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How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

While the student goes through the formal steps within the system — from kindergarten to primary school to secondary school and so on — parents are an important part of the big picture. How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Seneca Learning is a free online homework and revision platform that covers most of the secondary school curriculum. Crucially, the website is freely accessible by everyone. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. This is another advantage of EdTEch. In other words, EdTech and AI have the potential to truly make a difference and reduce social inequality. The UK Educational Gap.

Edtech startup Shikho raises $1.3m to expand Bangladesh operations

AsiaTechDaily

Register Shikho , a Bangladesh-based education technology (edtech) startup , announced raising $1.3 The post Edtech startup Shikho raises $1.3m EdTech Featured ShikhoBookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet?

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system. They spend more time in class trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it; they also clog IT channels when passwords aren’t easily recovered.

Why edtech plays a big role in future-proofing education

Neo LMS

Secondary schools and high schools face their own conundrums regarding final exams. Regardless of the chosen type of curriculum, how much edtech and distance learning will remain in use? Access to education — digital or otherwise — and opportunity gaps that existed before are widening.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. Continuous professional development is key for integrating edtech, but it often gets deleted from the budget.

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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. This more comprehensive understanding of social-emotional health will spur schools to prioritize SEL as a foundational response and technology monitoring as a complimentary (but secondary) facet of student wellness and safety. In 2019 and beyond, interoperability will be an extremely important point of emphasis for edtech leaders.

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” EdTech News News newsIt’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” EdTech News News newsIt’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. The teachers I was working with only had access to a laptop cart, thus apps that had to be downloaded on a device were not an option. At the meeting later that day I introduced each of the tools to the group and noted which ones did not require student access to a computer.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. For those EdTech companies that cannot access funds, or simply do not wish to raise large sums of venture capital money, their ability to maintain a first-mover advantage, or reach cash-flow positive without capital constraint, could be jeopardized by the presence of well-funded rivals. By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning and Investment,” which is part of CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent series for edWeb, three superintendents who’ve been in the trenches for all aspects of district edtech plans discussed effective financial planning for technology. The post Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives appeared first on edWeb.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

Edsurge

Secondary schools can only take in 36 percent of students who finish primary school. He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. These services include access to an in-house “technical team to help support our startups,” Martin adds. “We’re Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors

Edsurge

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which Congress reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the federal government’s largest commitment to K-12 education. A Win for Edtech Vendors.

We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom?

Edsurge

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments. The ESL teacher and I worked together to give him access to a digital audiobook so he could hear the text read aloud fluently and be provided with definitions of unfamiliar words. We've been able to create a robust community of practice that meaningfully incorporates industry and education experts, serving over 3,000 secondary students. .

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

3of October of 2018) – The Chilean Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has launched a new partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for Primary and Secondary classrooms, supporting Me Conecto para Aprender (I Connect to Learn), an initiative of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. -New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md.

Savvas Realize Earns Award for Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools

eSchool News

Savvas Realize, one of the edtech industry’s most versatile learning management systems (LMS), was honored in both the primary and secondary education categories as a technology solution that is “key to helping schools transition to remote, hybrid, and blended learning environments.”.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators?

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What’s the Right Price for an Online Degree?

Edsurge

Price is in part a measure of how much others value a college degree, how much it’s admired and how effective it is in securing social capital—giving graduates access to powerful networks, including often seamless entry into top positions in the job market.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 16, 2017 States Struggle to Bridge Digital Divide | US News and World Report → Digital exclusion is a growing problem in the United States – about one-fifth of Americans don’t have internet access at home, according to 2015 U.S. Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent. Blog EdTech News News news

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

These new connections could yield well-studied benefits of students having access to role models like them. And, in a small pocket of the edtech market , new tools are starting to do just that. Academic research has reached the same conclusions as this teacher; the 2016 State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce assessment reported that “the elementary and secondary educator workforce is overwhelmingly homogenous (82% white in public schools).”

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

Our primary and secondary education systems formed around teachers imparting knowledge. Without innovative learning platforms that deliver results, create opportunities for learners and provide access to those most likely to get left behind, society is at risk for continued upheaval.

COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes

Edsurge

The challenge: how students can complete lab work without access to a science lab. But in the world of science education, the lack of lab access has led educators to seek alternatives. When you start introducing a hardware component, you reduce access and scalability,” he says.

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

There is a renewed focus on CTE amid broader debates about the value of college and the student debt crisis as well as the need for viable post-secondary alternatives. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read about the roles educators play in meeting the demand for cybersecurity experts. Demand for Post-Secondary Options Drives CTE Investment. Department of Education, supporting instruction for elementary and secondary students as well as adults.

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Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

If the folder with audio doesn’t have the right share settings, no one will be able to access the audio. . Mike attended UW Madison where he received his degree in Secondary Education in Broadfield Science and Biology with additional certifications in chemistry and physics.

8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2)

Shake Up Learning

link] #EdTech #RemoteLearning #K12. — ?? Especially in the secondary world, lockers are one of the most exciting (and underrated) parts of school. If you have access to Canva for your students, this can actually be a cool back-to-school activity.

Education technology and the future of Higher Ed leadership

Neo LMS

To quote a study on Evolllution , “60 percent of respondents said technology has fundamentally changed post-secondary teaching and learning. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design. Education technology (edtech) has already made leaps and bounds in the last 10 years.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. edWeb Blog CoSN district leadership edtech rural districts Technology

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Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools ? SULS065

Shake Up Learning

Laura used choice boards to offer both online and offline choices for students who didn’t have access. Self-directed and self-paced learning can also be helpful for secondary students or students who need less support.

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

In secondary, this is most likely by subject. In Google Chrome, you can add it to your bookmarks bar for quick access. The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom

TeacherCast

Teachers can also implement elements of gamification rather easily as Schoology provides access to “student completion settings”, hidden folders or assignments, and a badge creation tool. All of this can be used to truly differentiate how and what, students access. For secondary students, the enhanced platform feels a lot like a social media application like Facebook, while offering a plethora of options to make it more than just a homework/classwork organizer.

How to Work From Home and Get Things Done! – SULS059

Shake Up Learning

In Google Chrome, you can add it to your bookmarks bar for quick access. I also recommend this technique for secondary students in the classroom doing deep work! The post How to Work From Home and Get Things Done! – SULS059 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.