7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance

Neo LMS

7 digital portfolio guidelines. We have prepared seven guidelines that show how easy it is to implement digital portfolios in the classroom. Students should be taught early on how to keep track of resources through folders and subfolders. How will they access it after graduation?

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

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.

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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.

Chicago Schools Update Guidelines for Transgender Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Updated guidelines for Chicago Public Schools have been announced, including a statement concerning transgender and gender nonconforming students. The guidelines informed these students that they would be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities.

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.

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.

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. Compliant Theme or Template The first step is to select an accessibility-ready theme or template.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

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.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

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. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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 loves computers and they support accessibility.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures

ProfHacker

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.

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean. With a typical search engine, it’s easy to find a long list of resources for any topic we can think of. Before we adapt any resources, we need to determine their license.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

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

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images

ProfHacker

Here at ProfHacker we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility of digital resources for all people , including people with disabilities. — then you’ll want to consult these “ Image Description Guidelines.”

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

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. ” You can consult their collaboratively written Editorial Guidelines and submit your work (or work that you know of) to the website.

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. RESOURCES. Who would have access to what information?

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

Edsurge

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.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. It's also crucial that when you introduce a new digital learning tool into your classroom, you make sure it will be accessible to your students. Users should be able to access the content in multiple ways and without distraction. Apple Accessibility Features.

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Facts about race and college admission

The Hechinger Report

The Justice and Education departments jointly announced this week that they had rescinded guidelines encouraging colleges to racially diversify their campuses. The Trump administration has reversed Obama-era policies encouraging universities to consider race as a factor in admission.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies. At the top, there are featured resources as well as more comprehensive curricula. one of our favorite resources.

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

Edsurge

While Learning.com has long contributed resources—such as videos, trainings, lesson plans, and webinars—promoting digital citizenship and online safety, we are taking bolder steps to show our personal commitment to raising awareness and helping educators take preventative action to stem this epidemic. As we focus on providing resources for online safety, it is our hope that the Be Kind Online program highlights our commitment to cyberbullying prevention and education.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

techlearning

Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? Kids today!

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

DePauw University last year started promising job placement or a free additional semester to graduates who meet certain guidelines but don’t have a job within six months.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Instead, the idea of connectivity envisioned for the future is that technology will serve as a means to connect students to teachers, and allow all students to experience the same access to their interests regardless of demographics. The main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district. Future Ready overhaul coincides with the new national ed-tech plan.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Instead, the idea of connectivity envisioned for the future is that technology will serve as a means to connect students to teachers, and allow all students to experience the same access to their interests regardless of demographics. The main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district. Future Ready overhaul coincides with the new national ed-tech plan.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

From our recent whitepaper Video-Assisted Learning Insights: The Struggle for Teachers to Access Video Content , we have found that an incredible 96% of teachers surveyed are using videos in their classrooms. Resource types: - Text (textbook sections, quotes, definitions, etc.).

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5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

The Innovative Educator

Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. 5 Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents 1) Common Sense Widget for Families Want live, updated information regarding digital citizenship on your website? Kids today!

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students select the background image that addresses the topic and then link resources to it that provide information in support of the question asked. Students (primarily elementary age) log into their BrainPop account and access a teacher-assigned video or search for one of their own.

What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

The Hechinger Report

The University of Utah has quietly agreed to create a resource center for undocumented students, and has hired a coordinator to run it. The goal of such resource centers and undocumented-student coordinators is to help tens of thousands of undocumented students stay in school and graduate.

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

IT Bill

Over the past few years colleges have faced an increasing number of complaints from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requiring their web content be made accessible to people with disabilities. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

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A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. have an online resource center for parents. Be a parent resource.

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