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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. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. 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. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. EdTech News News news

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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. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

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.

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

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From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. EdSurge’s managing editor, Tony Wan, will pose these questions to Bill Fitzgerald (New Knowledge), Doug Levin (EdTech Strategies), Courtney Goodsell (Impero Software) and Stephanie Cerda (administrator at Austin Independent School District). Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017

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The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. Evin Robinson and Jessica Santana, cofounders of New York on Tech , were also recognized for the work they do to make pathways in technology for underrepresented youth. Elijah Mayfield (27), Vice President of New Technologies at Turnitin.

Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

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This was a perfect start for me as a graduate from a program that empowered us to be creators of experiences instead of taking on the robotic like lens that many first year teachers were forced to do. It would be years before I found “my voice” again in my teaching and advocacy.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! It’s a creative space where students not only can build things, but also create things, such as a new advocacy program on a social issue. “In There is no one-size-fits-all with technology.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” Via Campus Technology : “ Johns Hopkins U Website Ranks K-12 Reading, Math Programs Under ESSA Standards.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” “ Education Technology Under Trump : A Syllabus.” ” “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” K98BwFMkIc @ryancraiguv #edtech pic.twitter.com/3mITJHvODv — EdSurge HigherEd (@HigherEdSurge) November 11, 2016. ” And from MIT Technology Review : “Is the Gig Economy Rigged?”). ” “ Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” ” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Apple , as always, helps us see how criticism-free technology journalism can be. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.”

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via MIT Technology Review : “ DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ NYC Data Science Academy Launches Online Bootcamp.” ” (Note: there’s a response to this article by Georgia Tech professor Ashok Goel, who builds teaching chat-bots, in the “robots” section below.

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” 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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The pilot, by the way, is at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. I was wondering when #metoo would come to education technology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via The Clarion-Ledger : “Contracts between the Mississippi Department of Education and two of the state superintendent’s former co-workers appear to duplicate technology-related services while costing the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” ” “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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School Psychology Doctoral Candidate and Intern, CEO STEMx: Stemulating Teaching with Emerging Technology Methodologies - Simulation vs. Virtual Learning Environments - Dr. Nicole Simon, Assistant Professor Engineering/Physics/Technology Dept.

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