3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. Any classroom teacher will tell you the importance of differentiating instruction and materials for students' diverse needs. Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies?

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Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C. In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

Edsurge

But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. When I walk into a classroom, it's evident, so I tend to be forthright about what supports I need. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

eSchool News

Develop Guidelines. District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

edWeb.net

District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

Individual students, entire classrooms, schools and other organizations serving children between the ages of 5-21 (in grades K-12) are encouraged to participate. the Autonomous Nurse Assistant. For complete entry guidelines and Official Rules, visit [link].

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We

Is #EdTech Really A Waste? 8 Lessons for The Uninformed

The Innovative Educator

Like other arrogant Luddites in power, he is responsible for negligent technology spending because he is clueless about how to use it effectively. Because he failed to understand how technology can “redefine” learning he wasted money and deprived students of quality learning. Measurable results Vallance blasts technology for not producing measurable results. Computers in the classroom rob children of the chance to debate and discuss ideas with the teacher.

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“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

In the last 18 months I’ve completed my Microsoft Certified Educator exam, OneNote Office Specialist, and a specialist qualification course – Technology in The Classroom (recognized in Ontario),” Gozzard tells us.