ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

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Booth 2002. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the companies mentioned have sponsored blog posts or podcast episodes with me in the past including: SMART, Acer, PowerSchool and Bloomz. My schedule for the Edtech Event of the Year!

Scientific Learning Corp. Releases Second Quarter Results; Jeffrey D. Thomas Assumes CEO Role

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Concurrently, the company announced that Jeffrey D. Before joining Scientific Learning, Thomas was involved with several private-equity backed education companies in CEO and executive chairman positions. Oakland, Calif. —

5 Great Ways to Make Your Classroom a Healthier, Happier Place

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A 2002 study found that telephones, desks, water fountain handles, microwave door handles, and computer keyboards are the most bacteria-laden culprits in our workplaces today. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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

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According to company officials, Naviance is used by about 40 percent of high schools in the U.S. Naviance, which provides its tools to districts for about $10 per student, “has found a way to do this that other technology companies have not done, or not as successfully.”.

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Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

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In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. While corporate boards seldom draw the attention of end users, they set the strategic path and hold the power to make fundamental decisions about the companies.

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Buying or Building Research-Backed Edtech? The Government Can Help

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The only other education technology company present, out of 45 total recipients, is Agile Mind , which develops online math and science curriculum and assessments. What distinguishes SBIR-backed companies is the level of research baked into their product development. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Science , which has given 85 SBIR awards since 2002. Each year hundreds of companies apply; only a dozen or so win support.

The dark side of education research: widespread bias

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education launched in 2002 to help educators decide which educational products to buy. The first is that a company is unlikely to publish unfavorable results. That might allow an education product company to measure what they’re teaching more precisely.

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

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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.

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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.

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. Company. Several private-equity-backed companies have invested heavily in the “platform” approach. PowerSchool, owned by Vista Equity Partners, has acquired eight companies since June 2015. The strategy has worked for a few older companies: Kaplan, for instance, began in the test-prep business and has since moved into higher education, corporate training (and a.

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

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Confusion over the meaning of the word “free” (e.g., ‘if my company uses programs licensed as free software, does that mean I can’t charge customers?’) ’) was the original fear, uncertainty, and doubt that kept companies from engaging in this work. In 1996 we closed the company and I went to work for Marshall University, where I was completing my undergraduate degree in music, as its first webmaster.

Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business

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For more than two decades, Jonathan Grayer has made a career out of welding educational companies. In 2010, he pooled his own money with KKR, a private equity firm, to launch Weld North , which has since acquired another 16 edtech companies (and invested in 4 others). These three companies include other assets that Weld North has acquired over time. Overall, nine of the 16 companies purchased by Weld North are part of the group now owned by Silver Lake.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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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

As College Innovation Efforts Grow, So Do Warnings of a ‘McDonaldization’ of Higher Ed

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One of the most-cited versions of the critique is the 2002 book “ The McDonaldization of Higher Education ,” by Dennis Hayes and Robin Wynyard. For instance, a lead developer of the Post-It note at industrial giant 3M has said on record that the company had a terrible experience using a trendy innovation method known as Six Sigma , arguing that it almost “killed innovation” at the company. Do you want fries with that education?

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Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

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He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) Peter Thiel’s entrepreneurial and investment history, in brief: He co-founded the online payments company PayPal in 1998 with Max Levchin. PayPal merged with Elon Musk’s financial transaction company X.com the following year, going public in 2002 and then sold to eBay later that year. At the core of the companies that Thiel has founded and funded is surveillance.

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

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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. They made sure the initiative had clear benefits for each of them, from state politicians of all parties to the local leaders across the urban, suburban, and rural parts of the state, and from educators at all levels to private companies.

Fingerprints, Biometics Introduced in Illinois School Cafeteria

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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).

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

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Back row from the left: Jawed Karim, the co-founder of YouTube; Jeremy Stoppelman, the CEO of Yelp; Andrew McCormack, co-founder of the venture capital firm Valar Ventures; Premal Shah, President of Kiva, the microfinancing company. PayPal itself was acquired by eBay in 2002.

Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests

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While test prep has been on the rise since state tests were mandated by federal law in 2002, reading and math scores have largely remained flat. Some of the strongest warnings come from testing companies themselves. Spring means one thing to many elementary and middle schools across the country: test prep. Students across the country are gearing up to take federally mandated, state-administered exams, and teachers, administrators and parents all feel the heat.

The 'Woj' Joins Next-Gen Science Startup, Planet3

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She was named California Teacher of the Year in 2002 and has received a pack of other teaching and journalism awards. She’s raised successful daughters, too: Susan Wojcicki is Chief Executive of YouTube; Janet Wojcicki is a Fulbright-winning anthropologist who speaks several African dialects and Anne is chief executive and cofounder of genetics company, 23andMe. Lots of students recount how a favorite teacher helped them find a job.

The best PD webinars of 2016—did you watch?

eSchool News

Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners presented by Kim Adsit, 2002 Teacher of the Year and author. edWeb.net just completed an analysis of their 2016 webinar viewership stats for 2016.

38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program

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Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 to 2012, and textbook prices—which cost anywhere from $600 to $1300 today—rose 82 percent over the same period, according to U.S. And these schools have another leg up to other colleges that may be starting from scratch: The initiative awards each institution on average $100,000 to launch their programs, plus technical assistance from OER company Lumen Learning.

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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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Pathways, Exposure, Academic Connection, Knowledge (PEAK) takes students to local companies such as Google and Facebook, as well as to hospitals, law firms and other businesses. As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Searsport had started transitioning to a standards-based diploma in 2002, after receiving a share of a $10-million school reform grant that Gates had made to the Sen.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The news literacy initiative is based in the Stanford History Education Group that Wineburg founded in 2002 to train teachers how to use primary sources and help students critically evaluate historical claims. Northport, N.Y.,

Jefferson Education Accelerator Chooses Agile Mind as Partner

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The Jefferson Education Accelerator , a commercial venture that invests in educational technology companies that agree to put their products through rigorous research , has a new partner: the math and science curriculum and assessment provider Agile Mind. Ed-tech companies that take part in the accelerator agree to give up a small portion of equity, in exchange for advice and other support. ESSA: A Guide for Companies.

Live Tuesday March 20th with Cathy Davidson on the Brain Science of Attention

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments-will open the doors to new ways of working and learning" (from the Amazon description).

Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars

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Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners presented by Kim Adsit, 2002 Teacher of the Year and author, sponsored by Frog Street Press. Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children’s learning.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . City of God ” (2002, Brazil, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund)—A gritty street portrait of a great world city. A few years after John Boyer began teaching world geography at Virginia Tech , a survey revealed that 58 percent of college-aged Americans could not locate Japan on a map. Sixty-nine percent could not find the United Kingdom.

Live Interview Thursday, January 19th - Henry J. Eyring on The Innovative University

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From 1989 to 1998, Henry worked for Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Monitor Company, a global management consulting firm. He was Director of the BYU MBA Program from 1998 to 2002. Join me Thursday, January 19th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Henry J.

How Internships Connect First Generation College Bound Students to STEM Careers

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Pathways, Exposure, Academic Connection, Knowledge (PEAK) takes students to local companies such as Google and Facebook, as well as to hospitals, law firms and other businesses. The program, founded in Houston in 2002, plans to train and place 150 interns in the Bay Area this fall.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

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For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. It also becomes a tangible representation of tacit knowledge for both group members and those outside of the group (Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Yaklief, 2002). 2002). 2002, Jan 7-11). Paper presented at the Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2002 Conference, Boulder, CO. 2002). 2002).

The History of the Future of E-rate

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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.

Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education”

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She purchased shares of the company in 2002 and 2003, she said in her remarks, but sold them in 2008.

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. Under a Trump administration: I very much want ed-tech companies and schools to reconsider collecting so much data about students — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) November 10, 2016. ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” Under surveillance by companies.

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

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That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. Google’s technological and financial muscle sped up the digitizing process enormously, but the company’s priorities weren’t necessarily those of its library partners. 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.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Since 2002, Mortenson has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York.

After Decades of Decline, US Catholic Schools Adapting to Survive and Grow

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In New York, enrollment went from more than 130,000 in 2002 and 2003 to less than 90,000 in 2012 and 2013. On Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, he scheduled a visit to just one Catholic school.