Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. The problem with the main earlier label, “free software,” was not its political connotations, but that—to newcomers—its seeming focus on price is distracting. Preface.

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


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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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman


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. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

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 New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018


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

Impero Software Partners with Mental Health America to Help Identify Mental Health Concerns in Schools


Austin, TX, May 10, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, has partnered with the national nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA) to help schools detect potential mental health concerns among students.

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


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. In addition to providing safeguarding software to schools, Impero also promotes good digital citizenship.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure school districts have hardware and software. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislationAssembly Bill 2329, Computer Science Plan by Assemblywoman Bonilla was signed by Governor Brown September 27 th, 2016.

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.

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 Strauss

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 literacy

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


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. Next time… Productivity Software jekyll web writing

A letter of support


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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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.

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.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about


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.

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. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

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.

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.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education


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.

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


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.,

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


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.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security


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.

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Take the World Mental Health Day Quiz


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.

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


28, 2018 – Impero Software’s flagship product , Impero Education Pro, has won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. In addition to providing software to schools, Impero is also supports for digital citizenship education in schools. Austin, TX, Feb.

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!

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All


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. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset


He’d spent his career building and selling companies in various industries, including finance, telecommunications, software and consumer retail. It’s the beginning of the end of the road for EducationSuperHighway.

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

Doug Levin

Advocates would have us believe that school districts are incapable of making responsible decisions about technology-related privacy and security issues affecting students.

How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation


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.

How a passion for policy helped an educator get more funding for technology in schools

Education Superhighway

As a former teacher, tech coordinator, and chief technology officer, Jennifer Bergland now leads advocacy efforts as the Director of Governmental Relations at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA). I got an Apple IIe computer and we had free open source software programs for our kids.

Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

The Hechinger Report

Some use online programs or software to give students access to content at their individual level , allowing them to move through lessons at their own pace. “Personalized learning” is among the most discussed initiatives in education today.

AV Technology Wins the 2018 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Media Brand, Overall Editorial Excellence


The Neal Awards, produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), honor editorial content excellence and are considered business journalism’s most important accolades. “I

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology


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.