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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. The post Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Free G Suite Training On Demand for Teachers and Students

Shake Up Learning

The post Free G Suite Training On Demand for Teachers and Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Up Your Skills With the G Suite Training Chrome Extension. No time for extended workshops and training, but need hands-on guidance? To view G Suite Training lessons: 1.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Leadership Training for All School Staff Helps Students Excel


The training program the district uses includes 21 leadership responsibilities based in research on effective leadership tactics compiled by McREL International. Worthington likes to emphasize in trainings that change is personal.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

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’.

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

Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

The Hechinger Report

They actually asked us what is important,” said Nixon, the executive director of the New York-based College and Community Fellowship, which helps women get access to education after incarceration. The post Will thousands of prison inmates lose access to college?

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.

Sprint Rolls Out Effort to Boost K-12 Connectivity, Tech Access

Marketplace K-12

The success of the program will hinge on the training of teachers and administrators, as well as its connections with existing systems, one nonprofit leader advises. The post Sprint Rolls Out Effort to Boost K-12 Connectivity, Tech Access appeared first on Market Brief.

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

The other great advantage of this tool is that you can share boxes and work on them collaboratively and anyone accessing the box can leave notes on each of the tools. I can say none of this about IE which I often end up cursing whenever I have to use it in a training environment.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act ,public and private universities must ensure that any content made available is accessible, unless meeting accessibility guidelines would result in a fundamental alteration or undue administrative and financial burdens.

5 to 6 Hours of Basic Training on iPads? What?


Photo Used Under Creative Commons License My last post was on the plan the educational technology team in my school district came up with for iPad Basic Training for Teachers. You want HOW MUCH TIME to do basic iPad training?" I can’t wait to finish the training!

Can Quality Pre-K and Career Training For Parents Break Cycle of Poverty?


Usually this happens through targeted education and career training and other vital support such as health services, mentoring, and transportation. It gives low-income mothers access to high-quality Head Start for their children, alongside free career training in nursing and other in-demand health care fields as well as life coaching and support. Your report argues that Career Advance is doing better than comparable career training programs in other cities in America.

?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.

Tinkering Spaces: How Equity Means More Than Access


In large part, this new excitement has come from a predominantly white, male sensibility and conversations about equity and tinkering tend to focus on questions of access to makerspaces and to tools.

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.

Training Teachers to Use elearning Material Will Improve Basic Education

FETC Converge

ELearning can revolutionise teaching and learning, and improve the overall quality and accessibility of the education system. Uncategorized digital education education technology elearning material paperless classrooms training teachersWhen I talk to people about my company’s approach to technology in education, I’m often asked: “Does e-learning do more harm than good?”.