Music and emotion are intertwined, so any instruction in social and emotional learning should incorporate music. That can and must be done in a socially conscious way to maximize student impact.
There is so much to be concerned about, but there is so much to hope for too.
It seems like large companies everywhere are gobbling up so many smaller companies. We see it in major media mergers where companies like Sinclair have tried to own and control local news across the country. And while examples that or the historic monopolies like Standard Oil point to a dystopian concept of these massive consolidation … Continue reading One App to Rule Them All: Merging EdTech Companies
Related: Check out the post on Accessible Add-Ons & Extensions. You can also learn more about Apple Accessibility, Microsoft Accessibility, and An Overview of Differentiation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MwYjOEGY1k I'm glad to see how much effort Google has put recently into making accessibility a key part of its mission when developing its products. They have a whole series … Continue reading Google Accessibility: All That’s New & All That Needs Work
Introduction While major companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google are making greater efforts to improve access to learning for students with disabilities, there are some companies like Tobii Dynavox whose sole focus has always been on providing accessible tech for those who most need it. They provide AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) hardware and software for people … Continue reading Accessible Tech With Tobii Dynavox
The topic of whether cell phones should be allowed or banned in schools has been discussed ad nauseam across blogs and message boards over the last several years, so I hadn't planned on talking about it at all here (but it means I can link to a lot). Then a college friend who is also … Continue reading Cell Phones In School & At Home – Ban Them Or Use Them