5 Critical Guidelines for Student Data Privacy


During the edWebinar, “ Leadership Strategies to Assure Student Data Privacy: The Trusted Learning Environment Seal ,” the presenters explored CoSN’s Five Critical Guidelines for Ensuring Data Privacy in Your Use of Technology and how superintendents can support their staff.

What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

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What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. What is digital accessibility, and why is it so crucial in schools and other academic environments? What is Digital Accessibility? .


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7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance


7 digital portfolio guidelines. We have prepared seven guidelines that show how easy it is to implement digital portfolios in the classroom. How will they access it after graduation? The post 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance appeared first on NEO BLOG. More and more schools strive to move away from standardized educational models in favor of student-centered approaches.

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

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This story about recess guidelines was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The post Kids’ access to recess varies greatly appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Some Helpful YouTube Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

YouTube is absolutely one of the best video hosting platforms teachers and students can draw on to access, curate and share educational video content. It also provides a powerful video editing tool.read more

5 steps to ensure accessibility

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While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. To ensure accessibility, educators need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Tips and Guidelines to Help You Integrate YouTube In Your Remote Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Our goal is to provide teachers with readily accessible resources to help them.read more. Since the outbreak of the pandemic we started a section here in EdTech and mLearning devoted for distance education.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Whether synchronous online course activities meet accessibility guidelines may depend on how you use them.

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Web-conferencing can be used to prepare students for upcoming assignments, review recent material, offer virtual office hours, and more… but what about accessibility? Our campus recently adopted a policy that essentially requires all online instruction meet accessibility guidelines. So how can we go about ensuring online synchronous activities are accessible to all students regardless of ability? CC-BY Public.Resource.Org on Flickr.

How to create accessible e-learning design


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.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning


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. Accessible e-learning design is simply good design.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

PDFs are one of the biggest issues for website accessibility. of respondents indicated that PDF documents are very or somewhat likely to pose significant accessibility issues. That's because making PDFs accessible takes work, training, and includes a software purchase.

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

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And the eligibility guidelines are so tight that millions of families who could benefit from assistance get nothing. This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”.

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Accessibility for Web Writers


For a number of years now, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have been seen by many as the international gold standard for making online resources as accessible as possible. ” The WCAG guidelines are more recent and more detailed, but if you’re in the U.S. and aiming for the less-detailed goal of “508 compliance,” then the section 508 guidelines are the ones you’ll want to learn.

3 Easy Web Accessibility Guidelines

The Innovative Educator

If you want others to read that work, then you need to make it accessible. If you want to know three easy guidelines to always keep in mind, a colleague of mine, shared the following with me and I'm sharing with the innovative educators who read this blog. Three easy guidelines for web accessibility: Text: For text, stick to contrast that is close to that of black on white and fonts that are at least 12 point. Are these guidelines you generally follow?

The Steam Foundation Teams Up with MakerBot to Expand Access to 3D Printing for Students

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Founded by Aadhav Prabu and Akshar Raikanti, The Steam Foundation is a California-based nonprofit with a mission to make STEAM education equally accessible to all students in kindergarten through 12 th grade.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All


While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures


Following colorblind accessible guidelines when creating graphs and charts for publication or display ensures that everyone in your audience can read your figures, something that should be of concern for all teachers and researchers. One of the most often cited resources for creating color blind accessible figures is: Okabe, Masataka and Kei Ito. What other resources do you use to create accessible figures?

Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

The Innovative Educator

All schools receiving public funding must make content accessible to everyone including those with disabilities. If your school or district is interested in helping staff understand why this is important, then consider Accessibility for Everyone for your next great book study.

Checklist for Accessible Teaching & Presenting

The Innovative Educator

If we really want to ensure we are including everyone in have access to what we are presenting, technology can take us even further. Here are some ideas based on recommendations from WC3 Website Accessibility Initiative to you get started. 1) Invite Technology Use Too often those without accessibility needs demonize technology, yet technology may be just the tool that is needed to include everyone.

3 Steps to Creating An Accessible Website

The Innovative Educator

Website owners want all visitors to their site to be able to access the content. This requires ensuring the site is accessible so no one is left out. Making a site accessible is not intuitive, but once you understand the basic concepts you'll discover: It is not difficult, it becomes second nature, and accessible content is better content. Compliant Theme or Template The first step is to select an accessibility-ready theme or template.

Simple Way to Determine Your Website's Accessibility

The Innovative Educator

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 say the websites of all government agencies and those that receive federal funding must be accessible to everyone including those with disabilities. Making your website accessible requires content contributors to know strategies such as using meaningful hyperlinks, proper color contrast, using alt text for images, and formatting with proper heading structure.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All


If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. Recently, SETDA released State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success , which looks at the current state of broadband access and how states are supporting teachers and students. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

Heading Structure Guidance to Make Content Better & Accessible

The Innovative Educator

Proper heading structure not only helps to make content accessible, it also helps to make content better for everyone. Learn more about accessible content The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines provide detailed information on how to create accessible content in a number of ways. Visit the guidelines to learn more about the guidelines in general or headings in particular

Make The Best of YouTube in Your Teaching Using These Guidelines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 12, 2017 YouTube is absolutely one of the best video hosting platforms teachers and students can draw on to access, curate and share educational video content. It also provides a powerful video.read more. Repost

How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

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Schools must maintain websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities to ensure compliance with two main regulations: Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In May 2016, the US Department of Justice proposed the use of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standards as the as the guidelines for school websites. Use an authoring tool to create accessible PDF documents.

DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images


Here at ProfHacker we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility of digital resources for all people , including people with disabilities. Right now, my campus is engaged in a 3-year plan to get all of our digital pedagogical resources to adhere to federal regulations regarding accessibility. One issue that has been the subject of many conversations is the use of images and how best to make them accessible while still fulfilling their function in teaching.

6 Tips for A More Accessible School & Classroom from @HabenGirma

The Innovative Educator

Haben Girma speaking to an audience of educators at an Accessibility Expo in Brooklyn, NY. Haben Girma , author of Haben: The DeafBlind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law spoke to educators at an Accessibility Expo in New York City. She shared advice for making schools more accessible for students. 6 tips for creating a more accessible and inclusive classroom Formats Use as many formats as possible to help students learn.

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research


There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Started by Stacy Konkiel, Lily Troia, & Nicky Agate, the website is : …a new kind of open access overlay journal, powered by PressForward and curated by librarian-experts working in the arena of scholarly communication. Profession open access scholarly communication scholarly publishing

Webinar: "Collection Protection" | Year-End All-Access Webinar Pass Special

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: How and why security is all about awareness, vigilance, and access control. FREE for those on individual or group all-access passes (see below). You can pay by PayPal or credit card, and will receive immediate and permanent access to the webinar recording.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Who wouldn't want content to be accessed by people who are visually impaired? Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game. Facebook has work to do in their accessibility game.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’


Among its main social-impact missions is to ensure that educational texts—print or digital—are accessible to every learner, regardless of impairment or disability. Instead of Benetech steering the effort to convert books into accessible formats, it is taking a different tack: get publishers to embed accessibility features as part of the production process, rather than an afterthought. “If

Fixing One of the Biggest Accessibility Issues: Color Contrast

The Innovative Educator

Part of making content accessible includes ensuring that the contrast ratio is set to be fully accessible to anyone. In this article you'll learn why this is important, what the standard is for color contrast, and how to make content with accessible color contrast. Back In the classroom When educators use color contrast that meets accessibility standards, they help to make content that all students and their families can access.

Learn About Digital Accessibility This Summer


Interested in digital accessibility? Via Anne Janhunen comes word that Microsoft is offering a "Web Accessibility Fundamentals" course on edX. " From the landing page for the course : In this course, we will teach you the guidelines and best practices required to create a new web application from scratch. We’ll discuss the legal landscape behind accessibility, as well as the importance of making your web pages readable by all users.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act ,public and private universities must ensure that any content made available is accessible, unless meeting accessibility guidelines would result in a fundamental alteration or undue administrative and financial burdens. The scrutiny, while challenging for these organizations, can yield improved accessibility of digital content over time if organizations heed the call. Accessibility is not optional.”.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.


But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I Rules and regulations have evolved over the years to try to prevent the kind of experience Kwong had, and to require that all students have equal access to learning materials. It’s often up to faculty themselves to ensure all students can access their learning materials.

The Annual All-Access Pass Programs (Individual and Institutional) for the Library 2.0 Webinar Series

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These are available for unlimited viewing as part of an individual or organizational annual all-access pass, as well as any webinars held during the year after purchase (one or two a month). Individual all-access annual passes are $495 and can be purchased by credit card directly here.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

Accessibility Isn't A Nice to Have. It's A Must Have.

The Innovative Educator

In her book , Haben Girma, the first deafblind student to graduate Harvard Law, explains her frustration with not being able to access the cafeteria menu at her college. Fighting for this access was part of her inspiration for later pursuing her law degree. It's surprising that large food chain like Domino's pizza, doesn't get that everyone, including those with disabilities, want access to the food they find delicious.

Understanding, Teaching, and Reaching Digital Native Students—and Digital Native Caregivers


There are some handy guidelines for the proper role of technology in education. Teachers should remember that not every family may be able to afford Internet access, so old-fashioned printed notes and bulletins still have a place in the student’s backpack.