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2018 SXSW EDU Conference Presentation - Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

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Presentation Overview Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary;...

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

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Due to the fast pace of change in the K-12 online learning field, many of the issues and concepts found in the first edition of this series required updates. This second edition of the National...

A five-step approach to planning for technology in new science spaces

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In this article, the author provides planning ideas for those building a new classroom space to ensure the accommodation of technology that will be available in the near future. Drawing upon an...

Alexandria City Public Schools High School Technology Integration Project

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In Spring 2007, the Metiri Group completed an evaluation of the Alexandria City Public Schools’ (ACPS) High School Technology Integration Plan. The evaluation focused on five stated sub-goals, from...

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Adoption Rubric

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Supplementary Resource: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) Adoption Rubric - This is an example of the rubric used to evaluate classroom resources according to UDL principles. Use...

Curriculum: National and State Standards

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This article gives links to core standards in each subject area.

District Spotlight: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

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How can a school district implement a unified approach to using technology and best practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their peers? Learn how Indiana’s Bartholomew...

District Spotlight: Pelham School District

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How can districts use personalized learning to maximize the implementation of education and assistive technology to support all students, including students with disabilities? Learn how Pelham School...

Doing More with Less (and Other Practical Educational Technology Tidbits)

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This article provides help and guidance with getting started with technology integration.

End the Math Wars

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Model with Mathematics
In this article, the author discusses why and how educational technology can be implemented in the classroom and school to support improved student outcomes in mathematics. The author not only...

Facilitating Technology Implementation: Strategic Planning for AT Specialists and Administrators -- Part One: Implementation Science

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The key to effective technology implementation is systematic planning that engages all of the principal stakeholders. In this session, education leaders will learn about how to use strategic planning...

Finding Alternative Sources of Funding for Assistive Technology

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Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, all local educational agencies are expected to provide assistive technology to students who need it in order to receive a...

Five Steps for Implementing a Successful 1:1 Environment

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This article describes the process of moving toward a 1:1 environment in the classroom.

Getting the Most from Technology Tools

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This Knowledge Brief addresses the topic of how to get the most from technology tools in order to inform educators and policymakers who are developing school or district technology plans.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank: Chapter 2. Developing a Vision and a Mission

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Developing a strong vision and mission statement can help stakeholders in your school reach a common understanding. A vision is your school's goal—where you hope to see it in the future. The mission...

How to increase the learning return for your ed-tech investments

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This suite of articles and resources from eSchool News highlights important factors to consider when making edtech purchasing decisions, including the importance of planning, shared vision, and...

Implementation research: a synthesis of the literature.

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The purpose of this monograph is to describe the results of a far-reaching review of the implementation literature. There is broad agreement that implementation is a decidedly complex endeavor, more...

Integrating technology into K–12 teaching and learning: Current knowledge gaps and recommendations for future research

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This article describes the challenges that schools face when using technology to support student learning. The authors list several common obstacles that K–12 schools encounter in these efforts,...

Leading for Learning: Reflective Tools for School and District Leaders

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Used as a leaders’ toolbox or a dynamic organizer, the overall framework of this paper is designed primarily for school and district administrators. The tools are also for those who can “lead for...

Planning into practice: Resources for planning, implementing and integrating instructional technology

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This comprehensive guidebook helps school administrators plan and implement a technology program to support student achievement. The chapters of the guidebook describe steps from setting goals that...