Time’s Up: Districts Prepare for Life After Windows Server 2003

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Learn from these tips and success stories on migrating from Windows Server 2003 after Microsoft pulls the plug on support. Hardware Operating Systems Servers Software

Windows Server 2003 Migration Looms: Is Your School Ready?

EdTech Magazine

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

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

Installing and personalizing basic software. Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support.

Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

Basically, it is school improvement software that promises to help school improvement teams to academic prosperity through helping them implement its "research-based indicators." 2003). "The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with."

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

Edsurge

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. Brekhus’ story was just one shared from the main stage during the last day of the Software & Information Industry Association’s Ed Tech Industry Conference in San Francisco this week. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Launched in 2003, by San Francisco-based Linden Labs, Second Life is a comparative dinosaur in Internet Years. As a free PC-based software, Second Life is unique in that it allows educators to create simulated learning environments from scratch.

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

If a non-lawyer aided by software can provide the same service as a lawyer, then it is not the public but the lawyers who are being protected by the legal profession’s monopoly on the provision of legal advice. Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no.

Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program

Edsurge

Diane Tavenner, who opened the first Summit school in 2003 in Redwood City, Calif., Meanwhile, CZI itself will continue to spearhead the team of approximately 50 engineers who are building and supporting the Summit software platform. In a phone conversation with EdSurge, she emphasized that the software and support for schools that choose to adopt the Summit platform will continue to be free.

169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

Q: I need to make my document readable by colleagues that don’t have my software (such as I use MS Word and they don’t). If the problem is that the recipient doesn’t have a current version of MS Word (say, you have 2010 and they have 2003), then save the doc as follows: go to File-save as.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Instead of handouts and worksheets, try incorporating engaging activities using software such as BrainPOP and Kahoot! Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003.

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.

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For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

The program allows teachers to communicate and engage with families directly through text messages with praise or concerns, and the software can even translate 50 languages in real time.

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). Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings from Two Student Cohorts (Mathematica Policy Research, 2009).

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

Equally concerning, a 2016 report by PayScale, a compensation data and software provider, revealed that a whopping 50% of surveyed managers feel that recent college graduates are inadequately prepared for full-time work. The power of CfA’s coach-facilitated model is evidenced by Southern New Hampshire University’s remarkable transformation from a small, traditional liberal arts college with just 2,500 students in 2003, to one of the U.S.’

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Computer Software and Media Apps 68.4 1,160. Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. From a press release.

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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.

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

Edsurge

From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly. SIF creates a kind of Rosetta Stone across various education software systems so they can speak the same language.

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Technology Training.In Pictures

The Web20Classroom

This is a great training resource out of the University of South Florida that provides some really basic information for teachers on how to do everything from burning CD''s to using email to hardware/software troubleshooting. While I love this site I needed something else to help give teachers a leg up on specific software they use in their classroom and I needed it to be easy to follow and understand.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

People posting on Facebook and Twitter said Anchalee was too attractive to be an actual software engineer and must be a model. Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum.

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Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinars are held using Google Hangouts on Air, and shouldn''t require any special software. " Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. Social software is software that enables people to both read from, and write onto web spaces.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave grants to colleges to buy data tools and software. Renick says he signed a contract with EAB 2011 before it even had a prototype for the software. Keenan Robinson works out at Georgia State University’s fitness center.

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Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Webinar will be held using Google Hangouts on Air, and it shouldn't require any special software. " Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

Consequently, from 1998 – 2003 I focused on the open licensing problem, creating the Open Content License in 1998 (which got very little use) and then working with Eric Raymond and others on the Open Publication License in 1999 (which did quite well).

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

School counseling received a substantial overhaul with the 2003 publication of the ASCA National Model , a framework for counseling that was designed to bring clear standards to the field.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003), preferring to view social applications as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. The Social Web is comprised of software that enables people to both read from, and write onto web spaces.

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What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. Game designers are not just designing a piece of software. I’ve only been doing it since 2003. James Paul Gee is living many teenager’s dream. (Or

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency. 2003). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003). 2003).

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK

The site is a little hard to navigate in my opinion, but worth it when you find the software instructions you are looking for. Resources exist for Office versions back to 2003. You don''t have to take or attend formal classes to extend your learning.

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

The Hechinger Report

Districts have spent thousands of dollars on consultants and software upgrades, and the racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps that the law was supposed to help eliminate remain largely unchanged. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

Since it’s launch in 2003 it’s become the foundational tool that recruiters all “have to have” to be able to do their jobs. Which providers do our sample group use to test developers and software engineers specifically? But what software does everyone else use?

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

People posting on Facebook and Twitter said Anchalee was too attractive to be an actual software engineer and must be a model. Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum.

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Not any of our iBooks, MacBook Pros, eMacs (2003), or brand spanking new iMacs. What nostalgic software would you like to see come back? Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books !

Human 2.0

Learning with 'e's

Essentially, when wetware (biological entity) meets hardware, the software can be interoperable. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence. Post human. Such a strange concept, and one that many people struggle to understand.

A Domain of One's Own in a Post-Ownership Society

Hack Education

You (likely) do not own the software you use (unless it’s open source); it’s been licensed to you. And increasingly, there are restrictions with what you can do with the computer hardware as well as the software that you might think is yours because it is in your possession – but as Cory Doctorow argues, “ If you can’t open it, you don’t own it.”

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

Edsurge

As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Observing the internet revolution, Marc Andreessen famously wrote “ software is eating the world.” Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million people since 2003.” The company found that while the camps have shown promise, most of their graduates weren’t prepared for software engineering without additional training or prior experience, Maggie Johnson, Google’s director of education and university relations, said in an email. Via Education Week : “ Brain Imaging Eyed as Path to Better Education Software.” Education Politics.

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Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

The Sandy, Utah-based business has appeared on the list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past eight years, Since Weld North acquired Truenorthlogic in 2014 , Grayer said his investment firm has been looking to marry the data it already collects on teachers with data on how students perform, and provide that solution to districts using a SaaS (Software as a Service) subscription-based business model.