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. Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters. Visit the Edtech Pilot Framework to learn more about the edtech marketplace.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerA one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students.

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Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

Digital Promise

How might districts find edtech to support learning? Districts will have access to the nearly $190 billion which the U.S. The post Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Center & Empower Educator Voice in Edtech Market: A Collaborative Vision

Digital Promise

Let’s center educator voice in the design and selection of edtech tools. More than ever, the edtech industry needs to respond to the ever-changing needs of educators and learners.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described. Increasingly, policymakers are suggesting or outright requiring that EdTech products support UDL requirements.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

Despite claims that technology is negatively affecting learning schedules, edtech is a valuable tool for students. That’s because edtech solutions, advanced research, practical assessments, and improved communication give them maximum control over their learning.

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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.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

” All Grades All Subjects Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Innovation STEM StudentsRachael 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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Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Integrating and adopting these 6 edtech technologies will not only make the learning more engaging, interactive, accessible, and effective but reduce the workload for the educators by automating a lot of tasks like grading and verification.

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Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

Omega Notes

A major solution that educational institutions are looking towards to help college students overcome the affordability gap is edtech and digital resources. The most important finding was that the eTextbook’s cost, accessibility, light weight, and keyword search functions were the features that students found most appealing when using the eTextbook compared to a normal physical textbook. The post Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech appeared first on Omega Notes.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

Read more: Keeping parents in the loop with edtech. 4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication. Seesaw keeps parents in the loop with permanent access to students’ digital portfolios where they document their learning.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

Edtech is expanding access to learning–here’s how

eSchool News

A majority of educators (79 percent) and 86 percent of parents in a survey say edtech including laptops, video content, and STEM products, is becoming a crucial part of classroom education at every level. The new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) survey includes responses from parents and educators of children in preschool through 12th grade, gauging their views on the use of edtech in classrooms. Related content: How edtech can humanize learning. “A

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

However, there are many tools that are out there that can be helpful, especially if the teacher and students have access to technology. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student.

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How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

10 #RemoteLearning Ideas.No #Edtech Required

The Web20Classroom

Instead of focusing on the Edtech tools and ways to keep learning going (which is a valiant effort) let's instead look at the (perhaps more important) non-edtech ways to encourage learning and creativity during these times of isolation. Remote Learning.

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SEL at Scale: How Edtech Can Support Meaningful Social and Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

Here is where the reach, flexibility, and familiarity of educational technology (edtech) can be leveraged. Among the many potential benefits of edtech use in SEL is cultivating students’ agency in their own learning experiences.

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Families in Search of Edtech Tools: Start Here

Digital Promise

Remote learning is no longer a remote possibility: The number of edtech tools accessed is nearly 90 percent higher since school closures due to the onset of COVID-19, according to a recently published analysis by LearnPlatform. Helping Parents and Caregivers Select Edtech.

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How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning. There are myriads of things to consider, from hardware and software to PD for teachers regarding its use in the classroom to ensuring students have equal access to it.

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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Edtech that connects can boost whole child supports

The Christensen Institute

This summer, schools are being bombarded with edtech solutions promising accelerated learning or better online environments than Zoom sessions of the year past. Second, edtech that connects can grow students’ acquaintanceship networks in order to expand their professional horizons and options.

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passPORTS Continues to Deliver Virtual Access to CA Parks for K12 Students

CUE

The passPORTS project is making great strides in providing students with access to California State Parks through a blended access approach. The post passPORTS Continues to Deliver Virtual Access to CA Parks for K12 Students appeared first on CUE, Inc.

8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education

Neo LMS

That being said, given the practical aspect of these schools, there are bigger questions to ask about the role of edtech in vocational education. What can edtech do for students who wish to work more physically demanding jobs? . 8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education.

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Artificial Intelligence in EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech is an area where the use of AI has flown largely under the radar thus far but has the potential to reimagine the student/teacher relationship and improve student outcomes across the board. Salak has developed insights and predictions for the future of AI in EdTech and would be happy to share them. Each student can gain access to information that helps them along their unique path of their learning curve. AI artificial intelligence edtech

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Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not.

Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today we take a dive into digital equity and the issues we should all consider — and it is not just those with poverty who may not have access. EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Administrators All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education IT Coaches and Directors Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers TechnologyNicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R.

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Read more: 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues. Edtech allows students to pace their work. Edtech expands access to specialty services.

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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Three Ideas to Find Edtech that Will Transform the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Education Stabilization funding can be used to purchase edtech that supports leaders’ vision for their learners and educators. Look for intentionally designed edtech tools that are likely to support meaningful learning.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

5 Edtech tools to try out this year. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? videos, and other resources that I wanted to have access to quickly, to being a powerful tool for student learning.

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What does an edtech coordinator do?

Neo LMS

One of those jobs is education technology (edtech) coordinator, a title that might not be the same in all schools and countries, but comes with similar tasks and responsibilities. What does an edtech coordinator do? Read more: 6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy.

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