TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Vision includes not replacing books based on bindings wearing out, but purchasing content (EX: Shakespeare) and keeping it. We spend rediculously large sums of money to the same companies every few years for repackaged content. also need to get telecommunications companies to run fiber to rural areas which they are reluctant to do because it is not profitable for them. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and other advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to mandate training for graduate mentors and advisors.

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. Jim always listens to students and makes sure they have what they need in order to purchase books for the library. Capstone isn’t just about selling books.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

I also like crayons and colored pencils and paper and real books. I’m sure Dr. Kardaras would rather they wait for the book. That the edtech companies have swindled us all and we are in the thrall of Big Screen. EDITORIAL.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read. We reopen our library once a month during the summer, which allows students and families up to three times to check in old books and check out new ones.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read. We reopen our library once a month during the summer, which allows students and families up to three times to check in old books and check out new ones.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela’s advocacy has earned her recognition, most recently the “2017 NJ State School Counselor of the Year” award and was featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls blog. In her free time, Angela enjoys writing and is the author of several therapeutic children’s books.

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What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn the story and the lesson plan and book that will help you build bridges with your students. Book Giveaway Contest. I wish My Teacher Knew Book Giveaway Contest. And she also has a book , and we’ll be hosting a giveaway for it on the show today.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. After piloting and proving its instructional model, LPS partnered with an edtech company, called Gooru , to create a more robust and scalable technology for facilitating its practices.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

And I was thinking to myself, “Kids can get an immersive experience that takes them places that you could never envision in a 2-D movie or in images in a slideshow or a PowerPoint or any way shape or form, or book. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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

iterating toward openness

Several of these books appear on more than one category page, and so are double counted. Many of the books overlap in the course they are designed to support, and so are counted multiple times. Other books in the library appear to be great supplements, but not large enough in scope to substitute for all of the traditionally copyrighted materials (TCM) normally used in a course. These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

These are important tasks and I look forward to working with the company as we move forward with this work both in the UK, and the U.S.” It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll shelve books. Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Tom: You know, I read a really good book lately by a professor at UT at Knoxville, from Dr. Amy Broemmel. And the book is called Learning to be Teacher Leaders.

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10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

I am eagerly awaiting the chance to read the book. Management and tracking of school assets (like property, buses, furniture, textbooks, library books/journals, and technology).

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

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. The Hechinger Report → Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions?

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

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. The Hechinger Report → Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions?

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Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve written several books about those children. Could we take the billions of dollars that are going to testing companies and put it into rich, developmental pre-K? Not all of these books are bad.

Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos

NeverEndingSearch

Last July she re-birthed Book Club for Kids as a podcast, a project she formerly produced as a National Public Radio show in Los Angeles. ” In its current iteration, Book Club for Kids is a 20-minute share-fest.

Weekend Reading: Hurricane Matthew Edition

ProfHacker

“Every single trip begins with walking,” says Gil Penalosa, founder of the livable cities advocacy group 8 80 Cities.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

RafranzDavis.com

It would be years before I found “my voice” again in my teaching and advocacy. Time and again, with every tech company that I encounter, the feedback is real.

Should you build your own LMS?

eSchool News

In most cases, schools are turning to third parties for help building out their core and non-core content right now, said Allison Powell, VP for new learning models at iNACOL , the nonprofit blended learning advocacy group. “We’re Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Derek put his education into practice in Washington state, first as a business consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he helped businesses, non-profits, and government agencies run more efficiently.

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. Her new book, Emergent Technology Leadership , will be available in 2019.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Edsurge and Getting Smart promote venture capitalist Ryan Craig ’s new book A New U and the idea that “ faster + cheaper alternatives will replace most of higher ed.” ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” The company has raised $20.4 The company had raised some $40.5

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9 The NYT’s Natasha Singer writes about tech companies’ attempts to shape legislation that would give consumers more control over their data: “Just Don’t Call It Privacy.”

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Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

iterating toward openness

Both the wider internet and the narrower education space are filled with companies and organizations that provide value-added services around openly licensed software and content. Pressbooks (Book Oven Inc.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” Really looking forward to this new testing company though! The testing company (profiled by Edsurge in the “testing” section above) has raised $22.5

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?”

Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Collections in Schools

MindShift

While the e-book market is growing, it’s not yet clear how it will play out in schools where educators have diverse needs for books. Some e-books can only be licensed for a limited amount of time to schools, which might be a good thing if schools are constantly changing curriculum, but also means the school doesn’t own the book outright. “It Increasingly digital access to books is part of classroom instruction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. ” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. 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. ” The company, which has raised some $107.4

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. The importance of thinking about education through the lens of “the new economy” was best demonstrated this year by Tressie McMillan Cottom in her book on for-profit education, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Read The New York Times review of her book.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

The group’s acronym, RISC, was deliberate, according to a book by its creators, “Delivering on the Promise.” To build public support for the changes, the foundation also gave smaller grants to youth and immigrant advocacy groups in the districts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM. If you know the history of this company , it’s a rather frightening gesture. ” The book was racist. ” The company has raised $12.5 Echo360 has acquired testing company Astute Technology. ” Education technology companies. President-Elect Trump.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein on his company’s new event series, The Empirical Educator Project. The digital flash card company has raised $32 million total. million from the testing company ACT. The “adaptive learning” company has raised $23.5 million from Grit Capital Partners and Allen & Company.