5 Great Software Functions!

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Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. Countless software and computer applications used Flash.

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A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


The story starts in 2005 when Dale Dougherty founded MAKE: magazine as a quarterly publication with his long-time business partner, Tim O’Reilly. Their message was simple: Think creatively about hardware, much like people think about software.

Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech


Quizlet , the studying tool he built in 2005, is now one of the most widely used education apps, claiming more than 50 million active users in 130 countries who have created over 300 million study sets.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. Lambda School allows students to pay nothing upfront, in return for 17 percent of their salary for two years once they get a software-related job that pays more than $50,000. The company currently offers two live, online and interactive 6-month programs in software engineering and machine learning.

The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

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The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. by Noah Kravitz. Background. In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Google) biotech company, Calico. “ Coding Boot Camps Attract Tech Companies,” says The Wall Street Journal in a story that contains this gem: Google , which has hired workers from Flatiron and other academies, recently studied the efficacy of coding camps. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “In 2005, a court barred Vanderbilt from removing ‘Confederate’ from the facade of a building, citing the terms of a gift. Education Politics.


Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. Much like “brain training,” “brain scanning” was repeatedly hyped this year as a possible way to improve the efficacy of education software. Say, the Android device in Google’s Cardboard Viewer and Expeditions program.).

The Politics of Education Technology

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Marc Andreessen famously said that “software is eating the world,” but it’s far more accurate to say that the neoliberal values of software tycoons are eating the world. Every industry uses computers, software, and internet services. But it’s more likely that “technology” has become so overused, and so carelessly associated with Silicon Valley-style computer software and hardware startups, that the term has lost all meaning.

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From 1995 to 2005, DeVos sat on the board of the Acton Institute , which recently published a blog post decrying child labor laws. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often not possible in academia and industry.” Google has acquired Quiklabs , a tech training company. ” The software will prevent stories from appearing from people’s news feeds. Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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” Via Politico : “According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control, brain and spinal injuries killed about three high school or college football players a year between 2005 and 2014.” Google is closing down the Hangouts API. Via Boing Boing : “Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to ‘check out’ endangered titles.” Education Politics.