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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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Apps and software are a boon for special needs students, but teachers shouldn’t download whatever they feel like. All software—and hardware—should be vetted by a team of faculty and IT staff. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Or the company will have to start charging for the software. The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The key word in that headline isn’t “digital”; it’s “force.” Badges.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain. And Northeastern has teamed up with IBM to put digital badges on the blockchain.