Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. They understood the outsized influence that billion dollar behemoths like Microsoft would continue to have, and knew that the only way the open source model could “win” would be if proprietary software companies adopted it. Preface.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

The s ame article also says, “Many students do not read for pleasure and have not for decades.” So I’m not accused of cherry picking, that article does say that when students were allowed to surf the web during a lecture they processed less of the lecture. EDITORIAL.

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A Tale of Two American Education Systems: An Edtech Investor’s Perspective

Edsurge

According to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition , across 24 states, only 27 percent of schools serving low-income students offer computer science courses, compared to 41 percent of schools serving their high-income peers. Jennifer is in sixth grade.

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. Original Article Source: [link].

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Knowledge at Wharton High School [link] is an extensive website full of podcasts and articles and lessons. It was announced — or I should say it was released a few months ago, and then the New York Times did a really good article on them.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. is a director at Hayutin & Associates, an educational services company in Santa Monica, California, where she manages a caseload of 75 students and provides clinical supervision to tutors and educational therapists.

What’s in Your Name? The Importance of Branding for Recruitment in Edtech

Edsurge

Your success as a company depends every bit as much on growing your customer base as it does on attracting the right talent to engage those customers. There’s a general assumption that all companies have two separate audiences—namely, the customers and the potential hires—and that their branding should cater to each group distinctly. That’s why EdSurge has put together branding opportunities for hiring companies to reach our audience.

Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

edWeb.net

Attending trade shows seems like an absolute must for educational publishers; the cost, personnel, and logistics can be obstacles for even the larger companies. First, since no company can attend every event, staff should meet to discuss event strategy every year ahead of trade show season.

The Importance of Value and Purpose

The Principal of Change

In the article, “ Why Engagement Happens In Employees’ Hearts, Not Their Minds ” they make the connection between the importance of “love” and engagement in work. There is so much more I could share from the article ( I encourage you to read the whole thing ).

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

More about this week's guests: Patrick Farenga brings more than 34 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife unschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

While socioeconomics, district location, and availability of reliable and consistent WIFI access may seem unsurmountable, rural districts, along with CoSN and companies like Kajeet, are committed to both digital equity and digital equality. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School

Edsurge

Now, close to 20 students from the local school district have meaningful, inclusive, paid employment assembling and packing materials for a variety of companies. Article: An Interview with LeDerick Horne. Article: CTE: Making a Difference in Post-School Lives. Article: Michael B. Article: Dr. John Collins on His New ONEder Curriculum! Building Self-Advocacy. No real names are used in this article to protect the identity of the students.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

The company, which is based in Oakland, counts LinkedIn and PathSource among its competitors. Quartolio Many scientific articles go unread, and many are never analyzed across disciplines, said Nicole Bishop, the CEO and founder of Quartolio. They are a collection of all the documents the company has compiled on a single scientific concept. Forefront offers in-person trainings, ranging from teaching companies about implicit bias to helping them recruit better.

Learning Revolution Weekly Shows - Thrive in EDU, Teaching by Heart, Reinventing.School, The Connected Classroom, Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Children | #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

SHOW LINK BIO: Angela Maiers has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. As budgets get cut, special education advocacy must be paramount.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Manheim Central School District (PA) Superintendent Dr. Peter Aiken said they partnered with a company to educate their staff about email threats. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

Developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company” represented only 8.2% These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways. But they are also huge companies that pay their employers to give some of their work away to everyone – including their competitors – under open licenses. Companies and organizations that only work with OER don’t have these costs.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. She is a past board member and chair of CoSN and is Vice President of Advocacy and Programs for LACUE. She served as general counsel of a broadband company, and as a partner in a major international law firm in Washington D.C.,

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S.

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REINVENTING.SCHOOL Today with Howard Blumenthal - "Paying for School" with Andreas Schleicher #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For one aspect of this subject, see Howard's article about " School Bus Economics " about student transportation in the U.S. He is the author of 24 books and several hundred articles about technology, learning, business, and human progress.

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

For instance, Union County College, in New Jersey, recently forged a deal with Cengage to give the campus a steep discount on the company’s Cengage Unlimited subscription if they buy in bulk.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

STEM Content Connection: This month we are highlighting water conservation, advocacy, and education resources you can utilize in your classroom. ” Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn what happens once we run out of water. Water, Water, (Challenges) Everywhere….

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. This article was modified and published by EdScoop and eSchool News.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

He’s put $100 million of his own money into his company Kernel (which I guess means we’re supposed to believe it’s a real, viable thing) with the promise of developing computer chip implants that will bolster human intelligence. Elon Musk – a totally reliable person with his predictions of the future of the business of science – has founded a company called Neuralink that does something similar.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. The combined companies now extend from enrollment to graduation in districts that include traditional public, charter, and independent schools across the country.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Thank God we spent the last 20 years paying a dozen middle-aged white men to rehash the same articles on how political correctness on campus is the true threat to free speech [link] — Dara Very Rude Elevator Screamers Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 29, 2018. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.”

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In August, 2017, Jennifer became Head of School at Gimnasio Los Caobos, a project-based preK-12 school outside of Bogotá, Colombia, where she also writes articles on education for various Colombian publications. We started the Tour company to show the real side of slums and its community.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. ” From the article: Zuckerberg revealed that he wants to ensure that education has a chance to flourish in VR. The new company will be called Touch Press (which was the name of another company that StoryToys acquired last year). iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.”