Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

Academic standards used by almost all schools are based on the false and incorrect belief of the average student. In his article, The Science of the Individual (why average doesn’t make sense in school , A.J.

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Online Preschool Is Not Education for All

Edsurge

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. Cyber schools have been increasing over the last twenty years, and most programs are marketed by for-profit companies. In an education reform climate that has redefined education as academic standards and success on tests, online pre-K programs are an easy sell.

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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

Masterson, Vice President of Government Solutions at LearningMate, discuss how coordinated digitization can help teachers more efficiently create standards-aligned curricula. While developing curricula within a grade level, he was also looking at the vertical articulation of standards.

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Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018

Edsurge

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. Companies all want more eyeballs and users.

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What Makes Professional Development Work?

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. In 2018, Bruce Umpstead joined IMS Global to engage State Education Agencies (SEAs) in the important work of data interoperability and drive adoption of the CASE Network of Competencies & Academic Standards (CASE®).

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

For-profit schools, such as Salter and others owned by its parent company, Premier Education Group, have zeroed in on this market. Only eight of the 42 students interviewed for this article said they’d had a positive experience at Premier campuses. The company agreed to a $3.4

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. As I mentioned in a prior EdSurge article on metadata , most repositories are not tagged or properly organized by attributes—such as grade level or subject matter—that would make OER easier to surface. For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER).

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What’s New

techlearning

This K-12 ‘data switch’ uses proprietary and open standards to talk to a wide variety of data sources, and merges data into a single store to provide a unified view of educational data - such as achievement, attendance and students at risk - in real time.

McGraw-Hill Education Latest to Adopt Knovation Open Ed. Curated Content

Marketplace K-12

McGraw-Hill , one of the “big three” publishers that now refers to itself a “learning science” company, chose the 360,000-item Knovation Content Collection for its Engrade K-12 learning management and assessment platform after vetting “a lot” of possible OER providers, said Christine Willig, president of McGraw-Hill Education’s K-12 group. Marketplace K-12 academic content curation open education resources Publishing

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The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

The worrisome sections are (highlighted for illustrating points in this article): “(A) PROHIBITION.—Except This caveat is meaningless to most commercial interests like companies that take advertising for something like soft drinks but will be very important in the education field for learning resources.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “George Mason’s President Says Some Donor Agreements Fell ‘Short’ of Academic Standards.” “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Via GeekWire : “ Project Unicorn signs first companies to help schools handle the hairball of edtech data.”

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