The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

Have students create a Wordle as a means of independent assessment. EdTech Tools for Administrators Facebook : Create an information hub for your building that can quickly and easily get important information in the hands of your stakeholders.

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6 Nifty Ideas For Using Google Apps In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

10 Google Forms For The Classroom [link] One of my favorite Edtech bloggers, Tom Barrett , post this a few months back but I keep visiting it because there are such great ideas. Everything from the regular survey stuff to a prior learning assessment, to kids'' book reviews.

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How an edtech innovation is giving performance assessments new life

eSchool News

Across the country, educators and policy makers are searching for ways to develop and implement innovative assessment programs to address accountability requirements and to reform instruction. As both local and state educators consider new assessment models, they find themselves coming up against many issues of time. Many recent efforts have not adhered to a fundamental principle that must be followed if performance assessment is to have a chance of surviving this time around.

How teaching informed by Assessment fosters student Self-Management Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 6)


We conclude this series with the last but not least IB requirements for teaching and learning in the Diploma Programme (DP): assessment and self-management skills. This final installment covers h ow to cultivate students’ self-management skills through teaching informed by assessment.

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?


Those building, funding and using edtech tools must similarly wrestle with these concerns. Now, educators are focused on linking edtech tools directly to student learning outcomes. Computing devices and 1:1 programs are far more prevalent now than in 2010.

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Nontraditional but More Collaborative: Edtech Trends for 2019


As we look ahead to the future in edtech, we see an industry marked by significant change and stubborn challenges. 2018: A Lesson Review One frustration frequently expressed by Top Hat customers has to do with a lack of coordination among edtech solutions. Only 59 percent percent of students who began at a four-year institution in the fall of 2010 had received their bachelor’s degree within six years, with completion rates even lower among low-income students.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

Favorite #EdTech Tools of 2015 @zaption @peardeck @techsmithedu @desmos @socraticorg @wacom #flipclass #edchat


Here are a few of my #EdTech tools of 2015: Camtasia – used to screen record & video edit my flipped classroom videos. ZAPTION enables me to truly personalize my flipped classroom by embedding formative assessment directly into video lessons.

Using Technology to Personalize Learning @PearDeck @EDpuzzle #flipclass #blendedlearning #edtech


When I first began flipping my math classroom in 2010, the ability to screencast, upload to the web, and have students be able to watch lectures at their own pace was exciting and innovative.

Teaching and Learning in a Project-Based World – #6 Evaluating Project-Based Learning


It is now time to break down the last stage of this process: evaluating projects and assessing students. While project evaluation can be an interesting – even pleasant – process for educators, student assessment can be quite tricky. Peer- and self-assessment. 2010).

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She married Matthew Pace, a songwriter from Las Vegas, in 2010. All Subjects Digital Filmmaking Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Teachers Tech Tips

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?This High School Teacher Gave Up on Traditional Flashcards—Here’s What Happened Next


Investors have plowed over $2 billion since 2010 into startups addressing the US K-12 edtech market. Learn more about the flow of dollars and deals in Chapter 2 of our State of Edtech Report. StudyBlue (an online study tool that allows teachers and students to create and share materials), which led to changes in the way he approached assessments altogether. Have your own story about how math, ELA, or assessment tools have impacted your instructional practice?

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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Immersive Technology: Asset to the Classroom or Another Tech Fad?

While these tools have the ability to transform learning, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the success of the integration of that specific tool can be assessed. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled


They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. Here’s a look at some of edtech’s notable successes and failures that might shed light on the decade to come. What's been most disappointing in edtech?

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Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns?


While the emergence of “edtech” and the growing tide of investment towards this industry has led to a seemingly endless proliferation of new startups claiming to be in service of education, the perception of many educators, including some of my professors at Penn, is often one of skepticism. Or it may be that even some of the most well-funded and hyped edtech efforts have flopped or pivoted , leaving students and teachers scrambling.

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Padlet’s Price Update Riles Teachers and Raises Questions About Sustainability of ‘Freemium’ Models


For Laurie York, who’s created 82 padlets since first using the tool in 2010, the initial response was “disappointment.” Popularity at a Price Padlet’s decision, however unpopular, is not uncommon in the edtech industry, where businesses often make disruptive changes. Padlet’s abrupt decision should be a lesson that “most originally-free edtech sites eventually create a cost for their users,” says York, the fourth-grade teacher. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

Hindsight: How I *WISH* I had Supported Our Technology Rollout

Tech Helpful

According to wikipedia, the first iPad was released on April 3, 2010 ( [link] ). Most recently, our upper school teachers have been held accountable for the following: All mechanically scorable assessment items must be completed in Canvas.

MasteryConnect Cuts 30 Percent of Staff, Brings Co-Founder Mick Hewitt Back as CEO


Its core offerings include formative assessment products such as Socrative (a startup acquired in June 2014), grading tools and reporting services. MasteryConnect was one of hundreds of edtech companies that capitalized on investors’ enthusiasm and optimism for the industry in recent years. Between 2010 to 2015, venture capitalists poured $2.3 K-12 edtech companies, with $741 million coming in 2015 alone. ( See our report on edtech venture capital for more details.)

Learning Games Startup, Motion Math Moves to a New Home: Curriculum Associates


based developer of instructional and assessment materials has acquired San Francisco startup Motion Math , which offers a suite of nine educational games focused on math and problem-solving. “We’re Lessons Learned If Klein could travel back to 2010 and give himself one piece of advice, it’d be this: “get to a subscription model and web browsers faster.” I think that the 2010 team would be really happy to know where the products have landed.”.

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology


But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems. In fact, I think some of the biggest edtech trends have been rather.

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Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018


In 2000 he co-founded Wireless Generation, which pioneered the use of data, digital diagnostics and assessments to support students. It was bought in 2010 by News Corporation, which invested more than $1 billion into the company and rebranded it as Amplify. He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning. Edtech” certainly wasn’t a thing.

Make Way for Boston's Latest Edtech'lings


Five edtech companies emerged recently from Boston's LearnLaunch accelerator, tackling issues that include learning to code, hiring and collecting social emotional data. The company was started in 2010 by Dan Kindlon and Steve Buka, both experts in child development and is in use in places that include schools in Providence, RI, Somerville, MA and Region 14 schools in Connecticut, among others. Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. He shares some of his favorite foreign films: “ Aftershock ” (2010, Chinese, directed by Xiaogang Feng)—An absolutely awesome teaching tool for many different aspects of Chinese culture. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2010 $100,000,000. Rationale for Obama administration FY 2010 program funding reduction : “ The proposed reduction of $169.9 2010 and 2010 ( American Recovery and Reinvesment Act [ARRA]). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)


At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems. acquired Wireless Generation in 2010, then made ambitious bets on devices, curriculum, and games. We focused on the essential needs of the market—curriculum, assessment, and intervention—which aligned with our core competencies and interests.

Is it time to say goodbye to textbooks?

eSchool News

About 10 years ago, in 2010, when Common Core was launched in the U.S., We now see teachers leveraging everything from Youtube videos and games to engage students, to edtech platforms that offer online quizzes and activities that can track student progress.

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

Educator Innovator

In 2010, when the department published its last National Ed Tech Plan, the phrase “digital divide” usually meant unequal access to devices like laptops and high-speed internet, a severe disparity. Educator Innovator Blog #edtech #edtechequity #techquity

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

First, taking the time to assess your needs and installation conditions will help you pick an education projector you’ll be satisfied with. Assess lighting conditions and ability to control ambient light. Finally, you’ll want to assess connectivity.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

In so doing, it is important to note that for all intents and purposes, the new educational technology program described in ESSA represents a dramatic turnaround in direction for Congress, which last funded a federal educational technology program in 2010 at the request of former U.S.

DIY or Buy? How Lexia Learning Is Revisiting Data Integration


It all started back in 2010 when we spent time and money on an initiative that we thought would help customers,” said the Vice President of Product Development at. His company develops curriculum and assessment tools for elementary school students and currently serves over two million users. His buyers were district administrators, many of whom agreed that different edtech products should be able to share data with one another.

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3 Questions That Still Boggle Educators, Technologists and Researchers


How can educators, technologists and academic researchers—three groups that don’t often convene—shape new ways to assess teachers and students? Throughout the two days, the conversations attempted to cover a range of topics, from assessment in informal learning environments to the effectiveness of games in promoting learning outcomes. Since 2010, venture capitalists have poured more than $2.3

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest


Since 2010, Weld North Education’s CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Grayer, has been scooping up online educational assets and fusing them together in an effort to create “the largest provider of digital curriculum serving preK-12 schools,” as he tells EdSurge in an interview. The biggest difference, from his perspective, about today’s digital curriculum tools is that they have “evolved to incorporate assessment engines that create a real-time feedback loop.”

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman


Walters previously served as chair of GL Education, the leading provider of educational tests and assessments to UK schools; Rising Stars UK, the second largest primary school publisher in the UK; and Book Source, a UK-based book distributor.