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

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. 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.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

This is the progression of technology integration at CCS lower school since I came on staff in January of 2004 as a part-time related arts computer teacher. I graduated with a Masters in Instructional Technology in 2007.

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.

Inside the $29M DonorsChoose Gift That's Making Teachers Very Happy

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Amani Ghusein Ghusein, who teaches science to grades 3 through 8 at Dawes Elementary School, caught the surprise announcement made on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that cryptocurrency and finance company Ripple had made a huge donation to fund every project on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessOn Tuesday night, Chicago teacher Amani Ghusein stayed up late to watch TV.

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

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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). On paper, Weld North Education is made up of three companies: Edgenuity, a provider of online K-12 courses; Generation Ready, which offers K-12 professional development services; and Imagine Learning, which offers math and literacy software for elementary-grade students.

How Some Chicagoans Are Unlocking the 'School Choice' Puzzle

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When it first opened its doors in 2004 as a part of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the organization took a leading role in opening charter schools across the city—130 of them, to be exact. As an example, in one piece of video footage taken by New Schools, a navigator walks an elementary school mother through a series of questions about what’s important in a school. An elementary school parent explores the Kids First Chicago website with a navigator.