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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

The classroom of the future isn’t far from becoming a reality in 2018. With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship. VR in the Classroom Grows More Feasible.

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.

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” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Via Wired : “How Apple Lost Its Place in the Classroom.” ” Via The New York Times : “Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Apple ’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds AR lessons.”

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” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system. Teacher on Paid Leave After Confederate Flag Found Hanging in Classroom.”

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The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.