Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. I travel the world helping #physed teachers use technology more meaningfully in their classes. So Jarrod, technology in P.E.,

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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.

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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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology. As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. Integrating technology and innovating just for the sake of it will never pay off in the long run.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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. That inspired him to start Instructure in 2008, best known for its Canvas LMS. (He

The Next Education Renaissance Is Human ? Not Technological

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. I was keen to find out his take: Would technology ever replace the teacher? We had seen two decades of technological revolution in schools, starting with desktop computers, then networks, laptops, interactive whiteboard boards and on and on it went.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. Technology Leadership.

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EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

Edsurge

EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. based education technology company, second only to Bertelsmann’s $230 million investment in HotChalk in 2015. 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.

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). Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsI've read, learned, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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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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? Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition).

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How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom. Rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).”

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.

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017).

5 Levers That Can Unlock Smarter Demand for Education Technology

Edsurge

When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published “ Disrupting Class ” in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. Second, and arguably more crucial, was the opportunity ahead: with the right incentives in place, technology could scale with an eye toward optimizing for individual learners’ academic outcomes. The edtech industry has arguably seen what TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher aptly called a number of “ false dawns.”

5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology

The Christensen Institute

When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published Disrupting Class in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. Second, and arguably more crucial, was the opportunity ahead: with the right incentives in place, technology could scale with an eye toward optimizing for individual learners’ academic outcomes. The edtech industry has arguably seen what TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher aptly called a number of “ false dawns.”

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on technology tools? 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.

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.

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. Very few people understand how adtech [advertising technology] works and very few people know ad targeting and profiling happen,” says Fitzgerald. “We Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

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

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology.

Why this IT function is a K-12 edtech savior

eSchool News

Despite this, changes in educational approaches, and also the demands of parents and tech-savvy students, mean that schools are hard-pressed to adopt cutting-edge new technologies. Here are some of the key findings: Proper implementation of technology is directly linked to education success.

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. . We need to understand the sum of the effect and what technology is missing and unapplied as yet. . By LeiLani Cauthen.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

It doesn’t matter because the changes to higher education are happening because of economics, demographics and, most of all, technology. On-campus Edtech. This idea has been bubbling along for almost six years since Dave Cormier wrote about the concept in 2008. TL;DR.

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Video, Apps, Newsletters and Portals—Four Ways Technology Can Boost Parent Engagement

Edsurge

A 2008 study , for example, found that parental involvement in middle school boosts both students’ engagement and performance. and Canada about the challenges of developing effective parent outreach—and how technology can help. K-12 Resources about ESSA, Edtech, and More. Seven Ways to help teachers adopt technology. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community Blended Learning ELLEvery parent knows the drill.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Our technology is our ideology,” Siemens says.

Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

It can be implemented in modern learning management system (LMS) technologies to help improve student learning, from their first day in kindergarten to their last day of earning a university degree. The Testing Effect and LMS Technology.

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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.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

But eventually, it started incorporating technology in its offerings. 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.

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

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

Edsurge

Behind the scenes, there’s accreditation reporting, tracking and organizing work around tenure, plus managing and supporting students while staying on top of new technologies and instructional practices. 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.

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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. My colleagues and I were intrigued with the premise of the book, especially because the firm had only just started to concentrate on major technology investments. What then, made a Harvard Business School professor, Clay Christensen, and his student, Michael Horn, think that technology could alter that?

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

Edsurge

He was vague on what the company is eyeing next, only saying that “technologies and services that support our students and improve our core business is critical.” Founded in 2008, 2U’s core business—helping universities create and market online, degree-bearing graduate programs—continues to grow. The effort is resource-intensive as 2U provides a wide range of services, from working with faculty to develop the content, to providing marketing and technology support.