Beyond connectivity: using technology to support learner equity and access

Hapara

Internet connectivity is a big deal for learner equity and access. To help the country close this digital divide, a goal of meeting or exceeding internet access at speeds of at least one megabit per second (Mbps) per student was set by the FCC.

What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? Educators and academic institutions already know this and aspire to provide s tudents with access to the best possible high-quality education regardless of their background and characteristics.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. To better understand how using technology can create equity in schools, we’ll outline how technology creates more equitable situations in the classroom. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. What is digital accessibility, and why is it so crucial in schools and other academic environments? What is Digital Accessibility? .

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Select those you want on the Quick Access toolbar. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

CoSN2022: Technology Supports Accessible and Inclusive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Getting technology into the hands of all K–12 students was the first step. With a focus on closing the digital divide, school districts are now working toward making the provided technology equitable. Having devices only furthers education when students can access learning.

Why E-rate is critical for school technology access

eSchool News

Every year, schools and libraries have access to billions of dollars of funding through the FCC’s E-rate program. In this post I’ll break down the importance of E-rate, how it works, and the types of technologies it makes available that are crucial to education.

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Speed up MS Office with the Quick Access Toolbar. Earlier versions don’t include the Quick Access toolbar. Check off those you want on the Quick Access toolbar. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

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. Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S.

K12 Technology Company Edlio Acquires SchoolInfo, Launches Edlio Access App

eSchool News

GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Edlio, leading provider of technology solutions for K-12 schools, is pleased to announce its acquisition of SchoolInfo, creators of premier mobile apps for schools. Newsline app apps districts Education educator K-12 k12 k12 technology leaders million

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Debate about the fairness of online learning tends to revolve around technology access. And there are indeed sharp disparities in home access to computers and reliable broadband service. Courses must be designed so that content is easily accessible.

Virtual ASL Interpreters: 5 Tips for Using Technology to Improve Accessibility

techlearning

Live streaming virtual ASL interpreters can help schools overcome a shortage in ASL educators. Here are some best practices

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Technology Offers K–12 Families 24/7/365 Access to Learning

EdTech Magazine

It wasn’t just that students were starting to log on to the school network in Southern Florida from Germany, China and parts of the Caribbean, it was the dramatically different times they were logging on that made Phillip Dunn II pause.

How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? Classroom Innovations COVID-19 Update Featured on eSchool News Special Needs Video accessibility benefits classroom design district Education educators eSchool News IT learning

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use.

8 Great Chrome Accessibility Extensions for Students

Educators Technology

In this post, I am sharing with you 8 great Chrome accessibility extensions to use with students in class. The purpose is to enhance digital equity and make learning accessible to all students. Accessibility tools Chrome extensions

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Technology in the Classroom: The Complete Guide

ViewSonic Education

There has always been technology in the classroom, even if it hasn’t always been welcome. Take a brief look at the history of technology’s uneasy relationship with education. Continue reading to learn everything you always wanted to know about technology in the classroom. .

Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ Model Actually Improve Access?

Edsurge

per month for one access to one digital textbook or $14.99 per month to access all of the more than 1,500 titles on the company’s platform, with each plan requiring a four-month minimum. Users also get access to audiobook versions of their texts?available

Podcast: Access and Engaging the Student

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Dr. Lance Ford, Chief Technology Officer from Howe County Schools in Oklahoma. The post Podcast: Access and Engaging the Student first appeared on EdNews Daily.

Equity of Access

SETDA Says

The post Equity of Access appeared first on Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Learning | SETDA. Digital Content Digital Learning Equity of Access

Jumpstart Engagement With Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Interactive whiteboards are a technological leap similar to the leap to the first blackboard, and is set to revolutionize education. Never before have there been so many different technologies at our disposal for educating. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing.

Ensuring Technology Access and Equity for a District and a Community

techlearning

Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Awards (Orlando): Overall Implementation of Technology

Computer Science is Growing in K-12 Schools, But Access Doesn’t Equal Participation

ED Surge

Computer science has a wider footprint in schools than ever before, but there are differences when it comes to who has access to computer courses and who’s enrolling. While about 95 percent of students in Silver State have access to computer science, the report states that only 3.5

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility assistive technology google accessibilityOne of the things I do in my role as a K-12 Education Strategist is work on resources for schools to use.

Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

Achieving digital equity only just begins when students and teachers have sufficient access. A critical condition for an equitable education, digital equity spans a broader context than just access to sufficient devices and high-speed internet.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible

CUE

Finding technology online is easy, but where can teachers get opportunities to try the technology out first hand? The STEAMpunk Playground provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers to get hands-on experience with the technology they have only read about. At this event, teachers will have access to some of the best education technology has to offer. The post STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible appeared first on CUE Blog.

What It Looks Like to Have Always-Available Access to Technology

Digital Promise

Forty-six Verizon Innovative Learning schools have successfully rolled out tablets equipped with 4G data plans, providing every student and teacher with always-available access to powerful tools and resources, both in the classroom and at home. Teachers have begun adapting their lessons to allow for more at-home independent work now that they are assured that each student has equal access. has leveraged this access with her students.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

Creating more accessible classrooms in 3, 2, 1…

eSchool News

Do you need to evaluate your district’s classroom accessibility? District Management Featured on eSchool News Special Needs Teaching & Learning Video accessibility benefits classroom classrooms design district Education educators eSchool News learning

Best Apps to Remotely Access your PC from iPad or Mobile Device

Educators Technology

The purpose of this post is to share with you this collection of apps that enable you to remotely access your computer and view your files and installed applications as if you were sitting down next to it. Splashtop Splashtop is another good app that helps you remotely access your PC.

OPINION: When debating student loan debt, keep college access in mind as the end goal

The Hechinger Report

Yet, amid the fierce debate over whether millions of Americans should have their debt reduced or forgiven, we must not lose sight of what should be our overarching goal: more college access for more students who want a degree.

Rural Districts Face Challenges and Opportunities with Technology Access

EdTech Magazine

By Marie Bjerede Taking the digital leap requires broadband access, proper funding and the right people on board. Access Points Bandwidth Management Ethernet Networking Routers Wi-Fi Wireless

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. 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 Political Right Is Slamming the Door on College Access

ED Surge

Even if the right isn’t entirely responsible, it continues to help slam the gates on wider college access. Education Technology Access and Affordability

Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here is Part 2 of his discussion on technology’s place in education: Part II Technology is Here to Stay: A Conversation with Teachers. In my previous post, I wrote about the permanency of technology in the instructional setting for educators.