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Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms


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.

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Anthropologist Mimi Ito: Good Intentions Don’t Always Mean Equitable Outcomes in Edtech


Imagine you’re an elementary school student. It’s something that makes new kinds of learning resources available more widely, but [it] has the unintended and unfortunate consequence of marginalizing students who don’t have access to streaming video. Your teacher has told your class to watch several streaming videos for a class project. You might want to watch some of the videos at home, but your family doesn’t have high-speed internet.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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Almost 76,000 black students account for 90 percent or more of the enrollment in more than a fifth of the state’s schools, and the gulf in academic outcomes is indisputable. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss. seemed as if they’d been written by elementary students.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

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Pre-K quality and accessibility have received much attention over the past 15 to 20 years and state and federal policymakers continue to allocate resources and prescribe policies geared toward ensuring high-quality pre-K experiences. Alyssa Auck.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

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Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

The lofty outcomes listed above can be accomplished using a variety of innovative strategies. Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) is one of the best examples I have seen when it comes to effective blended learning at school.

Reflective Learning as the New Normal

A Principal's Reflections

The quest to improve pedagogy, and in turn learner outcomes, is a focus of many schools. During a coaching visit I observed Zaina Hussein , a 4th-grade teacher at Wells Elementary , use this with her students (see image below).

What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?


They work to determine what worked well this year and what they want to change for better outcomes the next year, sometimes using test scores and numerical benchmarks as the basis for these determinations and sometimes relying on more anecdotal evidence.

Free Results Driven Gameplay from @MrNussbaum: Learning + Fun


If a colleague were to ask the similar question "What board games do you recommend" most teachers wouldn''t simply blurt out Monopoly or Yahtzee, they''d ask questions surrounding what the colleague''s expected outcomes were. "What apps do you recommend for the classroom?"

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As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has found itself under increasing pressure to change that, just as has happened in elementary and secondary schools, where a battery of standardized tests constantly check in on what students know. Consumers “don’t just want to know what do learning outcomes look like at St.

With enrollment sliding, liberal arts colleges struggle to make a case for themselves

The Hechinger Report

That so important a task has yet to get past such an elementary question provides a confounding look at how far liberal arts colleges and departments have to go to make a case for themselves with students, parents and policymakers — even in a sector known for very, very slowly adapting to change. “It

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Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

To ensure access to high-quality educational experiences at the high school level, students enrolled in Grades 9-12 were provided tuition to attend one of two neighboring high schools.

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

The Hechinger Report

If you see TOPS cut, you are going to see a lot of students leave the state and a lot of students not be able to afford college, and both of those are not good outcomes for the state of Louisiana.”. The new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

Where education systems stumble, grassroots groups step in to raise success rates

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Chandra Scott, director of strategic outcomes for the independent nonprofit Mobile Area Education Foundation, sat in on meetings to attract new business to the area, where boosters extolled the education system. “We Bishop State Community College.

Rising college rates spur Hispanic progress in higher education

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Already, one in every four elementary-school students is Hispanic, the U.S. percentage points, according to The Education Trust , which compared Hispanic outcomes at various colleges. Elycea Almodovar, a junior at Salem State University, was drawn to the school because of its diversity.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

For those that enroll in two-year schools, the outcomes aren’t much better: 41 percent, according to federal data. The dismal outcomes aren’t because students with disabilities can’t handle the coursework. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. They believed it would lead to better outcomes for kids.”.

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Hour of Code website has tons of ready to go online activities that get students to write code that results in a number of cool outcomes. Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults. This is one of my elementary students favorite coding programs.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. These are all outcomes that any educator would (or should) openly embrace. Just using it to access information is also not a sound use.

5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Make no mistake about it – capturing the attention of students has become harder and harder because of the access that many of them have to knowledge, games, and each other through technology. Wells Elementary School in Texas is a great example of how a unifying focus becomes a reality.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School is a dynamic neighborhood school that uses technology predominately to redefine learning. With 1:1 computer access for grades 3–8, students engage in coding, inquiry-based learning, and critical thinking beginning with Kindergarten.

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Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of the Reinvent the Classroom initiative, a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel, Digital Promise is supporting innovative elementary and secondary school teachers through the HP Teaching Fellows. Personal and Accessible.

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

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With K–12 schools leveraging connected technologies to help improve student outcomes and boost classroom collaboration, effective cybersecurity is not optional. BECOME AN INSIDER: Sign up access to exclusive EdTech videos, whitepapers and articles. Here, accessibility matters.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech


Summative assessment — Taking place at the end of a period of learning, these assessments are arguably used to measure teacher and school efficacy rather than learning outcomes. Google Forms in elementary school. Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?


In my previous blog on the subject , we explored some of the better online resources for the elementary school teacher hoping to blend their elementary school classroom. Why is digital PBL so rare in foundational and elementary phases?

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8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Hour of Code website has tons of ready to go online activities that get students to write code that results in a number of cool outcomes, such as making a monster dance, creating avatars, remixing music or making a game. This is suitable for elementary to teens.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”


Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. Teachers using the NEO LMS platform can use a host of nifty tools to really make learning accessible, self-paced and fun.

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Why do Fewer Black Students Get Identified as Gifted?

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We based our research on an analysis of gifted placements in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study , which tracked a nationally representative sample of kindergartners throughout elementary school. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

Classroom collaboration: Learning together


When I was in elementary school, we often were paired with a classmate for different activities and it was a great way to develop our social skills as well as develop new perspectives in learning.

Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula

EdTech Magazine

Edtech spoke with Leila Nuland, managing research director for K-12 at Hanover research to discuss some of the trends surrounding computer science in K–12 and how to overcome issues of accessibility and underrepresentation in certain populations.

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Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

With a growing number of tools making their way into the classroom, entrepreneurs must recognize how scientific research can help them better understand students and improve outcomes. Need for focus on teaching elementary math topics.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom


6] Students who are characterized as “difficult” or “bad-mannered” may be overwhelmed with toxic stress and unable to access the support they need because of the way others view them. The link between classroom teacher burnout and morning cortisol in elementary school students.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

In Microsoft Teams, for example, students and teachers have access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Meanwhile, students can seamlessly collaborate with classmates , submit assignments digitally and access class materials outside of regular school hours. .

Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade

EdTech Magazine

The best bet for schools adopting AI is to define how these solutions can drive positive outcomes before allowing them access to student data. Recent Pew Research data shows that 95 percent of teens have access to a smartphone and 45 percent are online “almost constantly.”

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