Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. The post Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible appeared first on Digital Promise.

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.

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.

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.

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide


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.

5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation. While a score on a standardized test can provide some access for students from a post-secondary perspective, it cannot be the only thing that defines a school and a school district,” said Schuler. .

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


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!).

Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)


Installed as a free browser extension for Firefox or Chrome , Unpaywall allows searchers to legally access full-text research papers from its index of ten million, legally loaded, open-access articles. Open Access Button is integrated with BASE , an index of more than 5.5

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.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. Sites like Common Sense Education and edshelf make it easy to find the right alignment to the right instructional strategy.

4 Brain-based Strategies to Help Struggling Readers

Brilliant or Insane

Sometimes kids just don’t like to read, because they’ve never had much access to books. This infographic examines struggling readers and brain-based issues and provides 4 strategies for helping struggling readers, while considering the neurology involved with reading. The post 4 Brain-based Strategies to Help Struggling Readers appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Strategy HackLearning readingBrilliant or Insane.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access


should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Fruth describes this new data access landscape as a teeter-totter effect.

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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.

Open Access Week Roundup


Last week, George wrote about Open Access Week. Another great resources is the post How can Open Access work with Promotion and Tenure? I’ll be there presenting alongside a great list of Open Education and Open Access advocates, scholars, technologists, and educators.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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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.

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day


As you may (or may not) already know, today is “Global Accessibility Awareness Day.” ” Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written often about the importance of accessibility. What is “Global Accessibility Awareness Day” about?

Why innovation must be the new development strategy

The Christensen Institute

There is no shortage of ideas and strategies that will lead a country from poverty to economic prosperity. With increasing populations in many of these regions, we must change our development strategy. They developed products that people had been unable to afford or access.

Some secret strategies for serious searchers


I also introduce a few classic strategies that have been around in the literature about online searching since the pre-web days. You can also personalize Google Scholar to link to articles to which the library has access.

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Now, to better nurture digital learning ecosystems, this blog post contains an overview of some specific strategies that schools and districts can undertake to begin, execute, and sustain a successful plan for content curation. Develop a strategy for contextualizing curated content.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

School district leaders are aware of this, and many are taking active steps in raising awareness and developing programs that are accessible to every student, no matter their income level. Piedmont City School District offered a Summer Virtual Academy, in which high school and middle students earned high school credits with online classes, made possible by universal home Internet access provided by the district.

Easy Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers


Out of the many intervention strategies she provided, Cindy concluded with four important takeaways to keep in mind. Teach strategies and skills that can be widely applied, like phonics expectations, syllable types, roots, and affixes.

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall


It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. However, open access versions might exist on authors’ own websites, or institutional and subject respositories. Have you heard of Unpaywall?

Cupper: A Tool for Creating Accessible Documentation


I recently stumbled across a tool for creating accessible documentation, and while I haven’t had a chance to experiment with it, I’ll be putting it on my list of things to test drive this summer. Got any advice about your favorite strategies for creating documentation?

Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?


But other than that, only the teachers and parents can access that space to give feedback, grade assignments, and make available content and resources for each student individually. The post Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

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Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

Schools need to plan their technology strategies very carefully. What do you think are the key elements schools need to address in a digital strategy? Every school seriously needs to formulate its own strategy for the appropriate procurement and purchase of new technologies.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math


Kelly and Michele discussed key instructional strategies that can support ELL students in achieving higher in math. The post Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math appeared first on edWeb. edWeb Blog access and equity ELL Students MathFor many of the 4.5

Strategies for Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism


“Every individual should be able to access things that they like,” said Monica Fisher, M.Ed., According to ABA literature, there are four main functions of challenging behavior: attention, escape, access to tangibles and automatic/sensory.

3 ways to help students access their knowledge

eSchool News

The information goes in (encoding), the learner attempts to commit information to memory (storage), and then the learner tries to recall the lesson (access). Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. 3 strategies to enhance retrieval.

Six Strategies for Virtual Field Trips


And easier strategies for video conferencing, combined with new types of interactions, make virtual field trips even more affordable and engaging. To participate, classrooms need access to mobile phones and virtual reality viewers like Cardboard and a tablet for the teacher guide.

Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

The Hechinger Report

Some use online programs or software to give students access to content at their individual level , allowing them to move through lessons at their own pace. It makes personalized learning a strategy for equity.

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology appeared first on TeachThought. Apple Instructional Strategies Learning Models Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

#EIE18 Videos: Education Opportunity Strategy Sessions


Today, we’re releasing videos of our strategy sessions on education opportunity. Barriers No More: Facilities Access for Charter Schools. Strategy Sessions.

Providing Accessible Math Tasks for All Students


Math can be made accessible to all students using lessons that start at a low level and finish at a much higher level. Estimating) in and of itself is a low-entry, high-exit strategy because it doesn’t ask your students to be precise to begin with, it asks them to be thoughtful,” said Arjan.

How Do You Make Education Research ‘Accessible and Usable’ for Teachers?


Department of Education—have joined forces to embark on a listening tour to understand if and how their current research strategy is missing the mark. But it will expand its purview to consider ways of translating that science into something “accessible and usable” that teachers can implement—through products, curriculum, intervention methods, teaching styles.

#EIE18 Videos: CTE and Education Innovation Strategy Sessions


Today, we’re releasing videos of our strategy sessions on career and technical education (CTE) and education innovation. Learn ways to engage stakeholders, expand student access to high-quality career pathways and ensure programs are closely aligned to regional and state industry demands.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students


The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Students have access to models of strong and weak work. Assessment Strategies and EdTech Resources in Action. Educator Strategies: .

4 Strategies To Recharge Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Strategies To Recharge Your Teaching. Each lesson must incorporate several strategies that I’ve used to recharge my teaching: Constructivism. Kagan presents some very useful thinking and strategies in this area. by Paul Moss.

Data access is easier than ever, but is that a good thing?

eSchool News

should be asked by all CIOs, teachers, administrators, and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy, and interoperability. The challenge, as highlighted by Fruth, is how much data should be accessible to the stakeholders.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.