Google Teacher Academy Reflection

The Electric Educator

I attended the 2009 Google Teacher Academy which was held in Boulder, Colorado this year. Corporate culture at Google is unlike any other company in the world. I was with a great group and hosted by a great company. Thanks for subscribing to my blog.

Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

In this bold article Frey claims that a radical shift in education will occur due to the emergence of standard course-ware software so that companies, universities and school districts can quickly and easily create content that can be accessed from around the world.

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Feeling Change

The Electric Educator

Throughout his book Kotter illustrates this point by sharing real examples of organizations that succeeded in changing by emotionally impacting the members of the company. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I''m currently reading The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter.

The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

The Electric Educator

We expect many companies will attempt to solve this problem, but the market will quickly gravitate towards the one it likes best." Frey believes that ultimately, an iTunes -like system will emerge that will allow individuals and companies to easily create and distribute original courses on every topic immaginable. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. Stewart MacLean , a fellow ed.

Project Based Learning

The Electric Educator

Several very large companies (Nokia, Sony, Philips, Rolls-Royce) are having their interns and management candidates participate in online business scenario "tournaments" as part of their training. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. Here''s an interesting article from smartplanet.com demonstrating an innovative use of distance learning technology.

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First 100% Online Christian School

The Electric Educator

I have been blogging about the pending change in education for some time now. There are many educational companies that offer online courses to augment the course catalogue of existing schools ( Michigan Virtual University and Seven Star Academy to name two), but there aren''t very many dedicated online schools. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. Mark''s Academy is a brand new Christian middle and high school located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Planet Google

The Electric Educator

Starbucks, Apple, and Google are three companies which have amazing quantities of creativity and innovation. I have determined to take a closer look at these companies to try and find out the source of their creativity, innovation, and industry perception. The digital landscape is a wild roller coaster and only those companies which can stay ahead of customer demands will survive. Google’s corporate culture is different from that of any company I have heard of.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Explore stories of powerful teaching and learning with technology on the Digital Promise blog.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Come back to this blog post for the second part! She blogs at NetFamilyNews.org. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Generic EpiPen is a start, but only innovations lower drug prices for good

The Christensen Institute

In case of EpiPen, industry insiders have already indicated that each device costs no more than $30 for Mylan to produce, yet the company is able to charge as much as $300 per device because it is patent-protected. Health Care Blog

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David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

I also lead marketing efforts, [which includes] applying to speak at conferences, writing blog posts or trying to get featured in articles. I quickly evaluate if this is a person or company that’s worth a relationship. We luckily found a great local company. Outsourcing our IT, initially we had some bumps, but the company’s responsiveness told us that even though we are a small district, they are committed. Blog Developers Educators Global Marketplace

Are schools doing too much?

The Christensen Institute

If the company had tried to separate each of the components—for example, subcontracting operating systems to one outlet and logic circuits to another—the product would have suffered. A recent U.S.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room. The post Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions. When a product isn’t yet good enough to address the needs of a particular customer segment (like traditional care for high-need, high-cost patients) companies must integrate, or control the entire product design and production process, in order to improve it.

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

The Web20Classroom

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. It is truly an honor to be nominated and I am in good company on both lists.

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TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She has a blog on Education Week. Blog: [link]. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

This activity is the most important component of your nation’s GDP

The Christensen Institute

Given this context, this blog provides a simple explanation of GDP that can help governments and development officials focus their efforts on supporting the vibrancy of firms—the most important driver of GDP.

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Teachers: @GeorgiaPacific is Hosting an #EarthDay Lesson Plan Contest!

Kleinspiration

#Earthday Lesson Plan Contest *this post is copied from Lisa Dabbs * In celebration of Earth Day this Month of April, Georgia-Pacific will host their first lesson plan contest on my blog and they want YOU to participate!

Magoosh Jobs

EdNews Daily

Magoosh started in 2009 with four co-founders and a few computers. You’ll also serve as the “voice” of the Magoosh MCAT product in content marketing and promotional materials — everything from blogs to videos to podcasts. Apply Now.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California.

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. A Brooklyn news blog labeled it a “hip college for bougie adults.” 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.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He served as a senior developer on The Composition Book Jam and has authored numerous articles and blogs.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). Such activities could be construed in the tribal context as ''marking of territory'', or expression of ownership over artefacts (Wheeler and Keegan, 2009).

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 159 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He was recognized as Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, and as the recipient of the NEA’s National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009.

Flocabulary: Hip-Hop Learning That is Out of this World!

The Daring Librarian

Longtime Flocabulary Fangirl I've been a Flocabulary & Week in Rap fangirl since they came on the scene and have blogged about them back in 2009 and 2011.and they just keep getting better! I blogged about oversharing online last year!)

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. Tagged on: September 6, 2017 Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms | Hack Education → Audrey Watters writes: "We should ask what it means when these people are selected by ed-tech companies to be “brand ambassadors”?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. Tagged on: September 6, 2017 Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms | Hack Education → Audrey Watters writes: "We should ask what it means when these people are selected by ed-tech companies to be “brand ambassadors”?

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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.

Literacies for the digital age: Financial literacy

Kathy Schrock

This post originally appeared in September of 2014 on my Discovery Educator Network blog, Kathy''s Katch , where I pen a monthly blog post. Please take a look at the blog when you get a a chance. Lisa Nielsen, in her blog post “ Should the new math be financial literacy ?”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. Subscribe to their blog.