A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. With a pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate, approach to instructional design, educators can begin to support and enhance lessons with an array of tools. Sites like Common Sense Education and edshelf make it easy to find the right alignment to the right instructional strategy.

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with their mobile devices by pairing or grouping them to problem-solve and create. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) and the bookmarks below for pair work activities with mobile devices.

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LenelS2 Announces BlueDiamond Mobile-Ready Readers

eSchool News

LenelS2 today announced a new line of BlueDiamond TM mobile-ready readers. The new multi-technology readers are cost-effective, designed to provide simultaneous support for a wide range of physical credentials and can be seamlessly upgraded to support BlueDiamond mobile credentials.

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. The success of mobile learning relies on proper planning, reflection, and evaluation to improve. What will you do if students forget their devices, don’t have them, or have no access to WiFi outside of school? What will be done to educate parents?

Why students’ ability to mobilize relationships is an essential back-to-classroom competency

The Christensen Institute

To ensure students like Maria are equitably supported for success, her ability to mobilize relationships in service of her needs is essential. . Early innovators are recognizing that access to relationships and skills to reach out to adults must go hand-in-hand. Education Blog

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.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts. The efficacy of mobile devices for education has been hotly debated from classrooms to Congress. Mobile Devices Encourage Further Classroom Equity.

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. . Even though 86% of universities currently educate students with disabilities, only 24% of the schools say that they offer those students assistance “to a major extent.”

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Hypothetically, effective mobile learning can empower learners by enabling them to better assess and select relevant information, redefine their goals, and reconsider their understanding of concepts within a shifting and growing frame of reference (the information context).” — Marguerite L. A model for framing mobile learning.

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. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

Economic Mobility Pathways in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

It wasn’t until a group of local leaders from across education, business, nonprofit, government, and philanthropic communities came together to identify challenges and collectively design solutions that real pathways toward income mobility began to emerge for the area’s adult learners.

Mobile Learning: Making the Digital Promise Real

Digital Promise

The market for mobile education technology is vast and, more important, mostly untapped. But for the “digital promise” of new learning technologies to be made real for those in need of basic skills, mobile instruction must be designed for their real lives and learning needs. The Promise of Mobile. Mobile learning is also effective at reaching and teaching some of society’s hardest to serve. Working Together Toward Mobile Solutions.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership.

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. As classrooms and digital spaces become more ubiquitous educators must understand how the content they create and put in these online spaces must be made accessible for all. is accessibility. accessibility

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. Access. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e., With mobility comes diversity.

Announcing the Kajeet Connect Suite: Reliable Internet Access Moves onto K-12 Campuses

Kajeet

Kajeet has historically focused on closing the Homework Gap outside the classroom, but digital equity begins in school with reliable, safe Internet access. Kajeet is excited to announce a new suite of products, Kajeet Connect, bringing our Education Broadband™ expertise onto school grounds. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. Over the course of three days, meeting attendees collaborated in working groups on topics like competency-based education, personalized learning, and maker research. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, stressed that equity ”is not just about access.

OPINION: The biggest danger to U.S. higher education? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains in access for first-generation and minority students

The Hechinger Report

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic poses many dangers to American higher education. If you look at data from the National Center for Education Statistics, you can see steady gains made between 2000 and 2018. But the benefits of a higher education are not simply economic.

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

Trox Launches New SHIELD Protection Program for Chromebooks and Other Mobile Devices

eSchool News

Trox , a leading North American provider of education technology and collaboration solutions, today announced the launch of its new proprietary Trox SHIELD SM Protection Program for Chromebooks and other mobile devices.

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.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

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.

SDI, Inc. Launches Mobile App for PPE-As-a-Service to Simplify Procurement for Schools

eSchool News

In light of President Biden’s executive order supporting the reopening of schools and early childhood education providers, SDI, Inc. , Real-time access. Users receive access to a catalog of PPE and other essential materials that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Citrix Mobile Workspaces for Education

eSchool News

Mobile students need mobile workspaces with on-demand, secure access to the apps, data and services they require, expanding beyond traditional methods to promote independent and exploratory learning – without compromising security or compliance. To learn how to deliver personalized, mobile workspaces to students, faculty and staff, download the whitepaper.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

The purpose of this post is to provide the information educators inquire about most often when visiting our school (in person or from afar). Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book!

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area. When funds were earmarked for school wi-fi, we wanted to harness the Internet to provide a world-class education for every student in this district. Our initiative to address digital equity issues began with the rollout of Kajeet SmartSpots for students who needed home Internet access.

Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

Edsurge

More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education. Department of Education.

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

Keeping up with this ideology, Indian education system has also spread its periphery, in order to accommodate widespread technology. Students often show more interest in learning from mobile phones, palmtops, tablets and personal digital assistants. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor learning environment, mobile devices have become a prominent learning tool. Mobile learning brings both quantitative and qualitative difference to the education system.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

GEAR UP NC VR is a mobile app that places the college tour experience in the palm of a student's hand. A college tour plus information from campus life to applications (Image credit: Courtney Staton) Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a national initiative to provide resources to students in disadvantaged communities and propel them into postsecondary education. Building a mobile app takes time.

Travel Series Travel and Physical Access

N2Y

Welcome to part three of our travel series, where we will cover a variety of topics on travel and access that will better prepare you for traveling with children with special needs. Travel and Medical Access. Travel and Communication Access.

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments. One way to increase the accessibility of classrooms is to remove any unnecessary distractions. This doesn’t mean classroom walls have to be bare, of course, but educators should be mindful of the overall effect. . Classrooms filled with rows of desks can be difficult to navigate for students with mobility issues, and they can impede collaboration. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:38.

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. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

How to Create Immersive Learning Experiences on Mobile Devices

EdTech Magazine

They can help educators provide a hands-on approach to learning , accommodate students’ diverse needs and promote a sense of curiosity and wonder. “In For many schools, these mobile device–based solutions are a cost-effective option for providing similar immersive experiences