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Why new technologies often don’t help students

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Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

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The Business of Education Technology

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The total dollars invested in 2016 are off by about $2 billion from this time last year; the number of deals are down by a third; and the number of acquisitions are off by about 20%. Even without providing you the final tally of funding for 2016, I can point to other signals about what’s happened to ed-tech startups over the course of the last twelve months – their sustainability, their viability. (Or Or lack thereof – see “ The 2016 Ed-Tech Dead Pool.”).

The Politics of Education Technology

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Marc Andreessen famously said that “software is eating the world,” but it’s far more accurate to say that the neoliberal values of software tycoons are eating the world. Every industry uses computers, software, and internet services. But it’s more likely that “technology” has become so overused, and so carelessly associated with Silicon Valley-style computer software and hardware startups, that the term has lost all meaning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. ” Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes -- think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. C8xzJTP2yQ — The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) November 21, 2016. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often not possible in academia and industry.” Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Business Execs, Governors Push Congress to Put $250M Into K-12 Coding

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A number of top executives, a bipartisan assortment of governors, and multiple advocacy groups have issued an open letter to Congress calling on the government to devote $250 million to computer coding education for students, along with professional development in that subject for teachers.

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Via Google’s press release : “ Google and Bertelsmann launch mobile digital skills initiatives with Udacity – 10,000 Android scholarships available for EU developers.” ” No mention that Bertelsmann is an investor in Udacity, or that Udacity’s founder is a former Google exec. Presidential-Elect Trump.

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” CSS pic.twitter.com/JYyabJDAS3 — Owen Williams ⚡️ (@ow) June 6, 2016. Heard there was an intruder in my sons school last night.wasn't so angry when I found out who it was @thereaIbanksy pic.twitter.com/pC8WTo7v83 — Rebecca Radford (@RebeccaRadford7) June 6, 2016. “ Apple , Microsoft , Amazon and Google Are Fighting a War for the Classroom,” says Edutechnica , with a look at how many colleges have adopted their competing pseudo-LMSes.

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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Investors in this round were the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, CRE Venture Capital, Learn Capital, Omidyar Network, Google Ventures, and Spark Capital. Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.”

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. By 2016, Glam Media, rebranded as Mode Media, shut its doors , transferring ownership of Ning to Cyndx.

The New Design for School Networks

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Software and services hosted in the cloud: First and foremost, by using cloud-based programs, schools don’t need to worry about having the staff and skills to maintain the programs. She started her career as a software engineer at NASA supporting Space Shuttle and Station Operations.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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But, they also saw a large number of resources being recommitted to just this one aspect of education: space for server farms, money for hardware and software upgrades, overworked personnel, etc.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Google now controls nearly ninety per cent of search advertising, Facebook almost eighty per cent of mobile social traffic, and Amazon about seventy-five per cent of e-book sales.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Google now controls nearly ninety per cent of search advertising, Facebook almost eighty per cent of mobile social traffic, and Amazon about seventy-five per cent of e-book sales.

EdTech 150

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

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He is a former teacher but spent 20 years away from the classroom working as a technology attorney and software executive. In 2016, the district’s only middle school was identified as one of three exemplar programs in the state of Tennessee by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump. But the total dollars fell sharply in 2016 – “only” $2.2

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll