Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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How does a fifth grader feel getting ready to do a live edtech demo at their local school board meeting? At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. 6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Video-Based Learning. Big Data And Learning Analytics.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

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From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

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All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. Edtech surely seems a win-win solution for both students and teachers. Students win with edtech. Engaging learning materials are one factor. Educators also win with edtech. E-learning

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EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

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The partnership enables device-agnostic access to educators and students, increasing accessibility to help close the achievement gap across the nation. EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. Learn more at [link].

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

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These are computer screens, akin to a dashboard in a pilot’s cockpit, that visually depict students’ progress as they learn online and flag areas of concern that a teacher can address. The researchers assigned some teachers to wear glasses with the data analytics turned off.

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MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

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The company creates a curriculum and lesson plans around each game and offers learning analytics, showing how games are being used. Another 100 schools have purchased blanket subscriptions, which cost schools $1,200 per year, for access to all 50 games on the platform. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech BusinessAs The Verve and Billy Ray Cyrus can probably tell you, a second hit is far from guaranteed.

Ensuring “Techquity” in All Learning Spaces

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Techquity,” as defined by educator and consultant Ken Shelton in a recent edLeader Panel , sponsored by NetRef , is the intersection of the use of technology and ensuring equitable learning environments. 6 Themes of Culturally Relevant Learning Environments. Learn more at net-ref.com.

What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

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Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. AI, XR, & Blockchain: A New Era in EdTech.

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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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. But I am sort of all-in on analytics as a concept.

To Bring Analytics to College Classrooms, New Effort Starts With ‘Data Laundry’

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A consortium of 25 universities unveiled a new platform last month that will pull in information from systems across campus to bring richer analytics to college classrooms. But they hope to create a process that others can use, and to push edtech companies to more closely follow standards so that there’s less cleaning work needed. And Unizin requires companies to follow technical data standards called Caliper Analytics , developed by a nonprofit group called IMS Global. “We’re

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics. Blog EdTech News News news

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

Reading Students Through a Tech Lens

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They wondered: Would it be possible for students to learn effectively outside of the classroom? The answer to these questions is yes, so said educational leaders and edtech specialists in an edLeader Panel, sponsored by Gaggle and CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate. By Michele Israel.

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

Doug Levin

Based on universal access to free and equal schools, the social contract for public education equates the attainment of a high school diploma with readiness for college, meaningful participation in the workforce, and the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. In my view, at least four such assurances are needed in a digital age: One, we must ensure every student has access to the digital tools they need to succeed in school.

Managing and Sharing Your Education Data Effectively

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Cougan noted that education data has taken on even more importance during the pandemic, as teachers and administrators strive to determine how they can keep students connected, engaged, on task, and safe, whether the students are learning remotely, in hybrid settings, or in classrooms.

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How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

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It’s time once again for The Hulk of edtech conferences— Educause , which kicks off fully on Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif. Improving Learning and Teaching with Learning Analytics: What Do Teachers Want? Open Badges Update and the IMS Global Open Badges Extensions in Education Project with Brenda Perea (Colorado Community College System), Mark Leuba (IMS Global Learning Consortium), Anthony Newman (Purdue University), Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly).

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

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This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password. Our edtech coordinator tells me there is more collaborative time for students. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access.

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Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

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It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. Small companies like Acrobatiq, OpenStax and Smart Sparrow—the platform behind HabWorlds—and edtech veterans including Pearson and McGraw-Hill are racing to to develop complete courses that faculty can implement immediately. George Siemens, a researcher and digital learning theorist, has a problem with that. “We

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. I think such courses aren’t open in the sense that they limit access based on the ability to pay. Still such courses can offer considerably wider access to higher education than the traditional model. There will be an increasing demand for skilled learning designers. TL;DR.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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For example, this story from the School Library Journal : “ Charter Schools , Segregation , and School Library Access.” From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. I think such courses aren’t open in the sense that they limit access based on the ability to pay. Still such courses can offer considerably wider access to higher education than the traditional model. There will be an increasing demand for skilled learning designers. TL;DR.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ 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.” Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” ” Entrepreneur.com repeats this old story : “ Personalised learning with the help of Artificial Intelligence will change the Education System.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via New America : “The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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“In the Leeds offering, for example, each course certificate will cost £59 and there are five taught courses; the sixth assessment course, which leads to 10 credits, is priced at £250 – making a total cost of £545 – which will also cover access to online library content,” The Guardian reports. (It’ll From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” Adeptemy , an adaptive learning company, has raised $3.48

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used.

Hack Education Weekly News

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A bill in Missouri would end tenure for all new faculty hires starting in 2018 and require more student access to information about the job market for majors. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive.

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