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Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

With up-to-the-minute data analysis, districts can make informed decisions about critical components of edtech integration, including digital curricula, professional development, investment, and student data privacy. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

From conventional systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to new sources such as Social Media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS).

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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia. Even online schools, where data can be more available due to vibrant learning management systems, are guilty of merely scratching the surface of data capture and analysis. Still, universities could be using social cues more effectively.

High-Tech Surveillance Comes at High Cost to Students. Is It Worth It?

Edsurge

A number of tech companies are capitalizing on the growing market for student surveillance measures as various districts and school leaders commit themselves to preventing acts of violence. This article was originally published by the Brennan Center for Justice.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free. Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

An article published in the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences indicates an increasing tendency to implement blended learning as a favored pedagogical approach due to the evident benefits it holds. Flipped learning involves extensive statistical data analysis and constant feedback. social media or school intranet portal, etc. Ila Mishra is a Content Specialist at WizIQ, an EdTech company that offers an LMS and Virtual Classroom platform to educators.

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

Edsurge

We’ve largely succeeded—according to a recent Common Sense Media survey , eight out of 10 K-12 teachers have computing devices in their classrooms. Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before. But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Without revenue the company will go away.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. ” asked an article in The New York Times.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

The role will get into the deep use of analytics showing what a student may be missing in the length of time it takes them to complete a task, what quizzes and tests reveal, cross-analysis of their interests and more in order to adjudicate next steps. By Leilani Cauthen.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. The event garnered renewed social media attention in 2018, with many recognizing it as one of the more moving and compelling educational technology pitches of the last century.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula. Media Manipulation.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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This new effort seeks to personalize learning in the middle grades to meet every child where they are academically, expose them to a variety of potential careers, and support their social and emotional learning. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

techlearning

A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

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Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

Primary Source Testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation: Discovery Education has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation to bring video testimonies to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Each Friday, I gather all the education and education technology and technology-related news into one article. (I I also gather articles that I read about the same topics for a newsletter that I send out each Saturday.) Each month, I calculate all the venture capital investment that’s gone into education technology, noting who’s invested, the type of company, and so on. It’s from these weekly and monthly reports that I start to build my analysis.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the 5E model, Discovery Education’s Science Techbook helps teach students to read, write, and think like scientists through hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary, and data analysis activities.

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16 Great Learning Podcasts for the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Teachers can get access to classroom activities and conversation starters with a membership to Tinkercast, the company that produces Wow in the World. Related articles and videos are also available to supplement the audio.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

million – isn’t that significant, I think the timing of the donation is still notable for a number of reasons: Well-known for his libertarian beliefs, Peter Thiel wrote in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute that “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

Subsidized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, some publications have repeatedly run overtly and covertly sponsored articles that hawk the future of learning as “personalized,” as focused on “ the whole child.”

The fame monster

Learning with 'e's

Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'. That's the bottom line for social networks. Do we really need measures of online reputation?

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying). This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Social Justice.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 More on that in a subsequent article in this series.)

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. ” Of course, when all these narratives about “social emotional learning” get picked up by education technologists and education entrepreneurs, they don’t just turn policy mandates or even into TED Talks. ” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Digital Learning The Wire Science social studies Computer Science k12 education STEM

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. ” Despite thinking of themselves as liberal-learning, today’s tech companies re-inscribe much of this.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. The compulsion for data collection and for data analysis might seem like something that’s bound up with computers and their capability to extract and store more and more personal data. I post my thoughts, my writing on my own websites , even though social media has really discouraged us from doing this.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Sandler is also the founder of the ed-tech company Nibletz. ” I’m putting this story here as it discusses VCs’ willingness to continue to invest in Mike Cagney , the former head of the student loan company SoFi. billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week.” The company: RIB Software SE.