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. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

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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. Matter of fact many of the technology […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students. Accessible gaming.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. ” All Grades All Subjects Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Innovation STEM Students

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

The overreaching goal for each session was to support instructional strategies aligned to rigor & relevance and the 6 C's with a focus on the purposeful use of technology. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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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. None require any technology!

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use.

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? Technology, Knowledge and Learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(2), 1-3. Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues?

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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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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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.

Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

With all the promise that educational technology holds, several pitfalls are always on the minds of educators. The top two issues that commonly come up in my talks with educators are the technology (Internet, hardware, devices, apps) not working or off-task behavior on the part of students.

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Technology has transformed the world. In the realm of education, devices and e-learning technologies enable students with special needs to take greater ownership of their learning experience. Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice.

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. To teach when surrounded by technological innovation, it is more necessary than ever to understand what life is doing in order to enhance it to survive among machines and even compete with machines. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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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. There are a number of organizations emerging to tackle these shortages by using technology to expand students’ access to adult supports in ways never before possible.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. Unsurprisingly, technology is also impacting the world of education. As always, education is changing.

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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. Related content: How edtech can humanize learning. “A

The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

One of the keys to success for any effective distance learning program is taking into account students’ personal circumstances, such as their home life, home resources, and access to technology.

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Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

5 Edtech tools to try out this year. When I look to use technology in my classroom, I always start with the purpose behind it. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? The post 5 Edtech tools to try out this year appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Digital Promise

The goal of Digital Promise’s Marketplace Research work has been to create smarter supply and smarter demand in the education technology (edtech) marketplace. We have consistently heard from educators that they are wary of claims made by edtech product developers.

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Keeping parents in the loop with edtech

Neo LMS

Using edtech can help teachers access tests, set objectives, and create lesson plans for students. Technology isn’t just helpful for teachers, though. Technology in a school can play a significant role to keep parents up to date and informed about their children’s education.

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How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. The body of research on how people learn is full of tips that edtech developers can use to make learning more effective.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Technology has become so pervasive in our lives that we have grown reticent to question its value when its use may not support evidence-based practices. Taking a more critical look at edtech.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

To answer this question, schools need to take into account the various challenges that parents face, including busy schedules, struggles to keep up with new technology, or even speaking a different language than the main language of instruction. Accessibility.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset? Educators need to be consistent with the messages they send and incorporate a growth mindset in what they do, including technology — or especially in the way they use technology to teach. Technology loves the growth mindset.

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Supporting English Language Learners with Technology

Where Learning Clicks

As the number of ELLs increases, so too does the need for supporting them especially during a closure, so find out how education technology can help. The post Supporting English Language Learners with Technology appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Digital Promise

“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. Edtech has the potential to create powerful learning environments that meet each unique learners’ needs and to foster highly motivated and engaged learners.

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students. Accessibility tools. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students.

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Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Reach all learners with Google’s accessibility tools on ep.

Striking a balance: SEL skills and access to relationships

The Christensen Institute

In turn, we risk leaving out a critical ingredient: not just students’ ability to interact and develop as social creatures, but also young people’s access to relationships and networks in the first place. Slim but troubling data suggests that access to relationships is not altogether equal.