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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” But this year, I’m reorganizing my analysis of these “trends,” partly because I think they can all be subsumed under the larger theme of “the new economy.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. Much of what Meeker says in this year’s report about education is placed under her category “gaming.” Is this really a trend?

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. Educators. VR will revolutionize education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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(National) Education Politics. From the Department of Education press release : “ Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump ’s Decision to Withdraw the U.S. ” For a Secretary of Education to speak on this is odd, at best. ” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is launching DeVos Watch , an initiative to hold the Department of Education “accountable.” State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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Education Week looks at the campaign donations Betsy DeVos has made to “to Senators who will oversee her confirmation.” ” Via Politico : “Trump’s education secretary pick supported anti-gay causes.” Via The Columbia Dispatch : “Group once led by Trump education secretary nominee owes $5.3 Liberty University ’s Jerry Falwell Jr says Trump offered him the Secretary of Education job first. Education Politics.

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(National) Education Politics. ” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “ Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” ” 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. billion from the Department of Education.

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. ” An ed-tech trend in the making, investors hope. ” “ How Can Educators Strike a Balance Between Blended and Social-Emotional Learning?

Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.” ” From the Times Higher Education by way of Inside Higher Ed : “Poll of faculty members and administrators in British higher education finds they want their country to remain in E.U. Isn’t Liberia outsourcing its education system to a Gates and Zuckerberg-backed startup , Bridge International Academies ?

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

Edsurge

That upward trend has continued: Since 2016, such requests have increased 117 percent. Already, nearly 60,000 educators have filled out the prompts, allowing the nonprofit to better connect donors to their projects. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Nonprofits

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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 By Dennis Pierce.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

This story about career readiness was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. At the state level, Maine passed a law two years ago to expand career-and-technical education to middle schools.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education.

2015 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 18th, is day three of the sixth annual Global Education Conference. Thomas Petra ‏ @ RealWorldMath 6h 6 hours ago Day 2 of the Global Educ Conference. Stewart, PhD, English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) educator and researcher Why Develop a Student-Run Global Affairs Forum? We've had two great days of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page.

The 2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today - All Online - Full Session Listing - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The sixth annual Global Education Conference , our free four-day online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, runs today Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015 (November 20th in some time zones). Bienvenue! Welcome! Willkommen!