Technology Standards

Marcie Lipsitt, of Franklin, Mich., has filed some 500 complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights advocating for web accessibility for students with disabilities. She reviews school districts’ websites one by one using her iPad software, looking for barriers that would prevent access. Her frustration goes all the way to whitehouse.gov and disability.gov— websites that are not accessible to users with disabilities.
Marcie Lipsitt, of Franklin, Mich., has filed some 500 complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights advocating for web accessibility for students with disabilities. She reviews school districts’ websites one by one using her iPad software, looking for barriers that would prevent access. Her frustration goes all the way to whitehouse.gov and disability.gov— websites that are not accessible to users with disabilities.
Brian Widdis for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility
A Michigan woman is responsible for filing some 500 federal complaints against school districts and others with websites she says disregard the needs of users who are blind or visually impaired.
Christina A. Samuels, August 2, 2016
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States L.A. Schools Embrace New Student Technology Standards
New technology standards released by ISTE focus on developing students as digital citizens, innovative designers, computational thinkers, and more.
Benjamin Herold, June 28, 2016
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IT Management New Interoperability Standard Aims to Ease Major Ed-Tech Headache
Some districts see OneRoster, an interoperability standard developed by an ed-tech consortium, as the most attractive option for helping districts manage the sea of data their teachers and students are using.
Benjamin Herold, January 26, 2016
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Third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz. The 5,600-student school system, outside Phoenix, is in its second year of teaching computer coding to students in grades K-8.
Third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz. The 5,600-student school system, outside Phoenix, is in its second year of teaching computer coding to students in grades K-8.
Nick Cote for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Ariz. District Teaches Coding to K-8 Students
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
Liana Loewus, December 8, 2015
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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week
Curriculum Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery
As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction.
Benjamin Herold, December 1, 2014
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Ed-Tech Policy Movement Grows to Assess Students' Digital Literacy
Assessments should use digital tools not just to gauge core academic expertise, many educators say, but also to measure abstract abilities aligned with the technology skills needed for success in the workplace.
Robin L. Flanigan, March 10, 2014
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Education Online Dangers
Several states address Internet safety issues through state technology standards that serve as guidelines for districts and schools to incorporate technology into the curriculum.
Elizabeth Klemick, May 12, 2010
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Infrastructure A Wider View
Opening access to quality online content seen to outweigh the possibility of students seeing inappropriate material.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, October 14, 2009
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Federal Software Industry Promotes Goals for School Technology
The goals address student engagement and achievement, equity, access, accountability and 21st-century skills for students.
Andrew Trotter, March 21, 2008
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Education Report Roundup Technology Standards
The new technology standards outlined by the Washington-based International Society for Technology in Education emphasize creativity and innovation.
Katie Ash, July 5, 2007
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Education Online Dangers
Several states address Internet safety issues through state technology standards that serve as guidelines for districts and schools to incorporate technology into the curriculum.
Elizabeth Klemick, May 4, 2007
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Education Report Roundup Educational Technology
Forty-two states have established technology standards for students, and twenty-seven have enacted minimum standards for teachers' technology use in the classroom, a report finds.
April 5, 2007
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Standards Technology Standards Undergoing an Update
The International Society for Technology in Education is updating its educational technology standards for students and is inviting feedback from educators on proposed changes.
Rhea R. Borja, March 13, 2007
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Standards Report Roundup Technology Standards
A set of guidelines for what students should know about technology and how to use it for learning has been updated to reflect technological changes.
Laura Greifner, February 23, 2007
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