Course Hero Joins the Edtech Unicorn Stable


education technology company has reached the billion-dollar valuation mark, and with that comes bragging rights to being a “unicorn.” I am careful about that term being the focus,” says Andrew Grauer, who co-founded Course Hero in 2006. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Financing

A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech


The former Supreme Court Justice—and the first woman to serve on the country’s highest court—devoted herself to advocating for higher quality and higher priority civics education after she retired from the Court in 2006. Since that day—whether timed with O’Connor’s announcement or in anticipation of the midterm election is unclear—several edtech organizations have taken up the mantle on civics education. Education Technology Government Policy

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US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City.

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Owl Ventures’ New $185M Edtech Fund Has Global Backers—and Ambitions


edtech industry. Currently “some of the fastest-growing companies in the world, in terms of revenue, are edtech businesses,” claims Patterson. His bet is that “we’ll see a number of edtech companies cross the $100 million revenue mark and have the ability to go public.” Dreambox, a provider of online math materials, dates back to 2006. New York-based Rethink Education recently partnered with a university and an accelerator to support early-stage edtech startups.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Friedlander As Submitted Dr. Friedlander is a school psychologist with expertise in assistive technology. Brian S.

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If Edtech Efficacy Research Ignores Implementation, How Does It Help Improve Education?


If we really want to understand how effective educational technology tools are for improving learner outcomes, we need to stop throwing the baby out with the bathwater. As instructors consider technology tools for their courses, they are increasingly looking for evidence of effectiveness. In their 2006 study, researchers Martin Eccles and Brian Mittman. In another, an instructor may be uncertain about how to use the technology and recommends it only for additional practice.

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.

Proud to Be One of the NSBA 20 to Watch in Education Technology

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Congrats to our good friend @plemmonsa on being named in the '20 to Watch' #edtech leaders by @NSBAComm #innovation Barrow Elementary’s Andy Plemmons Named to the “20 to Watch” Education Technology Leaders by the National School Boards Association.

Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

While this may make some educators cringe, the reality is that test-enhanced learning, or testing as an aid to learning, has evidence of effectiveness dating back nearly 100 years ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ). The Testing Effect and LMS Technology.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.) As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools.

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Swarming the Classroom


A flipped classroom is a teaching pedagogy which reverses old classroom teaching and homework through a form of blended learning using modern technology and practical application. [2] 9 (August 2006). [4]

How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014

Shake Up Learning

Back in 2006, my students created a podcast, “Miss Bell’s Chime Time!” He is a man who puts his love of technology and teaching into action every day. He is super creative and is always on the cutting edge of education technology. House of EdTech Podcast.

3 Ways Ed-Tech Can Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets have become staple buzzwords in education.

AdvancED to Merge With Assessment Maker, Measured Progress to Form $120M Nonprofit


The group was formed in 2006 through a merger of three regional accrediting agencies: the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the National Study of School Evaluation. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

Five Ways Multimedia Can Help Teens Tell Their S.T.O.R.Y.


In my former role as a Director of Educational Technology at a K-8 institution, I had the opportunity to partner with teachers to explore how multimedia creation could enhance learning. With this in mind, I think it is absolutely critical for us to help our students develop technology and media literacies in multimedia creation even if “learning to use Snapchat to harness your passion” is not yet a course at your school. The captions alone are worth their weight in technology gold.

K-8 Math Program DreamBox Raises $130 Million from The Rise Fund, Adds Arne Duncan to Board


based education technology company in 2018. Founded in 2006, DreamBox has steadily built out a suite of online math programs for elementary and middle-school students. A lack of efficacy research—essentially, proof that edtech “works”—is one of Woolley-Wilson’s biggest pet peeves when it comes to the education industry. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Carnegie Learning Bets Big on Coding With Acquisition of Globaloria


That’s a sentiment shared by Harel, who calls the acquisition a ”historical deal: one technology-based curriculum company rooted in research buying another.” Globaloria had been incubated at the World Wide Workshop , a nonprofit incubator she founded, since 2006, and supported by roughly $8 million from grants, she shares. Down the line, he sees opportunities to apply Carnegie’s adaptive and artificial intelligence technologies to Globaloria’s courses.

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


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). The deal comes after KKR’s allotted capital for its investment in Weld North, which came from KKR’s 2006 fund, had run out. Over the past three years, private equity groups have upped their stake in education technology companies. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

How to Focus on Conceptual Understanding While Practicing Student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 2)


Before getting there though, students deploy other forms of knowledge: declarative (knowledge about something) and procedural (knowledge of something) (Scardamalia & Bereiter, 2006). 2006). Knowledge Building: Theory, Pedagogy, and Technology.

A Year Without One-to-One – From Shawn McCusker


This post first appeared on Education Week’s EdTech Researcher blog. In 2006, my principal called me into her office and asked about rumors that I had been using student phones in class. She felt that we could not hold back the coming tide of technology from our classrooms.

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The very best videos on the future of education


YouTube may be a rabbit-hole of clickable memes and fun compilations, but it’s also home to some essential watching for teachers and parents looking to understand not only key EdTech trends, but also the nuances of current K12 and higher education debates.

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ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

My schedule for the Edtech Event of the Year! I’ve been going most years since 2006 and while it overwhelms me, it is truly an awesome learning experience. Live Q&A: Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Parents (Facebook Live). SMART Technologies.

What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?


The only criticism—and people really don’t want to criticize this because it is a humanitia effort, it is a nonprofit effort, and to criticize it is a little bit stupid, actually,” said Negroponte, in a TED talk delivered in 2006. What is charismatic technology?

Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?


From 2006 to 2016, the cost of textbooks increased by 88 percent, more than than nearly any other college student expense—including tuition and fees (63 percent) or on-campus housing (51 percent)—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In its attempt to avoid some of the “openwashing” in the market today, Top Hat is turning to a set of recommendations called the CARE framework , released in March by a trio of education and edtech: Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin and C.

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Digital Divide = Educational Divide = Urgent Action Needed

Tomorrow's Learners

Digital Native is a common term used to describe those who have been brought up during the digital age of technology, and are therefore more familiar with computers and the Internet. Technology is in fact changing the way we view schools, teaching and learning.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu


Does technology improve academic performance? Financial implications Financial side - What does it mean if kids get smarter and don''t drop out because of technology? Technology helps with innovation, but technology alone will not help. Johnny Vaselka , Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Public Education Visioning Institute: Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas - A group of 35 superintendents in Texas produced this document in 2006.

A public cloud of social capital to connect schools and communities

The Christensen Institute

In 2006, my colleague Julie Kasper and I founded Finding Voice to support the literacy development, youth voice, and civic agency of refugee and immigrant high school students in Tucson, Arizona. Julia: What led you to see technology as part of that solution?

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What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning


And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Strong leadership is critical to steering the course, says Dennis Frye, chief technology officer of the Alamance-Burlington School System. Technology works when leadership works.

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance


I came to the Cobb County School District in 2006. Image Credit: Farhat Ahmad The Evolution of Technology. Personalized learning is the new buzzword—edtech companies are after it and teachers toss it around as often as possible. Personalized learning is the new buzzword—edtech companies are after it and teachers toss it around as often as possible. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

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Rigor, Grit, Collaboration: Teachers Share Why Buzzwords Don’t Always Inspire


From legal acronyms to the names of edtech trends, there seems to be an unending stream of new buzzwords—and accompanying tools—for educators to learn. Collaboration Edtech companies frequently boast that their tools allow students and teachers to collaborate as they write, record, design, and create. It went viral thanks to Karl Fisch ’s 2006 presentation, blog post , and video, created in collaboration with Scott McLeod , titled Did You Know?

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Lessons Video Games Can Teach EdTech Developers. Builder Bowls – Builder Bowls revolve around a wide range of immersive technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), simulations, video games, caves and domes, 3D printing and robotics.

Take on One Hit Wonders

Improving Education Environments

My scholarship looks at the shadows of words we use as neutral or benevolent in terms of educational technology: MOOC, innovation, failure, content. They miss the 2000+ A-ha continuing to push popular music while incorporating the technologies of the day.


Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” Education Politics.