Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web.

Guidelines for Setting Up a Facebook Page for Your School

The Innovative Educator

Visit Select: Company, Organization, Institution Category: Education Email: Use the NYC DOE email (or other professional email) that you have set up for your school, institution, or program.

10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media - It's All About Relationships

The Innovative Educator

Instead with social media, like never before, there is now two-way communication allowing companies to have conversations with their customers. Social media has changed how vendors do business. It is no longer one way communication. Those who are doing so effectively. Those who are doing so effectively, grow customer loyalty and respect. Those who are not doing it well, will be perceived as out-of-touch and will move further toward irrelevance.

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy


New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. With that in mind: Be prepared to share a company policy on PII retention and destruction, and have one ready.

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

The Innovative Educator

How companies can partner with schools to develop relationships that grow educator expertise and support student learning.

New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies

Marketplace K-12

A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations. The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Market Research Product Research

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity


The next logical question is, are those entrepreneurs’ companies any better, in terms of diversity? A few edtech companies are now using resources to document—and potentially address—disparities in their ranks. Clever Shares Its Survey Results A few weeks ago, school data provisioning platform Clever released the following survey results in a blog post , as a first step in its endeavor to shed light on the company’s own diversity—or lack thereof.

DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship


Without further ado, here are the things you as an educator teaching digital citizenship should do: Follow your own guidelines. Before you can “lecture” on good digital citizenship be sure your social and other profiles follow your own guidelines. Simply hand out guidelines.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

Teacher Reboot Camp

In Bangladesh, there is huge population and a lot of talented young people but they don’t have the proper guidelines to move forward. He is a Pharmacist with experience of working in several pharmaceutical companies over 5 years in International Business.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

Teacher Reboot Camp

In Bangladesh, there is huge population and a lot of talented young people but they don’t have the proper guidelines to move forward. He is a Pharmacist with experience of working in several pharmaceutical companies over 5 years in International Business.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

Building on their first adult learning XPrize that asked edtech companies to create high-quality mobile learning apps for adults, the Communities Competition is now challenging organizations to design ways to use the power of the community to get these apps into the hands of adults.

Where We Belong

The Jose Vilson

I’d never been to SLC, but the burgers were good, the company was cool, and Malcolm Gladwell was the opening keynote speaker. When I first attended the annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, it took place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Guidelines to safeguard students and ensure that the infrastructure is used to support learning. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

Support MIND On #GivingTuesday

MIND Research Institute

D id you also know that our partners Cisco, Rockwell Automation and Verizon, as well as companies like General Electric, Coca-Cola and many others offer matching gift programs in which they match donations from their employees to nonprofits of the employees’ choosing?

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

What we try to have our teachers do, particularly in our middle school where we are one-to-one grades five through eight is encouraging teachers to use the tools in the classroom and incorporate guidelines for how to behave as they’re doing these projects and using these tools.

One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!


The great team at Bloomz has done what successful companies always do… listen to their audience/customers and give them what they need and want. Finally an app that isn’t “one more thing…” It is “THE thing!”.

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!


Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects.

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

While the FTC’s principles provide guidelines for keeping student data safe, they can also create obstacles for schools. Currently, several companies lead the way with offerings that address the diverse infrastructure challenges of data collection through enhanced interoperability.

Why bother with theory when you’ve got big data?

The Christensen Institute

Every day, companies, recognizing these powerful trends, are making huge investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. Throughout the two millennia that preceded a true understanding of its cause, many remedies were prescribed, and by the 1830s something like clinical guidelines were developed for the prevention and treatment of the disorder. Researchers got what we might refer to as “noisy” data from implementations of their clinical guidelines.

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Kicking the Tires: A Pathway to Better Ed-Tech Pilots

Digital Promise

We found that school districts don’t always trust the product information that tech companies provide them and don’t regularly use third-party sources of information, either. Both express interest in developing guidelines for better pilots.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Your Internet History is Now For Sale


Those protections were designed to limit what companies could do with information such as browsing habits, app usage history and location data. Most of us are acutely aware of the fact that everything you do on the Internet can be monitored and tracked by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Ringleader of Admissions Scam Also Ran a College Counseling Firm For Families in China


In some cases, the company also helped the applicants cheat on ACT or SAT tests, or took online classes for them to boost their applications. The Los Angeles-based company, called USA-UES, listed Rick Singer as its co-chairman as of Thursday. Hours after the company and its top leaders were contacted by EdSurge, the company removed Rick Singer’s name and all staff member names from its site, though we grabbed a screenshot before they did (posted below).

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

So I started with her, creating the social media guidelines for the New York City Department of Education. Eileen Lennon is part of the team that developed the social media guidelines and resources for the NYC Board of Education.

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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Post Page views A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014 Dec 28, 2014, 2527 Student-Friendly Social Media Guidelines Make a Gr. Dec 21, 2014, 2356 Stop Making Students Do Work Dec 30, 2014, 2004 Screentime Is Good For #Students + #StuVoice Dec 14, 2014, 1980 10 Ideas for Innovative Math Instruction Mar 31, 2010, 1520 10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

YSlow is a browser plugin that provides a series of tests that looks at different aspects of a website based on Yahoo’s guidelines for web developers. Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing

Digital Promise

Many providers have a hard time learning what districts are looking for and how they do business, leading these companies to spend a lot of time on selling and compliance. Several recommendations emerged from the results of these surveys: Better guidelines for conducting needs assessments and including end users in the process. For the promise of learning technology to truly become reality for students and teachers, classrooms have to be equipped with the tools that fit their needs.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

For example, companies who do not invest significantly (or at all) in research say they don’t do so because their investors and customers (districts and IHEs) aren’t asking for it. “ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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8 great ways to STEAM up your class with Sphero (and other edtech)

eSchool News

In our classrooms, we use a variety of tools to teach the values of STEAM education, including Sphero , the technology company utilizing play as a powerful teacher with its product line of robotic balls and other app-enabled gadgets that inspire STEAM learning.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Change to Meet School Food Regulations

K-12 Schools - Education News

In a surprising twist, the snack known as Flamin’ Hot Cheetos actually qualifies as a “Smart Snack” under revised federal guidelines for snacks in schools. However, almost half of all states across the country have come out against the guidelines, calling them too strict.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: What are some general guidelines for when you bring drones into the classroom to make it safe. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

E-Scooters Get an Education


As college students head back to school, electric scooter companies want to help them get to class. Some cities, like San Francisco, issued cease-and-desist letters until officials and scooter operators agreed on how the companies can operate. The next battleground for scooter companies may be colleges and universities. They were removed after the university contacted the company. Shortly after, the scooter companies also arrived in nearby St.

Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School

User Generated Education

On the way to getting big, most companies [schools] turn into Giant Hairballs. A world honeycombed with established guidelines, techniques, methodologies, systems, and equations are at the heart of the hairball’s gravity. Our creative genius is the fountainhead of originality.

The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Learn the government’s food safety practices and guidelines, and share them with everyone who needs to know, including volunteer parents and community members. Guest article by Stephen Lewis. Five seconds might fly by to us, but to microbes, it’s plenty of time to hitch a ride on fallen food.

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Study of 4,000 Students Shows a Gain of One Grade Level After 30 Minutes of MobyMax Language Per Week


The study results validate the MobyMax method,” said company co-founder Glynn Willett. It used a randomized control experimental design that qualifies as “Tier1 – Strong Evidence” under the ESSA guidelines for evidence-based interventions.

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How Crowdfunding Is Matching Teacher Requests to District Tech Policies


Policies, technical guidelines and even legal fine print can occasionally throw monkey wrenches into school requests for resources, particularly on the technology side (imagine requesting a Windows tablet only to find the district doesn’t support that operating system). The hardest thing for us is to get the word out to CTOs, CIOs and tech directors at 15,000 school districts about inputting their technology guidelines into our system,” she says. “We

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product


At issue is whether “ambassador” programs and other branding efforts, wherein companies give teachers T-shirts, gift cards and other perks, constitute ethical violations. For educators like Sean Arnold, who lists more than a dozen credentials and awards from edtech companies on his personal blog, that relationship can be a “double-edged sword,” as he described in his response to the article. “My That celebrity status can attract edtech companies who want to get a visibility boost.

How To Get Started Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

How did you land your role at HAWO American Academy, and how long have you been working with the company? I follow guidelines like any teacher does with HAWO American Academy, but at the end of the day, I answer to myself.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

Educators can do all of that with a set of free tools created by CAST , a nonprofit research and development company dedicated to breaking down barriers to learning. UDL Guidelines. An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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