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

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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.” They’re not “trends,” really.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

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5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The need for more rural education advocacy. Blog: [link]. 10-minute Teacher Show News & Trends Teaching

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

All of them are searching for that holy grail of tailoring content and skills to the weaknesses of each kid,” said Larry Cuban, an emeritus professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, who often writes about education technology on his popular blog.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

Blog Credentialing Distributed Computing Trends #DCSummit Alex Tapscott Badges Bitcoin Blockchain Chamber of Digital Commerce Coin Center Curecoin Don Tapscott Ethereum Gridcoin Hyperledger Project IBM

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David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

Blog OER #GoOpen #OER2016 #OERBoat copyright ESSA open pedagogy open policy privacy textbooksI’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S.

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Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued (and how to disrupt the pattern)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

” It’s a terrible message to send to children–that once you become a teacher, you lose your right for self-advocacy. See blog posts/transcripts for all episodes. Education Trends Equity Resources Truth For Teachers Podcast

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom


To help reverse the trend, try creating a questions wall – with paper sticky notes or a digital alternative like the Nureva™ Span™ system – and encourage your students to write and post their inquiries – and then work to solve them. Blogging and beyond. Blogging has become increasingly popular in classrooms, for good reason. And for more ways to get students creating and reflecting on a regular basis, check out these blogging alternatives. Self-advocacy.

7 questions after Governor Branstad’s school funding veto

Dangerously Irrelevant

I blogged in March that it was really tough to feel positive about education politics in Iowa this year and I was proven right. So while education continues to be the biggest part of the state budget, it seems that all of the funding trends are negative, not positive.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

Educator Innovator

Through a partnership with a local online newspaper Oakland Local and with the district’s television station KDOL, Oscar and Jose started a youth blogging site called Young Oakland. Their work speaks to the unique opportunity for students to reach a broader audience for their ideas through the use of online blogging. In each of the above examples, students’ passions led them to express themselves in some powerful way, whether that was video, blog, advocacy, or research.

Orientation Inspiration 2017


This year, I asked folks in my network about their plans on this Padlet and I scanned the blogs I regularly follow. This year, a couple of very clear trends emerged. These are all things I do for free anyway, but it should be a great education/advocacy opportunity.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. In 2015, former Star-Ledger education reporter Bob Braun posted a screenshot to his blog of an email by a New Jersey superintendent.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope. Marketing “Mindsets” While the brainwave monitoring headsets hyped by some in ed-tech might seem too far-fetched and too futuristic for schools to adopt, they are being positioned as part of another trend that might make them seem far more palatable: “social emotional learning” or SEL.

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” Via the Law Librarian Blog : “ LexisNexis ’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethics.” “What We Should Worry About When We Worry About Virtual Reality ” – a guest post by Eugene Stern on the Mathbabe blog. ” How many made-up statistics can you put in a blog post introducing your company ?

The Politics of Education Technology

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One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” But when trying to write about ten “trends,” it’s evident: everything overlaps. ” A few months later, Facebook fired all of its “ trending news team ,” arguing that its algorithms would be able to better and objectively surface stories.

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Via the Broadcast Law Blog : “Time for the FCC to Review Children’s Television Educational Programming Obligations of Broadcasters? Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. It’s building this little web that turns the user into a mostly passive consumer of mostly western corporate content,” says Ellery Biddle, Global Voices’ advocacy director. Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.” (National) Education Politics.


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Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” ” Coursera, initially only emailing former students about their old course work, decided finally to blog about its platform change. ” The Udacity blog weighs in because this has implications, apparently, for nanodegree career readiness. Education Politics.

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