The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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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.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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Here’s a roundup of today’s top edtech trends: 1 1:1 Devices —This trend seems to continue to expand. 3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. 4 Cloud Computing —Cloud computing is a trend that reduces many frustrations with computing.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. It’s also worth noting that because many of these schools serve far smaller numbers of students, the decline in percentage of schools offering AP classes does not represent a proportionate decline in the number of overall students able to access AP coursework.

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The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends.

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi.

10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

Edsurge

The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. I think the phenomena of the infographic syllabus has been an effort by many teachers to make that document more accessible, more real,” she explains. “We Chattanooga Christian School in Tennessee is piloting five Echo Dot Kids Edition devices in elementary and high school classes.

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In the marketplace: A cross-curricular contest, free coding access, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Ideally, Noguera said, kids would also have access to after school programming providing enrichment activities like art or robotics to balance out ramped-up instruction.

Reflective Learning as the New Normal

A Principal's Reflections

We toil away at chasing the next big innovative idea, trend, or tool as a path to improvement yet little changes. During a coaching visit I observed Zaina Hussein , a 4th-grade teacher at Wells Elementary , use this with her students (see image below).

Ebooks Are Great — Just Not for Young Readers

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They either love the convenience, access and ease of the digital version, or they’re the kind of person who can’t imagine life without the smell of the pages and the feel of a book in their hand. The same happens in Kindergarten at elementary school.

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Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely

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Access wasn't the only problem, explains Rugg. It sits in 50 high school classrooms, 22 elementary classrooms, and two district conference rooms. Education Technology Student Engagement Financing Teaching & Learning Technology Tips Technology Trends

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

The Fab Lab is one way the Charleston County School District is trying to build career planning into curricula for children at earlier and earlier ages, a trend unfolding in school districts around the country.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: The massive Los Angeles Unified School District , where 73 percent of the 694,000 students are Hispanic, has started infusing even its elementary schools with the college-going message.

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Some parts of teaching are BETTER with remote learning. Here’s how to leverage that.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Marilyn said, “Online instruction allows my students near-instant access to read aloud technology that they often don’t ask for in the classroom. And for our younger students, we’re using starfall.com , which provides full access to video learning as support for their handouts.”.

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Twenty-one and in high school

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a Hechinger reporting series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform. K-12 News Higher education access Solutions Technology access

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The disparity serves as an extreme example of similar trends across the United States, where the children of higher-income families go to better colleges than those from lower-income ones.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Another net-zero elementary school, also designed by VMDO, is to open in 2019.

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

The Hechinger Report

Guenther and her husband, Jacob, are emblematic of a trend underway in the small town of Onalaska. Elementary school enrollment has climbed the fastest, from 327 students in May 2014 to 391 in May 2018, according to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington.

Creating systemic change and solving problems BEFORE they happen

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Well, Keisha’s having this issue where she has to drop off her little sister at elementary school every morning, so she ends up coming to first period late almost every day. Education Trends Equity Resources Teaching Tips & Resources Truth For Teachers Podcast

8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I will give a bit of a disclaimer that this is more of an elementary-focused episode, but frankly, I think we have a bigger problem with waste, plastic, lamination, and so on at the elementary level than at the secondary level where it’s more common to find paperless and nearly paperless classrooms.

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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Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

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ATLANTA – One of the few black kids in her elementary school in Waterford, Connecticut, Alversia Wade remembers being asked in fourth grade by white classmates if she liked watermelon and fried chicken.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

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Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

Why Sara Goldrick-Rab Sees Income-Share Agreements As a ‘Dangerous’ Trend

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I can’t imagine what this country would have looked like if we had decided to finance elementary school for people through ISAs. We decided to do broad-based government support for that program because we really couldn’t imagine people not having an elementary-school education, which we gradually expanded to become a secondary education, and I think it’s very reasonable in the 21st century to at least argue that it should include grades 13 and 14.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

By letting students see trends in their grades and attendance and making that data fun to track, administrators hope students can be nudged toward behaviors that are actually good for them academically. Gold stars that seem exciting for elementary schoolers can fall flat with high schoolers.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Originally, SDCOE wanted to build a “universal transcript” that showed data from elementary through career. Because most of the districts in San Diego County are elementary school districts, the county decided to pivot and focus only on elementary school literacy data.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Originally, SDCOE wanted to build a “universal transcript” that showed data from elementary through career. Because most of the districts in San Diego County are elementary school districts, the county decided to pivot and focus only on elementary school literacy data.

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How do they do it? A few wealthy private colleges have found ways to serve many needy students without jeopardizing their financial health

The Hechinger Report

But there are private institutions that buck this trend. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion SolutionsWilliam College’s director of admissions, Richard Nesbitt, meets with Williams students. Photo: Kris Qua.

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6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Most elementary school-age students don’t remember life without computers, tablets and mobile devices. For example, on Biblionasium, digital reading logs and reading challenges are incorporated into the platform, with tracking and easy-to-access reports for educators to monitor, measure and manage each student individually. The current collaboration and communication tools are finding their way into elementary and middle schools at a rapid pace.

Hacks, tips, and tricks for digital organization & saving time with tech

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Aside from that, I rely on Chrome’s accessibility across devices to access bookmarked sites and to utilize Extensions such as Clean Save , which allows you to get a clean PDF copy of any website page or news article by deleting ads or pictures you don’t want to clutter the PDF or printed copy.

Hacks, tips, and tricks for digital organization & saving time with tech

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Aside from that, I rely on Chrome’s accessibility across devices to access bookmarked sites and to utilize Extensions such as Clean Save , which allows you to get a clean PDF copy of any website page or news article by deleting ads or pictures you don’t want to clutter the PDF or printed copy.

Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college

The Hechinger Report

trillion by 2060, based on current trends, a book coauthored by Hobby Center director and former U.S. Sixty-six percent also offer academic support and mentorship to indigenous students starting as early as elementary school, according to Universities Canada.

How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life & disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Especially if you’re an elementary teacher, you’re probably thinking. But the disciplinary policies in elementary school classrooms are where the school-to-prison pipeline begins. Classroom Management Education Trends Equity Resources