Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

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The partnership linking the Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, University Professional and Continuing Education Association and WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies has been in the works for about a year, says Deb Adair, executive director of Quality Matters.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

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An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Education Technology Open Educational Resources (OER) Higher EducationDepartment of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education.

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

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Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. This kind of technology has also already entered the world of education.

A to Z Advocacy Advice for School Leaders

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Advocacy Book Reviews advocacy Barbara R. Blackburn communications eye on education Mary Langer Thompson principals Robert Blackburn Ronald Williamson Routledge school leaders technology

Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

If the world were perfect… But it’s not… Technically, my job is to help teachers integrate technology. I want to see kids learn in interesting ways and I don’t believe that technology is always a part of that.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St. [ Editor’s note : Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian.

Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee

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SACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The post Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee appeared first on OnCUE.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

Just like teaching technology in isolation, it shouldn''t just happen once at a professional development in-service. AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

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Over the past 40 years in California, there was a major increase, and then a recent and sudden decline, in support for educational technology. The post The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California appeared first on OnCUE.

CUE Legislative Update – August 2019

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8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age. Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to a story or show students a short clip to spark conversation or inspire ideas for writing.

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

Improving Education Environments

But the premise of the article is worth testing out — a research study borne of instructional technology use at the New Jersey Institute of Technology showed that robo-readers could be put to good use to help students see problems in their writing, in part because students are more willing to engage their writing over the computer rather than with a human teacher. The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Many of the other grants ask for the ability to provide longer library hours, summer hours, parental use of libraries, family literacy events, professional development on collaboration for librarians, and addition of books or technology for libraries in rural areas or impoverished areas.

ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! Collecting success stories at the Advocacy Lounge Wiki.

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Pleasant, TX Mr. Scott Floyd - Technology Specialist - White Oak, TX Ms. Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Instructional Technology, Alamo Heights ISD (Moderator) Question #1: What is your vision for the use of digital content in Texas schools for the next five years and how will that content be delivered? Strama: Developed the first technology to help people register to vote over the Internet. This demonstrates the transformative power of technology.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Your Internet History is Now For Sale

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John Fleischman is CUE’s Sacramento-based Legislative Policy Consultant and former Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). Advocacy ISTE Technology in Education Uncategorized advocacy internet privacy lawmaking

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

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Next, once the mission is clear, leaders should work with the tech team and teachers to ensure that the technology will meet those goals. Everyone in the community regardless of if they have a child in the school should understand how funding the technology has improved student learning.

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What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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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. Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. By many measures, the country’s education technology ecosystem is small. Extending access to education technology beyond schools is also key. Education Technology Policy & Government Interoperability Startups

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

Every parent wants their child to have a jump start on learning and ensure they are prepared for a world of learning, especially with technology. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Why the ‘Best’ Ideas in Education Technology and Reform Don’t Win

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Education Technology Entrepreneurship Community Policy & GovernmentEducation reformers and technologists often lament that the best ideas or tools don’t win.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. 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.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. We run camps and conferences and professional development centered around the idea of using technology well in the classroom. EDITORIAL.

FPU Offers CUE Members Discounts on Educational Technology Masters’ Program

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In celebration of CUE’s success as well as FPU’s continued partnership in providing conference/workshop credit and the Innovative Educator Certificate, FPU is offering all active CUE members a 10 percent tuition discount on the university’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology program.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

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.

The Importance of Technology in Education

eSpark

After seeing first-hand the importance of technology in education, they joined the team at eSpark. Anthony - As a teacher, I believed in the importance of technology in education and that all students needed their own personalized learning path. Technology can be a great equalizer.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

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The Philadephia Inquirer reported a response to the rally from district spokesperson Megan Lello: the district provides classroom libraries and other media and technology to support the literacy aim that has been a hallmark of Superintendent William R.

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Engagement advocacy assessment authentic audiences Corwin empathy Heather Wolpert-Gawron movement project based learning real world applications research Sarah Cooper student engagement student survey teacher interviews technology

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. The post Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning appeared first on edWeb.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.