The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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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. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today?

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Why Not Invite TED Into Your Classroom?

The Web20Classroom

Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desparate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness. If you haven''t already heard, TED is one of the world''s coolest conferences.

A New Endeavor (#TSETC)

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago Schoology , an educational technology company based in New York City, approached me and wanted to hear my views on technology. Mark your calendars now for Saturday October 2, 2010 and join us in New Milford, NJ. So many exciting things have happened recently as a result of my own learning and growth in educational technology and leadership.

More iPad Apps

A Principal's Reflections

If you have used any of these or other apps from another company please let me know. In my last post I wrote about some iPad apps that I thought were must adds for administrators and educators alike. Since then I have received some great suggestions from my PLN and had the chance to check out other apps that I have found a use for as a High School Principal.

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What I Learned Because of School

A Principal's Reflections

I hope to eventually own my own company, and without leadership skills my dream would not be feasible. Last month I unveiled the first ever guest post on my blog written by one of my students. The success and impact of this tiny experiment motivated me to seek out other students whose stories and reflections could provide an inspiration to educators from all over the world. It is my honor to introduce Diane Montecuollo, a senior at NMHS.

Flip your classroom through reverse instruction

The Electric Educator

Made by TechSmith, the same company that makes Camtasia. Have you ever experienced the unique and rare moment when, after doing something the same way for year and years, you have an epiphany and wonder, "why am I doing it this way?"

Week of November 15, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mentoring is an important strategy for growing future leaders, but many companies believe that they don’t have time or staff to do it. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

And then we are surprise to read stories about companies that are not hiring kids because of what they have on their Facebook page. I have the honor of giving the Conference Closing Keynote for the 2010 Reform Symposium.

Social Media With Promethean

The Web20Classroom

They are more than a technology company. Over the last few days I spent some time with the folks at the Promethean Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, talking to them about their social media presence. If you didn''t know, they have one. Well, sort of.

Free Google Apps Training Resources

The Electric Educator

Google is an engineering company that has created some unbelievably useful products. Google Apps for Education is quickly becoming a significant force in education. Google recently announced that over 10 million students have gone Google.

Broadband For All

The Web20Classroom

Students in urban and suburban areas are most likely to have broadband access in their homes because of cable or fiber connections from their cable or phone company. I don''t really remember when exactly I started using the Internet at school. It was sometime in high school but I didn''t really pay much attention to it. In college I was in the first Freshman class in the state of North Carolina required to bring a computer when we started in the Fall.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Elevating the Education Reform Dialog, Live on Monday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The school was recognized by Ladies Home Journal as one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2009 and 2010 and has been written about in many publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. So education related companies are going to have to be innovative in the apps they create for these devices. Lots of potential there and I bet we will see at least one education company develop learning games for the Kinect.

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Why can't schools be miniature Magic Kingdoms?

The Electric Educator

Several other companies have achieved similar success in their branding, namely Google, Apple, and FedEx. First of all, very few companies, let alone schools, have a guiding vision that is understood, owned, and lived by their employees.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. 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.

Reflections on the Googleplex

The Electric Educator

For two days I enjoyed the company of 60 professionals from across the US. This past week I had the opportunity to attend three events at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. The first was a search class by Daniel Russell which I blogged about previously.

Live Tonight in Elluminate - Sylvia Martinez from Generation YES

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate.

Branding the Classroom: Start with "Why"

The Electric Educator

Millions of dollars are invested by commercial companies to create brands that customers follow.

5 Projects to Encourage Classroom Collaboration

The Electric Educator

Science, engineering, and technology companies are seeking out individuals who can work as part of a team to solve complex problems. Collaboration has been identified as a critical skill for students of the 21st century. The next generation of jobs will be primarily collaborative in nature. Teaching students how to collaborate with one another is an important part of the classroom, especially the STEM classroom.

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

The study points to estimates from LinkedIn that suggest “between 2010 and 2013, the growth of liberal arts majors entering the technology industry from undergrad outpaced that of computer science and engineering majors by 10 percent.” Companies specializing in this area focus on connecting talent to opportunity, and startup accelerator LearnLaunch estimates more than 240 such companies have already been funded. The number of students choosing liberal arts majors is dipping.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

A new model for Higher Education

Connecting 2 the World

Companies may be looking for specific content from their graduates, but what they need are employees that have critical thinking and reading, communication, analytic, information literacy, technology literacy, creativity, and collaboration skills. I recently read two good blog posts about higher education: one by Clark Quinn and the other by Andy Cloverdale.

Harnessing Twitter as an Interactive Newspaper -- Paper.li for Teachers

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2014 update to 2010 post on paper.li: Educators are using paper.li SmallRivers is the Swiss-based company that created paper.li. to share their Twitter content in a daily (twice-daily, or weekly) interactive newspaper.

Review: Google Body Browser

The Electric Educator

This would be a great opportunity for companies like WebMD or A.D.A.M. Google''s overarching corporate goal is to "organize the world''s information." This vision drives all of their product development and is undoubtedly the foundation of their latest addition-- Google Body Browser. Slapped with a Beta tag (it wouldn''t be Google if it didn''t say Beta!), the Body Browser is a bit rough, but has tremendous potential.

What Librarians Make -- Joyce Valenza Says It All

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

In polite company, I bite my tongue when I hear them ask: “You’re a librarian, Joyce,” they say. “Be Inspired by Taylor Mali''s "What Does a Teacher Make?"

Net Neutrality -- Something to Fight For

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

We are already at the mercy of companies who can reroute our information willy-nilly, based on business partnerships, i.e., $$$. Shouldn''t the FCC be regulating the use of the Internet? The Federal Court ruling ( full text ) in favor of Comcast was "the shot heard round the world".

A new economic model for Higher Education: Part 1 history

Connecting 2 the World

However, as communities became mobile, and companies no longer had individuals, but rather a collective making decisions, his theories no longer are true. More and more people have recently been writing about a new economic model for higher education ( Andy Coverdale , Clark Quinn , and Tom Haskins , just to name a few).

Dear Google: Please let us use YouTube at School!

The Electric Educator

Here are four reasons why they are the best company to accomplish this: The corporate philosophy at Google is to allow open access to information, no special software, subscription fees, or restrictions. Google''s products are wonderful classroom resources.

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IR Pen Product Review: Updated

The Electric Educator

Four companies were kind enough to send me samples of their IR pens for my review. My thanks to each of these companies for allowing their pens to be rigorously tested and critiqued. All four companies are small business operations run by good guys.

How mobile technology and facebook is changing how we communicate

Connecting 2 the World

As a result, companies using facebook who are formal or spamming (I'm sure it's called something else, I'm just not up to date with the jargon) may turn off potential customers (just as people don't answer the telephone at dinner time any more due to telemarketers). I have noticed lately that the emails I get from my students are shorter and much more direct.

Healthy Heights

SpeechTechie

Healthy Heights is an interesting game created by Regence, a health care company in the Western US, and designed to increase awareness of health care costs.

Forest Life

SpeechTechie

UPM Forest Life is a gorgeous interactive website created by an international forestry company. UPM is a paper producer but takes efforts to do so in a sustainable manner; I think this website is a nice effort to raise awareness about sustainability.

Live and Interactive with Roger Schank on "Our Broken Education System"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is CEO of Socratic Arts , a company whose goal is to design and implement learning-by-doing, story-centered curricula in schools, universities, and corporations. Date : Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Many ILS graduates started or joined a wide variety of companies to build simulation-based learning by doing software. Enrollment began in March 201

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process

Edsurge

The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. So what is it like—and what does it take—to sell a company? She started Ranku, which helped colleges and universities market their online programs, in 2013 and sold the company to academic publisher, Wiley in 2016. She and her fellow panelists all also agreed on another thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

This Weeks Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join Beth for a webinar and learn how to make your succession plan work for your company, your culture and your top talent. SERIES “Conferencia K12 Online 2010: Cultivando el Futuro” con Thomas Chaskel. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

Defining culture

Connecting 2 the World

One of the short comings of the study was that the company he initially looked at was a multinational company, meaning that the study was biased towards people who might have had an international bias. Perhaps one of the most difficult things in speaking of culture is determining what we mean by "culture."