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. I’m going to give you tips, tricks, and resources to help use Google accessibility tools to reach all learners. Sarah Kiefer recently wrote a wonderful review of the Dynamic Learning with Google podcast series. Click To Tweet.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Click To Tweet. I am anxious to try this application!

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Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

I’ve had/have the privilege of being a member of the expert panel working on the NMC Horizon Report (the one that’s still in progress, the process of which I plan to write/co-write about soon, inshallah). One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. Don’t adult refugees want to work and support their communities? To society?

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Graham: I’d love to.

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. It hasn’t been perfect or necessarily smooth in some cases, but it doesn’t have to be.

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies. Engaging students and personalizing instruction with technology requires IT and instructional experts to work effectively , together, outside of their traditional silos. The tricky part is how to actually go about doing those things, and convincing everyone around you that they should be striving for that approach as well. How do you get that done?

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around.

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Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Reasons to Make Use of eLearning There are plenty of advantages when it comes to eLearning technology for both teachers and students. Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Sure, having specialized software for learning is great, but these will at least start you off on the right foot.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. E-learning equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) has an immense potential to revolutionize education. Along with gauging a student’s learning style and pre-existing knowledge, AI systems can meticulously design courses catering to the specific needs of the students.

How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

It showed how using a high-tech artificial intelligence system precisely predicts the genuineness of a player’s win, by analyzing factors like – surprise, shock, hysteria, reaction, and change in the heart rate. These factors helped Al Pacino, the casino’s owner, to understand if the win was legitimate, an act of luck (as it is supposed to be) or if it was planned. It is about extracting information of value, that can lead to the betterment of a business.

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed. According to an article at washingtonpost.com , its actually not that uncommon - "70,000 school-age children wake up each morning for class and walk as far as the nearest Web-enabled gadget…" which is sometimes sitting at the side of their bed in the form of a laptop or tablet. Learning how to reach masses all at once is educational innovation at its best.

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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology. Do you have some formative tools to share… please let me know and I will share them in an upcoming post. Please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

Late last week, an economics professor at Arizona State University sent an email to students that quickly went viral arguing that he is being dismissed from the university because he refused to assign an online textbook that he says “requires students to pay just to turn in homework.” The incident is bringing attention to a complaint that has sprung up at other campuses in the last couple of years. I managed to pull everything back up.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Watch how Angela Duckworth delivers messages to camera.

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Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Supporting ELLs requires a commitment to a shift in practices which involves the entire school and also branches out to the community. According to nprEd , in 2016 32 states reported not having enough teachers for ELL students. “We Individualized instruction can ensure that students are getting a learning experience out of lessons.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., Instead of teaching to the middle, they said, educators and students can use data to attack learning.

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Future Trends Forum #7 with Deanna Marcum: notes and video

Bryan Alexander

We began by discussing the evolution of public library services, inspired by Deborah Fallows’ recent article “ The Library Card ”. I asked Deanna to describe how academic libraries could differ from public ones, especially in services. She began by mentioning the historical practice of trying to imitate-Harvard’s libraries, but thinks that’s now behind us. Collection development isn’t as central, thanks to the digital world and Google.

Ed-Tech Agitprop

Hack Education

I only had 20 minutes to speak, and what I wrote here is a bit more than what I could fit in that time-slot. I am going to kick the hornet's nest this morning. Before I do, let me say thank you very much for inviting me to OEB. I have never been able to make it to this event -- it's always coincided with the end-of-the-year series I've traditionally written for Hack Education. Wizard of Oz pay-no-attention-to-the-man-behind-the-curtain kinds of stuff.

Center for Education Reform Taps Businesses, Charter Schools for Innovation

Marketplace K-12

At a forum held in the nation’s capital Wednesday, the center released a set of recommendations for how the charter school movement can, in the organization’s view, right the ship and develop new strategies for improvement. The pressure to “go digital” is shocking to David Levin, president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, one of the panelists at the event, because “people don’t know what it means.” Washington, D.C.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. In short, by “disruption,” we are referring to something that causes the kind of impact that leads to change. ” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. As a result of this partnership, Motion Math’s games will be available as a supplement to i-Ready.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook worked with the Summit Public Schools charter chain in order to develop this “personalized learning platform,” which it released last year and now licenses to other schools under the product name “Basecamp.” But in this case, they must also sign away their right to sue Facebook or Summit Public Schools in case of a problem (like, say, a data breach).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There are stories about the school shooting in Florida and its ramifications in several sections below (and I will be the first to admit I have not gathered even close to all the links that are in circulation this week). President Trump has tried to blame the school shooting in Florida on everything but guns. ” Bill Gates has no idea how much Rice-a-Roni costs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via ProPublica : “DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White.” Senate would open up Pell Grants to low-income students who earn college credits while still enrolled in high school,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Washington Post : Governor Scott “Walker wants Wisconsin to be first state to stop dictating how much time kids should go to school.” Education Politics.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. I’m pleased to say that my first introduction to Papert's work was through “feminist epistemology” and not through “tech” or “ed-tech.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. ” And the state of North Carolina sues the feds in response: “ North Carolina’s Suit to Keep Federal Funding After HB2.” “How Hard Is the New SAT ?” But how do they compare to the old one and the ACT ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

One of the most important stories this past week was the Trump Administration’s announcement that it planned to end the DACA program, putting the immigration status and safety of some 800,000 people into question. Buzzfeed reported that – as of 9pm Thursday at least – “ Betsy DeVos Still Hasn’t Said Anything About Trump’s Decision To End DACA.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” MarcoPolo Learning has raised $8.5

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. I thought for a good long while about how best to summarize this decade, and inspired by the folks at The Verge , who published a list of “ The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech ,” I decided to do something similar: chronicle for you a decade of ed-tech failures and f**k-ups and flawed ideas.