The 2011 Edublogs Awards Shortlist (A Shameless Ploy For Votes) #Eddies11

The Web20Classroom

You may remember, last week I did my nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards. I am humbled that I made the short list for Best Twitter of The Year (an award I won in 2009) and this blog is also on the short list for Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog.

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Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. I wrote a post on December 28, 2009 where I talked about tools that I thought would have a break out year. So education related companies are going to have to be innovative in the apps they create for these devices.

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5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the second of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five companies to watch in 2011 Five people to follow in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 201 Reverse Instruction is an innovative instructional strategy that was originally used by chemistry teachers Aaron Sams and Jon Bergman. Look for mobile devices and applications to dominate the news and innovation cycle of 2011.

Reflections on an Online Master's Degree - The Stuff That Could Have Been Better

EdTechSandyK

I started my degree in June 2009, and I blogged about my frustration with rubric-only assessment at about the midpoint of my degree program.

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June 1 - Panel Discussion on "Unschooling"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Join me Wednesday, June 1st, for a live and interactive Future of Education panel discussion on "unschooling."

Reflection: The FedEx Project

The Electric Educator

Autonomy, mastery, and purpose are three concepts that Dan Pink explained with great clarity in his 2009 TED talk. I decided to call this assignment the " FedEx Project " after hearing Dan Pink share about the software company Atlassian and their " FedEx Days." Two ideas have inspired me to try something radically different in my classroom. The first is Google''s 20% time. If you''re not familiar with the idea, Google requires (they don''t suggest or encourage, they require!)

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Flocabulary Makes My BrainPop!

The Daring Librarian

I blogged about my unabashed love for The Week in Rap back in 2009 on my school library blog.I But this young, talented company, have also added SO many other subject categories of sweet rhymes & songs that immediately engage learning & inspire substantive conversations!

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Live Interview on Thursday, February 24th - Case Study on the North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. By November 2009, only 6.5

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. Ethics and Legalities The New York Times continues its investigation of education giant Pearson and ethics concerns surrounding lavish trips that the company''s foundation has sponsored for state education officials. Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

The key to facilitating change in chronic care management

The Christensen Institute

In 2009, Clayton Christensen wrote in The Innovator’s Prescription that facilitated networks are an ideal business model for helping patients manage chronic conditions. In 2011, the platform conducted its own trial of lithium treatment for ALS.

ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS. It bought Edusoft, an English language-learning tool, in 2011 and purchased assessment provider Questar for $127.5 These two companies were identified through a competition that Village Capital has organized since 2009. The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California. 2011). 2011). 2011). This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

MasteryConnect Cuts 30 Percent of Staff, Brings Co-Founder Mick Hewitt Back as CEO

Edsurge

But when funding dries up and profits remain elusive, companies have to make tough cuts. The layoffs ranged from junior-level employees to the very top: Cory Reid, who joined in April 2011 and was named CEO in June 2014, is out. Back in the driver’s seat is Mick Hewitt, who co-founded the company in 2009 and served as its first CEO. He adds: “As a venture-funded company, there’s been a decision to get to profitability in the next nine to 12 months.”

Can Fluent City, Backed By $2.5M in Funding, Build a Modern Culture School?

Edsurge

The New York City-based language company, founded in 2011, offers 10 language classes along with courses in interior design, mixing cocktails and French culture. In an interview with EdSurge, Rohrbach explained how he sees the company as a way for people to keep enriching their lives. The company offers classes in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Last week, education startup Fluent City raised $2.5 million to relaunch and grow its class offerings.

Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

Educational Initiatives, a privately-owned company in India that develops and administers large-scale assessments in private and public schools in India, faced this question when it decided to pursue a social initiative aimed at serving some of India’s most disadvantaged children. In 2011, the company set up five learning centers in densely populated communities in South Delhi to provide elementary school-aged Indian children with instruction in math and Hindi.

Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

Edsurge

If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies.

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Illuminate Education Shines Light on Growing Need for Better Data Sharing

Edsurge

It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. Over the next month, the EdSurge Research team will be profiling companies about how they think, plan, and guide their product development process to address these needs. “We based company says it can deliver to its customers, which include more than 1,500 districts serving roughly 5.5

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Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

techlearning

About Globisens Established in April 2009, Globisens is an education technology company, focused on delivering the most modern pioneering solutions for K-12 science.

It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

Edsurge

The experimental institution, called Quest to Learn , opened its doors in 2009 and became the subject of many books and articles. was the creation of a network of game-based learning researchers, developers and educators who will continue their work at other companies and organizations.

Capstone Sells Digital Reading Platform, myON to Private Equity Firm

Edsurge

In 2011, the company launched myON as a digital service with roughly 1,000 digital titles on the platform. Much of the momentum behind myON’s launch was spurred by the popularity of iPads, recalls Todd Brekhus, myON’s President, who joined Capstone in 2009 to expand its digital offerings. Brekhus adds that the company is cashflow positive. PowerSchool, purchased by Vista Equity Partners from Pearson in 2015, has since snapped up nearly a dozen other smaller companies.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Instructure first announced its launch in 2011 in the pages of Techcrunch.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry.

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Starting Your Own Website: Reclaim Your Hosting

ProfHacker

We’ve posted a “ Website Hosting 101 guide back in 2009, a primer for creating your digital presence in 2011 with a guest post by Miriam Posner, and tips on how, and how often to update your website by Anastasia.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

A perfect example of the device-before-pedagogy practice is the now-infamous 2011 Los Angeles Unified School District edtech initiative, which involved the purchase of more than 100,000 iPads for its classrooms to the tune of $500 million without any return on investment in terms of student outcomes. But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies.

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My journey from teacher to teacherpreneur

The Cornerstone for Teachers

In 2009, I turned my passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Brooklyn, NY. I founded my own publishing company and professional development organization called Due Season Press and Educational Services.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

million since the last peak, in the fall of 2011 , according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Pace University, for example, has a deal with AT&T, Verizon and a coalition of other companies to train network technicians in the telecommunications industry.

Kids Are Physically Active Just 23 Minutes a Day at School, Study Shows

K-12 Schools - Education News

The scientists used information from the Teen Environment and Neighborhood study, which looked at 928 adolescents between 12 and 16 who lived in both urban and suburban neighborhoods in Baltimore, the District of Columbia/Maryland area, and Seattle between the years of 2009 and 2011.

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Two Elite Schools Face Management, Harassment Challenges

K-12 Schools - Education News

an energy development holding company located in West Palm Beach. Oxbridge Academy was established in 2011 and currently has 580 students enrolled. But Koch had hired Parsons even though in 2009 he was accused of maintaining a “slush fund” to operate tailgate parties.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

million – isn’t that significant, I think the timing of the donation is still notable for a number of reasons: Well-known for his libertarian beliefs, Peter Thiel wrote in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute that “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

Between the 2008 to 2009 recession and what many in Kansas refer to as “the Brownback years,” school facilities here have taken a serious hit. It’s not unusual for a superintendent to go straight to a local roofing company and say ‘Can you cut us a deal?’ ”.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

Under such plans, the funding for a course taken by an individual student goes to the school or online company offering the course, often away from the student’s local district. Canyons School District, for example, went from having no online students in 2011 to 1,900 this past year.

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How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

Around 2009, Lee learned about the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, where students from across the country gather for three days to compete, take workshops and nerd out over musical theater. The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”