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. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters. Visit the Edtech Pilot Framework to learn more about the edtech marketplace.

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

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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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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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4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

Schools have recognized the benefits of nurturing a partnership with students’ families and are constantly looking for tech solutions to support their cause, such as: Video conferencing tools. Read more: Keeping parents in the loop with edtech.

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. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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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 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 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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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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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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Guest post: Digital Tools For The Timid

EdTech4Beginners

With these 2 simple apps, you will look like a pro even if it is your first time using digital tools. As professionals teaching in the information age, it is our responsibility to learn to use tools and apps to promote communication, collaboration and critical thinking in the classroom. Believe it or not, using tools to create your own materials will save you time. Students will receive a link to access the quiz and view the deadline you assigned.

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. However, merely throwing tools at a class is not enough. Before devices in the classroom became commonplace, students would often be afforded different specialized tools based on their needs and their IEP.

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.

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.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Turning the process into a game by means of different tools makes students to: Be actively involved in the process. 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. Hi there, my name is Roman Zhidkov, a happy contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher.

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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. 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? Productivity Tools. Cool Classroom Tools.

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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. Technology isn’t the only tool we can use to create equitable learning environments, but there are a few ways it can assist in that mission. Students can access learning materials outside of school. Students and educators have more tools to create a learning environment that fosters personalized learning.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

It is critical to get kids so immersed in their learning that they don’t think about surfing the web aimlessly, texting their friends, or accessing social media. Mitigating edtech related issues rests on authentically engaging as many learners as possible.

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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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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.

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.

How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

This is how e-learning technology tools improve the special education sector when educators integrate them into the classroom. Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Read more: 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion.

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5 digital tools for school libraries

eSchool News

School libraries have evolved from strict, quiet, hush-hush rooms to more interactive spaces with flexible seating, readily-available edtech tools, and educators on hand to help with research, critical resource evaluation, makerspaces.

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.

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

Digital Promise

Many educators are asking, “How do I find the tools that we can leverage to achieve our vision for the 2021-22 school year?”. Education Stabilization funding can be used to purchase edtech that supports leaders’ vision for their learners and educators.

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