Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

When I was an Instructional Technology Director one of the challenges I faced was working to ensure that students, no matter where they lived in my district, had access to the same tools and opportunities. There are many barriers and factors to providing that access.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Those are the findings of a report recently released by researchers at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. K-12 News online learning Technology access

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DEN Trend Report: 8/16/17

Discovery Education

Benefits of online assistance, according to Care.com, can range from flexible schedules, personalized approaches, affordable high-quality instruction, empowering techniques, expert assistance and access to a variety of subjects. Administration District Administrators DEN Trend Report

Report: Broadband access making ‘dramatic’ progress

eSchool News

The data comes from the second annual State of the States report from the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway , which analyzed 2016 FCC E-rate data representing 10,499 school districts and more than 38 million students. Eighty-eight percent of U.S.

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

Justin Reich and Mizuko (Mimi) Ito have recently published a report entitled From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. The report is available for download without monetary charge and without collection of your personal data.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Newsela is an instructional content platform that brings together compelling, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to support reading engagement. More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference.

Report warns of need for identity, access management tech

eSchool News

CoSN report delves into ways that identity and access management can strengthen student security. As school districts nationwide increasingly turn to digital content, the need for robust identity and access management technologies is growing.

Device access impacts student achievement

FETC Converge

In 2015, most students reported that they had access to a computer at home or in school, but those without access scored lower on the United States Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress math and reading assessments. Uncategorized digital access edtech Equity NAEP

GoConqr’s Online Learning Report 2017

GoConqr

Click the image to see the full infographic of the Online Learning Report 2017. Today Thursday 23 rd of February is Digital Learning Day , so to mark this we are releasing the Online Learning Report 2017 that the GoConqr team has been working on. Read the full Report 2017 here.

How the Georgia governor’s race could influence college access there

The Hechinger Report

A report released two weeks before the election portrays two Georgia university systems, split along racial and class lines. Uneven Progress” described a situation similar to what we found in our reporting.

Teachers share tips on making makerspaces accessible to all

The Hechinger Report

The school librarian from Leander, Texas, was speaking on a panel about how to make makerspaces affordable and accessible in low-income and rural schools. While she does have access to some gadgets, any invention her students make starts off with a prototype made from cardboard.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

Report: States not making the grade on report cards

eSchool News

States are failing to effectively communicate essential information to families, educators, and communities about how their schools are doing, a new report finds. For example, across all states, report cards used more than five different terms to describe children from low-income families.

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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.

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.

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.

EdTechTeam Impact Report-Mexico

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam Mexico is also a Chromebook Reseller and offers a program called ImpactoEDU , which is designed to develop key competencies in students: problem-solving, information analysis, decision making, creativity, collaborative learning, and communication (through access to devices, curated applications, and professional development). The post EdTechTeam Impact Report-Mexico appeared first on EdTechTeam. Chromebooks EdTechTeam Mexico Impact Report

Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report examining the Advanced Placement program explores how many public high schools in the United States offer AP classes and how the programs differ in student performance. In that report, he found a gap in AP participation for various student groups.

EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report

EdTechTeam

The team works toward a vision of the future where students become compassionate citizens who understand that they can solve real problems in the world, and where their education and access to technology make this possible. The post EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report appeared first on EdTechTeam. Community Featured Impact Report Professional Development

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

“While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem,” the report says.

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!)

NeverEndingSearch

As school leaders, you’ll want to dig into the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition. The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning.

"Teachers Talk Technology" Report Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

techlearning

Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology.

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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EdTechTeam Impact Report- Emerging Markets

EdTechTeam

In East Asia, lower pricing options are used to make it easier and more affordable for teachers to access events in areas that don’t have a lot of opportunities. The post EdTechTeam Impact Report- Emerging Markets appeared first on EdTechTeam. Google for Education Impact ReportThe Emerging Markets team served 3,061 educators in 22 countries in 2017.

A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

Bryan Alexander

Today the report appeared. tl;dr version: the report finds three benefits for colleges and universities that get online learning right. They save money, expand access, and offer the same or better quality as face-to-face learning.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online. The authors note that while, ideally, UDL allows students with disabilities to access courses without adaptation, it can also help to improve learning—and, therefore, retention—among all students.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation.

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South

ProfHacker

In all the discussions about open access and copyright, I want to add my story as someone from the Global South who strongly advocates for open access. However, I know that most Egyptian academics have no such access. This goes some way towards equitable access.

LAUSD Releases ITI Leading With Instruction Report

Leadership Lounge

LAUSD releases ITI leading with instruction report. ITI created a task force and published a report in 2016 that included research and a shared vision for ideal instructional practices. This report continues on the work of the published recommendations.

Free from ALA: Library Technology Reports & more!

NeverEndingSearch

As it migrates to a new platform, using the Open Journal Systems software, ALA Publishing is currently offering a generous deal on its archive of Library Technology Reports. So if you’ve been wanting to read the report on Social Media Curation , I wrote with Brenda Boyer and Della Curtis, this is your opportunity. Something else new– Going forward, the archive will be open access starting one-year from the issue’s publication. Get them while they’re free!

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map.

Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

techlearning

October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

Report: Universities relying more on tuition than state and local money

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. The post Report: Universities relying more on tuition than state and local money appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Building Thinking Skills to Help Students Access Their Best Work

MindShift

She’s never going to give up lab reports, but she does see ways she can open up assignments she’s done in the past to build student skills beyond memorization. Urban Maker Assembly Academy serves students from all over New York City, many of whom come in behind grade level.

SETDA Disappointed in FCC Lifeline Revocations and Modernization Report Retraction

SETDA Says

Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC LifelineThe State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders released the following statement of. read more.

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

edWeb.net

While teachers may understand the need to collect the information, they resent inputting the same data over and over again in every learning management system, educational application, and state and federal accountability report. Teacher. Classroom facilitator. Database analyst?

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College completion failures must be tackled in tandem with costs, report says

The Hechinger Report

A new report by the think-tank Education Trust , issued Thursday, excoriates the federal government and state governments for failing to create a college-finance system that focuses both on cost and on completion. The response was dramatic,” the report noted. “In

GAFE Student Progress Reports Don’t Provide Safety Info

Gaggle Speaks

Just in time for the start of the new school year, Google has announced a long-awaited feature that gives parents and guardians access to student report cards, classroom announcements, assignment due dates and other course-centered material.