Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

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An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Leaders of the two companies have, in fact, publicly stated that they plan to create an unlimited subscription service that would combine all of both company’s digital titles if the merger is allowed to proceed.

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.

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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.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

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

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.

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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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.

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What’s the key to ending vaping? Not following smoking’s roadmap

The Christensen Institute

Given the severity of the issue, advocacy groups are calling for action to limit e-cigarette use, by raising the age for sale of “tobacco products” or other methods. In 1998 the Master Settlement Agreement prohibited tobacco companies from interfering with research on the dangers of smoking.

Roybi Raises $4.2 Million Seed Round to Produce Educational Robots

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Sarraf hopes the robot and her company of the same name can reach homes and families, just as they have reached the wallets of two angel investors who have injected $4.2 The company did not disclose their names. Courtesy of Roybi the company.

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.

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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.

How to Unleash 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.

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Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. Even though the companies are often taking the bulk of the tuition revenue the degree programs pull in, the firms still aren’t profitable in many cases.

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.

HQPBL Releases Framework on PBL.

Leadership Lounge

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.

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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Google Gets $170M Fine and Pledges to Protect Children on YouTube. Will It Matter?

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In April 2018, privacy advocacy groups filed a complaint stating that YouTube had been illegally collecting personal data about minors who use its service without their parents’ consent, and used that information for advertising purposes. How much is $170 million?

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.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

More important, by sharing a sample of the information contained on a company’s website, customers are driven to click for more information. If a company just focuses on sales messages, educators will tune out. Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers.

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.

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.

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.

#AskExcelinEd: How has access to computer science education increased in the past year?

ExcelinEd

In order to keep this technology wave going, we need more people with these skills—not just in Silicon Valley firms or technology corridors—but in diverse businesses like banks, manufacturing plants, power companies and farms.

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.

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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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.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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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.

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.

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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Educational Leadership for Social Good

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation , dedicated to effecting positive change in schools, and currently supporting a number of advocacy programs including the Our Voice Academy and the nonprofit Student Voice Foundation.

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.