Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

How can edtech shift from a focus on district administrators and classroom educators to better understand families’ needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Provide Transparency About Edtech Products. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

DIY Video Lesson to Illustrate Process Analysis

Teacher Reboot Camp

Creating video tutorials is the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. First, we analyze the four basics of good process analysis and the organization details from the book, Real Essays Interactive, by Susan Anker.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products. Start with a Needs Assessment to Prioritize Students when Purchasing Edtech.

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? In this context it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching — as it seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

Neo LMS

14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech. I try and separate the wheat from the chaff, in what I hope is a quality selection of Critical Thinking EdTech. The post 14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates

Hapara

Edtech Blended Learning Hattie Edtech UpdateThe Hapara team is reading Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. The book is an easy to read distillation of Hattie’s work synthesizing the results from education research around the world.

Students Talk Back – A Pathway to Student Voice & Critical Analysis Using @Flipgrid #edtech #edtechchat

techieMusings

She recently used Flipgrid as a way to mix up literary analysis by empowering students to exercise critical thinking (and concision) as they “talk back” to characters after pivotal plot points in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students Talk Back – A Pathway to Student Voice & Critical Analysis Using Flipgrid. I wanted to feature a guest blog post written by my colleague, Kerry Hosmer.

Unused Educational Software Is Major Source of Wasted K-12 Spending, New Analysis Finds

Marketplace K-12

The post Unused Educational Software Is Major Source of Wasted K-12 Spending, New Analysis Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy edtech Market Research Software / HardwareA study that looked at ed-tech usage in schools found that on average, 67 percent of educational software licenses go unused.

STUDENT-RUN KITE REVIEWS LIFTS EDTECH ANALYSIS TO NEW HEIGHTS

techlearning

Most high-school sophomores hope to score a job at Starbucks or the movie theatre. Techlearning Resources

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

Those interactions look a lot different than just evaluating consumer or edtech trends in isolation. It’s hard to make a case that there is still a separate edtech industry. What edtech and consumer trends will be significant for when a teen leaves high school? Despite a lot of progress at every point along this spectrum, XR is a slow-moving edtech trend. One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.”

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. In truth, edtech’s indirect impact in most school settings likely dwarfs its direct impact.

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Digital Tools Are Everywhere–and Largely Unused–in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows

Marketplace K-12

The vast majority of ed-tech licenses are not use "intensively" by districts, according to a new analysis sponsored by the company Brightbytes. The post Digital Tools Are Everywhere–and Largely Unused–in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Data digital tools edtech Games / Apps Market Research

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them. Tackling Education Workload with Edtech.

Wordle for Visual Analysis & Prediction

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Themes presented in Peck''s story are also found in Richard Connell''s "The Most Dangerous Game" and Edgar Allan Poe''s "The Cask of Amontillado" two texts that challenge the students'' comprehension and analysis skills.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more. During their edWebinar, “ Edtech Usage Data: Key to Planning Efficacy Research,” Dr. Denis Newman, Co-founder of Evidentally, Inc.,

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Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

The EdTech Solution. A specialized EdTech platform can provide group work activities directly to students. When students use an EdTech platform as a collaboration tool for group work, they may be more engaged. Collaborative EdTech Platforms: The Solution For Group Work.

11 Great EdTech Podcasts

techlearning

What's New in Google ] These eleven examples all focus on EdTech and consistently provide me with valuable information and resources. 1) Check This Out Brian and Ryan share awesome educational technology resources and ideas, and often bring on guests to share their area of expertise in EdTech.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

For instance, it is filled with advertisements and there is no statement about how the advertisers impacted or influenced the study – but we know that they sponsored it, and they are edtech companies and commercial publishers, and therefore not uninterested parties.

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US Edtech Raises $803M in First Half of 2020 As COVID-19 Forces Learning Online

Edsurge

With COVID-19 jeopardizing in-school learning, we expect the widespread adoption of edtech software to continue, and this is not a short-term trend,” says Jeff Lieberman, a managing director at Insight Partners, a private equity firm that has backed nearly two dozen education companies.

Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant

techlearning

EdTech for writing instruction in social studies and other content areas beyond ELA. New features and prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant. Techlearning News

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

We started with Chris Gilliard’s analysis of how certain companies find stoking outrage and tolerating abusive expressions to be fruitful parts of their business model. This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

Edtech developers should take note. But a more nuanced analysis reveals that the world is a bit more complicated: a winning technology strategy is more than just a choice between building an interdependent architecture versus building a modular architecture.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. EdTech unicorns, companies that have reached billion-dollar valuations prior to an IPO, are prominent in the United States and also China.

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US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

Edsurge

In this analysis, EdSurge counts all venture investments in U.S. Our analysis excludes companies whose primary business is to offer loans and happens to serve students (like Social Finance, which raised $500 million earlier this year). edtech companies in the first half of 2019.

Campus Edtech Has Shifted Focus From Tech to Ed

Edsurge

It is this second shift—the move to data—that will define the shift in edtech over the next decade. As with early LMSes, we are building early data collection and analysis methods that are clunky and poorly thought through. What are you going to do with the analysis?

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing. Edtech can enable and house the holistic blueprint.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition). EdTech News News news

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Three Edtech Companies Merge to Create an ‘Anthology’ of Higher-Ed Tools

Edsurge

Analysis from the likes of consulting firm McKinsey anticipate as much as a 20 percent decline in enrollment.

Innovative New Schools in Africa Succeeding Without Edtech for Students

Question Tank

What strikes me about the model of BIA is the conspicuous lack of edtech in the hands of the students. In… Data Analysis EdTech Education Equity Teaching TechnologyThe Bridge International Academy (BIA) came across my gaze this week in a feature article from Wired Magazine. Guest edited by Bill Gates, the issue highlights several of his philanthropic investments around the world.

Innovative New Schools in Africa Succeeding Without Edtech for Students

Question Tank

What strikes me about the model of BIA is the conspicuous lack of edtech in the hands of the students. In… Data Analysis EdTech Education Equity Teaching Technology The Bridge International Academy (BIA) came across my gaze this week in a feature article from Wired Magazine. Guest edited by Bill Gates, the issue highlights several of his philanthropic investments around the world.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. edtech companies.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?