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. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

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HE trends: How do students decide to study?

Neo LMS

Student behavior when choosing the right education provider, study location or program is clearly shifting in today’s digitized age, and schools are modifying their recruitment strategies to meet the student demand in the two-way process of university admission.

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

Waterford

According to a new study by AdvancED that observed 140,000 classrooms, “in 92,190 classrooms (64.6 Some factors that may contribute to this lack of tech use include: access to technology at the school, teacher training, and the availability of technology at home.

Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls

Kajeet

Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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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.

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

Waterford

According to a new study by AdvancED that observed 140,000 classrooms, “in 92,190 classrooms (64.6 Some factors that may contribute to this lack of tech use include: access to technology at the school, teacher training, and the availability of technology at home.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

You’ll see a lot of instances of cultural responsiveness in a particular classroom but not systemwide,” says Leah Peoples, a researcher at New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools who is studying it.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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3 Apps to Build Solid Study Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

For that, students require study. There’s an easy-to-access setting that allows you to use your finger as an eraser. Students can create a group Realtime Board to work on projects, study, or share research. Choose either the study or browse mode.

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5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you. Quizlet Quizlet states it best, "We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free."

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How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

The schools that do place emphasis on the needs of their students often have programs that encourage accessibility as well as accessible classrooms. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments.

3 Ways to use Kami in a Social Studies Classroom

EdTechTeacher

In social studies classrooms around the world, teachers use documents and images as a daily part of their curriculum. Below, we will explore three ways Social Studies teachers can use Kami in their classrooms! Ben Sondgeroth Blog ben Sondgeroth History Kami Social Studies

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers.

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students. Accessible gaming.

Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

techlearning

If your school or district is interested in helping staff understand why this is important, then consider Accessibility for Everyone for your next great book study

Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

Omega Notes

eLearning platforms allow professors to post course materials and useful resources online, as well as record analytics on students’ study habits that allow them to send direct feedback to their professors. The post Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech appeared first on Omega Notes.

“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.

Small population studies can revolutionize clinical trials

The Christensen Institute

This is a dramatically different model compared to the current standard of large population studies. Today, more researchers are acknowledging the shortcomings of large population studies that often fail to account for variability between patients. They could also reduce cost of drug development by eliminating some of the need for large-scale population studies. This is the final piece that will unlock access and efficacy.

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10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

Ask a Tech Teacher

They choose what science their satellite will study, select the wavelengths, instruments, and optics that will be required, and then build! Use this game when studying space, problem solving and critical thinking. Space units are always exciting.

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The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

This is truer than ever in higher education: chronic affordability and access challenges are a byproduct of efforts to make colleges better and more competitive in terms of prestige. The post The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment appeared first on Christensen Institute.

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.

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

The Hechinger Report

Historically, wealthier students have had greater access to enriching out-of-school experiences, compounding their privilege. Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. 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.

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Actively Learn - resources for middle and high school ELA, science, and social studies teachers, including interactive text and video assignments as well as PhET sims.

Educational Technology Guy

Actively Learn is an excellent resource for teachers and students, providing middle and high school teachers in ELA, Science and Social Studies, resources to help their students. Actively Learn: is a one-stop-shop for teachers of ELA, social studies, and science.

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The Case for Case Studies: Success Stories for Continued Growth

A Principal's Reflections

Case studies provide a glimpse into how vision, strategic planning, and implementation drive results-oriented change. Access the case study HERE. Access the case study HERE. Case studies in education are a valuable tool for change.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The post 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. You can rely on these high quality study guides.

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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

EdTech Magazine

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

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.

Accessibility for Everyone - A Book to Help Educators Create Content

The Innovative Educator

All schools receiving public funding must make content accessible to everyone including those with disabilities. If your school or district is interested in helping staff understand why this is important, then consider Accessibility for Everyone for your next great book study.

How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

This technology captures whatever is going on in the classroom and turns it into easily searchable and referenceable video content that students can access anywhere, anytime, on all their devices—which is one piece of the puzzle.

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

This technology captures whatever is going on in the classroom and turns it into easily searchable and referenceable video content that students can access anywhere, anytime, on all their devices—which is one piece of the puzzle.

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