your students can use in various school projects and art works.

Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

Iterating Toward Openness

Via Stephen Downes yesterday, here’s an article about how to use Tor with Sci-Hub in order to privately and securely read research articles you don’t have legal permission to access. Probably from the budgets of libraries across the country that are already paying outrageous fees to lease temporary access to intentionally crippled digital versions of research articles. Terrible ideas and brilliant ones can be surprisingly difficult to tell apart.

Teachers at ISTE Share Their Definitions of Personalized Learning.and They’re All Different


Instead of students learning 55 minutes five days a week, it’s going to open up to 24 hours, seven-days-a-week access to information and hopefully in a faster pace. Personalized learning is definitely a new way to incorporate the objectives and standards of the subject that you are teaching. Perhaps it was the soft jazz playing in the background, or the tranquil turquoise blue accenting all the signage.

What Is Project-Based Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Project-Based Learning. These projects highlight the process of learning itself by offering authentic, inquiry-based activities for learners to access content, share ideas, and revisit their own thinking. Learning Definitions Fundamentals Project-Based Learning

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall


It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. One of the problems of Green Open Access is that if you go to the subscription journal site, you won’t be able to see if there are open access versions of the article available. However, open access versions might exist on authors’ own websites, or institutional and subject respositories. What do you do to find open access articles?

Buncee: Versatility and Accessibility for Remote Learning


During this uncertain time, we need to turn to online educational tools that offer us versatility, ease of use, and accessibility for all students. The list below features lesson/activity ideas for both teachers AND students: Review vocabulary and definitions.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)

Educator Innovator

When students are web literate, information becomes more accessible, and learning becomes more dynamic. Chris Lawrence, VP of Learning at Mozilla, discusses why web literacy should be added as “the fourth R” to the three cornerstones of education—reading, writing, and arithmetic—to prepare learners with the skills necessary for the digital world. “In the 21st century, web literacy unlocks the same opportunities as reading and writing.

How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. We spoke with her about the challenges and triumphs she’s seen in advocating for broadband access across the state for the second installment in our new Broadband Leaders series. . How have you seen the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative impact digital learning and broadband access in the state?

How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat


Can proactive instructional design eliminate barriers to access for learners? Will artificial intelligence play a role in improving accessibility? On Tuesday, May 8 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? As we often do at #DLNchat , we started with a definition of terms. Universal design is a framework of principles to achieve accessibility for the greatest number of learners.”

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MLTI Fall 2016 Update Notes

More Verbs

This learning focus is supported by critical pillars including learner-focused access, professional development, and leadership. Definition of Success and Measure Focus on the Learning Leadership Learning Thru Tech Team - MDOE Living More Verbs Maine Learning Technology Framework MLTI UpdateHere are notes and useful links related to the DOE MLTI Update for Fall 2016. New Staff Members.

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TEACHER VOICE: ‘With 85 percent of our students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, a major concern in our district has been a lack of access to technology and the internet’

The Hechinger Report

With 85 percent of our students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, a major concern in our district has been a lack of access to technology and the internet, so our city spent $25 million to provide devices and hotspots to families.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

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. It's also crucial that when you introduce a new digital learning tool into your classroom, you make sure it will be accessible to your students. The definition of "easy" will depend on the target age. Can the learner access the content in various ways?

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10 Ways to Re-Imagine the Classroom: 4. Our Definition of the Classroom

The Playground Advocate

4- We can transform our definition of the classroom from “Set in Time and Space” to “Anywhere, Anytime.” Here are just a few photos from her class: Finally, we also need to change our own definitions of the classroom to include the world beyond our doors. Access to the Internet and tools like Twitter, Skype and Google+ should mean that we begin with the assumption that we can learn globally and that no resource is beyond our borders. Image: nuchylee /

OPINION: Too many young men are missing from college campuses like mine

The Hechinger Report

After all, men continue to earn more than women for the same work and have more access to the top jobs. And visibly working hard in school does not conform to our cultural definitions of masculinity, which instead define coolness for boys more in terms of athletic prowess.

How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable


Whatever the fate of online learning, the past months have exposed some glaring disparities in access to education and technology, while families with children who have disabilities and special needs experienced significant challenges even when technology was available.

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