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. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

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Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

A while ago, I published an e-book, “An Educator’s Guide to Podcasting Beyond the Classroom”, and it’s been really successful–it’s been downloaded over 1,000 times already! ??However, The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. Mind, Brain and Education, 7(3), 152-158.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. What does accessibility mean?

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Chromebook Accessibility Features

EdTechTeacher

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. Watch these videos and explore some of the features that can be set so that all students gain curriculum access. Chromebook Accessibility Settings. Chromebook Accessibility – YouTube Series.

How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

I haven’t written much about IoT (the Internet of Things–see the end of this article for more resources on IoT) and education. Thank you, Jane, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, for writing a quick overview of that topic’s intersection with education. .

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

How Internet Access Can Help Your ESL Students

Kajeet

According to Education Week , there are an estimated five million English-language learners in America’s public school system.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education. Read more: How AI is changing special education. Some Individualized Education Program (IEP) modifications can be provided through the use of a device. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

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. This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

Do You Know Which Websites Your Students Access?

Kajeet

Here’s another scenario: Students take their devices home and you hope they use this device for educational purposes only. Okay, last scenario: In your 1:1 school district, there are students without Internet access at home. Is your school or school district budget being spent wisely?

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

Students who haven’t had access to technology since mid-March could face significant problems, said Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, a nonprofit that works for innovation in schools. “If If we can’t get every student access, that’s going to exacerbate the gaps even more.”

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

Yet as this crisis has demonstrated, millions of children live in homes without reliable access to an internet-connected laptop or tablet that can be used for schoolwork. Future federal stimulus bills should include dedicated funding for education technology. Education Blog

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

As educators we understand that students have a wide range of abilities and disabilities that we must take into account when we teach. For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. is accessibility. accessibility

Google Accessibility Features and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Last month, I posted an article about some of Google Chrome''s accessibility features and resources. Google has a great site with resources about all of the accessibility features in all of their products. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Make your Google Docs more accessible

eSchool News

As educators, there are many things we can do to make our Google Docs more accessible to our students. Check out the best practices below to create documents that will be more readable and accessible for everyone, including your students.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”. These providers tend to have less formal education, according to the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

OPINION: College in a pandemic is tough enough — without reliable broadband access, it’s nearly impossible

The Hechinger Report

Sadly, though, the reality is that millions of Americans — in rural and urban areas alike, and including many underrepresented minorities — lack the reliable broadband connections needed to access postsecondary and K-12 education in a nation that remains in partial lockdown.

Free Access to Social Studies and Science Curriculum

eSchool News

Educational publisher TCI is offering free digital access to its platform for learning social studies and science to qualified schools and teachers until the end of the school year.

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Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

Benchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators. The library includes books both in English and Spanish for grades K-6 and is accessible to users using nearly any device with internet access. Apply for access at Benchmark Education. Coronavirus Update books device eBook eBooks Education educators English free grades interest internet internet access IT libraries library

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Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

This is the most diverse school that I’ve ever been a part of in my 15 years in education,” says school principal Luke Bauer. “We They also embraced a nontraditional educational model. Yet support for these schools within the education department has been lukewarm.

CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K?12 Education

EdTech Magazine

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. . At CoSN2020, Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

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Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Ed Tech ed tech ed tech news education technology future of ed tech

CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K?12 Education

EdTech Magazine

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. . At CoSN2020, Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. . Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Croix River Education District.

CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. . Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.