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.

From Relief Funds to Online Classes, COVID-19 Upends Early Childcare Software Startups


But measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted the companies that provide these providers with administrative and marketing software. Other early learning software startups have reported growth despite the COVID-19 closures.

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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.

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

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

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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

Learn About Digital Accessibility This Summer


" From the landing page for the course : In this course, we will teach you the guidelines and best practices required to create a new web application from scratch. Productivity Software TeachingLooking to add to your digital skill set this summer?

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.

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.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

That's because making PDFs accessible takes work, training, and includes a software purchase. Reality: Content placed directly on your site following WCAG guidelines can be read more easily across platforms. PDFs are one of the biggest issues for website accessibility.

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments


Help students to identify suspicious sites and teach them to listen to the “untrusted site” alerts that their anti-virus software sends out while they’re browsing.

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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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.

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.

Online program expands to combat early learning disruptions caused by coronavirus closures

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of Mississippi children will have access to the software this summer as part of an effort to support incoming kindergarteners during the coronavirus pandemic.Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


Do they have access to the software they need? For that,] a text-to-speech software saves us. And likewise, speech-to-text software saves us. So we need to try to follow those UDL guidelines to ensure that our course materials are accessible for all, for all learners.

3 Reasons Schools Need Chrome Device Management


However, school districts across the nation are still figuring out how to best acquire, distribute, and track the devices, without any overarching guidelines. We mentioned repairs and chargebacks but what about accessories, replacement devices, software for the Chromebooks.

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.

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Check any guidelines provided by your state DOE. Conduct teacher meetings via video conferencing software. Consider online conferencing software such a Zoom, Google Hangout, and Go To Meeting. Welcome to a post that has taken be a while to write.

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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.

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.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

As more schools went online and demand for education software grew, more companies began designing and commissioning their own studies about their products. Others sell some of the most widely used education software in schools today.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute


Library Freedom Institute, which seeks to teach librarians the skills necessary to thrive as privacy advocates; from installing privacy software to influencing public policy. Install and use privacy software to mitigate harms. At ALA Midwinter, privacy was a major theme.

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.