5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. As classrooms and digital spaces become more ubiquitous educators must understand how the content they create and put in these online spaces must be made accessible for all.

Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Bring Your Own Device Classroom Mobility Networking Online LearningBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new study finds that students are using tech for self-directed learning outside of school.

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#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. Access. The cloud is the enabler of “smart” mobility.

Mobile Learning: Making the Digital Promise Real

Digital Promise

The market for mobile education technology is vast and, more important, mostly untapped. But for the “digital promise” of new learning technologies to be made real for those in need of basic skills, mobile instruction must be designed for their real lives and learning needs. The Promise of Mobile. Mobile learning is also effective at reaching and teaching some of society’s hardest to serve. Working Together Toward Mobile Solutions.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. Visitors also previewed a mobile innovation lab (a bus equipped with maker equipment, with a great Twitter account ), which will soon give students across the district access to maker learning opportunities.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible. Most significantly for those who are immersed in schools, colleges and universities - mobile technology is disrupting education. Thirdly, mobile technology is powerfully social.

Scan QR Codes from Chrome Mobile

The Electric Educator

QR codes provide a quick way for someone with a mobile device to visit a web site. The problem is that mobile devices don't come pre-loaded with a QR code scanner. If mobile phones would come with a built-in QR code reader this technology would be far more accessible and helpful.

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with their mobile devices by pairing or grouping them to problem-solve and create. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) and the bookmarks below for pair work activities with mobile devices.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning. Truly; the promise of mobile is extraordinary. Put simply, how do we do mobile learning programs right ? 4 Questions Teachers Should Ask About Mobile Learning In Their School.

GAAD 2016: Raising Awareness About Accessibility

ProfHacker

Today is the 5th annual Global Awareness Accessibility Day. The purpose of this day “is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.” Profession a11y accessibility gaad

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

And, ownership of smartphones — mobile devices with an internet connection — has tripled in recent years among young people. Their daughters use iPads, but ”they don’t have access to Facebook … and they can message us,” Mr. Friess said.

Tech in the Music Classroom Creates Efficiencies, Improves Accessibility

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Mobile Apps MobilityBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Whether you’re a seasoned choir director or a teacher interested in exploring how music relates to your subject matter, technology can help.

Now This Is Mobile Learning

The Innovative Educator

She loves technology and gadgets so much, she wanted to bring them to others in her community who might not have access to computers and the internet. One of the most exciting things I found at #ISTE2015 was a school bus transformed into a technology learning studio.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

If educators do not find ways to leverage mobile technology in all learning environments, for all students, then we are failing our kids by not adequately preparing them to make the connection between their world outside of school and their world inside school.”.

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. The result has been delivery of consistent educational experiences, giving kids equal access in the classroom and at home.

Get Learners Moving With Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Unlike many other technologies, mobile devices can support physical health along with learning. With a mobile device students can create, problem solve, critical think, and engage with the world around them. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) and the bookmarks below for pair work activities with mobile devices. Active Learning with Mobile Devices from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Plastic bags protect mobile devices from getting wet and dirty.

Quick List Of Mobile Apps For Administrators

The Web20Classroom

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. The app gives you access to all your files stored in the cloud so you can retrieve them, email them, view them, and show them, again, no matter where you are. Adding items to your list is easy as a checkmark in the address bar and the app gives you online and offline access to your entire list. This app gives you access to the entire directory.

Sarasota County Schools Expand Mobile Access Without Compromising Security

EdTech Magazine

Bring Your Own Device Mobile Device Management Mobile Security Mobility SecurityBy EdTech Staff Cisco ISE helps a Florida school district secure both enterprise and users’ own devices.

Self actuated mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my short series of blog posts on mobile learning. In previous posts I have argued that mobile learning is increasingly popular as an informal activity, and that personalisation of learning is an important characteristic of smart phone use.

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

eSchool News

Pearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school. Just 68 percent of grades 4-12 students in a recent survey said they have wi-fi access at school, though 96 percent of those same students have wi-fi access at home.

Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there! With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Mobile Learning and QR Codes

Teacher Reboot Camp

As I venture to more museums, landmarks and national parks, I have noticed how these sites are making their exhibits more engaging by adding a mobile component. Before planning your next field trip, discover ways the site is integrating QR codes, mobile apps, and. Many sites and museums have mobile apps for exploring the site. Challenge: Use one of these resources to get learners engaging with exhibits using their mobile devices. Click to access that resource!

Programming sun and rain: Students run an indoor farm at school by computer or mobile app

The Hechinger Report

Students monitor and control it all, on site or with a mobile app. Using a wall-mounted keyboard or a mobile app, the student farmers can monitor their crops, tweak the climate, make it rain and schedule every ultraviolet sunrise. Every grade had some access to the food computer.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore.

New Updates for the Google Classroom Mobile App!

EdTechnocation.com

The Google Classroom mobile app for Android and iOS received 4 desperately needed updates today, all for the teachers! Continue reading for complete details and break downs of the new features and access to my FREE student and teacher guides for the iPad app (updated today!).

EPISODE 143: 10 Practical, Entertaining Ways to Teach with Mobile Devices [PODCAST]

The CoolCatTeacher

The Every Classroom Matters Show: Tony Vincent, Expert on Teaching with Mobile Devices Tony Vincent started using mobile devices in the classroom back in the days of Palm Pilots. Since then, he’s become an expert on everything mobile.

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

eSchool News

household income have internet access and devices that connect to it, they struggle with being “under-connected.” More than half (52 percent) of those with home broadband said they internet service is too slow, and 29 percent with mobile-only access exceeded their plan data limits.

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps - Version 4

Learning in Hand

Take a look at some of the hottest online and mobile tools for showing, explaining, and retelling in my infographic, "Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps." Web links and app names are hyperlinked within the PDF for one-click access to the apps and resources.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions.

Google Classroom updates - a mobile app, teacher assignments page, archiving classes!!

Educational Technology Guy

The first one is that they have launched a mobile app for both Android and iOS (also available in Google Play for Education ). The mobile app allows students and teachers to take a photo and attach it to their assignment (really useful), attach images, PDFs and web pages from other apps to their assignments, and offline access to their assignments and streams. This page gives quick access to all assignments and status across all classes.

Half of K-12 Students to Have Access to 1-to-1 Computing by 2015-16

Marketplace K-12

will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16. mobile devices 1to1 2in1 chromebook futuresourceconsulting ipad marketshare mobiledevices Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S.

InFocus releases new ultra-mobile projectors 

eSchool News

InFocus Corporation has introduced its new IN1116 and IN1118HD WXGA and full HD ultra-mobile projectors, which are compact and light enough to pack and bring anywhere. Series includes the brightest lumens-per-pound full 1080p HD projector on the market.

Mobilize for Productivity [Infographic]

Learning in Hand

We''re becoming more mobile all the time, whether the information follows us in the cloud or we have a device that accesses that info. Nowadays many of us carry smartphones and tablets, keep a digital calendar, and work from multiple computers.

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

The Touchjet Pond Projector , which turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen, is now available as a five-pack technology kit as a part of CUE’s STEAMpunk Mobile Labs. New kit with interactive projectors is ready to ship to schools.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers.

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments. While multimodal learning environments support the needs of more learners, they require special attention to ensure they are accessible to students who are hard of hearing and/or visually impaired. Educators agree that all students deserve access to all instructional materials. Accessibility Is a Process, Not a Box to Check.

5 Things to Consider Before Moving to Mobile

Leadership Lounge

But how do we make sure the mobile devices we choose will impact learning? Here are five things to think about in your mobile transition. Moving to mobile doesn't just make the hardware more accessible, it also creates more flexibility in software and applications.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited. Instead, they are an extremely convenient way for students to access the information that is critical to their success both inside and outside school.