Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

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The San Francisco-based company is best known for its rostering technology that provisions user accounts for software, and a single sign-on service that makes it easy for students and teachers to log into and use tools purchased by district officials. With the Clever Library, the company aims to give teachers more agency in finding and trying new products. In early 2016, it launched Co-Pilot to give schools free 30-day trials of edtech software built by other companies.

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The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

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Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/next-social-contract-public-education-needs-new-terms-service/. As New America’s Lindsey Tepe has suggested , it is time to reboot the social contract for public education.

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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” We’ve made it our mission to build lessons that nurture 21st century academic success and empower extraordinary teaching. Teachers need help planning lessons that meaningfully contextualize academic standards.

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Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

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Hosted at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland, Calif., a dozen entrepreneurs from Camelback’s third fellowship shared ambitious social ventures to support literacy, speech therapy, incarcerated youth, Black male educators, restorative justice programs and media content that feature underrepresented groups in a positive light. This was an energetic cohort, laser-focused on equity, social justice and what it means to support students holistically,” Walker adds.

Big Tech Needs to Treat Our Children Better

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National academic standards ask that students demonstrate “cogent reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and responsible citizenship in a democratic republic.” In an age where media options have exploded and consumption is at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever that we are nurturing citizens who are intellectually rigorous and independent. Education Technology Technology Trends Digital and Media Literacy Enterprises

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

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Publisher’s seeking to sell new applications teaching math of any kind should be allowed to advertise in a student’s social feed based on an anonymized profile showing student(s) getting low grades or indicating they are struggling with math. 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.