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. For example, students create a folder specifically for one lesson and add resources, their own research, and an essay. 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. 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.

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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. 2020 Distance learning

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. After all, “it's not just enough to put materials in Blackboard if it's not going to be accessible,” says Jennifer Albat, instructional designer at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

Yet as this crisis has demonstrated, millions of children live in homes without reliable access to an internet-connected laptop or tablet that can be used for schoolwork. Eighth-grade students without access to computers or the internet were already more than two years behind their classmates, according to the Urban Institute. Today, more than 99% of districts have fiber connections , and 42 million more students have access to the broadband they need for digital learning.

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.

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.

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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Accessibility for Web Writers

ProfHacker

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.

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. Appropriate adaptations will be made for students who do not identify as female or male and for students who are unsure as to their gender identity, according to the guidelines.

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.

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.

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.”.

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. 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?

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. 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.

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.

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. The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center estimates that nearly 30 percent of American youth are either a bully or a target of bullying. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again. Some are pretty sad: Resources.

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. 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.”

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.

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. 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. — 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. 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. What good aggregators or curated resources for resources on scholarly communication do you rely on?

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. RESOURCES. Chances are, you already have access to various forms of assessment data and student work samples. Who would have access to what information?

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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Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

Discovery Education

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. The database is organized by category, career path and grade level, providing easy access for teachers, summer camp leaders, parents and even students to find fun grab-and-go activities. STEM Instructional Resources for All. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource?center

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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.

Tears, confusion and financial woes as colleges abruptly end semesters and send students home

The Hechinger Report

Democratic representatives Karen Bass of California and Danny Davis of Illinois are calling on colleges to take care of the most vulnerable students affected by the coronavirus, while Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University, offered guidelines for colleges with fewer resources.

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.

Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing

MindShift

Some schools have the support systems in place that will make the transition easier, while many others have students who do not have reliable internet access. It curates useful tools and resources with a view to maintain the indispensable human touch of teaching and learning during this period of social distancing. While waiting for survey results, explore at least one of the online communities that have recently sprung-up to share resources in response to school closures.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

Teachers are doing their best in an unprecedented and constantly changing situation, but the varying amount of training districts are providing has created a patchwork of quality and gaps in accessibility.

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.

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

It is clear that families with the least resources are likely to feel the hardest impact — one reason why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed and struggled before deciding to close schools. Carranza said New York City is making arrangements for students in poverty to get the devices and internet support they need – a critical issue with the gaping digital divide between wired, well-equipped districts and others that lack 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.

Underappreciated No More: A Free Edtech Platform Shines as Schools Go Remote

Edsurge

As countless educators around the world have scrambled to figure out how to deliver lessons remotely with whisker-thin budgets, many turned to open education resources (OER). Online classes for educators offered by CK-12 to explain how to use its resources grew over sixfold.

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A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

School buses provide Wi-Fi access for downloading homework assignments, as well as lunches, at various locations in South Carolina. Nobody knows the right path forward,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education , a nonpartisan education research center in Seattle that has compiled an online database of coronavirus response plans provided by scores of districts across the country as a resource for other educators. “We’re

Carolina Biological Launches Remote Learning Add-Ons to Award Winning K-8 Science Curriculum Kits with Teacher Planning Features

eSchool News

Leading school science supplier Carolina Biological launched three new sets of K-8 digital resources for remote teaching this fall: Smithsonian Science for the Classroom @HOME, Smithsonian Science and Technology Concepts Middle School@HOME , and Building Blocks of Science 3D@HOME.

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