Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students can access learning materials outside of school. One of the most straightforward ways that technology contributes to equity in schools is ensuring that every student has access to learning materials, even outside of the classroom. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

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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.

Striking a balance: SEL skills and access to relationships

The Christensen Institute

Last week Checker Finn and Rick Hess published the first in a series of reports at American Enterprise Institute on the promise and pitfalls of social emotional learning (SEL) in both policy and practice. Slim but troubling data suggests that access to relationships is not altogether equal.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. “It’s Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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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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.

Spotty internet access for rural students limits achievement

eSchool News

Technology and internet access for rural students in some parts of the U.S. is unreliable at best, and this limited access could adversely affect their learning. Rural and non-rural students also have differing access to devices at school and at home.

Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

Omega Notes

A survey conducted by Morning Consult in July 2018 consisted of 1,651 current and former college students, which revealed that paying for course materials was the second most reported source of financial stress, second only to paying for tuition.

“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better

The Christensen Institute

But what the promise of free college fails to consider, as The Hechinger Report astutely notes , is not just whether it expands access to those who need it most, but also whether a narrow solution to tuition cost ignores the more critical question of value. Expanding access.

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.

2019 Report Highlights Best Practices for Driving Broadband Connectivity and Access for Students

techlearning

“In order to provide personalized learning experiences for students to best prepare them for college and careers, and to compete in a global economy, all schools need access to reliable, high-speed broadband," said SETDA's incoming Executive Director, Candice Dodson

Accessibility vs Inclusion. What's the Difference?

The Innovative Educator

The World Report on Disabilities says that 15% of the population today lives with some form of disability. In fact The Institute on Disability reports that more than 1/3 of those over 65 have a disability. Those trying to address accessibility understand the importance of technology.

Report: Declining Community College Enrollment Worries Workforce Experts

Edsurge

Ultimately, Pruitt believes, getting more students into community college and ready for the jobs of the future will require improving access for people traditionally underserved by the education system.

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Tamika Moore for The Hechinger Report. Two years ago, The Hechinger Report and The Nation published an investigation of Gardendale’s efforts to secede from Jefferson County to form a whiter, wealthier school district that excluded diverse neighborhoods like the one where Williams lived.

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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.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. I’m fascinated by this, and think the report offers a lot to chew on.

Too few parents talk to their kids about race and identity, report finds

The Hechinger Report

That’s one of the main findings of a new report by Sesame Workshop , which surveyed 6,070 parents of children ages 3 to 12 and 1,046 teachers from preschool to fifth grade. The authors of the Sesame Workshop “Identity Matters” report surveyed 6,070 parents of children.

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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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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.

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.

Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

eSchool News

A federal report on students’ home access to digital learning resources is months late, and ed-tech groups say the delay is impeding efforts to close the homework gap. ” Next page: Why low-income students could be even more at risk for losing internet access.

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.

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.

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.

Want to expand student access to opportunity? Design to expand their social capital

The Christensen Institute

Half of all jobs come through personal connections and access to warm relationships is a key predictor of longevity and happiness. College students access virtual connections with near peers who offer critical inspiration and support.

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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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.

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