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Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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Teacher #1 – Matthew Farber ( @MatthewFarber ), Social Studies. Says Farber of Game Education; “I use games in social studies because the mechanics (e.g. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot. This guest post from Courtney Pepe ( @iPadQueen2012 ) first appeared on Daily Genius.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

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New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. cross posted at www.bigguyinabowtie.com David Lockhart is an edtech presenter, speaker, advocate, and coach with over ten years' experience teaching high school social studies.

College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

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Also, according to a recent study by NerdScholar.com, high school graduates in the U.S. The scholarship section is designed to personalize help for individual students and will automatically surface details on study grants and awards that could work for each user. By Robyn D. Shulman.

The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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But some companies are jumping the gun. LOST AT C: The study-abroad program, Semester at Sea, has rolled out a program for online and distance learners. Students are virtually beamed onboard a cruise via a robot, which has a screen and camera to give students at home a sense that they are roaming around the ship. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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” Bible study, I’m guessing. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two sports apparel company executives and an aspiring sports agent were found guilty Wednesday of wire fraud charges in connection with the most significant sports scandal in recent National Collegiate Athletic Association history – a scheme to pay off the families of men’s basketball recruits and secure their commitment to teams at Adidas-sponsored universities.”

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends. Studies are always helpful, but this should already be understood.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.”

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The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.” ” The alleged cheating involved study materials posted to Quizlet. ” That’s Steve Lamey, who ran the British loan company, and who was fired for “gross misconduct” in late 2017.

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total. The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo. The online education company has raised $12.5

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Via Education Week : “Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers.” ” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Via The Chicago Tribune : “Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges , study finds.” Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw. (National) Education Politics.

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. ” More on this study in the research section below. ” Via The Baltimore Sun : “Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good – before entering a classroom.” The company has raised $10.35

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(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

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I want to talk briefly about Folklore Studies here not so much to tout my academic qualifications to speak to you here today about monsters – quite the opposite really. Folklore Studies, for its part, did a bit of both. ” Robots are coming for our jobs.