Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Edsurge

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.

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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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

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

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

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

techlearning

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.

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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8 Ways That WiFi Service Benefits Your Bottom Line

SecurEdge

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.

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.

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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.

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].

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.

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.

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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.

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. What rule changes will go into effect in 2021?

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.

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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.

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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 The High Achievers Have Moved to Shop Class

Wisewire

That data, which states must begin reporting in 2021, will help make the case for which programs are serving students well, and which ones aren’t, she said.

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What Are Our Priorities? 20 Questions To Guide School Leaders

TeachThought - Learn better.

What are some important questions school leaders should be considering in 2020 and into 2021 as we work through the uncertainty created by COVID-19? What Are Our Priorities? 20 Questions To Guide School Leaders During COVID-19 Pandemic. by Drew Perkins , Director of TeachThought PD.

Incomplete college price tags pose risk to students when choosing college during the pandemic

The Christensen Institute

Horn: What about the impact a year out—for the high school class of 2021, what will this all mean? I think the fall of 2021 will probably look far more like the fall of 2019 than it will the fall of 2020.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

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

eSchool News

percent through 2021. A new report predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) in the U.S. education sector will grow 47.5 The report, Artificial Intelligence Market in the U.S. Education Sector 2017-2021 , is based on in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.

No Single Solution: Working Together for Equity at ESEA

MIND Research Institute

February 8-11, 2021 in. During the first week of February, my MIND colleagues and I headed out to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2020 National ESEA Conference. Educators from across the nation gathered at the World Congress Center to embrace this year’s conference theme: Together for Equity.

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.

3 steps to implementing an ecosystem of phonics-based learning

eSchool News

According to the new law, Florida districts aren’t required to provide state-approved literacy resources until 2021.

FCC Extends Key E-rate Program Deadlines Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Education Superhighway

Given the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the FCC Order: Waives the service implementation deadline for special construction for all funding year 2019 applicants and extends this deadline by one year, from June 30, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

EdTech Magazine

billion school security industry through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. When Keith Price became technology director of Alabama’s Vestavia Hills City Schools in 2019, one of the first tasks he tackled was replacing the district’s aging video management system.

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LISTEN: Does a ‘proficiency-based’ diploma provide more proof of learning?

The Hechinger Report

By 2021, all schools in Maine will be required to convert to a proficiency-based diploma. Hechinger’s Lillian Mongeau, engagement editor and West Coast bureau chief, says the idea is that “the diplomas will be somewhat equivalent to each other and they’ll really stand for something concrete.”

In the wake of one university’s headline-making failure, a look at business models

The Christensen Institute

But in the case of UT-Austin’s Project 2021—a program launched in 2016 aimed at reinventing the undergraduate experience through redesigned course length, redesigned curricula, and online learning—that’s exactly what happened.

Colleges Move to Help Students Find Remote Internships. None Include Fetching Coffee.

Edsurge

One such company, Practera, recently made its service available for free to colleges that want to participate (until August of 2021), through a pilot program funded by a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

EdTech Magazine

billion school security industry through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. When Keith Price became technology director of Alabama’s Vestavia Hills City Schools in 2019, one of the first tasks he tackled was replacing the district’s aging video management system. The old system was an “antiquated version that didn’t take advantage of modern technology,” Price says. Now, the district uses an open platform solution from Milestone Systems , which offers more flexibility.

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College Board Pauses Plan to Let Students Take SAT Test at Home This Fall

Edsurge

According to FairTest’s tracking of four-year institutions’ ACT/SAT testing policies, more than 1,200 colleges and universities will be test-optional by the fall 2021 admissions cycle.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Most of the new rules will not go into effect until 2021. Calculating Category Two budgets on a districtwide basis (starting in the 2021 funding year). After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. On Dec. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Most of the new rules will not go into effect until 2021. Calculating Category Two budgets on a districtwide basis (starting in the 2021 funding year). After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. On Dec. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes.