Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

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How much does it cost to build educational games with all the flair and polish of their commercial counterparts? $10 The game, publicly available today, works on web browsers and iOS and Android mobile devices. Creating a game that is both educational and entertaining is not for the faint of heart—or capital. Most of the content is aligned to state and national academic standards for grades 3 to 6, according to the company.

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. But as he also noted, locating where people are geographically is one thing; pinpointing where they are educationally is another. Yet there are several initiatives, some of which I’ve had the privilege of working on, that aim to support the educational data ecosystem necessary for learner navigation.

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Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again

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Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again. The context for this one is simple enough–what mistakes do we constantly make in education that hold us back from the best versions of ourselves? Plan backwards from standards. Seem to ignore that mobile learning is central to education’s future. Actually believe that every single student can master every single academic standard–without making them think they hate learning.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

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Part of what I believe to be the truth,” Camelback’s founder and CEO, Aaron Walker tells EdSurge, “is that education is a long-tail game. 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. A child’s wellbeing is as important as their academics.”

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

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That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. Among the 1,000 present were former vice president Al Gore, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 300 educators from around the world. Bells signaled transitioned time between hands-on workshops led by educators.

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

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We were similarly awed to get a firsthand look at the work of educators from more than 10 districts—from Los Angeles to San Diego and up to the Inland Empire—who are devising smart ways to deploy new tools and practices in their schools. Over in Lynwood Unified, Patrick Gittisriboongul, Chief Technology Officer, adopted a similar strategy, working alongside educators to create a 5-Step “Playbook” for rethinking the use of technology in schools. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. We recently speculated on the what education might look like in the year 2028 (see the link above), when today’s kindergartners have finished K-12 and beginning their work in the world (or college). by TeachThought Staff.

Game On: Kahoot Snaps Up DragonBox for $18 Million for Its First Acquisition

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For the first purchase in the company’s 8-year history, it will acquire Dragonbox , which offers a suite of math educational games, for $18 million in a cash-and-stock purchase. The program includes tablets and apps, along with print workbooks, lesson plans and physical manipulatives aligned to national academic standards. Kahoot offers a web-based and mobile app that allows anyone to create and partake in multiple-choice quizzes.

MasteryConnect Cuts 30 Percent of Staff, Brings Co-Founder Mick Hewitt Back as CEO

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MasteryConnect aims to help teachers plan lessons and track how students perform against academic standards. The company recently launched a mobile app that allows teachers to snap photos of student’s work incorporate them into MasteryConnect’s platform. Education companies have been hit, too. based Treehouse, a coding education company, let go 20 percent of its team “ to cross the chasm to profitability ,” says CEO Ryan Carson.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. Students can now meet with private tutors, who are maybe from another country, through Skype, Google Hangouts, and other mobile communication applications. However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country.

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In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

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Maybe, we need to look at educators in a new context of what teaching really is in most schools, and whether it should be given cultural, economic and technological change. All of these are steeped in the same professional complexity as education, even if it is merely the perpetuation of parental ideas like, “Wait a half hour after eating before swimming or you’ll get cramps.” By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

To Prepare Kids for Their Futures, Incorporate Technology Into Core Curriculum

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Most classrooms have access to at least one computer or mobile device, and 77% of school districts have high speed broadband. In my work as an education researcher and product manager, I’ve observed dozens of schools and interviewed hundreds of teachers. The pace of a year’s worth of standards can be punishing. Most educational apps and games are meant to be used independently by students. Your school just invested in a new set of Chromebooks or iPads. Now what?

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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But the truth is, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to educate children in the face of such radical technological and pedagogical progression. These aren’t single tools to “try,” but news ways to think about how learners access media, how educators define success, and what the roles of immense digital communities should be in popularizing new learning models. Shift From Standards To Habits.

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

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Recently, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo)and Senator Ed Markey (D-Ma) drafted some modifications to COPPA that have the potential to create an catastrophic damage in the Ed-Tech industry, particularly for all publishers and schools who use literally anything on the internet in educational ways. This is just one more straw to break the proverbial camels back of reasons why the American public wants “out” of our archaic and overly-regulated public education system.

20 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Teachers

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One of the most significant challenges facing formal education in the United States is the chasm separating schools and communities. Until parents have a better understanding of what pure academic work looks like–from the content to the assessment to the reporting–every single bit of this is on the shoulders of teachers. What academic standards do you use, and what do I need to know about them? How is education changing?

Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018

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Unruly Studios (Boston) revolutionizes learning by combining coding and STEM education with physical play. Zoobean (Arlington, Virginia) provides a web application, mobile app, and prospective hardware device through which families can track their independent reading and stay motivated to read. Here were the tips that the mock board members, comprised of education technology investors and founders, had to offer. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved simply by learning a few tricks, the multiple choice question may have a larger, less obvious flaw that disrupts the tone of learning itself. If digital interdependence doesn’t completely change both sociology and education over the next 25 years, we might need to go back and see what happened.

The Characteristics Of A Good School

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Consider a few of the key ideas in progressive education. Mobile learning, digital citizenship, design thinking, collaboration, creativity, and on a larger scale, digital literacy (education not yet comfortable enough with these ideas to teach “just citizenship” or “just literacy”),1:1, and more are skills and content bits that every student would benefit from exposure to and mastery of. Most modern academic standards take a body-of-knowledge approach to education.

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

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10 Ways Technology Has Changed Education: The Iconic Actions #edtech Should Disrupt. You may dislike standards-based reporting, using labels like “proficient,” or grading with a 1-3 scale. But deep integration of technology in learning should–ideally anyway–make learning mobile–always-on, asynchronous and self-directed access to both content and collaborators. Yes, you’ve got a pile of academic standards that have to be mastered.