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. In the busy world of businesses, this kind of personal interaction says a lot to me about the vision and mission of a company. Student voice is important to me.

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

Digital Promise

When an educator is unprepared and unable to access high-quality resources to meet our unique learners’ needs, the system penalizes the educator. While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

When we meet with school counselors, one of the things that we share out is the data regarding Bachelor’s degrees that are being conferred in this country, and the number of jobs that are available. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

The quote was by Charles “Tremendous” Jones , and the quote said, “The difference between who we are as a person today, and who we will be in five years is determined by the books we read and the people we meet.”

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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

The quote was by Charles “Tremendous” Jones , and the quote said, “The difference between who we are as a person today, and who we will be in five years is determined by the books we read and the people we meet.”. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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.

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

Doug Levin

I’m deeply grateful for the support and collegiality of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation over this time, including for allowing me to attend this year’s annual OER meeting. I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S.

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Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

In addition, partner with the education technology provider in developing a plan that will meet your district’s curriculum and strategic goals. 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.

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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.

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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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Once I was speaking in Virginia and some teachers told me I had to meet Pam, that she was a “teacher’s and student’s superintendent.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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?

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.”.

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If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news.

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Colleges Enlist Peer Mentors to Make Campuses More Welcoming to Neurodivergent Students

Edsurge

After all, plenty of people who meet the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders enter college without diagnoses and are therefore disconnected from official university disabilities services, according to research published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry in 2014.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

The Hechinger Report

Our Voice Nuestra Voz, a non-profit education advocacy group in New Orleans, analyzed the school performance scores data and found that approximately 15,000 students attend these failing schools.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

At each meeting reiterate the school’s commitment to digital safety, provide tips and insights into the technology used at the school, offer resources parents can refer to at home, and let them ask their questions about kids and media.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

Related: Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for Internet speed. It wasn’t possible to see Mindspark in action, so we asked the company a question many who follow blended learning want to ask: how can be sure blended learning is working?

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

EdSurge Sessions In between hearty servings of Tex-Mex and meat, won’t you have time to stop by and meet? Where School Safety, Security, & Surveillance Meet Happy hour will have to wait, as we kick our sessions off with a sobering and important conversation that warrants your attention. Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

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.

Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

Edsurge

After a career working at tech-centric companies including Google and Quora in product roles, Liu Huang joined CZI in 2017 to oversee the product development, notably the Summit Learning platform. CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. You’ve helped build products for Google and Facebook, companies that in recent months have been scrutinized over data collection and sharing practices.

?Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short

Edsurge

Even in places like Seattle where the economy is booming and private companies have partnered with institutions to create their own job pipelines , students are still struggling with these issues. As massive tech companies like Microsoft increase their footprint in the region, housing prices have soared and members of the community—including students, faculty and other staff members—are struggling to afford to stay at the institution.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

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.

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

Iterating Toward Openness

To offset all this double counting, there is the separate issue of the many “whole course” OER that OTL refuses to index because they don’t meet the OTL’s definition of “textbook.” 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. Companies and organizations that only work with OER don’t have these costs.

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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

based advocacy group Excelencia in Education, said universities need to go beyond that sort of passive outreach, especially for students who may be hesitant to seek out help. “We

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

The quote was by Charles “Tremendous” Jones , and the quote said, “The difference between who we are as a person today, and who we will be in five years is determined by the books we read and the people we meet.”.

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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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Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

The Hechinger Report

What they lack is college-educated relatives, counselors, role models or mentors to make sure they take the courses and meet the deadlines they need to, or who encourage them to think about their further educations.