Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

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For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient.

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Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

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edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ). Just three years ago, some of the biggest firms on Sand Hill Road—Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital—were happily putting money into edtech startups with unproven revenue models. Home-run bets and financial windfalls are rare in the edtech industry.

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Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

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When edtech entrepreneurs design and develop their products, high-quality research is not always at the top of their minds. After all, it takes extra time, money and effort for edtech developers to use research as they design and develop their products. As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.”

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

3 ways Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) paved the way for edtech

eSchool News

Regardless of whether Mister Rogers’ puppets, trains, and soothing voice touched your childhood personally, he was inarguably a very “good neighbor” to millions of preschool children during his nearly 40 years of public broadcasting from 1963 to 2001. Using New Technology to Improve Education.

Collaborative Learning Matters

Where Learning Clicks

In early 2001, Steve Jobs, then the CEO of Apple, summoned a motley crew of employees and contractors to meet in a secret boardroom. The result was the innovative iPod that ultimately changed the face of technology and the music industry.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

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Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. We’re thrilled to share that two of our partners were profiled for their forward-thinking use of technology.

Gaming Builds Valuable Life Skills

EdNews Daily

However, what I continually explore is the connection between technology and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Please notice that I did not say EdTech. Digital Featured TechnologyBy Tamara Fyke.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , each mission is accompanied by a digital badge and also students complete a mission to design a badge to recognize their peers’ achievements or leadership.

How Tech Tools Helped a Part-Time Tutor Become a Full-Time Entrepreneur

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Passionate about education but unsure if a traditional teaching path was for him, the Brooklyn native was uncertain of his next step after graduating with an English degree from Wesleyan University in 2001. Does technology help? How has technology changed the business side of tutoring? Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business Online Tutoring University Data and Research Useful For Entrepreneurs Test Prep Assessment Driven Curriculum

Digital Divide = Educational Divide = Urgent Action Needed

Tomorrow's Learners

Digital Native is a common term used to describe those who have been brought up during the digital age of technology, and are therefore more familiar with computers and the Internet. Technology is in fact changing the way we view schools, teaching and learning. 2001). 2001).

Climbing the Pyramid of Bloom’s Taxonomy Through the Writing Process

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. Erin Olson ( @eolsonteacher ), serves as an Instructional Technology Consultant at the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Northwest Iowa. ” >> Read the rest of the article on EdTech Researcher.

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Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence

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Education technology has a public relations problem. At a time when educators need assurances that digital innovations will work for them, the fundamental premise of this technology may imply just the opposite. This discomfort has been capitalized upon—perhaps to an exaggerated extent—in movies like Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey. It is natural for teachers—or people, for that matter— to resist any technology that threatens their relevance in the world.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Finally, the authors themselves caution that the findings of this study should not be considered generalizable to deployments of tablets, desktops, smartphones or other classroom technologies, as those technologies have different affordances.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Connect: www.setda.org , @SETDA. SETDA’s mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.

GreyED Accepted into Prestigious SETDA Emerging Partners Program

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June 7, 2018 — GreyED Solutions announced today their acceptance into the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Emerging Private Sector Partners Program, which launches this month. state and territorial educational technology leadership. (Minneapolis, Mn. &

ISTE 2018: 5 Best Practices for Adhering to Federal Privacy Laws

EdTech Magazine

With connected technology now being used in the majority of U.S. Department of Education, gave district technology leaders and educators frank advice on how to protect students’ personally identifiable information and stay compliant with those laws Tuesday at ISTE’s 2018 Conference & Expo in Chicago. . SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! You don’t want to be using unvetted technologies on your school network.

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

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Where technology jobs go, tech training seems to follow. Trilogy Education , a startup that partners with universities to help set up intensive coding bootcamps, is partnering with the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in Mexico to create a full-time tech training program on the campus. “We Diaz studied computer science at ITESM, but felt unequipped with the right skills he needed to land a programming job after graduating in 2001.

A Billionaire Benefactor, a Disputed Ballot Issue and a Community College Turnaround

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Texarkana College adopted new enterprise software and other edtech tools like an early-alert system, but technology was only one aspect of the school’s effort. And in fact, some officials attribute poor technology purchasing decisions as one of the roots of their troubles. Things changed in 2001, when then-president Carl Nelson died unexpectedly, leaving the campus and its leadership in shock. We let technology leave us in the dust.

Campus Closures. What’s Tech Got to Do With It?

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Yet last last year was a big one for edtech investment, according to Daniel DelaCruz of Dualboot Partners. alone, educational technology companies raised $1.2 Those numbers verify something we’ve known for a long time,” DelaCruz concludes, “Edtech has serious potential—both for entrepreneurs who know the pain points and investors looking to tap into a growing market.” So is educational technology preventing institutional closures, promoting them, or compensating for them?

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

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That was way back in 2001. And my response to that is, I completely believe that most—99.999 percent—of the educational-technology companies out there are ethical. I just think that we haven't figured out yet a functional and productive relationship between the private sector and not-for-profit higher education to really drive the development of these technologies in a way that will maximize the public good. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.