Who’s ready for JNUC 2021?

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As such, we've decided to make the 2021 Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC) a virtual event. The health and well-being of our customers, employees and communities will always be top priority. Read on for more details

50 Of The Best Non-Violent Video Games [Updated For 2021]

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The post 50 Of The Best Non-Violent Video Games [Updated For 2021] appeared first on TeachThought. What are the best non-violent video games for children? Well, that depends on how you define 'violent' but here are 65+ to get you started.

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AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Teachers will get a boost in efficiency thanks to machine-learning tools. Artificial Intelligence Classroom Curriculum Machine Learning Software

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Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021


Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. In an email sent Tuesday morning, the company notified customers to plan for a replacement for the Illuminate Student Information product, also known as ISI.

Cloud Computing for K–12 Will See Steady Growth Through 2021

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to its cost, accessibility and innovation, school districts are embracing cloud to boost student outcomes. Cloud Cloud apps Cloud Computing Mobility Productivity Suites Software

Online Proctoring is Trending and here is All You Must Know!

Think Exam

Online Proctoring is an advanced level technology designed to enable the candidates to attempt an exam online from any remote location, all the while assuring the reliability of the test.

Virtual and augmented reality to nearly double each year through 2021

FETC Converge

percent compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2021. Spending on augmented and virtual reality will nearly double in 2018, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., growing from $9.1 billion in 2017 to $17.8 billion next year. The market research company predicts that aggressive growth will continue throughout its forecast period, achieving an average 98.8 Read more at The Journal. Uncategorized Augmented reality ed tech market research school technology virtual realit

Building Stronger Data Systems for the Future

Digital Promise

Over the past few months, district and charter leaders from 11 districts participating in Digital Promise’s Data Ready 2021 cohort have created actionable data interoperability implementation plans centered on a high-need use case anchored in secure data use, data management, and data integration.

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Harvard Rescinds Admission Of 10 Students Over Obscene Facebook Messages

NPR Learning and Tech

Several would-be freshmen in the class of 2021 lost their spots when they posted offensive material in a group Facebook chat. College officials and high school counselors are reacting to the news. Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP

Fast-Tracked for Success while Learning from Home

Digital Promise

Applications are now open for the 2021–2022 school year.

Archdiocese of Chicago Adopts Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Grades K–2


The Archdiocese will implement the online program as a formative assessment for both reading and mathematics starting in the 2020–2021 school year. & The Archdiocese of Chicago has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades K–2.  

4 ways to prioritize cybersecurity education in schools

eSchool News

Data suggests that, by 2021, there will be a deficit of 3.5 What would happen if we didn’t have the millions of cybersecurity professionals needed to fight hackers and prevent cyberattacks? Unfortunately, that’s not a hypothetical question.

Beyond Academics: IEP Goals to Promote Independence and Increase Success


When given a color-coded folder system with assigned activities or tasks organized in each folder, Marta will independently complete at least 4 assignments on 6 out of 8 days by September 15, 2021.

Less testing, more learning: Reimagining assessments

eSchool News

While the National Assessment Governing Board decided to proceed with scheduled 2021 testing, most educators have no standardized testing data available from the 2019-20 school year.

COVID-19 and the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

Coaches reported varying levels of preparedness in addressing the challenges they may face as the 2020–2021 school year begins. A 2018 PwC survey reported that many U.S.

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10 K-12 cybersecurity must-dos

eSchool News

While school years are closing up for the 2019 – 2020 year, it’s still unknown what our learning environments will look like for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Cybersecurity has always been a high priority for K-12 administrators and staff, but with the rapid push to remote learning brought on by COVID-19, school leadership has had to consider how to educate through the lens of cybersecurity.

8 Ways That WiFi Service Benefits Your Bottom Line


Cisco Systems forecasts that by 2021, 78% of the mobile data traffic worldwide will be video. And by that same time, smartphones will generate 86% of mobile data traffic. Some of that traffic will be the responsibility of mobile data carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But if customers are spending time in your business, and you want to offer WiFi service to remain competitive, this dramatic shift in consumer behavior will become your problem -- and opportunity -- too.

5 ways COVID-19 made me a better teacher

eSchool News

But normal won’t be this fall, and possibly not even in the spring of 2021, so I decided, as I prep for the fall, to look at my teaching and see what went right this past semester. Don’t tell anyone, but I think the COVID-19 crisis might have made me a better educator.

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mindSpark Learning Expands Grad-level STEM Certification Program to Educators Nationally

eSchool News

2021 marks STEMpath’s third year of providing K-12 educators with a 24 credit graduate-level STEM certification course, which gives them the skills to better prepare the future workforce.


Want your input: crowd-sourcing the likely changes in K-12, libraries, and higher-education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

What do you think will be the most significant change to SCHOOL (K-12) between now and May 1, 2021? What do you think will be the most significant change for LIBRARIES between now and May 1, 2021? What do you think will be the most significant change to HIGHER EDUCATION between now and May 1, 2021 You can also access these questions, and the outcomes, at [link].

Inspire Young Writer’s with Young Writers Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

Look for her next prehistoric trilogy, Dawn of Humanity , starting with Laws of Nature , Fall 2021. . A warm welcome to Sean Clark, Instructional Aide, and his first time contributing to Ask a Tech Teacher.

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Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

On January 1 st , 2021 all applications using Flash will no longer find their programs being maintained. This all contributes to the danger to the security and full functionality of classroom technologies in 2021. Quick Take: Take a closer look at the Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: What will happen. Dangers to teachers & other users of Flash. 5 R’s Strategy to transition. Adobe will retire its crown jewel Adobe Flash in 2020.

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Is the US ready to bring healthcare back into the home?

The Christensen Institute

Despite not planning to begin service in New York City until 2021, Ready approached Governor Cuomo to begin service early when COVID hit, providing in-home COVID tests to New York City public housing residents.

How one organization is changing the STEM education landscape

eSchool News

100,000 teachers by 2021. To address the shortage of qualified STEM teachers, we set an ambitious goal of adding 100,000 excellent STEM teachers to America’s K-12 classrooms by 2021. And it’s working: We recently announced that the 100Kin10 network has successfully trained and retained more than 54,000 STEM new teachers and is on track to prepare 100,000 excellent STEM teachers on time, by 2021.


Teacher-Author? Me too! Let’s talk

Ask a Tech Teacher

Look for her next prehistoric fiction, In the Footsteps of Giants, Winter 2021. This week, my wonderful efriends and fellow teacher-authors are helping me launch my latest prehistoric fiction novel, The Quest for Home. Driven from her home. Stalked by enemies. Now her closest ally may be a traitor. An early review… “I can’t begin to imagine the hours of research, not to mention the actual writing time, that went into this wonderful gem of a story. I highly recommend this book.

10 trends and predictions for STEM education in 2020

eSchool News

The organization 100Kin10 is working to recruit 100,000 excellent STEM teachers into classrooms across the nation by 2021. It’s clear to anyone listening that the United States needs more highly-skilled STEM workers to remain globally competitive. And STEM education–including trained STEM teachers–is critical to that goal. 100Kin10 talks to partners and teachers and reviews research and data to understand the challenges and opportunities facing STEM education.

Sustaining Bangladesh’s economic miracle

The Christensen Institute

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister expects annual growth to reach 10% by 2021. By 2021, the government’s goal is for that number to reach $50 billion. Bangladesh is probably not the country that comes to mind when you think about economic miracles. Its GDP per capita is just $1,750, and close to 15 million of the 166 million people in the country live on less than $1.90 a day. But compared to Bangladesh a decade ago, the country is already on the upswing.

Brace yourselves: Artificial intelligence is set to explode in the next 4 years

FETC Converge

percent through 2021. As artificial intelligence grows in the education sector, its impact could be felt in student learning programs, websites and admissions programs. A new report predicts that AI in the U.S. education sector will grow 47.5 Read more at eSchool News. Uncategorized artificial intelligence educational games learning programs learning tools report student data

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Projected at the pro level to eclipse the NBA by 2021 , esports offers rapidly growing career opportunities. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. The prevalence of esports in schools is likewise rapidly expanding.

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1,600 Colleges Are Now Test-Optional. How Many Will Go Back?


With schools and testing centers closed across the country, COVID-19 has prevented at least one million students in the high school class of 2021 from taking the ACT or SAT exams. The pandemic swiftly changed the conversation around testing at UMass Amherst, as it did at the now hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide that have embraced a test-optional policy for the class of 2021.

FCC Issues New Category Two Rules

Education Superhighway

The new rules will require substantial changes to application processing and USAC procedures, and as we are in the thick of the Funding Year 2020 application cycle, most of these rules will not go into effect until FY 2021. EducationSuperHighway strongly encourages applicants who have any needs for eligible Category Two equipment to utilize these funds in 2020, as this initial Category Two budget cycle will end with this Funding Year, and these funds will be reset for 2021.

10 major insights on teaching, learning, and STEM

eSchool News

classrooms by 2021. STEM education and social-emotional learning will take precedence in 2019, according to teaching and learning predictions from 100Kin10. 100Kin10 is a national network focusing on improving STEM education by adding 100,000 highly-qualified STEM teachers to U.S. The report compiles information from 100Kin10’s partner organizations, teachers, researchers, and other STEM leaders, and the 10 reflections serve to direct the group’s work and focus areas for 2019.


Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Researchers anticipated the global esports market would reach $1 billion in 2019 , and project that by 2021, the number of esports viewers will eclipse that of all other major U.S. Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools. shailaja.neela…. Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:14. With a $1 billion market, esports programs at K–12 schools and colleges or universities offer innovative ways to reach students in a tech-rich era.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know


While we don’t fully know what the 2020–2021 school year will look like yet, it’s sure that taking care of your overall health and well-being will be essential for students, teachers, and parents alike. The COVID-19 crisis is changing the educational landscape, often in unpredictable ways.

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Discovery Museum Announces New STEM Learning Resources for Teachers and Families

eSchool News

Field Trips on Tour are currently being piloted, with broad availability planned for Winter 2021. Exploration Kits, beginning with da Vinci focused-activities, will available for purchase at the Museum or through online ordering beginning winter 2021.