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.

3 Strategies for Personalizing Feedback Online

Catlin Tucker

Below are three strategies teachers working online can use to give students more focused and personalized feedback. #1 Teachers working exclusively online can adapt this real-time feedback strategy for the online environment with video conferencing software.

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The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

So, we developed a first-of-its-kind coaching model, based on Jennie Magiera’s work in Courageous Edventures , aimed at helping teachers tackle their challenges with personalized strategies and innovative tools. 3 Steps: How to Use the Strategy Menu. Step 2: Choose a Strategy.

Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Therefore, teachers need to help students learn strategies and tips to help them pass tests. The strategies below not only help students cope with the stress and inequality of standardized testing, these strategies also help students cope with stress in their lives.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Interdisciplinary Learning Student-Centered Approaches (and how they differ from Direct Instruction) Meaningful Engagement Strategies Three Dimensional Learning The Creativity of Teaching In order to be notified of these future releases, you’ll want to sign up for the newsletter.

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How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy. Supporting schools with the technology and other digital resources to reduce the administrative burden and improve the learning experience of students is one of the key objectives of an edtech strategy.

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5 strategies for independent learning

eSchool News

They were proficient in accessing information and completing assignments right from their Chromebooks. Fifth-grade teacher Kim Voge has had students literally beg her to give them more writing assignments.

Three strategies for making your videos more accessible

NeverEndingSearch

As we gear up for a September filled with unknowns, it might be a good idea to develop some agile strategies for addressing and enhancing our flipped or hybrid options. Captions make video more accessible for everyone. Captions are important. Why caption?

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

Different Goals, Different Strategies

Iterating Toward Openness

Where Michael sees three groups with different goals, I see four groups who are trying to use OER to solve closely related – but ultimately very different – problems: The negative impact on access to education caused by the high price of traditional learning materials.

Pass That Exam! 14 Test Prep Strategies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students who understand the format, take test prep courses, and understand the strategy needed to pass these tests will often outperform their peers. Scroll down to access the bookmarks. ​​. Test Prep Strategies & Resources from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

How an LMS can supports a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy. Supporting schools with the technology and other digital resources to reduce the administrative burden and improve the learning experience of students is one of the key objectives of an edtech strategy.

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The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

So, we developed a first-of-its-kind coaching model, based on Jennie Magiera’s work in Courageous Edventures , aimed at helping teachers tackle their challenges with personalized strategies and innovative tools. 3 Steps: How to Use the Strategy Menu. Step 2: Choose a Strategy.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Related: Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity. The post Access does not equal equity appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report.

Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

” Also, research findings support two best practices for implementation: (1) make sure students do not have ready access to explanations, and (2) spend time up front teaching students how to ask good questions and construct thorough explanations.

Free Access to Social Studies and Science Curriculum

eSchool News

Educational publisher TCI is offering free digital access to its platform for learning social studies and science to qualified schools and teachers until the end of the school year.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them.

4 common barriers to accessible content for all students

eSchool News

One of the keys in developing new digital materials is verifying that those materials offer accessible content for all students. Today, most learning management systems (LMS) and software programs offer some level of accessibility compliance checking.

3 Strategies to Engage Students Remotely with StudySync Using Google Classroom

Catlin Tucker

1 Use the StudySync Access Prior Knowledge Activities to Facilitate Online Discussions. Despite having access to unlimited amounts of information, many students struggle to research effectively. Teachers who want to make a copy of and use my vocabulary slide deck can access it.

5 Strategies to Enhance Educator and Student Well-Being Right Now

Edsurge

Here are five strategies from our trainings to help you prioritize your own well-being—and that of your students—right now. The beauty is that we can access this inner resource at any moment to support our well-being.

10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy)

EdTech4Beginners

He is mainly known for his work on cooperative learning strategies (often referred to as Kagan learning structures). Below are my favourite cooperative learning strategies: Some others I have used are: Pairs Squared (pair the learners, then pair up the pairs!).

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Reach all learners with Google’s accessibility tools on ep.

With Innovation and Empathy, Remote Learning Becomes Accessible for All Students

Edsurge

This is the second of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic. Reframing the challenge: Remote learning requires innovation to be accessible for all students (and teachers!)

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

16 educators share their digital learning strategies

eSchool News

This program gives my class access to digital texts and news articles that are adapted to each student’s independent reading level. Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators.

“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.

Improving Student Outcomes by Implementing Equity Strategies

edWeb.net

Two other data sets can contribute to the equity discussion and strategy development process. One is an equity survey, which includes the types of data mentioned above, but also adds access to higher order classes, as well as an evaluation of the inclusiveness of the curriculum.

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

Last week we discussed the digital divide , and today I thought we could explore some practical strategies that teachers, as individuals, can adopt in an effort to bridge the digital divide in their classrooms. 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide.

An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P. C.

Linways Technologies

He spoke on assessment strategies in the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) framework. The students have access to the internet, and all the information available. The post An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P.

Making Sure All Kids Can Access Books

MiddleWeb

Book Access for All Kids" is a must-read, writes principal, NBCT and veteran school librarian Rita Platt. Its 10 short chapters are power-packed with research, stories and strategies for building a strong reading culture. Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp's "Game Changer!

Using music as a strategy for more inclusive e-learning and course design

Neo LMS

The good news is that music is easily accessible in and of itself, and can also be integrated into modern curriculums. Thus, knowing what we know about the inherent benefits of both music education and e-learning strategies, how can we best integrate the two?

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Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. For more edtech tools, click HERE to access a resource curated by Tom Murray.

Checklist for Accessible Teaching & Presenting

The Innovative Educator

If we really want to ensure we are including everyone in have access to what we are presenting, technology can take us even further. Here are some ideas based on recommendations from WC3 Website Accessibility Initiative to you get started.

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

This can make it more likely that the institution will accept sustaining innovations, and it simplifies the strategy and tactics involved in implementing them. The post The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment appeared first on Christensen Institute.