New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some great resources for educators at the Google for Education Training Center. Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. The Tools for Diverse Learners Training helps teachers learn how to use the accessibility features in Chromebooks and G Suite to help their students succeed. g suite google Google for Educators professional development training

Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida strives to be at the forefront of innovation in teacher training and development. Gaining access to students and coordinating permission in our local schools to record our students teaching can be challenging.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

He asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how do schools train for a workplace that does not yet exist? Older workers will also need employers to step in and help them train on new tools.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

A small division that has served as a conduit for sharing information and best practices among the mastery-based schools is now down to a two-person staff, as department resources have shifted to more publicized efforts like a $23 million-dollar anti-bias training program for teachers.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

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.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access


Students are the largest contingent of network users in K-12, but they don’t receive security training for device usage and connectivity. Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12.

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training. Hackers can send malware and phishing emails, but users need to be trained how to recognize and report them — and not click. . This should be an essential component of any training module moving forward.

5 reasons why our employees complete safety training online

eSchool News

Staff safety training is no exception. To more efficiently use our district’s time and money, we switched from on-site safety training to the online staff training system from PublicSchoolWORKS. Online training is more convenient.

At top colleges that train America’s elite, veterans are an almost invisible minority

The Hechinger Report

Related: Veterans continue to battle for their military training to count as college credit. Many elite institutions educate plenty of future veterans — students in officer-training programs who will receive military commission when they graduate. I’m trained for this.”.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

Ideally, if funding wasn’t an issue, I would say that every early care and education setting would have access, on a weekly basis, to a mental health consultant,” Horen said. “I’d One reason the mental health consultant approach is so helpful for teachers is because many early childhood teacher-training programs include little, if anything, on the social and emotional needs of young children. “A The post Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


Federal funds had brought small sets of iPads to each of our Title I campuses, and we had put together six hours of in-person training on using iPads in teaching and learning for math and reading intervention teachers at 10 campuses. Online training was the only viable solution.

Teach Access Tutorial: Best Practices for Digital Accessibility


I recently came across a solid teaching and learning resource devoted to giving designers, developers, and writers a better grounding in creating accessible content. It’s a product of the Teach Access project, which (I have to admit) I don’t know much about.

Video Tutorial: iOS 8 Built in Accessibility Training


Topics include: Siri®, Speak Screen and Speak Selection, Voice Over, Grayscale, Invert Colors, and Fonts. We will also cover Assistive Touch and Safari® Reader. Techlearning Resources PD Tips

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. It is a muscle that all institutions should train and maintain.

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


“While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem,” the report says.

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning


Learning Professionals Are Now Becoming Specialists The industry has recognised a need for corporate learning professionals to be highly qualified and experienced in their specific area rather than possessing general knowledge on training. The report concludes that ‘companies are struggling to redesign the training environment, incorporate new learning technologies, and utilize the incredible array of digital learning tools now available’.

Partnership Pairs Chromebooks with Teacher Training


After experimenting with in-house training for teachers, however, CDI decided to take its services one step further, said Glenn Collins, vice president of mobile computing at CDI, in an interview with EdScoop.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool. It is easy to use, with a lot of great features and support and training resources, including an excellent manual. It also can work with SQL and Access files.

Five reasons teacher residencies often outperform traditional training

The Hechinger Report

Just like doctors in training, aspiring teachers need sustained clinical experiences alongside expert practitioners to build links between educational theory and practice and to develop the hands-on techniques and strategies that help children learn.

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

The Christensen Institute

The recession left schools strapped for cash, so it’s hardly surprising to see small, rural, and high-poverty schools struggling to to finance AP classes—especially if too few students are academically prepared to justify hiring or training an AP teacher. Still, the findings raise a much more fundamental question that states must grapple with: should the public school that a student attends dictate (and in this case, limit) the coursework that he can access?

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Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

This week, ahead of my speech at the Learning Technologies Conference I recorded a 10 minute podcast interview for the Training Zone. You can listen by clicking on the embedded link below. If the link below doesn't work for you, try this one. My interview is at 18.45 in the podcast.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

There are over 100,000 individuals of working age in Rhode Island who lack a high school credential or who speak little to no English; out of those, only 6,000 are being served by the system, according to Jill Holloway, the Director of the Rhode Island Adult Education Professional Development Center , the agency that trains adult education teachers in the state. Access. But lending the tablets is only part of the access puzzle.

Today's Newsletter: Cyber Security Training Must Be Ongoing to Be Effective


Don’t share your password with others, even if that means they may not have access to your files while you are on vacation. Remind people that, if necessary, the IT department can always access files in a true emergency.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. Public schools must make their websites accessible or they open themselves up to legal action.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 5 Steps to Create More Accessible, Personalized Professional Development. was preparing to deploy one-to-one Chromebooks a few years ago, the amount of professional development and training needed for educators was overwhelming. Remove Silos Around Training. This means that educators receive a variety of training experiences from numerous sources. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:13. When Tulare Joint Union High School District (Calif.)

SecurEdge WiFi: Making Enterprise-Grade WiFi Accessible

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Walk down the street, stop at a café, ride the train; signs of wireless internet permeate our society. We don't have to tell you the importance of WiFi in today's world. If you haven't already noticed, it’s everywhere. What used to be the color TV of the 21st century is now the sliced bread. WiFi has become a utility. Enterprise Wireless Network Higher Education Retail Managed Network Services WiFi Services

?Tools: CoSN Supports, Trains Education Technology Leaders


Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity. It recently re-released with the Center on Technology and Disability a report, Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know. The toolkit includes new and updated tools for schools and addresses various aspects of accessibility. The Digital Equity stack has five micro-credentials that address identifying gaps in digital access and creating and implementing a district plan to fill them.

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Ways Technology Makes Accessible Possible Today, in the modern classroom, this no longer has to be the case for students. Technology makes accessible possible for so many more students than ever before. For that same few hundred dollars per year, at what is often less then the cost of low tech, schools that understand the power of an inclusive classroom, can ensure every student has an accessibility hub available to them.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Employees with Online Staff Safety Training


The Five Star District is not new to online staff training, however. The district chose PublicSchoolWORKS because of its increased offerings and its outstanding customer service after having access to free online staff safety training when it was a member of the Adams County BOCES.

PublicSchoolWORKS Partners with SWPRSC to Provide Small Kansas Districts with Safety Training


Cincinnati, OH ( August 8, 2018 ) — All public school districts are required to meet state and federal safety training mandates, however, this can be difficult for districts with limited staff or budgets.

Free Google Apps Training Resources

The Electric Educator

Training, support, and marketing are not their strongest suites. Because of an obvious void in the area of training and support Google created the Apps marketplace where third party vendors can offer technical services, training, and add-ons to the Google Apps suite.

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


“While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem,” the report says.

OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet

The Hechinger Report

” It’s not enough to simply provide access to new tools. Often, they’re more than willing to do so, provided they’ve also been given the necessary tools, training, teams and time to succeed. K-12 Opinion teachers Technology access Credit: Getty Images.

Save Your College (and America’s Workforce) Through Corporate Training


Based on our experience at University Ventures and Penn Foster, we believe that one useful shortcut to a placement paradigm is for colleges and universities to launch employer or corporate training programs to upskill existing employees. Here’s why: Corporate Training Makes Providers More Employer-centric. On the other hand, organizations that sell training to employers have an urgent incentive to provide education that improves workforce performance.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote


OneNote Training. link] – Bite-sized interactive Teacher Training for OneNote in Education. OneNote for School Administrators and Staff – interactive training.