Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. A Hechinger Report review found dozens of companies promoting their products’ effectiveness on their websites, in email pitches and in vendor brochures with little or shoddy evidence to support their claims.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

In 2009 Berner s-Lee expanded that view finding the World Wide Web Foundation to promote Internet accessibility and equality for all. In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web.

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

The Hechinger Report

A 2009 Stanford University study found that fifth, seventh and ninth grade students in California who passed the state physical fitness test and those whose fitness improved between fifth and seventh grade scored better than their less fit peers on the state’s standardized tests. The idea that young children need to move a lot is fairly intuitive to anyone who has ever spent time in the company of a child under age eight. APPLETON, Wisc.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

One way is through acquisitions like the one his university made of the Claremont School of Theology in California, or CST, which is being moved to the Salem, Oregon, campus of Willamette, just as private companies consolidate to increase their size and cost-effectiveness. DePauw University last year started promising job placement or a free additional semester to graduates who meet certain guidelines but don’t have a job within six months.

Are we ready? How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

The Hechinger Report

The company said it believes “the topic of climate change is a critically important one” and its newer editions “reflect current settled science regarding climate change.” The development process includes ongoing opportunities to validate and update our content for new editions, based on academic scholarship and changing curriculum standards,” the company said.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning2gether is a participant-driven professional development series that has produced over 420 podcasts since its inception in 2009. Guidelines on how to take part and the tasks to be solved and the digital products to create will be shared. Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.