Edtech Reports Recap: Video Is Eating the World, Broadband Fails to Keep Up

Edsurge

All in this Edtech Reports Recap. But there’s still a ways to go to hit the FCC’s “longer-term” target of 1 Mbps, which was to kick in by now, for taking advantage of bandwidth-hungry edtech apps. The broadband gap isn’t only a problem for remote learning.

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. The “education system is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and making effective edtech investments will be critical in the year ahead,” according to a recent report by Promethean.

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5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Non-digital assignments have just as much value and can give kids a much-needed break from screens. Additionally, the digital divide is wider than many perceived.

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the more glaring issues was the vast digital divide that still exists in many places, especially the United States. Every day I see new articles highlighting the millions of dollars; in some cases, spent to either begin to close or eradicate the digital divide. We found great success at my school during our digital transformation by focusing on pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate mindset.

From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education

Neo LMS

2020 has been a stressful year for almost everyone, but it is not a new concept that schools are on the frontlines when it comes to the social and emotional health of the students. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Read more: EdTech that “Sparks Joy”.

A Tale of Two American Education Systems: An Edtech Investor’s Perspective

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It’s a longstanding national crisis, often referred to as the “digital divide,” which at Kapor Capital we identify as one of the cumulative barriers across The Leaky Tech Pipeline. And it means funding companies and founders who are committed to closing the digital divide. After nine years of investing in gap-closing edtech companies, there are three actions that venture capitalists, foundations and other education funders should take to help close the digital divide.

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The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. The “education system is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and making effective edtech investments will be critical in the year ahead,” according to a recent report by Promethean.

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. The “education system is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and making effective edtech investments will be critical in the year ahead,” according to a recent report by Promethean.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

In some cases, immense challenges such as digital equity and limited parental support at home have had to be addressed and overcome. Difficult decisions have had to be made regarding grading, making funds available to get technology in the hands of disadvantaged kids, getting school work to kids where the digital divide could not be overcome, and figuring out how to provide professional learning support virtually.

The truth about “Maslow before Bloom”

Neo LMS

Read more: Keeping parents in the loop with edtech. Cyber)bullying, socio-economic inequality, the digital divide can be aspects of a student’s life whether we like it or not. Among the many famous sayings that teachers know by heart, “Maslow before Bloom” stands out the most.

What’s next? Lessons from the lockdown on traditional education

Neo LMS

There’s no secret that a digital divide is creating barriers between students and learning. It’s also important to have a coherent digital strategy that everyone can get behind. That is, a strategy means giving enough thought to having the right foundations, a plan for evaluating and implementing edtech in your school, and how to make everything clear and easy for everyone, not just those who are fluent in technology.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Perhaps a digital learning journal could be employed to promote reflection.

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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

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Source (for all charts in article): BrightBytes survey Such findings are not surprising to Baker, who notes that they reaffirm the existence of the “ digital divide ,” or unequal access to technology across different communities and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Susan Gentz, a partner at K20Connect, provided a guide to the types of emergency federal funding that became available during the summer of 2020, as well as some of the issues that districts receiving funding will need to work through. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

How K–12 Schools Monitor Attendance During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

After all, they’ve had a lot to figure out — from finding ways to bridge the digital divide to ensuring student security and privacy online. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how K–12 schools are bringing elective classes online. With the rapid transition to remote learning, it’s been a trying time for many school districts across the country. Another major challenge is maintaining student attendance.

How K–12 Schools Monitor Attendance During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

After all, they’ve had a lot to figure out — from finding ways to bridge the digital divide to ensuring student security and privacy online. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how K–12 schools are bringing elective classes online. With the rapid transition to remote learning, it’s been a trying time for many school districts across the country. Another major challenge is maintaining student attendance.

How K–12 Schools Monitor Attendance During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

After all, they’ve had a lot to figure out — from finding ways to bridge the digital divide to ensuring student security and privacy online. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how K–12 schools are bringing elective classes online. With the rapid transition to remote learning, it’s been a trying time for many school districts across the country. Another major challenge is maintaining student attendance.

How K–12 Schools Monitor Attendance During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

After all, they’ve had a lot to figure out — from finding ways to bridge the digital divide to ensuring student security and privacy online. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how K–12 schools are bringing elective classes online. With the rapid transition to remote learning, it’s been a trying time for many school districts across the country. Another major challenge is maintaining student attendance.

How K–12 Schools Monitor Attendance During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

After all, they’ve had a lot to figure out — from finding ways to bridge the digital divide to ensuring student security and privacy online. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how K–12 schools are bringing elective classes online. With the rapid transition to remote learning, it’s been a trying time for many school districts across the country. Another major challenge is maintaining student attendance.

On the Money: A Look at IT Leaders’ Budget Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Educators had to quickly adopt creative, and sometimes unfamiliar, ways of teaching and working from a distance, while existing issues like income inequality and the digital divide were pushed further into the spotlight. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how a streamlined technology department can save districts money. The coronavirus pandemic has changed education as we know it.

On the Money: A Look at IT Leaders’ Budget Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Educators had to quickly adopt creative, and sometimes unfamiliar, ways of teaching and working from a distance, while existing issues like income inequality and the digital divide were pushed further into the spotlight. MORE ON EDTECH: Learn how a streamlined technology department can save districts money. The coronavirus pandemic has changed education as we know it.

What Gives the Edtech Industry Hope — and Pause — Under a Biden Administration

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Grey is among the 87 education executives who signed an “ EdTech for Biden ” blog post published in October. We’ve seen the greatest uptick in usage of edtech tools that we’ve ever seen,” says Oliver of the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City-based philanthropy. “We’ve

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. This is ALSO true for edtech. billion in market size by 2020. Blog EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. This is ALSO true for edtech. billion in market size by 2020. EdTech News News news

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Hillary Clinton Releases Tech Agenda Highlighting Student Loan Debt and STEM

Edsurge

At a June 27 rally in Denver, Hillary Clinton outlined her Tech and Innovation Agenda that included a number of edtech items. Her boldest claim: That her administration would close the digital divide by 2020 with 100 percent of American families having the "option" of quality broadband. Hillary Clinton may not be in office, but she has enough policy plans on her website for four full years.

This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

Edsurge

This is the edtech industry’s premier financial conversation, packed with more than 4,100 people and 350 CEOs. It’s led by a tandem of familiar faces in the edtech investing scene: Learn Capital partner-and-everyman Michael Staton, and Don Burton, who has built his own portfolio of dozens of startups through his time running the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator and EDGE Edtech Accelerator. Morning yoga, evening karaoke. No, it’s not a spa vacation.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. The key word in that headline isn’t “digital”; it’s “force.”