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

Digital Promise

Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Shouldn’t we collectively hold the edtech market accountable for failing our diverse learners?

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5 edtech accelerators that are changing K-12

eSchool News

Five powerful edtech accelerators are influencing the skills and needs of K-12 students and educators, according to a new CoSN report released during the advocacy group’s 2019 conference.

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Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

Like a lot of EdTech solutionism, it sounds pretty good, enough kernels of truth and dismissal of the anti-robograder camp (through building Les Perelman as the embodiment of this perspective and rendering him a straw man) to gloss over the inherent problem robo-readers pose. The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

10 reasons edtech works sometimes, but not all the time

eSchool News

There are a number of factors—10, to be specific—that have a sizable impact on the success (or failure) of and edtech implementation. Related content: How better edtech management empowered our district.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

CoSN is a professional association and advocacy group for district technology leaders with a goal of “empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to create engaging learning environments and provide the tools essential for their success”. Formed in 1992, CoSN works to provide its members with the management, community building, and advocacy tools to be technology leaders in today’s schools.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

During a recent edWebinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-Rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development. She is a past board member and chair of CoSN and is Vice President of Advocacy and Programs for LACUE.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” EdTech News News newsIt’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” EdTech News News newsIt’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). EdTech News News news

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

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). EdTech News News news

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Seeing RED at ISTE : The Latest Edtech Findings

techlearning

Project RED, a national research and advocacy plan, is seeking to answer this question through its large-scale national studies. How can technology help re-engineer our education system?

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

Often there are arguments about this piece of pedagogy and that new tablet, but rarely does the entire entity known as EDTECH get disparaged as a whole. Let’s be up front- CUE is an edtech nonprofit. According to Dr. Kardaras, CUE would be part of the hoax of edtech.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

FephuQLwUh #tlchat #edtech #studentvoice. Usually, when I share my work, I add hashtags like #edchat, #edtech, #studentvoice, #tlchat, #istelib, #makered, and more. Created by Kristina Holzweiss.

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

Edsurge

Focused branding—especially for the purpose of recruitment—is of particular importance in edtech, as this tends to be a less-than-transparent sector in general. We see evidence of this almost daily on EdSurge’s Jobs Board where opportunities posted by well-known and well-liked companies see as much as 300 percent more traffic than those advertised by companies who’ve yet to firmly establish their brand in the edtech space. Here’s a useful guide to locating “hidden” edtech talent.

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

Edsurge

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. Edward Snowden’s revelation about the National Security Agency’s information-gathering practices alerted the public to the nefarious uses of data collection.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Path Pace Place Choice Voice Advocacy Models There are many mainstream models out there that can be used to blend effectively. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary SchoolBlended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. LPS is a promising example of the substantial gains that can come from using edtech innovations to redesign instruction.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause.

A simple, global connection tool

EdTech4Beginners

Kristin got her start in social impact work as a journalist in international child adoption and advocacy and as a 2nd grade teacher in California. Tagged: connect classrooms globally , edtech , Empatico , global education , teachers , teaching.

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #blackhistory #mlk #edtech #research #2ndgrade #peace #gaed #gaedu #teachersofig #bookstagram #literacy #mlkday #transliteracy. gadoeteachertakeover #studentwork #stem #steam #technology #robot #robotics #finch #finchloan #programming #coding #hourofcode #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #librariesofinstagram #tlchat #edtech.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. edWeb Blog CoSN district leadership edtech rural districts

Will New York Do the Right Thing on Facial Recognition in Schools?

Doug Levin

This is important and common-sense legislation – and it is for that reason that EdTech Strategies was pleased to join both local community members and other state and national advocacy groups on a sign-on letter in support of its passage.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy. Focus: Digital Learning Advocacy and Research. If you have spent any time in the ed-tech world you will no doubt have realized that there is a swirling cloud of acronyms that attend the subject, from ISTE, CoSN to NMC and P21.

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

Edsurge

CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. Education Technology Investors Edtech BusinessEarlier this week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative named Sandra Liu Huang as its head of education, filling a vacancy created when Jim Sheldon, the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, left the organization this summer.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

It wants to create a movement of “equity designers” through youth programs, leadership development and educational advocacy tools. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech BusinessAaron Walker, founder and CEO of an incubator based in New Orleans called Camelback Ventures, believes there’s talent everywhere. That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

However, the more successful schools focus on improving teaching and learning first with edtech being just one of the tools to support it. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

Edsurge

Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. But what may surprise some readers of the report, released Monday, is what the United States can learn from developing nations when it comes to bringing together all parties interested in edtech. Chile has “little private capital for new business ventures,” according to the report, and an edtech market valued less than a percent of the $9 billion U.S.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

The Power of Rubrics—Students Take Control of Their Own Learning and Achievement

EdNews Daily

A Tool for Self-Advocacy. Rubrics give students control over their academic progress through self-advocacy. She writes about K-12, higher education, and EdTech. . . By Lynda Van Kuren.

FPU Offers CUE Members Discounts on Educational Technology Masters’ Program

CUE

Inquire about the program at learn.fresno.edu/edtech. Fresno Pacific University has a gift for CUE members in honor of the education group’s 40 th anniversary.

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.

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

techlearning

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.