Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy. Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcript of episode 70 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech with Jarrod Robinson the PE Geek. The post 5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

How Do You Patent an Edtech Idea, Anyway?

Edsurge

While creators in the edtech space often feel they’ve made something patent-worthy, two problems usually stand in the way. She opened up to EdSurge about the process she went through to give would-be edtech inventors a glimpse into the trials and tribulations involved in getting a patent.

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Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

Edsurge

The scarcity of female directors in edtech is a striking contrast to the diversity that exists in the sector's day-to-day leadership. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. Deborah Quazzo Edtech observers have noted that a significant number of those companies have been started by women. Quazzo is a voting board member on three edtech startups and an observer on the boards of two others.

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10, 9, 8…We’re counting down edtech tools and strategies

eSchool News

If so, keep reading this story–we’ve put together a countdown of sorts that focuses on edtech tools and classroom strategies. In 2008, I read Clayton Christensen’s Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Do you love numbers?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). ’ This is a far cry from the evidence we should be seeing if the 2008 prediction was even approaching accuracy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). ’ This is a far cry from the evidence we should be seeing if the 2008 prediction was even approaching accuracy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition).

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Deals and More Deals: The Top Edtech Business Stories of 2019

Edsurge

Here’s a look at the biggest edtech business stories of 2019—the ones that captured the most attention, and the ones that should have your attention. Thanks to a $157 million fundraise, the edtech industry has given birth to its third U.S. US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45

Sharing My Full Online AP Calculus AB Curriculum + Honors Algebra 2 #FlipClass Videos #RemoteLearing #OnlineLearning #HybridLearning #edtech @YouTube @ytcreators @Flipgrid @PearDeck @Edpuzzle

techieMusings

I have been teaching AP Calculus AB since 2008. I have received many messages and emails from math teachers who have recently learned they will be starting the school year online. I want to share my experiences and the resources I’ve built over the years, as both a flipped classroom and purely online AP Calculus AB teacher. I began flipping my AP Calculus classes in 2010 and have taught that class in a purely online format for three years. I have also flipped my Honors Algebra 2 class.

EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

Edsurge

Founded in 2008, EverFi offers digital content that tackles “big, intractable social issues” for K-12, higher-ed and adult learners who are often underserved in existing schools and companies, Tammy Wincup, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, tells EdSurge. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessEverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

In the past several years, we have implemented a number of district-wide initiatives to support personalization and differentiation for students including the launch of our Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning (VITAL) program in 2008.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Video worked exceptionally well for us (even dating as far back as 2008) as our employees reported feeling more connected. Most of all, have a mission that reminds everyone they are working in an edtech company to build a better world by educating the next generation.

5 Things Ed Tech Should Not be About (Problems EdTech Should Not Try to Solve)

EmergingEdTech

Technology is by no means a panacea for all of the issues education faces … I started this blog back in 2008 (and formally launched as EmergingEdTech in April of 2009). I've read, learned, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Why this IT function is a K-12 edtech savior

eSchool News

According to The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), most US states offer less money per student than they did before the recession of 2008.

Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup

Edsurge

That inspired him to start Instructure in 2008, best known for its Canvas LMS. (He For Devlin Daley’s next act, he’s employed a strategy that worked for his previous education business: visit college campuses to see what technologies made students’ and instructors’ lives harder.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

Edsurge

edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ). Just three years ago, some of the biggest firms on Sand Hill Road—Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital—were happily putting money into edtech startups with unproven revenue models. Home-run bets and financial windfalls are rare in the edtech industry.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

Edsurge

There are so many players out there—and a few emerging winners” in edtech, says Niesner, 40. “We How They Work Busuu has grown considerably since its 2008 founding.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0

Edmodo’s Tracking of Students and Teachers Revives Skepticism Surrounding ‘Free’ Edtech Tools

Edsurge

It raises tough questions about the implications of vendors offering “free” edtech products to schools. Edmodo , an education technology company founded 2008 as a K-12 social network, allows educators to communicate with students and parents through their digital platform. Edmodo’s investigation into.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

From 2004 through 2008, I basically rubber-stamped the status quo while adding a splash here and there of technology. The edtech lens helped to develop a focus on examining not only our pedagogical practices, but also other core components of the learning culture at our school.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School , which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. VICKI: Happy edtech tool Tuesday. So John, what is our edtech tool today?

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. Second, these incentives in turn shape the EdTech market.

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development

Edudemic

This is a reprint of a piece Denise originally wrote for us in 2008, updated to reflect the latest and greatest Twitter know-how. I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing […].

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Blog EdTech News News news

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A window into the future of learning

The Christensen Institute

I first read Disrupting Class in 2008 as part of a book club at NewSchools Venture Fund, where I was working at the time. But lo and behold, here we find ourselves, nearly a decade later, and “EdTech” is a household concept. Education Blog Blended learning christensen institute leadership Disrupting Class disruptive innovation Edtech founder of the christensen institute future of schools Michael Horn

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

From 2008 to 2019 we have witnessed a 4,000-plus percent expansion in the number of funded edtech startups, and the best startups can become unicorns. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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Schools Say Highest Pressure from Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

EdNews Daily

No one who lived through the 2008 bank failures would say that other parts of the economy were unaffected by the cascade into recession. . Digital Featured Technology EdTech LeiLani Cauthen SEL The Learning CounselBy LeiLani Cauthen.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

EdSurge: Curriculum Associates was founded in 1969, and you joined in 2008. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? Waldron: When I came in 2008, the world was in a very difficult place. We used the success of that and actually the learning of that—from the Common Core—to start on the edtech side. Most people think about us as an edtech company and a product company.

Game-based Math Program, Sokikom Acquired by China’s NetDragon Websoft

Edsurge

Founded in 2008, Sokikom offered a suite of collaborative math games aimed for students in grades K-5. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech BusinessENTER THE DRAGON: Sokikom , an online game-based math program, has been acquired by Jumpstart World. The deal was announced in a post by Sokikom’s founder and CEO, Snehal Patel.

‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

Edsurge

According to Crunchbase, Interfolio previously raised $13 million in a Series A round in 2016, and around $930,000 across two seed funding rounds in 2013 and 2008, bringing the company’s total amount raised to nearly $15 million—a fraction of the company’s $110-million exit. It was also an investor in edtech gaming startup Yogome, which recently shut its doors after allegations of fraud.) Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Eyeing More Deals, 2U Raises $331 Million From Latest Public Offering

Edsurge

Founded in 2008, 2U’s core business—helping universities create and market online, degree-bearing graduate programs—continues to grow. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessIts stock’s been soaring, and earnings are beating expectations. It posted $92.3 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2018—up 42 percent from the same period last year. Still, 2U wants more cash. And that it got—$331 million, to be exact.

Wall Street Wants in on Income-Share Agreements

Edsurge

He founded Edly alongside Christopher Ricciardi, also a managing partner at FlowPoint, who the Wall Street Journal called the “ grandfather of CDOs ” (collateralized debt obligation), a structured financial instrument that partly fueled the 2008 mortgage crisis. “I’m

China’s NetDragon to Acquire Edmodo for $137.5 Million

Edsurge

Edmodo was started in 2008 by a teacher and IT support person as a “Facebook-like” community aimed at connecting educators with students and with one another. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech BusinessChina’s NetDragon has gobbled up another education technology company. This time, it’s Edmodo , one the largest online social communities of teachers and students in the world.

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