Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

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Adobe Flash end of life in 2020 is soon arriving. For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day.

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What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?

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Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. What about in the year 2020? Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.

Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

Amazon’s Prime Air and Google Wing Aviation will soon be as common as Uber or Lyft. By 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. Current openings include cyber architects, test technicians, software developers, radio frequency engineers and manufacturing engineers. By Charles Sosnik.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

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And the number of education-specific apps, services, and software I actually used consistently? Most teachers I know have adopted the Google Suite into their practice. I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

The rise of AI-powered intelligent tutoring systems According to Technavio, the global artificial intelligence market in the education sector 2016-2020 will grow at a CAGR of more than 39% by 2020. Just imagine what goes into making such a software and what AI is capable of doing.

How to Protect Sensitive Data in SaaS Applications

EdTech Magazine

More professionals and students use Software as a Service (SaaS) on a daily basis. In January 2018, a Forrester report predicted “that the SaaS market will grow to $157 billion in 2020; some providers have more than $1 billion in revenue and are growing strongly.”. Cloud providers such as Microsoft or Google guarantee the security of their platforms. How to Protect Sensitive Data in SaaS Applications. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:32.

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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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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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Google Classroom —Digital learning management system using Google apps ? MobyMax —Digital personalized learning software ? Autodesk Inventor CAD Software. For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

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" Tagged on: July 26, 2017 These 3 practices revolutionized Penn Manor's school culture | Opensource.com → Free and open source software is the catalyst for Penn Manor School District's award-winning student learning programs. Tagged on: July 25, 2017 Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020 | TechCrunch → Adobe today announced that Flash will be phased out by the end of 2020.

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The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

This stage does not necessarily recognize the highest capabilities of digital technologies and merely substitutes old ways for a new mode with the lowest orchestration of software. By Leilani Cauthen. Is there an end point in this digital transformation for institutional education?

STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

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It’s estimated that by 2020 there will be 1 million more unfilled computer science jobs in the U.S. Recognizing the needs of more rural communities, Google has recently joined with 4-H to help support coding programs.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 23, 2017 3 Ways G Suite Updates Use Machine Intelligence to Make Classrooms More Efficient | EdTech Magazine → Yet, this does not seem an unabashed good: "By harnessing the smarts of the computer, new Google tools save time and reduce struggles with tech."

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 23, 2017 3 Ways G Suite Updates Use Machine Intelligence to Make Classrooms More Efficient | EdTech Magazine → Yet, this does not seem an unabashed good: "By harnessing the smarts of the computer, new Google tools save time and reduce struggles with tech."

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Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools

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The WEF projects that this revolution will displace five million jobs across 15 major developed and emerging economies by 2020. In 2014, Google’s tech workforce was made up of only 17 percent women, two percent Latino/Hispanics, and one percent African-Americans. Few incentives currently drive teachers to commit to teaching software engineering, as schools and districts generally don’t prioritize this coursework. In the Silicon Valley, they call it the “3 percent problem.”

In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie

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Tynker works with big tech companies too—Apple designed two of the free courses on its platform, and Google Classroom integrates with Tynker. We are purely” focused on software and content, he says. By 2020, it hopes to increase that number to 100 million kids. Musician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef. Robotics Engineer. Farmer. Beekeeper.

What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education

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Google's Go-playing software defeated a human champion. An artificially intelligent computer system built by Google has just beaten the world's best human, Lee Sedol of South Korea, at an ancient strategy game called Go. Lee Jin-man/AP.

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla Closes First $40 Million in New Funding Round

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That’s among the problems that Ventilla—a software engineer by trade who sold his last company to Google—is counting on his new hires to figure out. By 2020, the company hopes it will have refined the tool enough to sell it across the country. AltSchool , the “microschools” operator and developer of a personalized learning platform, has raised at least another $40 million, according to a SEC filing first noticed by Axios.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020. Observing the internet revolution, Marc Andreessen famously wrote “ software is eating the world.”

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Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

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Or Google’s Alexa? You don’t need to be a mathematics genius or have a PhD in software engineering to make sense of AI for your business,” said Gartner analyst Whit Andrews. Thanks to breakthroughs in computing power, the potential of AI is now starting to be fulfilled.

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When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

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The XQ prize money, paid out over the next five years in $2 million installments, will fund total conversion of the school by 2020. Senior Hernan Hernandez, 17 (left), and junior Ray Garcia, 15 (right), hope to design a new skateboarding course at Vista High School.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. But that doesn’t jibe with “software is eating the world,” does it?

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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In the past couple of years the company has hired hundreds of software engineers, from the likes of Chinese internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent, to make that happen. Japan, which will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, has made it a priority to boost their citizen’s language skills. Sinovation Ventures , a venture firm founded in 2009 by Google’s former chief in China. tech company has a Chinese analog: for every Amazon there’s an Alibaba; for every Google, a Baidu. “I

Hack Education Weekly News

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Google is closing down the Hangouts API. Via Boing Boing : “Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to ‘check out’ endangered titles.” Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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Buying hardware and buying software does not make you or your students or your institutions forward-thinking. The companies selling us the hardware and software to store this data are fragile.

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CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” ” Elsewhere in algorithms… Via The New York Times : “Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms.” “Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack ,” Motherboard Vice reports. Use this as an excuse to avoid all future Google Docs and “collaborative” writing projects. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Via The Outline : “ Google ’s featured snippets are worse than fake news.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle. to 2020, to Reach $1.83

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via the press release : “ Amazon Announces More Than 10,000 Employee Participants in Career Choice and Expects to Reach 20,000 Participants by 2020.” “ Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. I wonder how many schools and districts that use the software have done this? (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.