Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. CYPHER LEARNING NEO LMS ( www.cypherlearning.com ) CYPHER LEARNING announced the launch of the Windows app for its product NEO LMS.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” If those two say “ the LMS market glacier is melting ,” it’s probably melting. (I’m The LMS, of course, needn’t be a permanent line item in schools’ budgets.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” “Preparing for the Post-LMS World ” by Jonathan Rees. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” PowerSchool has acquired the LMS Haiku Learning for an undisclosed sum. Education Politics. “ Spending Bill Could Revive Year-Round Pell Grants.”

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