TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

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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. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle.

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

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Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, and education companies are not immune to criticisms either. At a time when parents, teachers and advocacy groups are increasingly concerned about the uses of educational data, these researchers want to send a clear message about the differences between commercial and research data.

Your Internet History is Now For Sale

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Those protections were designed to limit what companies could do with information such as browsing habits, app usage history and location data. Advocacy ISTE Technology in Education Uncategorized advocacy internet privacy lawmaking

Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard said he hopes to eventually have the company provide free or discounted subscriptions to the courses to people from low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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That the edtech companies have swindled us all and we are in the thrall of Big Screen. Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL.

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In the busy world of businesses, this kind of personal interaction says a lot to me about the vision and mission of a company. Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendorsStudent voice is important to me.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

This year we receive a donation from an energy distribution company. Reading Community principal as an advocate Advocacy engagement Literacy Communication nonfiction summer slideEvery year we purchase reading tote bags for all of our students.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(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.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Real change can come from our unanimous stance against ineffective edtech, including predatory companies who make baseless claims in order to sell their products. While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy.

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Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

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and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

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. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges is weak, and the state does not do enough to protect students from these sometimes predatory institutions, according to a new national report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute.

HQPBL Releases Framework on PBL.

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Atlanta tech company gives $1M for STEM education at APS School. An Atlanta-based technology company will donate $1 million to support science, technology, engineering and math education at Hollis Innovation Academy.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

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He’d spent his career building and selling companies in various industries, including finance, telecommunications, software and consumer retail. Drawing on what he knew best, Marwell ran his nonprofit with the urgency, pacing and risk-taking that is more typical of for-profit companies.

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.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. This in turn helped the Chilean edtech ecosystem by helping edtech companies scale and subsequently invest in smaller markets. “In Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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As a district, understand what your success criteria is before engaging with edtech companies. Choose a company whose experience meets your needs The edtech market is complex, which can make potential choices seem overwhelming. When you have shared your success criteria in this evaluation, savvy edtech companies understand what is required to achieve the goals set out in the evaluation.

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It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Dangerously Irrelevant

Plus we need hundreds of millions of dollars to give to companies so that they can create a dozen or so jobs. State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery?

Are Schools Helpless, Hapless When it Comes to IT Privacy and Security?

Doug Levin

Instead, advocates have focused almost exclusively on the practices of companies serving education. Advocates would have us believe that school districts are incapable of making responsible decisions about technology-related privacy and security issues affecting students.

How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

The company works with advocacy organizations to develop lists of keywords and phrases that could indicate cyberbullying (and other concerns such as self-harm, violence, or radicalization). Bullying is a real danger for students today. More than 28 percent of U.S.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

It just goes against everything we know about child development and what’s best for children,” said Josh Golin, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Intelitek Recognized by The Edvocate as a Finalist in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions that were entered and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech.

Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

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Should such features emerge, that would make the platform a free competitor to systems like Knewton, the for-profit company that was an early player in adaptive learning and now focuses on selling low-cost textbooks built around open content. “It’s One of those partners is Fanuel Muindi, who leads the nonprofit Stem Advocacy Institute , which has created a library of educational materials called The Journal of Stories in Science.

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Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

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A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location. That user data is often sold to or shared with other companies, such as advertisers who have a vested interest in behavioral data, and it’s not as anonymous as people think. Some apps do more harm than good.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

So he hired the same company who developed that game to also develop this game. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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As states push for news ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

The Hechinger Report

We have to engage in a movement,” Susan Patrick, CEO of the nonprofit advocacy group known as iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning), told the cheering crowd of 3,000 true believers.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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

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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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, the advocacy is not lost on them. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a nonprofit advocacy group, said many apps have been “falsely marketed as educational” for years, even though there is no evidence that the apps actually help children learn.

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

Doug Levin

Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade.

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Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech.

7 questions after Governor Branstad’s school funding veto

Dangerously Irrelevant

Roark is correct about our tone but I will also note that educators’ current policy advocacy is not working. State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery?

The Importance of Value and Purpose

The Principal of Change

Going forward, having an authentic advocacy for the development and success of others should be prerequisite for selection into all leadership roles. Any company focused exclusively on driving profits–without a compelling mission–will inherently neuter engagement.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

The Hechinger Report

Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported. I will not shut down my investigations or stand by while loan-servicing companies are given a free pass to cheat students.”.

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

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19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. Fuller took over for Sam Pemberton, who moved to a non-executive board position with the company.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

The nation’s school districts spend about $46 billion less per year on facility upkeep than is needed to maintain “healthy and safe” learning environments, according to a 2016 report from the 21st Century School Fund, a research and advocacy organization.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee.

Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

And so, yes, I’ve kind of started very quickly after accepting the award for Instructional Technologist of the Year, then TCEA – as many of our state affiliates has a strong advocacy arm for educational opportunities here in Texas.