Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

What our approach does is build spatial-temporal reasoning, and then connect that spatial-temporal reasoning to mathematical understanding,” accomplishing what other software companies haven’t. Video produced by NationSwell in partnership with Cisco.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

When I first started teaching in Philadelphia in 2004, teachers were lucky if they had one desktop computer in their room for students to use, and students attended weekly computer lab classes. No matter the approach, schools often struggle to find the perfect technology that will meet the needs of their students and help them achieve their academic goals. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs.

It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

EdNews Daily

Our schools are, in a sense, factories in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life.” (4) That F often transposed into poor work reports or lateral/downward movements in the company.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

The article goes on to provide guidance about where an edtech company might focus their efficacy measurement efforts based on the maturity of their product and organization. Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Dietrich, 2004), to name a few.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In 1998, for instance, researchers from the university formed a spin-off company called Carnegie Learning that popularized the math tutor software developed at the university. More recently, in 2013, a company called Acrobatiq was formed to try to bring lessons learned from the Open Learning Initiative to the market. That group says it plans to announce more details about the partnership at its upcoming meeting in early May. "We

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. Meetings, not so much.

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

For-profit schools, such as Salter and others owned by its parent company, Premier Education Group, have zeroed in on this market. The company agreed to a total settlement of $3.74 The company agreed to a $3.4 But the company is also expanding.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s Across the country, universities and colleges are dedicating new resources so their respective statistics departments can expand to meet this growing demand.”. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013.

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

Edsurge

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. Working closely with partners, I spent the years from 1993 to 2004 starting and leading a handful of technology startups.

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CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

techlearning

CDI Computer Dealers , a leading provider of technology to schools, is helping schools transition to the Chromebook ecosystem and is now meeting the Chromebook needs of more than 2,000 schools and districts.

Weekend Reading: Pollen Edition

ProfHacker

" " Palantir Knows Everything About You ," by Peter Waldman, Lizette Chapman, and Jordan Robertson ( Bloomberg ): "Founded in 2004 by Peter Thiel and some fellow PayPal alumni, Palantir cut its teeth working for the Pentagon and the CIA in Afghanistan and Iraq. Happy Friday!

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. . What other world leaders is Angela Merkel meeting with? 7) World Leader Twitter assignment —Choose to portray one of 200 world leaders during the semester and tweet at least twice a day about what that leader is doing, thinking, feeling, where he or she is, and with whom he or she is meeting.

Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

In Iowa in particular, the companies charge steep prices — nearly $20,000 on average for a cosmetology certificate, the equivalent of a two-year community college degree twice over — and they have fought to keep the required number of school hours higher than anywhere else in the country.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. The charter was the creation of a real estate development company that is also the county’s largest employer, Reynolds Lake Oconee. A slate of new school board candidates ran in the 2004 election.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Federal licenses to use spectrum that can carry mobile internet are a hot commodity, coveted by big telecommunications companies with money to spend at the periodic spectrum auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2004, President George W. A 2015 Pew Research Center report revealed that the disconnected included 5 million households with school-aged children, who either couldn’t afford home broadband or lived in rural areas avoided by for-profit internet companies.

A Billionaire Benefactor, a Disputed Ballot Issue and a Community College Turnaround

Edsurge

Graduation rates didn’t budge above 13 percent between 2004 and 2010, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Before Perot built his fortune through his information-technology company, Electronic Data Systems, and long before he ran for president as a third-party candidate in 1992, Perot was a student at Texarkana College. This is the first part of a three-part series looking at how one college in Texas staged a turnaround.

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.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. One parent at a public meeting said that a police officer had told her that her son “would get better services in jail” than at her local school.

A Glimpse Into the Playful World of Seymour Papert

Edsurge

Later, the name for the LEGO company’s award-winning toy Mindstorms, a robotic construction system for youngsters, was inspired by Seymour's 1980 book of the same name.) I remember how on the evening before our meeting, I attended a concert with a Media Lab colleague in Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston symphony. In one of our conversations during the fall of 2004, he told me, “I miss the old days of Big Ideas about the nature of knowledge and human learning.”

Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

The Hechinger Report

He seemed like somebody I’d like to meet.”. One of the draws for Hispanic families is Monterey Mushrooms, a national company with farms about 10 miles southwest down I-75 from the school. They made an appointment to meet with Sellers and others. Maria Cantu (l.)

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The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

It’s also a matter of a $40 million civil suit against Trump University, a business that Donald Trump and two associates founded in 2004. Just call your credit card company and ask for an extension on your line of credit, instructors purportedly told students.

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Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

The Hechinger Report

I laid out my entire schedule and these are my breaks and this is when the courses meet and where I can fit them in.”. Olympic hopeful figure skater Max Aaron on the practice rink in Colorado Springs. Aaron, who is 25, earned a degree in finance in December.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

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. 2004). 2004). Second International Conference, iTrust 2004, Oxford, UK. 2004). 2004, November 6-10). 2004). 2004). 2004). When absorptive capacity meets institutions and (e)learners: Adopting, diffusing and exploiting e-learning in organizations. 2004). 2004).

Daring Conference Packing Tips & Tricks

The Daring Librarian

I get these in the mail from companies I''ve donated to $ like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation , Public Television, etc. It''s great to have for presentations, Tweetups, Birds of a Feather, & Bloggers Cafe meets! my lucky soft tie-dye Google shirt from 2004!)