Windows Server 2003 Migration Looms: Is Your School Ready?

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By EdTech Staff Organizations that stay on the operating system face a host of IT challenges. Cloud Data Center Hardware Server Virtualization Servers Software

End of Support for Microsoft Server 2003 Puts Heat on K-12 Districts

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Microsoft's support for Windows Server 2003 ends this week, putting districts that have not upgraded to a newer system at risk of viruses and other derailments. Entrepreneurship Online Learning Microsoft District Budgets edtech microsoft

Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

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Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations. In the article, titled “ Debunking the Gold Standard Myths in EdTech Efficacy ,” writers Jennifer Carolan and Molly B. 2003).

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Across Asia, investors and companies are looking for more diverse products that can inspire new innovations in the local edtech ecosystems. edtech startups, including Enuma , Knewton , Minerva Project , Ready4 and Volley.

New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million

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And according to Palmer’s research, 21 of the 23 largest exits in the edtech industry have come from companies based outside of New York or the San Francisco Bay Area. It also gives the foundation a lens into the challenging realities of the edtech startup ecosystem. To date, New Markets has invested nearly $30 million across 23 education technology companies since its founding in 2003. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

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My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. Once your startup picks up steady traction, you, your colleagues or your investors will begin thinking of next steps.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

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Not so for Southern New Hampshire University , which has partnered with Rethink Education , a venture firm based in White Plains, NY, to launch a $15 million seed fund to support early-stage edtech startups. Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The group has invested in 30 edtech companies since its launch in 2012, mostly through Series A and B rounds. “We’re

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Investments in edtech companies in 2016 totalled $945 million, according to estimates from GSV Capital, less than half of the $2 billion tally last year. He expects to see media companies play a bigger role in snapping up promising edtech startups.

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The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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David Demming, an economist, updated the work of Levy and Murnane from 2003, shows that those jobs that require social skills and non-routine analytical thinking are increasing while routine ones are decreasing. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

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The system is comprised of a peripheral camera originating from 2003, motion controllers first released in 2010, and a headset that emerged from a personal 3D theater in 2012. Tagged: edtech , edtech ideas , education , teaching , technology , virtual reality , VR , vr in the classroom.

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

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Here are three long-lasting influences on edtech from the legacy of Mister Rogers: 1. “Every one of us—no matter how much money we have—needs to know that there’s something about us worth giving.” – Fred Rogers.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

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PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

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And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable. As standards come and go, edtech developers are tasked with supporting new technical integrations demanded by school and district customers.

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Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher. 2003). Beth Holland Blog Featured design thinking EdTech Researcher innovation PBLSeveral weeks ago, I had the privilege of being an observer at NAATE – The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.

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. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People

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2003). Pedagogy TL Advisor Blog edtech Leadership“Courage is contagious.

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

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Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

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He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning. And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved. Edtech” certainly wasn’t a thing. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech BusinessIn the education technology business, Larry Berger is considered—if not the smartest guy in the room, then certainly one of the wiser ones.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

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And even if a teacher possesses the willingness to change their practice, without the support of their broader school community, that sustained change may not be possible (Zhao & Frank, 2003). This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

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When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Part of her concern is around the potential for edtech companies to monetize student data without student or administration approval, like what happened at UC Berkeley in 2016 when technology staff weren’t aware that a free tool popular among faculty was selling off student data. “We

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Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?

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Answer found and used with in a few moments (It''s under "Save As" by the way; at least in Office 2003 it is). distance education edtech educational technology facilitating learning professional development teaching

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

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003). K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role appeared first on EdTech Strategies.

A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges

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This means all of us: students, teachers and administrations—and yes, entrepreneurs and investors in edtech products used every day. Avenue Q parodied this concept with the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” back in 2003. Among the questions we have to ask ourselves: When it comes to our stories, are we asking about the inequities in how edtech tools get used? “We educators do the work not just in the classroom, but also with our feet and voices.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

In 2003 in Classroom Assessment Practices and Teachers’ Self-Perceived Assessment Skills , Zhicheng Zhang and Judith A. Adaptive learning algorithms within certain #edtech products are coded along these lines.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published numerous articles both online and in print, including The Future of Online Learning (1998), Learning Objects (2000), Resource Profiles (2003), and E-Learning 2.0

“When technology becomes the ‘air and water’ we need in innovative instruction, and learning exists in a seamless and transparent way, then we know we’ve done well for our students. – Dr. Melanie Wiscount, USA

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Since 2003, I have enthusiastically immersed my instruction and students into technology,” she says. “It Whether through her Edtech blog , Twitter or Skype, Wiscount is committed to opening doors for her students and for other teachers. “I When you’ve been teaching for more than 30 years like Dr. Melanie Wiscount has, you have seen a lot of changes. For Wiscount, embracing the change is the only way forward.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” “Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem ,” says Edsurge. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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Again, this all made for a flurry of headlines, even though there were few specifics about where that money would go or how schools or students would benefit – “Scant Details, Fuzzy Math,” as EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin put it. This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (National) Education Politics. “15 Ways Taylor Swift ’s Lyrics Solve Education Policy ’s Most Pressing Issues” is, no doubt, the most godawful white lady thing I’ve seen this week in education news. And that is saying a lot.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

2002) featuring collaborations with Aimee Mann and Lou Reed, followed by the Grammy-nominated House Party (2003), a rambunctious 20-song collection that includes Deborah Harry, Bob Weir, and Philip Glass, as well as the Rubí Theater Company and Rankin Don (a.k.a.