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20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

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

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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. It’s helpful to leverage technology for these because most online tools will automatically grade and give data reports.

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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. That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

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. Below you will see the specific tools I provided during each session.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning. 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.

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Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here is Part 2 of his discussion on technology’s place in education: Part II Technology is Here to Stay: A Conversation with Teachers. In my previous post, I wrote about the permanency of technology in the instructional setting for educators. T4Edtech #edtech.

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric is author of the new book Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects and we give an overview of what you can do with Google tools. All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Overcoming in Covid19 Project Based Learning Students Technology Tool

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4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

With the help of technology, schools are able to maintain the channels of communication open and this was more so seen during online schooling. With tools such as Zoom, Skype, and Google Meet, teachers can organize virtual meetings to mimic face-to-face ones.

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 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. To identify effective digital learning tools, we have to know what kind of impact we are looking for. With so many different tools for a wide range of learners, the trick is to know it when we see it. To figure out if a learning tool is effective, ask these five questions: Who are the learners?

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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.

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 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 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.

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. Accessibility Tools with Google.

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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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. However, merely throwing tools at a class is not enough. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. 6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Blockchain Technology.

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How to ensure your edtech tools support equity goals

eSchool News

That sad reality had school districts scrambling to provide devices and broadband access to students when the pandemic originally closed schools. Edtech can’t prevent a student’s race or socioeconomic status from contributing to his or her academic success.

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. Technology designed to connect students to mentors, peers, and experts isn’t new. New year, new tech tools.

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. Below I’ve listed free design tools teachers and students can use to create digital graphics and publications. Web Tools for Creating Awesome Graphics.

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Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Adobe Spark : This flexible design tool lets teachers and students design everything from a web page to a social media post. The post Top Edtech Classroom Tools appeared first on edWeb.

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

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The technology I use in my classroom everyday? I’m showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now. Topics include: Tools I use in my classroom every day. The tools I use to communicate. ” Want to learn more about cool tools?

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Collaborative Discussion Tools. Flipgrid is a video response tool and app designed for schools.

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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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3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you miss the level of engagement and presence in your physical classes, then you will love using the three tools below. These tools allow multiple ways for all students to participate, are amazing assessment tools, and require no registration for students.

3 ways to build better edtech processes for teaching and learning

eSchool News

It quickly became apparent that reliable virtual learning tools were a must-have for teachers to be productive. However, classroom technology is only valuable if it builds a positive learning environment. Implementing new technology in schools can be complicated.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

There are many different types of digital assessment tools and apps that allow teachers to quickly see what their students understand in a variety of ways through exit and entrance tickets, quizzes, student response systems, peer feedback, self-evaluation, graphic organizers, polls, and games.

This amazing tech tool helps pupils, who are new to English, access learning

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , educational technology , ELT , English teachers , Google Translate , teaching , tech , translate , translation. education classroom technology edtech educational technology ELT English teachers Google Translate teaching tech translate translationGoogle Translate now works in real time! It has been an invaluable resource for pupils in my class, who have English as an additional language.

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

She shares her treasure chest of favorite edech tools for those with special needs. In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students. Accessibility tools. Why we should help students select tools and empower their own learning. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students.

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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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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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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.

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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