What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? Educators and academic institutions already know this and aspire to provide s tudents with access to the best possible high-quality education regardless of their background and characteristics.

Beyond connectivity: using technology to support learner equity and access

Hapara

Internet connectivity is a big deal for learner equity and access. Unfortunately, between 15 and 16 million K — 12 learners and 400,000 educators in the United States lacked adequate connectivity , a device or both in 2020. Relationships are at the heart of education.

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CoSN2022: Technology Supports Accessible and Inclusive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Getting technology into the hands of all K–12 students was the first step. With a focus on closing the digital divide, school districts are now working toward making the provided technology equitable. Having devices only furthers education when students can access learning.

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.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

Educators in every building acknowledged the continuing need to create more equitable education environments. Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility?

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Technology in the Classroom: The Complete Guide

ViewSonic Education

There has always been technology in the classroom, even if it hasn’t always been welcome. Take a brief look at the history of technology’s uneasy relationship with education. Continue reading to learn everything you always wanted to know about technology in the classroom. .

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.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Educational Technology Trends to Look Out For in 2022

EdTech4Beginners

There’s no doubt that education technology or ‘EdTech’ is an important and fast-evolving entity in the digital age, and one that is having a dramatic impact on the quality of students’ learning. In the US alone, students experiencing more than 60 minutes per week of device use achieved higher academic results through 2020, while 81% of facilitators said that having access to EdTech improved outputs considerably during the same period. education edtech teaching trends

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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.

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.

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. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

Educators in every building acknowledged the continuing need to create more equitable education environments. Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? Equity became one of the top issues as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe.

8 Great Chrome Accessibility Extensions for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this post, I am sharing with you 8 great Chrome accessibility extensions to use with students in class. The purpose is to enhance digital equity and make learning accessible to all students. Accessibility tools Chrome extensions

7 Ways To Use Technology For Exam Prep

Ask a Tech Teacher

As an educator, I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to help my students prepare for exams. And when it comes to exam prep, there’s no reason you can’t use technology to make the process more engaging for your students.

Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ Model Actually Improve Access?

Edsurge

per month for one access to one digital textbook or $14.99 per month to access all of the more than 1,500 titles on the company’s platform, with each plan requiring a four-month minimum. Users also get access to audiobook versions of their texts?available

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.

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.

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.

Creating Conditions for Powerful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Instructional technology is a critical component of teaching and learning in today’s world. Technology, when aligned to research-based practices, supports teachers in delivering instruction that is adapted to meet the needs of all students. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators

Why Tech in Education Must Become More Accessible

EmergingEdTech

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Many view technology as the great equalizer for those who are differently abled. It allows those with disabilities and other cognitive and perceptive limitations. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

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.

Pedagogy first, technology second – the key to successful hybrid classes

Neo LMS

In today’s heavily technologized world, pedagogy and technology go hand in hand. The Covid-19 pandemic has urged educators worldwide to embrace technology as many of their classes shifted to a fully remote or hybrid environment. Naturally, this posed some challenges for many teachers, especially those who weren’t used to using edtech tools such as a learning management system (LMS ) or a video conferencing platform to deliver educational content.

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10 ways to foster deeper learning in the classroom with technology

Hapara

This form of education helps teach students the critical collaboration and analytical skills they will need to succeed in the future workplace and society. Effectively incorporating technology tools such as Google G Suite, H?para Use technology tools for collaboration.

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Renaissance and Hillsborough County Celebrate 10 Years of Equitable Access to Thousands of Books

eSchool News

10, 2022) – Renaissance , the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is honored to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the community reading initiative Read on myON , a first-of-its-kind partnership between Renaissance and Hillsborough County Public Schools. Bloomington, Minn.

What Is Identity and Access Management for K–12?

EdTech Magazine

Even before the pandemic shifted learning online, schools had been integrating technologies to improve various admin processes, student onboarding, classroom learning experiences and communication methods.

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

Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

Achieving digital equity only just begins when students and teachers have sufficient access. A critical condition for an equitable education, digital equity spans a broader context than just access to sufficient devices and high-speed internet.

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.

OPINION: Some warning flags for those embracing personalized learning powered by education technology

The Hechinger Report

Personalized education was already big pre-pandemic, but home schooling and digital instruction made more parents and teachers embrace the idea. Personalized education proponents rightly argue that teaching to the average is an outdated and impossible target given the complexity of 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

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.

Chromebook Accessibility Features- New and Recent Updates for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

On the occasion of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Google introduced new and recent updates regarding Chromebooks built-in accessibility features. Accessibility tools Chromebook accessibility features Special education tools

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 [.].

Understanding Equitable Access Data

SETDA Says

Guest Blog post by Jeremiah Okal-Frink, PhD, Senior Education Strategist – Dell Technologies We have all witnessed the pressure that had been building within our education system to transform the way we prepare students for a drastically different future erupt over the past few years.

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