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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What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. What is digital accessibility, and why is it so crucial in schools and other academic environments? What is Digital Accessibility? .

#EdTech Tools for #Feedback & Relationships, featured in @GOAlearning | @kamiapp #accessibility

techieMusings

Here’s the first article in a two-part series sharing how edtech tools like Kami can help us give more compassionate, empowering feedback. As a big fan of Global Online Academy , it was an honor to contribute to its Shifts in Practice series.

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 best practices

eSchool News

Heroes at Work: Navajo Prep goes all-in on internet access during pandemic learning. In this episode of Innovations in Education , sponsored by Galaxy Next Generation, host Kevin Hogan explores: AI education is critical for an equitable tomorrow Are you tackling the durable skills challenge?

#EdTech Tools for Clear #Communication, #Accessibility, #Collaboration, & Peer to Peer Learning featured in @GOAlearning | @justmotehq #googleedu

techieMusings

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I had a chance to publish an article on Global Online Academy ‘s Insight blog as part of their Shifts in Practice series. If you missed part one , it focused on using Kami to give students more compassionate, empowering feedback.

Capstone Interactive eBook Platform Relaunches With Enhanced Accessibility for Children

eSchool News

August 17, 2022 – Capstone, an innovative learning company merging children’s content with easy-to-use edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries, and home, announces substantial enhancements to its Capstone Interactive eBooks platform. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.

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How edtech is embedded in Society 5.0

eSchool News

But in this transition, we also learned something vital: Edtech learning helps to level the playing field for those who are unable to join regular classes due to location, illness, or financial constraints.

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The Role of EdTech in Bridging Talent Shortages

EdTech4Beginners

The US faces an alarming talent shortage, and educational technology (EdTech) could be one of the solutions that could reverse the trend. Fortunately, employers can leverage accessible solutions, such as EdTech. These technologies can mitigate the talent shortage through the following means: Increases the accessibility of education. Various industries can access bigger talent pools, especially if educational programs are more inclusive.

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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.

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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Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

How can edtech shift from a focus on district administrators and classroom educators to better understand families’ needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Provide Transparency About Edtech Products. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

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.

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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A holistic approach to security: Trusted Access

Jamf on EdTech

Because these are all from the same vendor, powered by the same platform, and designed to work together, we can achieve an amazing outcome: Trusted Access Jamf is uniquely positioned by offering solutions for device management, identity integration workflows and endpoint security.

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.

Using edtech to personalize education for all students

Neo LMS

Education technologies — or edtech — got a huge boost from a nice-to-have to a must-have. As nations worldwide make progress in keeping the health threat under control, educators look for ways to make the most of edtech in their classrooms. Enter edtech.

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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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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.

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.

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 [.].

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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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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CoSN2022: Technology Supports Accessible and Inclusive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Having devices only furthers education when students can access learning. Getting technology into the hands of all K–12 students was the first step. With a focus on closing the digital divide, school districts are now working toward making the provided technology equitable.

Navigating Education Podcast | Learner Accessibility with Stacey Roshan @MattRhoads1990

techieMusings

I had the opportunity to join Dr. Matt Rhoads on his podcast, Navigating Education for a fantastic discussion focused in on edtech tools for accessibility for all learners. Tune in to hear us talk about: My journey in edtech to make learning accessible to all students.

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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How edtech supports teacher work-life balance and wellbeing

Neo LMS

Why edtech is needed for teacher work-life balance and wellbeing. One of these changes is edtech. Here are just a few reasons why edtech helps teachers find some balance in their lives: . Read more: How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning.

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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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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. EdTech that pretests for Lexile level then offers a range of books and monitors page progress has the ability to pinpoint possibly misunderstood material using such algorithms. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Why E-rate is critical for school technology access

eSchool News

Every year, schools and libraries have access to billions of dollars of funding through the FCC’s E-rate program. With E-rate, schools and libraries serving K-12 students can ensure that students have access to the most reliable and most useful technologies on the market.

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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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.

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

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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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.

3 tips to balance the back-to-analog edtech transition

eSchool News

During the “emergency teaching” era of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital resources and edtech tools were used by educators worldwide in an effort to maintain students’ continuity of learning. This push back to analog forces district leaders to view edtech through a new, more critical lens.

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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Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility

Cool Cat Teacher

Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility 00;00;00;04 – 00;00;07;19 John Davis This is the Ten Minute Teacher Podcast with your host Vicki Davis. Extended Episode number 780 – Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility. I'm access to what you are trying to to give them.

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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