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.

The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

CUE

I mostly work with enterprise B2B technology companies in my day-to-day work as a global strategist. Since 2009, a stock portfolio comprised of publicly-traded brands which focus on simplicity has outperformed major indices, and by a lot.

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#EduroChallenge Day 3: Working in Virtual Teams

The Thinking Stick

In 2009 I set up a camera to UStream our COETAIL session live from Bangkok as we had two virtual participants. That is a skill that is highly sought after in companies today. I wasn’t able to find research newer than that but the trend is definitely heading upwards to 50%.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

This whole idea of randomized formative assessment is definitely one that I’ll be investigating more. He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California.

Privilege for the poor: Farming giant gives back — to its workers children

The Hechinger Report

They own The Wonderful Company, the $4.6 The company is also the world’s biggest processors of almonds and pistachios. Lynda Resnick, owner of The Wonderful Company on the charter schools she and her husband have opened in California’s Central Valley.

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

Digital Promise

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. This company is in other districts that are 5 or 6 times larger than Avonworth, but they always see it through for us. We appreciate the willingness for the company to customize things to our needs.

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

Edsurge

When we heard the news, it was definitely sad,” said Alan Gershenfeld, president and co-founder of E-Line Media , an educational game developer and publisher. The experimental institution, called Quest to Learn , opened its doors in 2009 and became the subject of many books and articles.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s definitely this “wall” that’s out there that you just… There’s unfortunately these inappropriate things, and you don’t want to minimize the impact that they have because they’re terrible incidents.

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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Number of international students at U.S. universities hits new high amid Trump worries

The Hechinger Report

election definitely put a message out there.”. Benjamin Waxman, whose company conducted a survey of international students. election definitely put a message out there.”. The two companies plan to complete another survey soon to see how the election is influencing college choices, Waxman said. The number of Indian student visa applications in Australia, for example, fell by 46 percent immediately following attacks on Indian students in that country in 2009.

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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Can These New Colleges Help Solve Higher Education’s Equity Problem?

Edsurge

By definition, that orientation will lead an organization into initiating new approaches.” Under one such approach, the staffing model, learners are employees of a client company. Andela , a startup that trains coders in Africa and hires them out to tech companies around the world, pays a salary to its learners. And lastly, as the hybrid college ecosystem of providers emerge, the field should resist settling on one model or definition.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act , or ESSA, also provides increased access to funding for physical education by including the subject in its definition of a “well-rounded education.”. “At What is definitely tied to brain health, Hillman said, is physical fitness.

Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

In Iowa in particular, the companies charge steep prices — nearly $20,000 on average for a cosmetology certificate, the equivalent of a two-year community college degree twice over — and they have fought to keep the required number of school hours higher than anywhere else in the country.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

It implemented a 1:1 device-to-student model in its middle schools in 2009, and expanded that to high schools in 2013. Personalized learning has become a fickle term for the education community, precisely because its definition is often open to personal interpretation. MAPLE’s definition is the result of research into which instructional tactics would resonate most with Massachusetts’ educators, says Kenneth Klau, director of digital learning at MESE.

Literacies for the digital age: Financial literacy

Kathy Schrock

The report of the NASBE Commission on Financial and Investor Literacy also offers a useful definition: “Financial literacy is defined as the ability to read, analyze, manage and communicate about the personal financial conditions that affect material well-being.

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.

Almost 70% of teachers are not engaged. Here’s why that matters so much

The Hechinger Report

While these qualities may seem like frills, they’ve been demonstrated over time to have powerful correlations with harder metrics, like a company’s profits or a school’s test scores. For example, in 2009, Gallup studied 78,000 students in 160 schools in eight states, finding that a one-percentage-point uptick in a school’s average student engagement was connected to an average six-point increase in reading achievement and eight points in math.

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

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.”

How one Chicago high school turned the corner using full-time internships

The Hechinger Report

The school, where more than 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 14 percent are counted as homeless, was founded in 2009 to teach skills valued by the booming technology sector. We definitely want to have them back next year.”.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

” The photographic evidence clearly showed otherwise – the crowds on the mall were visibly smaller than those gathered for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

Without local school boards, parents in poor communities lose their vote

The Hechinger Report

In Highland Park, Michigan, where grass grows knee-high around decaying, long-abandoned schools, the state turned the troubled suburban district over to a private company and shut down the city’s only high school. “As

What Are the Real Motives Behind the Common Core State Standards? Let's Be Honest with Ourselves!

The 21st Century Principal

But, as a skeptic and admitted cynic about the reasons the Common Core were developed, my cynicism says that perhaps these standards were developed as a commercial opportunity for corporations like Pearson and other test companies to make more money off the public school systems. Because North Carolina NAEP scores declined in 2009, the state''s standards "were lower" there the Common Core standards are needed.

ProfHacker 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

ProfHacker

For more ideas, check out the previous guides: 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , and 2009 — or share your favorite gifts with us in the comments! But some lesser-known companies make nice speakers that sound good and are quite affordable.

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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14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. Here''s my first in 2009. You definitely must check out Amazon’s Trade-In Program. I love buying gifts for family and friends!

ProfHacker 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

ProfHacker

And if for some reason you need more ideas than what’s here—or if you’re just feeling nostalgic, as is befitting this time of year—take a look at our lists from 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , and 2009.

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