Some Guidelines for Using Twitter


Profession Software Uncategorized Wellness Facebook social media TwitterThere’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots.

Simbli Board Management Software Now ADA-Compliant


ADA website compliance means boards can be confident that content on their Simbli site is accessible to people with a range of disabilities, as set forth by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). “At

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Schools and boards will forego free software for the right software.

Whether synchronous online course activities meet accessibility guidelines may depend on how you use them.

IT Bill

Our campus recently adopted a policy that essentially requires all online instruction meet accessibility guidelines. to be read by screen-reader software. CC-BY Public.Resource.Org on Flickr.

5 important points to know about National Testing Agency (NTA)


5) Make your students aware of the guidelines available in official websites of NTA i.e. Offline Coaching Tips Computer Labs National Testing Agency Online Exam Software

DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images


And if you’re looking for detailed guidelines about a variety of different kinds of images — Venn diagrams, flow charts, bar graphs, scatter plots, maps, etc. — then you’ll want to consult these “ Image Description Guidelines.” Software Teaching

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond


Dr Resnick takes his ideas much further than the theoretical, and the MIT Lab has conducted a number of valuable research projects, alongside tool and software development projects, that infuse learning at every level with a sense of play.

The Nimble Tents Toolkit: Mobilizing Quickly for Disaster Relief & Other Causes


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5 Key Ways to Improve Your Franchise Training


Rapid improvements in software and hardware is making it easier for companies to create engaging informational content. There are lots of cost efficient cloud based franchise training software offerings that allow you to create visual aids such as images, mind maps and flowcharts.

Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers


However the hope is that even future generations, who have been taught using a blend of face-to-face and online education, will nonetheless still recall the teachers (rather than the software) that made a difference.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures


Following colorblind accessible guidelines when creating graphs and charts for publication or display ensures that everyone in your audience can read your figures, something that should be of concern for all teachers and researchers.

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)


A “search the Commons” feature is also a great resource for locating usably licensed content that can be adapted, remixed, or reproduced according to clearly defined guidelines. For OER software, the GNU General Public License indicates openly available resources.

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How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

In the most recent edition of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) security guidelines for K–12 schools , authors identify key technologies that enable security teams to communicate with school communities , and vice versa. How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools.

New Common Sense tool shows how secure your ed-tech apps are

eSchool News

Common Sense Education, in collaboration with over 70 schools and districts nationwide, launched its K-12 Ed-Tech Privacy Evaluation Platform to support educators in their effort to make informed decisions about the educational software being used on campuses throughout the country. “Evaluating the privacy and security practices of educational software is a daunting task for most schools and districts, but it doesn’t have to be,” said James P.

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. Countless software and computer applications used Flash.

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Green light for using green screen in classroom activities


Green is used because the human skin does not have green pigment so it is easier for the software to identify the main subject of a video and remove only the background. Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance.

The Do's and Don'ts of Project-Based Learning Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

Through personal devices, multimedia software and other integrations, students have the tools they need to be creative problem solvers. . “It’s A few basic guidelines help teachers successfully integrate classroom technology into PBL: Do: Plan and collaborate with others, including teachers, administrators and tech experts, to effectively tie the project to learning standards and ensure you’re using the best possible technology.

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

Digital Promise

In interviews for our study, school districts often report pilots as informal processes for trying learning software – more akin to kicking the tires than taking a test drive followed by a 50-point inspection. Both express interest in developing guidelines for better pilots.

Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

combines the intuitive LEGO brick system, classroom-friendly software, block-based coding, and standards-aligned lessons that you can easily integrate into your existing curricula. I recently returned from a trip to Billund, Denmark. To many, a trip to Denmark is one of a lifetime.

Exploring scenario-based learning for young students


The most well-known of these types of learning methods, I think, is pilot simulation software , where young pilots are exposed to a deeply immersive flying experience, and thrown a number of challenges that they need to solve, without the ultimate risk of crashing an actual plane.

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). We are moving to Chromebooks, plus different brands and software, so we require management licenses,” she explains, referring to the subscription offerings Google requires to make its technology work.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech


The San Francisco-based company is best known for its rostering technology that provisions user accounts for software, and a single sign-on service that makes it easy for students and teachers to log into and use tools purchased by district officials. A report published in January suggests that most software licenses purchased go unused. In early 2016, it launched Co-Pilot to give schools free 30-day trials of edtech software built by other companies.

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


Business and technology have become truly complementary: Forbes gives the example of engine manufacturers relying on software to push forward production. Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom.

K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums

EdTech Magazine

Those jobs will be created by advancements in software, and kids need to prepare now for those possibilities. K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:15.

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


Department of Education Office for Civil Rights focus on the extent to which students, faculty and others can make full use of a college’s websites, education software and social media channels.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’


based organization, which was founded in 1989 and operates according to the slogan, “software for social good.” To earn the GCA certification, publishers must submit e-book files to a Benetech content architect, who checks to see if the content conforms to accessibility guidelines.

Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use


When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the organization’s long-standing recommendations of limiting digital play time for toddlers to maintain a “healthy media diet.” The new guidelines not only recognize the increasing ubiquity of these apps and their use in connecting classrooms and families, but also that all screen time is not created equal.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby


Teachers never have to put students in classes or manage parent contact information themselves when software is connected to district systems. And be in compliance with state, provincial and/or federal guidelines. If you’re a teacher, chances are you were taught how to teach.

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When Short Term Thinking Is Key To #EdTech Success

The Innovative Educator

Update Outdated Policies and Guidelines This is true whether discussing furniture, equipment, software, or policies and guidelines. For example, today, the research shows that social spaces, music, and video all have educational value, yet such resources are often still blocked in schools using filtering software they have not updated in a decade. Update the guidelines to embrace the use of these tools and change filtering policies.

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines. High-quality RUPs include information about a variety of areas, such as Internet and software access, e-mail and user account information, filtering and monitoring, privacy expectations, and so on.

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


When I took stats, all my books had to be purchased in advance and run through software to transcribe it to Braille,” explains Kwong. Eskridge points colleagues interested in taking these steps to online resources such as 24 Accessibility , a series of articles on digital accessibility, or the World Wide Web Consortium , which offers accessibility guidelines for developers and content creators, called WCAG , and ATAG for authoring tools. “A

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


So we’ve put together a blog of research-based guidelines for choosing edtech tools—from assessment to curriculum software—to use in the classroom. Growing up, I received what was largely a one-size-fits-all education; as a result, I struggled to connect academically to this model.

Click Yes to Invest: Equity Crowdinvesting an Option for Edtech Startups


The Securities and Exchange Commission finalized guidelines in May 2016. million in investment funding, about a third of which has gone to food and beverage companies, followed by software and entertainment.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

Dr. Denis Newman, lead author of the software industry’s guidelines for research on edtech impact, is the CEO of both Empirical Education Inc. At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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.