ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

ISTE 2018 is here again. This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.). ISTE 2018 hashtags. The folks over at Edublogger have created an epic remote participation guide for ISTE 2018.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies


With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

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B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Companies across the globe continue to use social media as a vital part of their marketing strategy — creating content to connect and engage their audience. Stay ahead of the curve in the new year with these B2B social media trends for 2018. It is a must as we transition into 2018.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company


was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S., was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company.

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice


So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. Finding a (Sustainable) Business Model Grant Hosford, the co-founder and CEO of codeSpark, an app that teaches kids, ages 5- to 10- years old how to code, advised the audience that you can make some choices for your company that appear good at first and even midway through. It does make it kind of challenging on the structure of the company,” Krajewski said. “If

Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

2018 is the year brands will learn how to push the limits on Instagram and beyond to meet a goal and find that precious ROI. If your 2018 marketing goals and objectives include Instagram, you might see things are a bit more complicated, tricky, and strategy has never been more important.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

For example, you can find roles such as “Special Education Paraprofessional” to “Director of Web Services” to “HR Intern.” Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?


When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Date: January 31, 2018.

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K-12 Game-a-thon Hall of Fame 2018

MIND Research Institute

August 29, 2018. Capital Group Companies. It's a great example of an event that supports young game makers who are designing games that solve mathematical problems. August 22, 2018.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

2018 was a year in which public school teachers all over the US rose up in protest over pay , working conditions, and funding , striking in red states like West Virginia , Kentucky, and Oklahoma despite an anti-union ruling by the Supreme Court.

OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

Together, these developments illustrate just how completely our nation’s student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it. Student loan regulators cannot serve students and taxpayers if they are in the pocket of the companies they are supposed to oversee.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. What should educators learn from 2018 and where are we going next year? For 2018, consider four that caught my attention. One example is around telecommunications and how some nations have skipped land-based lines right to a robust cellular network.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Here’s one example of how 3D Bear can be used for a real world conversation. You could have a classroom design challenge, for example, where students suggest repositioning the furniture.

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education


Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models.

Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018


If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in an edtech company’s board meeting, or what keeps founders up at night, here was your chance to find out. Earlier this month in New York City, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator, AT&T’s program that finds, develops, and invests in promising edtech companies from around the world, hosted an afternoon of mock board meetings with its 2018 cohort. The same principle applies to edtech companies.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018. They were not a Disney company, but Disney purchased them in the last 18 months. So, for example, I know that 20% of the time, they’re surfing and on social media, while 10% of the time they’re actually playing online games.

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Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018


I find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence. Against this backdrop, it is difficult to be enthusiastic about, for example, the possibility that this will be the break-out year for virtual reality in K-12 schools. (I Many tech companies, of course, also have a culture of over-working.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Taking action is a matter of leadership and culture : Leadership because analytics triggered actions need to be fully supported by the leadership team of your institution, school, company, etc. La entrada Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective aparece primero en IADLearning.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018


Makerspace Product Roundup, 2018 It seems like everywhere you turn, new products are being launched that are the perfect fit for making and makerspaces in schools. Examples might include an ice cream truck, police car, delivery truck, or their parents’ car.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

As you can see in the example below, they were brainstorming about names for their podcast. Events – step-by-step processes including examples like photosynthesis or a sequence of events in a piece of literature. For example, some parts work like Wikispaces used to, but not quite.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 25, 2018. An example of this might be… if I say “Put those numbers in order: 56, 33, 22, 28.”. Another example of limiting choices is that a lot of parents will ask their kids, “What did you do today?” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares his workflow, how his students sculpt in VR before printing, example projects, and how he manages supply costs. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company


The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 22, 2018. As an example, I’m doing early settlers this week as one of our units for social studies. laura dennis (@laura_dennis_) April 9, 2018. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 25, 2018. Vicki: Okay, so give me an example of what this would look like besides just sitting around in a circle and solving problems together. Vicki: Give me an example of what this looks like in the classroom.

5 Ideas to Include Every Child in your Classroom: Inclusion Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: January 26, 2018. I’ll give you a concrete example. A child with dyslexia, for example, I’m going to go to the speech and language pathologist for ideas to increase phonemic awareness. I’ll give you an example.

Faith in Algorithms (2018)

eBay is a now classic example: designed to bring together people who want to sell item with those that may wish to buy them. Like many other start-ups, the company’s product seeks to bring together graduates seeking employment (sellers) and employers seeking graduates (buyers).

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, you might want to make sure that students understand how the advanced Google search works. For example, if you’re focusing on comma use, then have them find three issues.

Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: January 8, 2018. And so, it was a chance to show, for example, that when they were doing the Tiny House Project. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story


September 10, 2018—success stories from educators, administrators, and most importantly, students, which bring the company’s tools and service offerings to life. In its design, we put educators and students first in sharing how our company and tools support teaching and impact learning.”

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: May 9, 2018. Give me an example. Lindsey: For example, one student was interested in the history behind mathematics and has been researching how math started out with the cavemen and women and there is actually mathematical writing on caves.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: January 22, 2018. Secondly, four examples of virtual reality programming in the classroom. 4 Virtual Reality Examples in Virginia. Example #1: An autistic student using VR. Example #2: VR and Beowulf. Example #3: A student designing fashion in VR.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018. What’s the first example? Mike: First example. Vicki: Can you give me an example of what that would say with a hashtag, and how you would know? This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.