Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. In describing her coining of the phrase “open source software” in 1998, Christine Peterson wrote : The introduction of the term “open source software” was a deliberate effort to make this field of endeavor more understandable to newcomers and to business, which was viewed as necessary to its spread to a broader community of users. Christine and others who advocated for the new phrase “open source software” were prescient in doing so.

New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

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Though that particular instance isn’t true, the scenario taps into the very real concerns that privacy activists have about the potential application of face surveillance software on college campuses.

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

Improving Education Environments

The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders. The researchers then make efforts to determine why this is so (you can gamify writing via the software, students look at human instructors as punitive and the computer as nonjudgmental , computer feedback can be more individualized than human labor). The software was developed to meet assessment needs in a manner that notes ease, economy and standardization.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman. Impero Software helps schools safeguard students and supports the work of teachers and IT departments,” said Walters. Impero Software provides network management and online safety software to schools throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

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Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Having hardware and software that helps effectively diagnose student need and place them in learning materials that they need is critically important. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle.

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

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19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. Impero is a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software to schools throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition to providing safeguarding software to schools, Impero also promotes good digital citizenship. Simi Valley, CA, Feb.

How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

The role of monitoring software. Another way schools can get in front of the issue is by using monitoring software to keep an eye on what students are doing while on the school network. This includes using monitoring software. Monitoring software acts as a safety net.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure school districts have hardware and software. John Cradler is a legislative policy consultant with CUE and works with the CUE board, staff, and Legislative Advocacy Committee to advise on policy, legislation, and other public initiatives to support CUE’s mission and vision. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

I asked two major software vendors on Twitter , who our district partners with regarding student learning, on where they stand with these cuts to public education. Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie StraussThis has been a rocky week for Wisconsin teachers and administrators. That’s saying something, in the era of Governor Scott Walker and a very polarizing debate around public education.

Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

Another idea is to allow students to dictate their writing using voice recognition software. Advocacy Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Reflection Technology Writing behaviors boys engagement literacyMy son, appreciating the view of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. At one point in the school year, I was in my office with two different students, both males. A primary student was sent out of class because he refused to complete his math work.

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A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

These new collections support new literacies and leverage the new bounty of open educational resources (OER) supported by the White House’s #GoOpen initiative, as well as streamed media, and software for creating and sharing powerful, effectively, ethically produced digital stories. advocacy school librarians school librariesIt’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries.

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How (and Why) to Generate a Static Website Using Jekyll, Part 1

ProfHacker

These types of software add unnecessary junk to your files, breaking your site. We need, instead, software that will create files that have no other characters than the ones we put in. To learn more about the thinking that underlies advocacy for static sites, and other forms of minimal computing, please visit our GO::DH Minimal Computing site, itself built using the Jekyll generator. Next time… Productivity Software jekyll web writing

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy. Focus: Digital Learning Advocacy and Research. FLE also have a device grant program to enable the distribution of the software.

Education Technology Industry Network Grows With Addition of Education Industry Association Members

Marketplace K-12

The Education Industry Association, which struggled to keep membership after a downturn in federal funding for tutoring, is joining a division of the Software & Information Industry Association, or ETIN, effective immediately, under an agreement announced today. The competition represents applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

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. It also gave Fauteux more opportunities to work with students one-on-one and in small groups to address their particular needs and help them develop important skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, self-advocacy, time management, personal organization, and perseverance.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

Teachers used VR headsets and software to make lessons more engaging and realistic in subjects such as science and history. VR headsets and software can provide lifelike simulations that allow students to repeat behaviors multiple times before applying their learning in the real world. Teachers are putting their students at the center of their lessons, giving them close-up looks at faraway planets and long-ago battles — all with virtual reality.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

Teachers used VR headsets and software to make lessons more engaging and realistic in subjects such as science and history. VR headsets and software can provide lifelike simulations that allow students to repeat behaviors multiple times before applying their learning in the real world. Teachers are putting their students at the center of their lessons, giving them close-up looks at faraway planets and long-ago battles — all with virtual reality.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

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and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc.,

SXSW EDU 2019 PanelPicker

The Christensen Institute

Emily Bouck, Policy and Advocacy Director, Higher Learning Advocates. John Wark, Founder and President, Nashville Software School. The SXSW EDU PanelPicker is back again!

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

Recently, though, Amplify tweaked its software. More than 100 companies, universities, and nonprofit and advocacy organizations have signed a new “ accessibility pledge ” intended to make K-12 computer science education more inclusive. ” Now, though, CAST, through its Center on Inclusive Software for Learning, has a five-year grant from the U.S.

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Take the World Mental Health Day Quiz

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World Mental Health Day (October 10) is a day celebrated globally for mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This year’s theme “ Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World,” brings focus to what young people are facing in our world today.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

As school districts become increasingly dependent on technology, many are required to perform annual security evaluations, or implement educational LMS products with built-in data security measures and tracking software. Beyond providing insight, security evaluations and LMS software help administrators address potential vulnerabilities and defend student data immediately. Also, remember to install web filtering software, enable parental controls, and limit tech time.

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Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

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28, 2018 – Impero Software’s flagship product , Impero Education Pro, has won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. Impero, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software to schools, showcased the newest version of Education Pro (v6.3) In addition to providing software to schools, Impero is also supports for digital citizenship education in schools. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

#FactFriday: 125 years ago, Labor Day became a national holiday.

ExcelinEd

From working in the fields and factories to developing the software that now drives the tractor or assembles the machinery, we have technology to thank for this evolution. Thank you to the @nytimes for covering the successful work of the @Codeorg Advocacy Coalition in Wyoming and the great work of our local partners, @UWyonews , and the WY State Department of Education!

Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day. The best administrators need 15 screens open at a time for every software program that Central asks them to log into daily while the worst only need two: one for that boring district meeting where they’ve set up a fake background with their face on it and one for updating their Facebook about how hard this job is.

A Tale of Two American Education Systems: An Edtech Investor’s Perspective

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She has her own computer, educational software and high-speed internet. According to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition , across 24 states, only 27 percent of schools serving low-income students offer computer science courses, compared to 41 percent of schools serving their high-income peers. Jennifer is in sixth grade. She attends a highly resourced school with computer science courses, well-trained teachers and one computing device per student. Maria is also in the sixth grade.

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

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The DIG team identified and prioritized additional needs and quickly added members with expertise in user experience design, behavioral science, data science, software development and innovation advocacy. Over the course of a year, we hire approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate student fellows who are both mentored in and contribute to areas as diverse as software development, user experience design, graphic artistry, innovation advocacy and data science.

Are Schools Helpless, Hapless When it Comes to IT Privacy and Security?

Doug Levin

Security-related matters address how information is stored; how those not authorized to access it are prevented from doing so; procedures to prevent against unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of information; and how the network, software applications, and computing devices themselves are protected from harm ( cf.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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Apps and software are a boon for special needs students, but teachers shouldn’t download whatever they feel like. All software—and hardware—should be vetted by a team of faculty and IT staff. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change.

5 signs of a tech-friendly district

eSchool News

Tech-friendly districts understand the impact of a positive first impression on job satisfaction, advocacy, and retention. Tech-friendly districts use software to keep onboarding organized, accessible, and consistent across buildings and departments. The efficiencies afforded us by technology can play a central role in a district’s mission.

With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests

The Hechinger Report

said Steve Yadzinski, who works on innovations in workforce technology for Jobs for the Future — an advocacy group that makes its own job finalists take on work-related projects as a part of the decision process.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The technology automatically detects differences between pen, touch, and palm erase, allowing teachers to teach efficiently without switching between software tools.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. The initiative supports interoperability, which refers to the ability for different education software, platforms and systems to work with one another. Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

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He’d spent his career building and selling companies in various industries, including finance, telecommunications, software and consumer retail. It is a combination of what I’ll describe as advocacy organizations that have long been part of this organization, some operating foundations that have been on the fringes of this conversation but have been engaged in it, and stakeholders who have technical and data expertise.”