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. Educational technology seems to be progressing at warp speed, with new advances emerging every single day.

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How our district navigated ADA website compliance

eSchool News

We had been seeing some information about ADA compliance and school websites on the news and through our state department of education, but we were just starting to explore the issue when the letter arrived. Our district is small—we have about 5,500 students in nine buildings—and like many small districts, our staff tend to wear multiple hats. Related content: 5 steps to ensure accessibility.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

It allows teachers to create, distribute and track class materials anywhere, on any device. The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. Features include: an abbreviated Student Information System to work with class set-up data. analytics to track not only student academic progress but absences and recognition badges.

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The paradox of quality measures in healthcare

The Christensen Institute

Announced in February, 2016 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the new core metrics are intended to simplify and standardize the existing measures which have been viewed as convoluted, inconsistent, and ineffective. Based on the principles of disruptive innovation, we also foresee the future unfolding much closer to how the physicians who are skeptical of the new program do. Click To Tweet.

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. While some institutions have tried to punt responsibility for the accessibility of digital tools to the companies that produce them, that reasoning hasn’t persuaded federal agencies or judges. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Combine the two, and it can be difficult to keep up. Perhaps this is old hat for you, but there may be a teacher still understanding how to implement technology in the classroom. Course Management Systems (CMS). A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. by TeachThought Staff. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. Moore’s Law and all.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Educational Podcasting


In this post, we will take a look at 7 things that you may be doing with your podcast that you might need to rethink. If you have any thoughts on this list or would like to add to it, please take a moment and leave a comment at the bottom of this post. When you sin once it is exciting but when you sin SEVEN TIMES it can come back to bite you where it counts the most. Did you know that there are even sins to creating your podcast?

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers. To get started you just need to go to the site and register at: [link] Once you have registered you get access to the dashboard and this is where you can start creating your forms.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. Andrew Carnegie The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at [link]. I''ve looked forward to holding an event specifically about Ed Tech in the classroom. Details to join the webinar at [link].

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