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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

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With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around.

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Knewton’s New Business Attracts New $25M in Funding. But Some Things Don’t Change.

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The company that set the bar for hyping adaptive-learning technology has had to adapt to new leadership and a new business model. The rest comes from company’s existing investors, including Accel, Atomico, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, Founders Fund and Sofina. The company says its materials are compliant with web accessibility standards, and shareable through a noncommercial Creative Commons license ( CC-BY-NC-ND ).

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Jeff Bezos Wants to Go to the Moon. Then, Public Education.

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It would be easy to think that Amazon’s rapid expansion into industry after industry is just the natural, opportunistic path of a cash-flush company seeking to invest in new, lucrative markets. And if your child prefers a fully virtual setting, learning from home is normalized and supported.

EdSurge Live: Who Controls AI in Higher Ed, And Why It Matters (Part 1)

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More instructors are experimenting with adaptive-learning systems in their classrooms. The first segment included two guests with different perspectives: Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Mark Milliron, co-founder and chief learning officer at Civitas Learning. Milliron: Higher education right now is definitely in the beginning stages of any kind of use of AI.

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10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

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I think the phenomena of the infographic syllabus has been an effort by many teachers to make that document more accessible, more real,” she explains. “We Now, a spokesperson for the classroom video site says the company has rebranded the idea as “VoicePods” (based on a generic model that retails for about $30 on Amazon). They're working with Alexa Skill Blueprints to create new assessments and letting kids ask for word definitions or simply to play soothing background music.

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Not Sure What Courseware to Try? This Tool Wants to Make Your Decision Easier

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When edtech companies approach Kara Monroe, they all tout how their product is different from everybody else’s. But without proof, Monroe, vice president of academic innovation and support at Ivy Tech Community College, and her colleagues are searching in the dark to find the right tools that faculty can use to improve learning outcomes for the more than 200,000 students in the Indiana community college system. Does it mean adaptive software?

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student.

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Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Chopra worked at the CFPB and, while there, “sued two for-profit-college companies – ITT Educational Services Inc. The lawsuit contends that the publisher is “ predatory ” because it charges scholars to have their work published in open-access journals. ” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. ” asks Fast Company. (I’m Tutoring company GradeSlam has raised $1.6

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Members will have access to lab and office space, as well as a slew of lab equipment. Definitely worth a listen.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals. Our sharks were Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle; Jason Jones, a co-editor of the ProfHacker blog and director of educational technology at Trinity College, in Connecticut; and Paul Freedman, founder of Entangled Ventures, an education-technology company.

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Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary. Pearson claims Pearson’s personalized learning products work.

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“ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” The Indian gaming company has raised $1.2

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.