4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication. Seesaw keeps parents in the loop with permanent access to students’ digital portfolios where they document their learning.

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

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Today’s tip: Speed up MS Office with the Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Check off those you want on the Quick Access toolbar.

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4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. We discuss at length in this blog the benefits of a blended learning environment , where students — empowered with digital tools and access — take control of their learning, thereby creating a more inviting, engaging and successful learning environment. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. Today, I’m going back and updating the post with some new thinking, examples of innovation, a revised order, some links for context, and excerpts from longer papers on innovation at the university level. An example?

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education

Neo LMS

For example, blended learning cannot function without said tech. Examples of technology in the classroom. It is now more accessible than ever to create interactive lessons, implement PBL projects , offer personalized learning, and organize classroom activities. In addition, they can easily access their school LMS anytime and anywhere, making it the perfect solution for students of all ages. Students are able to access all of the materials they need through the cloud.

Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

Can be accessed at [link]. Here are the two Pi Kahoots I did with the students: Accessed at: [link]. Accessed at: [link]. I have the privilege of teaching my gifted elementary students for multiple years. At my one school, I have them in class for a full day each week, and each year I have special thematic days for which the students get very excited, e.g., Halloween and Day of the Dead “Wars,” Valentines Day, Book Celebrations, and Pi Day.

25 Examples Of Mobile Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching by TeachThought Staff This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Mobile Teaching. You might want to be notified when a student accesses a quiz or reading you […]. The post 25 Examples Of Mobile Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Part 1 was Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching. Mobile teaching is about planning and executing learning through mobile devices.

Ed Tech Access and Competency Make Virtual Learning Options Equitable

EdTech Magazine

For example, some students have found their niche in online learning, while A mandate in Ontario, Canada, requires all school districts in the province to provide a virtual learning option to K–12 students for the 2021-2022 school year.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

And so I have realized that, relative to abled communities, technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students and seekers to the point of being a quantum leap. 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students. We have touched the subject of web accessibility on this blog before — why it matters and how to create such a design.

The newest threat to health equity: digital access

The Christensen Institute

For instance, things like income, access to transportation, and childcare availability affect patients’ ability to receive care in-person. For example, telehealth reduces one of the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare: cost.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Providing access to technology is important but not a complete solution when it comes to getting rid of systemic disparities caused by issues like income inequality, geographic isolation, or discrimination. Here are some examples.

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.

Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider

EdTechTeacher

Several edtech products and platforms are also aiming to simplify the process for teachers so that accessing actionable information in a student’s’ learner profile is as timely and seamless as possible. Below are key resources, practical examples, and questions to consider when creating learner profiles. Learner Profile Prototype Examples. Learner Profile Template – Middle School Example. Learner Profile Survey – High School Example.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

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. Powerful learning must be personal and accessible because every learner is different, and the ways in which we learn are complex and variable. Powerful learning practices are attuned to the variability of individual learners and ensure that learning is accessible to all.

What 'Lead by Example' Means for Students of Color

Mindspark Learning

One of the most used expressions in leadership is, lead by example. Unfortunately, our future leaders of color don’t have access to people that look like them, and share their challenges, in influential positions.

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.

Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One

edWeb.net

Instead, the goal is to make improvements for all students, as when her district improved access to algebra 1 classes, and participation by students of all ethnicities increased. The post Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One appeared first on edWeb.

4 examples of engaging vision-impaired students in STEM

eSchool News

Here are a few different ways simple modifications or accessibility modifications are making STEM more inclusive in classrooms. STEM learning is a cornerstone of education in today’s K-12 schools, but STEM classrooms often aren’t all that inspiring to students who are blind or have low vision.

5 examples of personalized learning in action

eSchool News

Advocating for personalized learning and involving stakeholders and community members in conversations about personalized learning helps make those learning opportunities more accessible for all students. As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles and needs to create personalized learning environments.

Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

This year, Missouri legislators had a chance to become national leaders in providing their students with access to new learning opportunities. On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available.

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

The Hechinger Report

Students who haven’t had access to technology since mid-March could face significant problems, said Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, a nonprofit that works for innovation in schools. “If If we can’t get every student access, that’s going to exacerbate the gaps even more.”

Three Examples: Elementary Charters Instructing Young Children at a Distance

ExcelinEd

Here are three examples of how elementary charters are continuing to provide instructional services to some of their youngest students. Without digital resources, some students have more access to their teachers—in all subjects—than other students.

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.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. The data also makes it evident that low-income households – especially our black and Hispanic families – make up a disproportionate percentage of the 5 million families without access. For more on how your district can support students’ at home access, visit FCC.gov.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Instead of receiving a C grade on an essay, for example, a student’s evaluation may include a 1 out of 4 in reasoning, a 2 out of 4 in evidence and a 3 out of 4 in communication, with an opportunity to submit additional drafts throughout the semester. The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. If you pay attention to accessibility principles when designing online courses, healthy students won’t even notice it, while this could mean the world to someone living with a physical disability.

More Than Half of High Schools Offer Computer Science, But Access Isn’t Equal

Edsurge

She pointed to South Carolina, which makes computer science part of high school graduation requirements, as an example. When the pandemic forced schools to go online, it also increased the number of students who had access to computers and the internet at home.

Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership

The Christensen Institute

But this legislative season, the Senate made a major blunder that keeps students from accessing the educational options they deserve. Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Taylor’s Online Access and Digital Learning bill are so important. Take an advanced science course, for example.

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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. If a presentation, assignment or class website is overloaded with clip art, unreadable fonts and other bells and whistles, students may find the information less accessible. . Educators must consider additions to assignments to ensure they are accessible for all students.

Travel Series Travel and Communication Access

N2Y

Welcome to the fourth and final article in our travel series, where we cover a variety of topics on travel and access that help prepare you for traveling with children with special needs. Travel and Medical Access. Travel and Physical Access.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. For example, the Boys and Girls Club spent months testing a learning platform for science, technology, engineering and math that Oakes’ firm had designed. Perkins Solutions, a consulting firm for digital accessibility run out of the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, has a front-row seat to the impact.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Let’s take for example people with disabilities. Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508. WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”. For example, states must have age-based rules about how many children can be watched by a single adult.

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5E/Hero's Journey Cycle Example: From Density to Dining

Cycles of Learning

At least scratch the surface of each anchor point in the cycle to take the activity beyond the simple density example, to questions surrounding chemical structure, sweetness, biochemistry, etc. Challenge students to answer questions as a "thought experiment" with no access to a computer, etc. Albeit corny, I don't think a blog post goes by where I don't allude to the beautiful connection between the 5E Learning Cycle and Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey.