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. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerA one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students.

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. If you would like to see foundry10’s full findings, check out their ed tech access report and their website.

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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

” All Grades All Subjects Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Innovation STEM StudentsRachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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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? accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric is author of the new book Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects and we give an overview of what you can do with Google tools. All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Overcoming in Covid19 Project Based Learning Students Technology Tool

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H?para: The Essential Tool for Every Google Classroom School

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve seen one tool improve student engagement in Google Classroom significantly — H?para. In conclusion, this tool is doing more to improve engagement than any other tool I’ve seen.

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The newest threat to health equity: digital access

The Christensen Institute

For instance, things like income, access to transportation, and childcare availability affect patients’ ability to receive care in-person. For example, telehealth reduces one of the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare: cost.

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. Powerful learning must be personal and accessible because every learner is different, and the ways in which we learn are complex and variable. Powerful learning practices are attuned to the variability of individual learners and ensure that learning is accessible to all.

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. Accessibility Tools with Google.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

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. Pittman said that “if you can’t see what [students] need and it’s not an obvious disability then [accessibility] is something that should be addressed for all students.” Dudycha articulated that “inclusion has a new definition along with accessibility.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Technology isn’t the only tool we can use to create equitable learning environments, but there are a few ways it can assist in that mission. 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. Access to technology alone isn’t enough.

Do You Know Which Websites Your Students Access?

Kajeet

You’ve paid for students to have a 1:1 take-home device and you’ve paid for the necessary online tools your students need to learn and succeed. Okay, last scenario: In your 1:1 school district, there are students without Internet access at home.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

10 Tools teachers can use to create virtual field trips

Neo LMS

I started to use Nearpod as a complex tool where I could create complete lessons in my classes. 10 Tools teachers can use to create virtual field trips. Google Maps – is a wonderful tool, especially for Geography classes, but with various possible usages for other subjects.

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Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not. There are a number of organizations emerging to tackle these shortages by using technology to expand students’ access to adult supports in ways never before possible.

Increasing Accessibility for Students on the Web

EdTechTeacher

Technology tools can make accessibility possible by creating embedded supports that differentiate and personalize instruction. The Google Suite has many built-in tools to support students’ reading, writing, and fluency. One such tools is the Immersive Reader.

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. I could provide technology that could be used in the schools, and provided high speed network access while they were in schools. However, when students went home there was no way to guarantee they’d have any access to high-speed internet when they got there.

5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

Neo LMS

I have long believed that spring presents an excellent time for educators to explore new ideas and try some new digital tools in the classroom. or another one of the game-based learning tools to engage students in a learning activity together and to be able to track their progress.

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

For others we need to differentiate and make the content more accessible to accommodate for a disability. As classrooms and digital spaces become more ubiquitous educators must understand how the content they create and put in these online spaces must be made accessible for all. is accessibility. Specifically website accessibility. Not everyone will access that content the same way or complete a task like a form fill the same way. accessibility

Google Accessibility Features and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Last month, I posted an article about some of Google Chrome''s accessibility features and resources. Google has a great site with resources about all of the accessibility features in all of their products. The Google Products Accessibility site has a list of 18 Google Products with details and links about it''s accessibility features. This is a great resource for teachers and students who need features to help them use these tools. -.

Guest post: Digital Tools For The Timid

EdTech4Beginners

With these 2 simple apps, you will look like a pro even if it is your first time using digital tools. As professionals teaching in the information age, it is our responsibility to learn to use tools and apps to promote communication, collaboration and critical thinking in the classroom. Believe it or not, using tools to create your own materials will save you time. Students will receive a link to access the quiz and view the deadline you assigned.

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Equity in Education Networks: A Tool for Inquiry

Digital Promise

Many others have informed the tool and our ongoing learning along the way. Leadership and Decision-Making: Who accesses, influences, and comprises leadership in a network? Access and Participation: How are resources, opportunities, and knowledge shared equitably across the network?

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Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

However, there are many tools that are out there that can be helpful, especially if the teacher and students have access to technology. It’s helpful to leverage technology for these because most online tools will automatically grade and give data reports.

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7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

It incorporates exercise intervals (H.I.I.T + Tabata) and provides access to a real trainer for advice. While it’s an app, there is also access through desktops, Web App and Apple TV. What are your favorite tools? Health High School Web Tools listsTechnology is a natural education fit in everything from math to Spanish to literacy. The one corner of K-12 learning that is not so obvious is PE — Physical Education.

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. Below I’ve listed free design tools teachers and students can use to create digital graphics and publications. Web Tools for Creating Awesome Graphics.

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Collaborative Discussion Tools. Flipgrid is a video response tool and app designed for schools.

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CoderZ, Amazon Future Engineer Program Offer Free Access to Virtual Coding/ Robotics Tool

techlearning

The cloud-based platform features a graphical simulation of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot and a CoderZ virtual robot named Ruby

Educational Technology & Accessibility in the Age of COVID

EmergingEdTech

Special Needs Students _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsImage Source: Unsplash This year has been a year of change, and that’s putting it lightly. It’s been a year of change, especially for children who are in school. Some of these children are used to.

OPINION: College in a pandemic is tough enough — without reliable broadband access, it’s nearly impossible

The Hechinger Report

Sadly, though, the reality is that millions of Americans — in rural and urban areas alike, and including many underrepresented minorities — lack the reliable broadband connections needed to access postsecondary and K-12 education in a nation that remains in partial lockdown.

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 students are less likely than non-rural students to claim that their home internet access is “great” (36 percent versus 46 percent). Rural and non-rural students also have differing access to devices at school and at home. Featured on eSchool News IT Management internet access rural schools

Access to Ed-Tech Tools Has Jumped 90 Percent Since School Closures

Marketplace K-12

The use of learning management and communications tools, and virtual curriculum, have soared since the coronavirus forced lessons to go online. The post Access to Ed-Tech Tools Has Jumped 90 Percent Since School Closures appeared first on Market Brief.

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.