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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities. Playing against another human (not robots) inspires students to try harder to prove they know their stuff. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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I delivered this talk today at the NMC Summer 2017 conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system. Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots. We will be raised by robots.

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In the marketplace: Online makerspaces and innovative college prep

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. The webcast will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

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Knewton drew heaps of hype and investment by promising to provide artificial-intelligence technology to major textbook companies to make their content more adaptive. And even before the management change, the company had quietly started building a huge library of courses bolted to its adaptive engine. Kibby said that as CEO, he plans to approach the market “with humility” and work to convince professors that Knewton’s adaptive textbooks will better help them and their students.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. CYPHER LEARNING NEO LMS ( www.cypherlearning.com ) CYPHER LEARNING announced the launch of the Windows app for its product NEO LMS.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Researchers say removal of an IRS tool for financial aid applicants may have slowed FAFSA submissions, while college aid groups warn that affected students could already be losing out on aid,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Sante Fe University of Art and Design will close at the end of the 2017–2018 school year. " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system.

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago. Learning Analytics Tools Provide Real-Time Feedback. Once an expensive pursuit, virtual reality has become more affordable thanks to tools such as Google Cardboard. 4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017.” Via Business Insider : “Online learning may be the future of education – we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way.” ” asks Edsurge , with “Notes From the 2017 Games for Change Festival.” Via Edsurge : “ Apple iPad Sales to Schools Jump 32%, Selling 1M Tablets in Fiscal Q3 2017.”

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin

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MyBuddy, an artificial intelligence-powered English tutoring app, features a friendly robot that guides children through speaking exercises. The heads of the two companies knew each other, and last year MyBuddy started to build its own language-learning curriculum to add to its offerings.

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Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” ” The school, eVersity , will seek approval from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission , an organization that accredits mostly for-profit institutions, rather than the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the rest of public higher ed in Arkansas. ” Via Education Week : “New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Tests.”

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” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system. The Girl Who Drank the Moon , written by Kelly Barnhill, is the 2017 Newbery Medal winner.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. TOOLS THEY USE GREENE COUNTY SCHOOLS, TN ? G-Suite tools ?

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. I dunno… Via Techcrunch : “ IBM led on patents in 2017, Facebook broke into top 50 for the first time.” Subscription boxes for teachers are somehow “ personalized learning.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “Is Personalized Learning the Next Big Thing in K–12 Philanthropy?”

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” Education Politics.

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. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.