4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

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A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The post 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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.

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. The post Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible appeared first on Digital Promise.

25 Examples Of Mobile Teaching

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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.

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.

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. Learner Profile Prototype Examples. Who would have access to what information?

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.

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.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

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. For example, iCouldBe is an e-mentoring service for at-risk high school students.

How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

The schools that do place emphasis on the needs of their students often have programs that encourage accessibility as well as accessible classrooms. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments.

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. The post Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise appeared first on Wisewire.

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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Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

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For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster. Select follow to access my class Auras.

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.

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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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.

OPINION: This war veteran, and adult learner, set an example — in the 16th century

The Hechinger Report

Put this in historical context: The 20th century was defined by a period of expanding access to postsecondary learning for an ever-broadening range of students — veterans through the G.I.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described. As EdSurge recently reported , there are a growing number of marketplaces where educators can access teacher- and district-created content.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

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Here are 25 different ways you can use Google Forms in your Classroom - with an example for each! This example is based on Fahrenheit 451 in a high school English classroom and is configured to release the quiz score immediately after submitting the quiz.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution. 4 General Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed. There is so much great content already published and accessible, that curation matters as much as creation. by Terry Heick.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

The Electric Educator

Here are 25 different ways you can use Google Forms in your Classroom - with an example for each! This example is based on Fahrenheit 451 in a high school English classroom and is configured to release the quiz score immediately after submitting the quiz.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Still, the findings raise a much more fundamental question that states must grapple with: should the public school that a student attends dictate (and in this case, limit) the coursework that he can access?

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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.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc.,

How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. We spoke with her about the challenges and triumphs she’s seen in advocating for broadband access across the state for the second installment in our new Broadband Leaders series. . How have you seen the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative impact digital learning and broadband access in the state?

MLA Commons CORE and Open Access

ProfHacker

The Modern Language Association recently announced an exciting open-access project, Humanities Core , funded by the NEH. The project is very ambitious and promises to be a valuable asset for researchers, particularly those without access to the expensive databases of large universities.

Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

iterating toward openness

Via Stephen Downes yesterday, here’s an article about how to use Tor with Sci-Hub in order to privately and securely read research articles you don’t have legal permission to access. Terrible ideas and brilliant ones can be surprisingly difficult to tell apart.

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

ProfHacker

It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. However, open access versions might exist on authors’ own websites, or institutional and subject respositories. Have you heard of Unpaywall?

New Texas bill would increase access to online courses

The Christensen Institute

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Texas State Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for SB 894, a bill that would expand students’ access to courses through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Disruptive innovation is a term we use to describe how sectors get transformed so that life-improving technologies become more accessible. As one example, consider computing.

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Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

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. Public schools must make their websites accessible or they open themselves up to legal action.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

” While I understand the points that you are making in the article, one question I didn’t see answered is how students access Twitter — is this done on their personal devices; or is this something that is allowed on district equipment?

Making Accessible Games with Twine Audio

ProfHacker

I’ve written about both Twine and Twine 2 as platforms that are very friendly to completely new developers and those who haven’t previously programmed, but Twine is also a platform that can offer accessibility from the user end. Share your examples in the comments! [CC

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests. His research focuses on advancing the accessibility of computer-based assessments—for all learners—through a standards-based approach. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology.

Using @Quizlet to Begin AP Calculus Prep – Review Notecards w Example Questions #edtech

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I asked students to find and solve an example problem for each term. For each term, I asked them to find an example problem related to that definition. Quizlet is available on students’ phones and computers, so it couldn’t be easier to access.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

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.

New at Reading by Example: Book Study Page, Google+ Community, Going into July

Reading By Example

Within the page for the book itself, readers can access every article written so far. To help organize posts for Literacy Essentials and future book studies, as well as to promote conversation beyond what is written here, the following updates were made. New Online Book Study Page.

Microsoft Office: Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Teacher Tech

TweetIn Microsoft Office products, you can customize the Quick Access Toolbar. For example when using Microsoft PowerPoint I am frequently adding new slides. This allows you to quickly choose the tasks you use most often.

Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students

edWeb.net

Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. Questioning strategies can be done every day, and can be opened with a question that has varied, interesting, and accessible answers.