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Accessibility Policy CAST is committed to ensuring that its sites are accessible to all users. If you encounter a problem accessing or would like to provide feedback, please email These guidelines are based on federal requirements outlined in Section 508 (the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, authorized by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) as well as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG2) recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Site Layout The CAST sites have been designed with existing accessibility recommendations and standards in mind. To ensure complete accessibility to all users, these sites have all global navigation exposed.

Busting Myths About Online Learning About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. How Internet Search Engines Work The good news about the Internet and its most visible component, the World Wide Web, is that there are hundreds of millions of pages available, waiting to present information on an amazing variety of topics. The bad news about the Internet is that there are hundreds of millions of pages available, most of them titled according to the whim of their author, almost all of them sitting on servers with cryptic names. When you need to know about a particular subject, how do you know which pages to read? If you're like most people, you visit an Internet search engine. Internet search engines are special sites on the Web that are designed to help people find information stored on other sites. There are differences in the ways various search engines work, but they all perform three basic tasks:

Teacher's Guide to Teaching Writing through Technology As teachers, when it comes to writing, we can " choose between sentencing students to thoughtless mechanical operations and facilitating their ability to think." ( Syrene Forsman, " Writing to Learn Means Learning to Think " ). I find Forsman saying to speak volumes for the writing crisis in our schools. There are still teachers who teach writing as a mechanical process and probably some of us ,the digital immigrants ,were taught writing this way, but does this make it the right teaching strategy to use with your students ? Access Instructions for Users with Disabilities NCAM is committed to ensuring that its site is accessible to all users. This Web site conforms to existing recommendations and standards and has been tested with various assistive technologies. If you encounter a problem accessing NCAM's site, or if you would like to provide feedback on NCAM's site, please contact us using the preceding links. To reach NCAM staff with questions about other issues, view our complete contact information. Support for W3C Recommendations and Section 508 Standards

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability as well as their rankings on the list 2007-2015) – as displayed on the web pageskey features together with screenshot(s)links to useful free guides and resources Note, each tool could be a book in itself, but to ensure this is a manageable resource, it’s been kept as succinct as possible. Some tools are discussed on just on one page, whilst others take 3 or 4 pages. [Preview a couple of pages and tools in the Guidebook, by selecting preview underneath the book image.]

Top 15 Most Popular Search Engines Here are the top 15 Most Popular Search Engines as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data. 1 | Google1 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,100,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1 - Compete Rank | 1 - Quantcast Rank | 1 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated: April 1, 2016.

Google Apps Support Bloom’s Taxonomy–Take a Look Kathy Shrock has done a wonderful piece linking the multitude of Google Apps to the levels of Blooms Taxonomy. This is an invaluable resource for all teachers. BTW, she’s updated the page since I posted this 18 months ago so the picture looks a bit different. Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - home page W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning W3C will receive a Technology & Engineering Emmy ® Award for work on standardization and pioneering development of broadband captioning. W3C's Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) helps make video content more accessible to people with disabilities, particularly people who are deaf or hard of hearing, through text captioning. More info about the award and about TTML is available in a press release, and info about WAI's related work is in the W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning e-mail.

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios According to the Office of Research Consumer Guide, portfolios are "a collection of student work representing a selection of performance." While artists have kept them for hundreds of years, portfolios emerged in modern education (PDF) from college writing courses in the 1980s. Electronic portfolios are online versions of this tool. Welcoming the Internet Into Your Classroom This seminar will discuss a few critical components of putting the power of the Internet to work in the classroom. These include simple searching techniques, information literacy skills, and strategies to develop Internet-safe lessons. As a teacher and lifelong learner, one of the most powerful and rewarding instructional tools at your fingertips is the Internet.

How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards This past month, I have had a rash of requests from school districts to assist them in aligning their technology program with Common Core State standards. This takes me back to the days when everyone wanted to match their lesson plans with ISTE NETS standards. We all had to review our activities, rethink connections and rework details. Now, for the 46 states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, that’s happening again, with a different tilt. Let me back up. What are Common Core State Standards? Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools Download (.PDF) Would you like to purchase a hard copy? Contact us. Online education is one of the fastest growing phenomena in K-12 education in the United States today. Over half of states currently have some form of state-run virtual school, with additional state programs in the planning stage. Various surveys have reported that at least one third of high school students have had some form of online education experience (Selzer and Lewis 2005, Allen and Seaman 2006).