Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Amongst several comments, one particularly struck a chord with me - "Yes, I see that you are humanizing technology". And although I did not use those words -- the fact that it humanized the technology was part of the reason I was excited about this form factor in a laptop.

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.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools. Those who know me probably are not surprised that I tried to squeeze in so many different ways that Google Tools could be used to personalize learning in this short time slot!

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

This is part three of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” As an education technology writer, I’m often chastised for considering student loan companies as part of my analysis. What counts as ed-tech are only “ technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age ,” one ed-tech publication has argued.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Billions of dollars are spent across the world on technology with the hopes that it will lead to better results. Tom Murray and I shared this thought in Learning Transformed : Educational technology is not a silver bullet. Today’s devices are powerful tools.

Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

Sixth graders, from our data analysis, really are the epitome of the student learner today [as far as] leveraging the experiences that they have with technology. We’ve been doing this polling since 2003, so we've got quite an arc in terms of seeing the changes that have happened.

To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice

Edsurge

In 2003, a team of Harvard University researchers concluded a survey and mapped out the idiosyncrasies in the pronunciation of common English words across the globe. She noticed another problem: Many of the apps used speech recognition technologies that were trained with adult data samples.

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

Edsurge

And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable. Its tools aim to provide educators with insights into two core questions: What does the student know now and what does the student need to do next?

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What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

That issue came up when EdSurge sat down with Donna Kidwell, who is the chief technology officer of Arizona State University’s EdPlus, which coordinates much of the online education done by the university. Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

As the digital dawn, dawned, and the internet ballooned (or blossomed depending on your point of view), great strides were made in the development, understanding and application of education technology and technology education.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

But losing a different kind of “pencil” that technology companies are aiming to push into schools may likely cause a bigger heartache and headache for the purchasing department. The company currently markets the product as a tool to enhance creativity in the classroom. Shawn Reed Stop Loss Seeing how students are prone to breaking or losing small objects, educators are currently mulling over the costs and benefits of obtaining pricey digital ink tools like styluses.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

We are very proud to have laid a foundation and company culture built on rigorous curriculum, and innovative, bleeding-edge digital technology,” said André Thomas, CEO of Triseum recently profiled in The Huffington Post (with Robyn Shulman (me).

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

At Waterford, our primary goal is to provide every student with the tools they need to succeed in school. For low SES homes, we provide technology and Internet access for the duration of the program. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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

The 21st Century Principal

The number of bibliographical entries or research articles does not automatically mean a 'valid technology.' This is truly a great tool to "manage from a distance!" 2003). 21st century educational leadership 21st century technology educational reform

“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

Daily Edventures

Since 2003, I have enthusiastically immersed my instruction and students into technology,” she says. “It It is exciting how every year there are new tools, technologies, and trends which keep my instruction and my students’ learning and assessments in constant renewal.”. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom? Computer Science Educator, Educational Technology Professional Development Designer/ Trainer.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn.

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

Edsurge

When New Markets Venture Partners first began fundraising for its second education technology investment fund, Barack Obama was in office, Brexit for up for debate and iPhones still had headphone jacks. The partnership also helps surface new tools and services. 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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New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

Edsurge

The four focus areas include career credentialing, digital and adaptive learning platforms, STEM and computer science instructional tools and data analytic services for schools. From this second fund New Markets has already made several investments: Practice (formerly ApprenNet), a mobile video-based learning tool; Credly , a digital credentialing platform; and Noodle Partners. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Our sense is that the patterns that have unfolded in previous generations of technology adoption are unfolding now.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

The world continues to change as a result of technological advances. It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. When implemented correctly, digital tools can transform education.

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What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

But with the rise of online technology, the nature of competition is shifting: disruptive innovations now pose a viable threat to traditional higher education institutions. But those low-end competitors lacked a technological enabler to allow them to go upmarket.

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

Edsurge

Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. Still, he believes the seed fund will offer an opportunity “to get an early insight into entrepreneurs and helping them guide their technologies.” Education Technology Investors Edtech BusinessMost universities take a conservative approach with their endowment funds.

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Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

During the first case study, I struggled to find a note taking strategy and furiously scribbled down ways that digital tools would have improved the learning experience. 2003). The skill content of recent technological change: An empirical exploration.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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Can You Be a ‘Good Teacher’ Inside a Failing School?

Edsurge

Photo Credit: Jenny Abamu Despite a relatively new building, constructed in 2003 as part of a former superintendent’s turnaround project, Fisher has suffered from consistent low performance—falling far below state standards on exams and adjusted growth targets designed specifically for the school. Photo Credit: Jenny Abamu Technology has a role to play in Brownlee’s effort as well. To meet students where they are, Brownlee has a couple of go-to tools.

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True pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Pedagogy is about ensuring that students are motivated to succeed in their learning, and it is about providing them with the best possible tools, resources and contexts in which this can be realised. Students already carry the tools to be able to do this.

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

But our research into technology tools designed to connect students to online mentors tells a different story. Using technology, online mentoring programs can allow students who otherwise might never meet an engineer or lawyer to connect with working professionals. Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year.

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A VR-based Approach to ADHD

Veative

By creating specially designed virtual environments for the detection, assessment and treatment of this disorder, Virtual Reality can serve both as a diagnostic tool and an effective therapeutic strategy in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. Virtual Reality Technology.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 Contact: Amber Taylor, 703-201-4893 , amber@ taylored-communications.com Speak Up America Week Highlights Chance to Share Views on Technology and Learning Preliminary Data on 2014 Findings Released Every Day This Week; Prizes and Grants Available for Schools, Districts and Participants during Speak Up America Week, Dec. One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003].

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

Edsurge

He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . Understand how Boyer integrates technology into his course design. He shares some of his favorite foreign films: “ Aftershock ” (2010, Chinese, directed by Xiaogang Feng)—An absolutely awesome teaching tool for many different aspects of Chinese culture.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. 2003).

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