Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Back in the 80s Tim Berners-Lee was launching the World Wide Web, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had become the wealthiest person in the world, and Mark Zuckerberg was busy being born.

Microsoft to spend $75M to boost computer science

eSchool News

Microsoft will invest $75 million over the next three years in initiatives to increase access to computer science education for youth. With the new investment, nonprofit organizations around the world will receive donations and resources from Microsoft.

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GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

The company says it’s making these available to any “teaching-focused institution that grants degrees or certificates,” including non-traditional bootcamp-style coding programs. million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. Here’s the company’s features chart.)

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th within the past 17 years, with a focus on middle and high school since 2009. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

EdTech 310

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Edsurge

But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” He then went on to work at Apple, Microsoft and Google, where he served as president of Google China. He started a venture capital firm in 2009 based in Beijing called Sinoventures. education technology companies.

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

The Hechinger Report

February 2009: Bellevue, Washington. For decades, the big textbook publishers had offered up catalog after catalog of new and updated textbooks that were plush and expensive, something akin to Microsoft’s computer-based software. And so, for the same reason Microsoft delayed shifting to the web, the textbook publishers delayed going into online education. And so, in February 2009 DreamBox was launched.

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”?

EdTech 150

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.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech

Edsurge

Providing hosted services rather than giving districts the software to install on their own servers is better for edtech companies; it makes their products easier and cheaper to deploy and maintain. Given the financial and user support challenges facing edtech companies, these economies should translate into benefits for both vendors and schools, and stimulate the edtech market as a whole.

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Can Minecraft Camp Help Open Up The Tech World To Low-Income Kids?

MindShift

There’s gold in them thar cubes: More than 120 million copies have sold since Minecraft launched in 2009.*. ” *[Note: Minecraft was purchased by Microsoft Corp. The foundation created by Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a financial supporter of NPR and NPR Ed.].

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

June 1 - Panel Discussion on "Unschooling"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His experience ranges from spending years working with children at a leading environmental education foundation to serving on boards of universities, of companies, and in the intelligence community.

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. Microsoft announced the deployment of Office Web Apps as a competitor to Google Apps.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. Microsoft and Apple are two. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” This part about a government-created “fake university” caught my eye: Xilong Zhu, 27, who came from China in 2009 to attend college in the United States, enlisted in the Army and was caught in an immigration dragnet involving a fake university set up by the Department of Homeland Security to catch brokers of fraudulent student visas. “ Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. The company sells a tablet for use in prison.

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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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In February 2009 the words of the world were collected and given to the Council of Conscience, a gathering of religious leaders and thinkers, who are now crafting the final document. The Charter was launched in November 2009.