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. Kern Kelly demonstrated his use of Google Maps and demoed a brand new technology called Augmented Reality (AR).

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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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. In 2009 Berner s-Lee expanded that view finding the World Wide Web Foundation to promote Internet accessibility and equality for all.

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. While it sounds good in theory, Frey gives no insight on how this will be done or who has or is developing the technology to do it.

Project Based Learning

The Electric Educator

Here''s an interesting article from smartplanet.com demonstrating an innovative use of distance learning technology. 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.

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Youtube goes educational.the times, they are a changing!

The Electric Educator

Large companies are realizing that there is a huge demand for educational training and information. The two largest and most innovative companies that I can think of are Apple and Google. Google (which owns Youtube) is quickly becoming one of the most formidable companies in the world and one of Apple''s greatest rivals. technologies.

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ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments. Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS. These two companies were identified through a competition that Village Capital has organized since 2009. Education Technology Investors Financing Nonprofits Assessments

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

Can all students succeed at science and technology high schools?

The Hechinger Report

When Lou Allen started the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut in 2005, he didn’t woo the state’s top students. Students review material for a final exam in biomedical science at Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

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.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

million – isn’t that significant, I think the timing of the donation is still notable for a number of reasons: Well-known for his libertarian beliefs, Peter Thiel wrote in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute that “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

Court filings from the fraud trial did provide some insights into how Trump University operated – high-pressure sales tactics detailed in the the company’s “ playbooks ” that revealed how Trump University employees sold its course packages – these cost up to $35,000 – targeting vulnerable populations in particular and feeding on their socioeconomic anxieties. million from the company between 2010 and 2015 before he stepped down from his role there.

Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation

Edsurge

For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. To date, company has raised $138 million. A Duolingo spokesperson says the company expects to break even this year and be cashflow positive in 2020.

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. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S.

Jackpot? Kenzie Academy Raises $7.77 Million to Build Tech Talent in Overlooked Places

Edsurge

If one were to name the top tech companies that people want to work for, the FAANG s wouldn’t be a bad bet. Going forward, we don’t think Silicon Valley will be the only place where new companies are being formed.” In May, the company hired Dana Price as its chief financial officer.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

U-Nest Raises $2 Million to Enhance Its App to Help Parents Save for College

Edsurge

The Pepperdine University alum’s student loan payments came on top of raising her and running an online security company. This brings the company's total funding to date to $2.45 The app meets bank-level security standards, according to the company. billion in 2009 to $352.4

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Renaissance Learning Acquires Schoolzilla to Marry Assessment and School Data

Edsurge

For her Schoolzilla company to continue to grow, it needed a larger sales division. based company up for acquisition talks. Schoolzilla, the company perhaps best known for its Mosaic dashboard product, has found a new home with Renaissance Learning , a Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.-based

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Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm

Edsurge

Since 2009, Omidyar Network has invested $200 million in 100 educational for-profit and nonprofit organizations, according to Klement. The spin out is a positive signal for the greater education technology sector, Klement says. “We The Omidyar Network is going through changes.

PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

Edsurge

Four years ago, when Hardeep Gulati took over as CEO of PowerSchool, the company numbered around 400 employees. Schoology was founded in 2009 and has been working on data integrations with PowerSchool’s student information system as far back as 2012, Friedman adds.

Campuswire Raises $3.6 Million to Improve Online Class Discussions

Edsurge

Oyerinde says his goal isn’t to enter the learning management space but to integrate with other companies that offer individual LMS services at a better quality than one-stop-shops. Samani says he’s used Campuswire for about two years now after receiving an email from the company.

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Degreed Raises $75 Million to Expand Corporate Learning Platform

Edsurge

For McCarthy, it was a small sign among many that international countries like India had become powerful markets for corporate training companies like Degreed. “A Companies outside the U.S. To date, the San Francisco-based company has raised about $140 million. Founded in 2012, Degreed offers over 1,500 certificates and credentials, aimed primarily at companies looking to develop and upskill their employees. Education Technology Workforce Training Financing

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

Edsurge

Since 2015, PowerSchool has acquired eight companies. Through these deals, the company has expanded its product suite beyond its original K-12 student information system offering to assessment, enrollment, special education and talent management services.

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.)

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. Education Technology STEM Adaptive Learning Startups

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint

Edsurge

Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. The company claims users in more than 14,000 U.S.

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Quizlet Raises $20 Million to Bring More Artificial Intelligence to Its Study Tools

Edsurge

But there’s another number that also has the company excited. The company has now raised $32 million in total. Founded in 2005, Quizlet is probably best known for its digital flashcards, built by a then-high schooler, Andrew Sutherland, who is still with the company as its chief technology officer. For the first 10 years the company remained small, and had been profitable since 2009. That the company is still in the red doesn’t concern Miller yet. “As

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Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders

Edsurge

Education technology accelerator programs are often studded with robotic kits or educational games. But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, an startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. The 10 groups presenting Wednesday were the accelerator’s second cohort, and 14 companies have gone through the program so far. The company is asking for $10 million by October 2018.

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

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. The technology is evolving rapidly, so it’s hard to predict what is going to happen in the next 20 or 30 years. What is the difference between the two technologies?

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MasteryConnect Raises $4.5M Series C Round to Refocus on Core Product and Profits

Edsurge

Now, the Salt Lake City-based company is back to growing—this time, on the right track, its current CEO Mick Hewitt insists—with the help of a new funding round. This latest round brings the company’s fundraising total to more than $34 million. The modest fundraise comes after the company attempted to expand beyond its core offering, a mastery-based learning platform that aims to help teachers create curriculum and track how students perform against specific standards.

What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?

Edsurge

EdSurge recently connected with Ames to talk about the book and about her theory about the dangers of what she calls “charismatic technology.” In your book, you say the project is an example of “charismatic technology.” What is charismatic technology? Quite a few big companies.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says.

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?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech

Edsurge

Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Given that education funding is not likely to increase significantly anytime soon, IT departments need to seek the most cost effective ways to deliver secure technology to their users.

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