How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. 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. 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.

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.

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Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies Launch New Partnership Supporting Equity of Access in Education

eSchool News

Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies, Inc. When planning this initiative, Keysight sought to strengthen equity of access in education with modern digital resources. Keysight Technologies is proud to partner with Discovery Education on this exciting new initiative.

How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. Ready or not, digital transformation has come to education. That’s a phrase that gets thrown a lot in education.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Even before the global pandemic pushed many colleges and universities to teach students remotely, online learning had become an increasingly important part of higher education. Debate about the fairness of online learning tends to revolve around technology access.

Educational Technology & Accessibility in the Age of COVID

EmergingEdTech

Image Source: Unsplash This year has been a year of change, and that’s putting it lightly. It’s been a year of change, especially for children who are in school. Some of these children are used to. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Education Technology Duality: Nouns, Verbs, and “Everything Just Works”

More Verbs

I write a lot about a learning-focused approach to education technology, including a Learning Technology Framework , an exploration of whether we are talking learning or talking technology , or imploring education technology leaders to focus on learning.

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. In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. Educators Global

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.

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 obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. Model technology use.

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. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

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. She speaks and writes about the future of education and helps educators rethink the learning spaces of today. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher and hailing from a family of educators, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience.

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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. We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

The Promise of Education Technology: Effective Feedback. Education technology empowers teachers to help students on an individual basis. With the right technology, instructors deliver timely, effective feedback with the power to achieve greater learning. While it may seem like a simple concept, delivering effective feedback can be difficult for even the most dedicated educators. How to Improve Feedback with Educational Technology.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. “Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time. In that regard, from interactive whiteboards to front-facing projectors, the digital transformation in the education sector has yielded its own technological industry - EdTech. This is where the digital transformation of the education sector comes into play.

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.”

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. Locating the accessibility features. Join Rosey at the upcoming EdTechTeacher Innovation in Education event in Woodstock, Vermont April 3rd-4th.

CoSN2021: Technology in the Classroom Promotes Equity in Education

EdTech Magazine

The need for digital and technological equity became clearer than ever following 2020’s shift to remote and hybrid instruction. A year later, schools across the country are still struggling to bridge the gaps.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

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. 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.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible

CUE

Finding technology online is easy, but where can teachers get opportunities to try the technology out first hand? The STEAMpunk Playground provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers to get hands-on experience with the technology they have only read about. At this event, teachers will have access to some of the best education technology has to offer. The post STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible appeared first on CUE Blog.

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. When COVID-19 pushed schools to go remote, educators and students became more reliant on technology than ever before.

How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an interesting piece from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, on the explosion of wearable technology and its place in the education ecosystem: How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities. As of 2015, 94% of K-12 students had a computer in their home, with 61% of the same demographic having internet access as well. Education doesn’t stop outside of the classroom. Immersing in Education.

Education technology and the future of Higher Ed leadership

Neo LMS

Education is a constantly evolving sphere, but the introduction and integration of technology have changed it forever. Learning” now takes on a different meaning, with technology redefining who can learn, who can teach, and how each can do it differently.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

One of the things I do in my role as a K-12 Education Strategist is work on resources for schools to use. I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access.

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

The Hechinger Report

After schools switched from physical instruction to remote learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, districts and state leaders assured families they would get devices for students and the technology resources needed to do schoolwork at home.

How to Access Version History in Jamboard

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Access Version History in Jamboard appeared first on Shake Up Learning. You can now access the version history in Jamboard and see exactly what your students contributed and WHEN! How to Access Version History in Jamboard. Access ALL the Google Quick Tips Here!

How Coaches Help Teachers Overcome Fears of Technology

Digital Promise

We know technology can be a transformational tool for improving student achievement and engagement, and for driving school innovation. Trying something new can be intimidating, especially when teachers are concerned about how to salvage a lesson if use of a new technology tool fails.

Teaching students financial literacy with education technology

Neo LMS

Fortunately, education technology makes it easier for both teachers and parents to teach financial literacy and better prepare students for the financial responsibilities of adult life. And it’s all because financial technology — including programs like Mint , Tiller custom spreadsheets , and various apps allowing real-time budget tracking — is now making financial literacy more accessible and appealing for young people than ever before.

As the world goes virtual, big education technology players tighten their grip

The Hechinger Report

Chaudhary is co-founder of the education technology provider ClassDojo, which enables kindergarten through eighth grade students, teachers and parents to share content, schedules and feedback — an obvious and critical need as education abruptly became remote.

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. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

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. The Google Products Accessibility site has a list of 18 Google Products with details and links about it''s accessibility features. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. google accessibility Google for Educators

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

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. Education Blog

Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education. Classroom Curriculum STEM

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