Powerful Edtech for Adult Learners: Three Product Demos

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Online YC Demo Day Includes A Byju’s Rival, Quiz Bowl App, Parenting Advice Platform

Edsurge

COVID-19 led to a more demure, online-only version of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s demo day event this week for its winter cohort. Users receive access to study groups and a question bank of tens of thousands of questions.

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Can ‘Equity-Based Pricing’ Make Edtech Products More Accessible?

Edsurge

He added that the disruption caused by the pandemic, “which disproportionately affects low-income learners and communities of color, combined with the increased demand for our product,” spurred his team to explore ways to make its product more affordable and accessible.

Video Demos: How Minorities in Tech Can Inspire Students to Follow

MindShift

The videos are short, usually under four minutes, and introduce basic concepts like GitHub and how to access it, variables, conditionals and looping. Marcus Robinson comes off as an earnest, competent guy in his explainer videos.

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Google Slides Has Easy Peasy Accessible Closed Captions

The Innovative Educator

Read this "how to" from Google or watch the demo below Closed captioning is helpful for many students when listening to presentations, but it wasn't always easy to provide. Until now. Closed captioning in Google Slides is easy peasy? Just select "Present" and select "captions." Have questions?

Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

Kathy Schrock

Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! Take a look at a quick screencast I made from the iPad running the Parallels Access Program. The Parallels Access solution has two components. There is an app you install on your iPad ( Parallels Access ) and it has a 14-day trial. There is then an agent you install on each of the computers you want to access from the iPad.

DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images

ProfHacker

Here at ProfHacker we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility of digital resources for all people , including people with disabilities. What are your favorite resources that help you make your materials accessible?

Quick Access Toolbar

Hansen's Link to Tech

In any Microsoft Office application, you''ll see on the very top of the screen a thin toolbar section called the Quick Access Toolbar. This demo video is done in Excel but you can do this same thing in any Office program.

Why Accessibility and Support are Important to Your K12 Archiving Solution

Gaggle Speaks

I’m amazed at how rarely accessibility and support are asked about when I talk to schools and districts interested in a K12 archiving solution. Accessibility. Access to an archive should be flexible based entirely on the needs of your organization and not a vendor’s limitations.

Access to a Digital Reading Tool Empowers Students to Discover and Enjoy eBooks

techlearning

Equity of access and the opportunity for deep personalization are founding principles of many 1:1 programs. Educators demo on how easy it is for students to discover their next great read.

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Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

Edsurge

Presenters at this week’s Demo Day include coding schools, a program to organize student loans and a startup that matches nascent developers with senior mentors to build projects for potential employers. Alumni can continue to access Microverse’s network of coaches and mentors, Camus says.

5 Key Factors To Consider When Looking For A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Ease Of Access. Make sure to ask for a demo account or a demonstration of both the student AND educator’s interface. Omega Notes collaboration college cost effective Ease Of Access ed-tech Engage Insights Interoperability Students university

Billions in federal financial aid is going to students who aren’t graduating

The Hechinger Report

Jessica Thompson, policy and research director, The Institute for College Access and Success. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionThe Old Manse, the centerpiece of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.

How to Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

Where to find activities, projects and lessons: The Science Demo Guy’s website has free STEM and Engineering Design Process posters and experiments to download and print.

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Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

The free resources from Vernier include the following: Experiment and Sample Data Library: Teachers can access more than 250 free experiments covering many subjects to distribute to students at home.

Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learn how to use the amazing Immersive Reader that makes learning accessible to all. Aperture also has a parent portal with additional resources families can access during this transition period.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. As you can see in the unboxing video when you go into the collection, you can assign specific apps to specific students and the collection will give them access accordingly.

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My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

User Generated Education

I think we are living in amazing times whereby we can access and view high quality videos for free! This inspiring talk covers his journey with disability, the importance of access and the role of technology for all learners.

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Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

Given that an increasing number of students have access to devices in their classrooms, thanks to 1:1 initiatives and mobile device carts, it is not necessary to send students to a lab, or separate space, for online learning.

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Smart Notebook in Telepractice

SpeechTechie

No need to re-invent the wheel, instead take a look at activities available on SMART Exchange , the free website (access w a free SMART account). For example, look at this activity created for National Pizza Day (see in quick-and-dirty demo below).

Canvas Integration launched!

PlagiarismCheck

Click on the similarity percentage to access report. To schedule a demo and get a trial account, please contact us at support@plagiarismcheck.org. The new year 2019 starts for us with an exciting event – Canvas integration !

Canvas Integration launched!

PlagiarismCheck

Click on the similarity percentage to access report. To schedule a demo and get a trial account, please contact us at support@plagiarismcheck.org. The new year 2019 starts for us with an exciting event – Canvas integration !

NameCoach

CSM Magazine

The audio gets embedded into a page and a user can access them all on one page at anytime. Below is a brief demo. NameCoach is a wonderful web service that educators are using to learn student's names and pronounce them correctly.

Extending the Classroom Walls During Virtual Learning Days in Indiana

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Access ThingLink from any device, 24/7. Click on the image below to request a demo. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the eRevolution Conference in Evansville, IN. I was invited by Tim Wilhelmus , via Twitter to " Bring ThingLink EDU to the teachers of Indiana!"

The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

People are starting to use these transcripts and I hope it helps those of you researching, wanting to quote the shows, or those with accessibility needs!

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WittyWe

Technology Tidbits

These animated lessons (5-10 min in length) are designed for El Ed kids through college and can be accessed on any device. Below is a demo video. WittyWe is a new site I just found out about from Monica Burn's amazing blog.

Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM Teachers and Students

eSchool News

The free resources from Vernier include the following: Experiment and Sample Data Library: Teachers can access more than 250 free experiments covering many subjects to distribute to students at home.

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Spiral

Technology Tidbits

Spiral is a suite of free collaborative classroom tools for 1:1 devices and can be accessed anywhere, anytime with just a browser and internet connection. Below is a demo. Spiral is a innovative suite of educational tools for the classroom. Below is a summary of their press release.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Whiteboards and/or flat-panel displays are strategically arranged on perimeter walls, so every student has good access and visibility. Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years.

Transforming Educator Practice through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Whether through Pinterest boards, YouTube lesson demos, or conversations with colleagues in the faculty lounge, I find myself and my fellow teachers increasingly turning to informal, unconventional methods to develop and hone our craft. The two I earned – Apply the Attributes of Standards-Based Professional Learning and Evaluate the Impact of Professional Learning – provided valuable resources and tools I could access before, during, and after my work.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

How do we bring school operators and community organizations together to attain critical mass and sustainable change in pursuit of equal access and opportunity for all students? See a prototype demo of the solution!

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7 Mindsets Launches New Teacher Portal to Manage SEL Content and Curriculum

techlearning

The portal makes the platform more accessible and adaptable, and provides an easier way for teachers to connect with their students. [ Educators who are interested in learning more can sign up for a demo here.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

Analytics Powered by Relay customers will have access to CDW-G’s educational strategist team, which can provide an initial technology assessment, as well as ongoing coaching to drive innovation through data-based decision making.

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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

According to findings from the left-leaning public policy organization Demos, the median white adult who attended college has 7.2 Theoretically, students have access to low-interest funding in the form of student financial aid, but that’s only worth the paper the college degree is printed on.

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

Edsurge

Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices.