From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam: I think that one of the things that particularly — in states like Virginia where the resources that localities have access to can be wildly different. They flipped to one-to-one sometime around 2002. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Naviance Wields Much ‘Power and Influence’ in College Admissions, Harvard Researcher Finds

Edsurge

According to company officials, Naviance is used by about 40 percent of high schools in the U.S. On average, Mulhern writes, students had access to scattergrams for 47 different colleges and universities. For decades, the college-admissions process has been shrouded in mystery.

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Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

myViewBoard

For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. The National Center for Educational Statistics shows only about 3% of schools in 1994 had internet access in their classroom. Quick Take: A waning of an era.

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Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

They understood the outsized influence that billion dollar behemoths like Microsoft would continue to have, and knew that the only way the open source model could “win” would be if proprietary software companies adopted it. And it’s not only “newer” companies like Google or Facebook.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

techlearning

The company will showcase the new features of its award-winning product this week at ISTE 2018 in booth #630. “We Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

techlearning

19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. Fuller took over for Sam Pemberton, who moved to a non-executive board position with the company.

Fingerprints, Biometics Introduced in Illinois School Cafeteria

K-12 Schools - Education News

Those concerned have cited a number of lawsuits that companies in the private sector are dealing with on the topic of biometrics, which involves the scanning of fingerprints, retinas, and facial and voice recognition in order to identify an individual. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

In a Changing Career Landscape, Employers and Workers Need a New Social Contract for Retraining

Edsurge

Many would point to the high-profile announcements of expanded tuition-assistance programs from companies such as Starbucks , McDonald’s , Walmart and Chipotle as evidence of increased employer investment in employee development.

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North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

Edsurge

For over a decade, North Carolina has been the site of one of the most sustained, successful initiatives in education: giving all students in all schools access to broadband internet with WiFi in every classroom by 2018. Stakeholders—from educators and nonprofits to politicians and private companies—have all rowed in one direction to spur the strategic use of technology to ensure that all students have access to a great education.

Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

Iterating Toward Openness

I’ll be writing a range of essays this year reflecting on two decades of work toward opening the core intellectual infrastructure of education (textbooks and other educational materials, assessments, and outcomes / objectives / competency statements) in order to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of education. ’) was the original fear, uncertainty, and doubt that kept companies from engaging in this work. Companies are starting to ‘get it’!”

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

These are important tasks and I look forward to working with the company as we move forward with this work both in the UK, and the U.S.” Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

How Silicon Valley schools are trying to boost lower-income students into high-tech jobs

The Hechinger Report

The launch marked the latest effort by the 5-year-old charter school, to expose students to the skills they’ll need to access high-tech jobs. As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works. SAN JOSE, Calif. —

How Internships Connect First Generation College Bound Students to STEM Careers

MindShift

The launch marked the latest effort by the 5-year-old charter school, to expose students to the skills they’ll need to access high-tech jobs. The program, founded in Houston in 2002, plans to train and place 150 interns in the Bay Area this fall.

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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In addition to the housing development falling through, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, one of the region’s major employers, pulled up stakes in Ann Arbor. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

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The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Information becomes content when there is a situation to apply it (Nonaka, 1999, Yaklief, 2010), but does not require a depth of understanding to access or transfer. Once created, individual, groups, departments, or the organization can control the dissemination and access to a larger number of people. Therefore, there needs to be some mechanism to access it, measure it, transfer its use, and, in some cases, store and retrieve it. 2002). 2002, Jan 7-11). 2002).

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.”

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! I use these in my classroom on metal rings so that they are accessible to any student in math centers.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).