New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

The Web20Classroom

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More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

The benefit to institutions seems fairly clear,” said Clare McCann, deputy director for federal higher education policy at the think tank New America. “It Many students don’t realize their programs have been outsourced to a for-profit company they have probably never heard of.”

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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. away (Google Policy) was a "micro" kitchen. I was with a great group and hosted by a great company. Yesterday, I got to be a Googler for the day. As soon as I entered their office I new this: an eight foot bouldering wall dominated one corner of the main floor.

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. Google’s corporate policy is to “publish now, fix later.” The digital landscape is a wild roller coaster and only those companies which can stay ahead of customer demands will survive.

Jeong Do-Hyeon, CEO Of Raphas – A World Class Life Sciences Company Pioneering In Microneedle Technology

AsiaTechDaily

Register Jeong Do-Hyeon is the CEO of Raphas , a global bio company unique with microneedle technology, runs from lab to IPO and operates an accelerator program named ’10X’ Startup-X. It is a KOSDAQ listed company (listed in November 2019), which possesses the world’s no.1

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ writing and speaking about youth and digital media, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety, including the Obama administration’s 2009 Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which she co-chaired. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech

Edsurge

In 2009, O’Connor founded iCivics as a way to make the core tenets of civics “relevant and remarkably effective” for middle and high school students through online, interactive games and resources. “I And Flocabulary, the company that makes educational hip-hop songs and videos for K-12, offers seven units on civics and added an eighth, focused on voting , ahead of the midterms on Tuesday, Nov. Education Technology Government Policy

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North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

Edsurge

Stakeholders—from educators and nonprofits to politicians and private companies—have all rowed in one direction to spur the strategic use of technology to ensure that all students have access to a great education. They made sure the initiative had clear benefits for each of them, from state politicians of all parties to the local leaders across the urban, suburban, and rural parts of the state, and from educators at all levels to private companies.

eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions

Edsurge

Founded in 2009 and based in American Fork, Utah, the company has amassed 1,500-plus games, quizzes and templates to sell to corporate clients in search of more compelling digital learning materials for employees. The company’s clients are mostly based in the U.S.

Jobs for the Future Adds Investment Arm with Employee Technology Fund

Edsurge

That meeting with Jobs for the Future , which over the past 35-plus years has established a reputation for creating public policies and workforce development programs, proved to be fruitful. Going forward, as part of JFF, the fund may take equity stakes in future portfolio companies, although it may still structure some deals as debt financing, which means recipients repay the principal, with interest, in the future. It started out as an informational meeting about a year ago.

Trouble With the Curve: Estimating the Size and Growth Rates of K-12 Markets

Edsurge

First, many educational markets are shaped by public policy. For example, specific policies regarding academic standards, testing requirements, and charter school authorization caps can give rise to specific types of products. Second, K-12 education in the United States is primarily a local affair—with states and districts shouldering most of the costs and driving many key policy decisions. The surge of teacher evaluation policies across the country has spurred a.

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

The Christensen Institute

During the Great Depression or the Great Recession in 2007 through 2009, for instance, GDP in the United States shrank, implying a slowdown in economic growth. And in a capitalistic economy, it is primarily managers in companies that do the investing, not governments. If companies are not hiring or investing, then individuals will not be consuming much because they will not have the income to do so.

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Biden’s infrastructure plan would create plenty of jobs, but who will do them?

The Hechinger Report

He now makes more than $100,000 as a project lead for a company that installs wind turbines. Take Omaha, which has experienced a surge in technology companies that can’t find enough plumbers, electricians and mechanics.

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. Shaw left in 2014, saying the company’s owners looked at students “as dollar signs.”. “I million from 2009 through 2012.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

Through its mPower Piedmont initiative , which began in 2009, all students in grades 4-12 receive a Macbook Air laptop with home Internet access. Pricing, licensing, and contracting policies, including experience with or openness to performance-based contracting, if any. Information and policies regarding school districts piloting your product, if any. Piedmont City School District is located in a small rural town in northeast Alabama.

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Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

edWeb.net

To recognize and work through this sort of situation, McNulty recommends avoiding the “polarity stereotyping” of traditionalists and progressives, in which each group views the other as representing policies they disfavor while portraying their own views as having no downside. By Robert Low.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 11 Today, "Basics of Education, Worldwide" #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This week, REINVENTING SCHOOL digs into the numbers, the trends, the policies that shape the contours of school, education, and learning in our 21st-century world. Jean-Marc has extensive experience in the education sector both on analytical and evaluation work and policy dialogue.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

According to the nonprofit, nonpartisan Learning Policy Institute (LPI), which has been closely following this crisis , nearly eight percent of U.S. At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says. Edtech companies have a vested interest in helping states and school systems tackle this challenge. Illustrating success is critical for edtech companies to renew contracts and close sales.

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Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act

Edsurge

Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing the university for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants, will have access to “academic, extracurricular, demographic and other information” from all undergrads who applied to Harvard between the fall 2009 and spring 2015, omitting names and Social Security numbers. She and her colleagues are currently addressing an issue with Piazza , a company that provides an online conversation forum for classes.

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Bridge International Academies; a model for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, it has built more than 500 schools in India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uganda, and has educated more than 250,000 children. In Liberia, a United Nations rights expert complained that the country’s decision to “outsource its primary education to a private company” is unacceptable. Instead of calling for its closure, policy makers, innovators, development practitioners, and global development advocates should develop and foster similar innovations.

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. He has worked in leadership positions with the United States Department of Education, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Science Foundation, California Department of Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

What Happens When Ed-Tech Forgets? Some Thoughts on Rehabilitating Reputations

Hack Education

I talk a lot about the problems of industry when it comes to ed-tech — how venture capital and venture philanthropy have enormous influence on shaping the direction of education policy. What kind of company culture sanctions that? What kind of company culture sanctions that?

Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation

The Hechinger Report

After the raid, the company dropped the second shift due to the shortage of workers, so Danny spends more time helping his siblings with their homework or driving them to and from school and activities. Despite this surge, total ICE arrests in 2017 were still less than half what they were in 2009 after President Obama took office.). K-12 News Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Crisis Law and policy Politics Social emotional

How higher education’s own choices left it vulnerable to the pandemic crisis

The Hechinger Report

percent from 2009 to 2017, a period during which the S&P 500 index gained 11.2 percent from 2009 to 2017, a period during which the S&P 500 index gained 11.2

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. What does it reveal about how these companies imagine teaching and learning.

EdTech 150

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. What does it reveal about how these companies imagine teaching and learning.

EdTech 150

What can Betsy DeVos really do?

The Hechinger Report

They have used their own wealth and a robust fundraising apparatus to push lawmakers to approve school choice proposals that even some proponents of choice question: namely, public charter schools run by for-profit companies, and the use of taxpayer funds to pay private school tuition through vouchers. 76,000: How many civil rights complaints the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights handled from 2009 through 2016.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. For decades, at many companies that I worked for, I wasn’t allowed to hire unless somebody had a four-year degree.”. That timespan should look familiar: The Great Recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009.

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Hechinger Report

The policy calls for students to present an acceptance letter from a college, a branch of the armed services, an employer, a trade school or a “gap-year” program. The youth unemployment rate is roughly twice the overall national rate, when youth is defined as anyone under the age of 24, according to a 2016 study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute , a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank.

For Experiential Learning Programs To Thrive, They Must Bridge K-12 and Higher Ed (and the Workforce)

Edsurge

As these approaches continue to take hold, we will need a new array of partnerships, policies and networks to scale these models and to fulfill their promise. Burt’s students have worked on projects that integrate the National Academy of Engineering’s “grand challenges” into their curriculum , across areas such as design, physics and biomedical engineering–including projects and internships in partnership with local companies.

STEM 100

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

The public has a perception that tuition is rising because schools aren’t managing their money well, said Claire Suggs, a senior education policy analyst at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. In 2009, state appropriations made up 61 percent of the general funding for USG institutions, while tuition accounted for nearly a third of it. Students’ unmet need totaled about $660 million , according to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

New Interview Series REINVENTING.SCHOOL with Howard Blumenthal - Starts Thursday, May 7th, at 4:00 pm US-EDT #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel , former Obama White House Health Policy Adviser, and Vice Provost of Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania.

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. In a strongly worded letter ( PDF ) sent to MESE this August, the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) charged the department with cozying up to educational technology companies, decrying the MAPLE/LearnLaunch partnership as a “new corporate-backed effort to reshape public education” and “yet another in a long line of attempts to teacher-proof education.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. The result today is a patchwork of local policies, with pockets of proficiency-based grading surrounded by schools that have stuck with traditional methods of evaluating students — or reverted to them recently. Nellie Mae, which had $430 million in assets at the end of 2009, began investing its own money in Maine, too.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

CHICAGO — By Marquell Brown’s count, he has been locked up “roughly 42 times” since 2009. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Jones-Redmond advocates a no-computer policy on Wednesdays, when traditional teaching takes center stage and students take a break from their online work. In Illinois, Marquell Brown got a firsthand look at the improvements made from 2009 to 2017.