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What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? The answer is both. The two concepts sound similar but mean two different things and you can’t have inclusive learning if you’re lacking one of them.

Path to Digital Equity: Why We Need to Address the Digital Divide with Solutions Around Adoption

Digital Promise

Imagine creating conditions where every learner and community can fully access and leverage the technology needed for full participation in learning, the economy, and society at large.

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4 Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is such a great article on the benefits of bi-lingual education. Sure, we intuitively know what these are, but what are the real metrics? From an educator with a passion for her calling, see if you have any reasons you’d add: 4 Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education.

H?para helps North Dakota district realize its mission of putting students first

Hapara

Neither the pandemic nor a recent district merger has kept Williston Basin School District #7 from continuously strengthening its commitment to putting students first.

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Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

An example EduProtocols unit that supports UDL, SEL

Ditch That Textbook

EduProtocols activities can be used again and again to engage and teach. Here's how they look in a full unit. This post is written by Kim Voge, an educator, instructional coach, adjunct professor, and ed tech consultant from California.

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How to Become a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

I know from personal experience that tech teachers are in short supply. It’s not unusual for a school to transfer the PE teacher or 2nd grade teacher into the Tech Teacher job because they can’t find anyone else for that position.

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Exciting new updates for H?para Highlights

Hapara

April showers bring… Highlights updates! In the coming weeks, you may notice some small changes to Highlights that will make it a lot easier to see what your students are doing online and provide them with feedback.

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What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?

Neo LMS

An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Schools and universities have been leveraging the power of edtech for quite a while now.

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Artificial Intelligence: Generative AI

User Generated Education

My gifted students, grades 4th-6th, selected Artificial Intelligence, as their elective during Spring, 2022 semester. For more about this see Offering Electives to Elementary Students.)

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Preparing for College or Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

Preparing students for college or career is arguably the biggest goal for High School. I like the focus of this particular principal, spotlighted in an article in The 74 Million : Principal’s View: To Prepare Students to Enter a Tech-Focused Business World, Create Schools With the Workplace in Mind.

Support Pedagogy in the Classroom with Educational Technology

EdTech Magazine

When schools transitioned to remote learning two years ago, tech took on a new role in educational instruction.

Personalizing Learning: Getting it Right

Education Elements

I can’t remember how many times I have been asked “Am I doing it right?” I’ve heard this question so many times in my support of over 150 schools as they implement personalized learning that I no longer count. Teachers and leaders want to know, am I “doing” personalized learning right.

5 Amazing Edtech Tools that are Helping Students and Educators

EdTechTeacher

For every child, schooling can be a challenge, and the difficulties can be increased for pupils with special requirements in the classroom. Everyday problems such as social interactions, schoolwork, and unfamiliar faces can be overwhelming for kids with exceptional needs.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

National Library Week April 3-9

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association. Because I know most of you online only, I thought I’d share my favorite online libraries with you: For Children.

Students with Disabilities Develop Technology Skills to Expand Career Options

EdTech Magazine

At San Andreas High School in San Bernardino, Calif., students use advanced sensors and software to manage and monitor a state-of-the-art hydroponic growing facility and greenhouse. They document their processes using smartphones, tablets and video editing software.

2022 Play ball!

Dangerously Irrelevant

If you didn’t know, I’m a huge baseball fan ( Go Twins! ). This year I’m particularly excited because I have not one but TWO fantasy baseball leagues. Woo hoo! The first season of BlogBall started way back in 2008. All educators, all ‘edubloggers’ (thus the league name).

All about edtech bots

eSchool News

In this week’s episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: 3 ways chatbots can support mental health in schools How AI chatbots can help students navigate college admissions When will bots be in the classroom?

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Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

What You Might Have Missed in March–What’s up in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March. Social Media or COVID: Which is more dangerous to students? 5 (free) Posters about Learning. Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring. Guiding Students through the Crisis in Ukraine. A Lesson Plan for Addressing What’s in the News.

Connected STEM Classrooms Break Down Learning Silos for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to preparing students for the science, technology, engineering and math jobs of the future, some school districts are getting a head start today. According to the U.S.

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After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

The Hechinger Report

Andrea Hernandez studied the multiplication table nearly every day during the summer between her third and fourth grade years. Sitting at her family’s kitchen table in Dallas while her mother prepared dinner, she printed the arithmetic over and over in a yellow, spiral-bound notebook.

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What Is Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theoretical framework comprising a tiered model of human needs often depicted as a pyramid. The post What Is Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs? appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Definitions Equity Whole Child Whole Teacher

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

3 ways educators can leverage videos

eSchool News

As Covid-19’s Omicron variant is pushing some school districts back into distance learning, teachers may be frustrated at the return of video meetings. However, imagine if video wasn’t as ubiquitous as it is today.

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Don’t Leave Money on the Table. Get CDW’s Help Securing K–12 Grants

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to funding for K–12 schools, there are two types of grants: formula-based (such as Title funds) and competitive. Formula-based grants are allocated to schools that meet the criteria for the fund.

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OPINION: Data matters, but only if it leads to effective teaching action

The Hechinger Report

A recent Hechinger Report article highlighted how data analysis has not significantly improved student outcomes since the No Child Left Behind Act ramped up national data collection. Data — even high quality data— is of no value if it isn’t used effectively.

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VR in Education: Potential and Barriers for Effective Use

techlearning

Children’s use of virtual reality (VR) seemed to increase during lockdown but was most effective when incorporated with supporting materials that contextualized the VR experience

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

4 ways to improve your district’s data privacy

eSchool News

With K-12 school districts using cloud collaboration platforms more than ever before, the approach to data privacy in schools is looking a lot different than what administrators are used to. Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 are keeping students and staff connected.

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School Districts Turn to Outside Experts to Beef Up Their Cybersecurity Posture

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to cybersecurity, what you don’t know can hurt you. That’s especially true for school districts, which are increasingly in the line of sight of hackers looking for a quick payday.

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Tight labor market hits after school

The Hechinger Report

The last bell of the school day is when the work truly begins for staff at the Wisconsin Youth Company. But in the last few months, that work has been complicated by staffing challenges.