?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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We’ve rounded up our 10 most popular articles from 2017, as picked by our readers. Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. The company that could change the world is a little-known technology company with a rather innocuous sounding name: Value Spring Technology. However, the human brain works from context to derive meaning from the novel and we understand the book is about revenge.

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Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

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When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. Unsurprisingly, the panelists brought up the article—and their thoughts on the controversy.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

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Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. He says it broke even last year, has reached $14 million in gross bookings, and passed 100 million users at the start of the year with more than 200 corporate clients. The company has raised $4.4

Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

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In a statement on its website in May, the ACT said that it is transforming itself from an “assessment company” into “an organization providing learning, measurement, and navigation support to learners.” Nicholas Lemann, a journalism professor at Columbia University who wrote a book in 1999 about the history of the SAT called “ The Big Test ,” says such contradictions put these admissions-test makers in a tough, even impossible, spot.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

Tools in Education Series created by our friend Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi , as we have been publishing articles about his different works for over a year. Edutools: A Quick Guide Upon viewing this e-book for the fist time, I was nearly blown away at the incredible size and scope of the project Dr. Amin took on in the creation of this guide. Edutools: A Quick Guide isn''t a list as much as it is an actual book. This e-book is available for free through Scribd. Web 2.0

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. Earlier this year, an article in the Atlantic lamented the dismantling of what it called “the greatest humanistic project of our time.”

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

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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. While many people look to news headlines about innovations and promising practices, we are also wise to note several new and substantive books that sparked important conversation over the last year. The book also provides a blueprint for how others might embrace a similar approach.

2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners Announced

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BOSTON, MA, and New York, NY —May 31, 2018—Today The Horn Book, Inc., and The Boston Globeannounced the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. A winner and two honor books were selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. said Roger Sutton, editor in chief, The Horn Book, Inc. “I’d Since 1956, The Boston Globe has been proud to partner with The Horn Book, Inc., About The Horn Book, Inc.

Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

We probably went there with a specific book in mind, one required for school, but ended up taking our time exploring all the tomes available. Though bookstores remain, too often, parents simply buy books online–digitally or print, doesn’t matter–and miss out on that opportunity to discover new worlds. Another supposed threat to the print book is torrenting and online downloads of materials. How Amazon Dominates Book Sales. More on books.

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Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright

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As libraries work to scan their collections, they tread carefully around books published after 1923 and likely to still be under copyright. But researchers at the Internet Archive and Tulane University say they’ve found a legal way to scan and make available many in-copyright works published between 1923 and 1941, which will come as welcome news to those who want to dive into a digital copy of a book like In Love With a T-Man , a 1937 pulp novel by Rob Eden.

Lightsail Partners With Washington Post, in Latest Latest Alliance of Literacy, Media Companies

Marketplace K-12

A company focused on improving K-12 literacy through ed tech has struck a deal with the Washington Post that will give the provider access to dozens of breaking news stories weekly, and hundreds of stories in the newspaper’s archives. LightSail , founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, says the partnership will allow the company to use its reading platform to deliver articles tailored to students’ with different skill levels.

How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

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Cristiane Serruya, a Brazilian novelist, allegedly plagiarized most of her latest book. The problem is, as Roberts claims, that not only did Serruya plagiarize her book, but she created a patchwork of 93 books of 41 authors. This time it is Jill Abramson and involves her recent book Merchants of Truth. Multiple instances of plagiarism were found in articles of other authors that, apart from delivering the same idea, mimicked their syntax and sentence structure.

How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

Cristiane Serruya, a Brazilian novelist, allegedly plagiarized most of her latest book. The problem is, as Roberts claims, that not only did Serruya plagiarize her book, but she created a patchwork of 93 books of 41 authors. This time it is Jill Abramson and involves her recent book Merchants of Truth. Multiple instances of plagiarism were found in articles of other authors that, apart from delivering the same idea, mimicked their syntax and sentence structure.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. The one topic that really stuck with me was when we began discussing books. As soon as I found out that these girls loved the Twilight Series, I shared my obsession with these books. Now, I can''t put books down. I stuck with journals, articles, blog post, etc. My husband always had a book in his hand. I didn''t really understand his love for books. I loved the book.

Reflections on Jim Collin's Latest Book- Great By Choice and How It Applies to Educational Leadership

Saving Socrates

I adore Jim Collin''s books. I have read that book both in paperback and listening to it via audio. It''s a book that has very much shaped my thinking on effective leadership. When I first came to Magen David, I asked my principal if we could purchase that book for all administrators. The premise of that book, Good to Great , was one in which I believe rings true to many organizations and people regardless of mission. He read the journal articles on it.

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

We are co-authors of articles and books on literacy and leadership, including This is Balanced Literacy, The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+: Better Decision and Greater Impact by Design, Comprehension: The Thrill, Will and Skill, The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook, and most recently The Distance Learning Playbook. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

The CoolCatTeacher

He has presented across the US and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. H e is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition , and co-author of the forthcoming book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development being released April 2020.

Creating Educational Scavenger Hunts Using Google Forms

EdTechTeam

After a little online research, I found a company offering some exciting scavenger hunts around the country. My esteemed colleague, Jill Fenn, was one step ahead of me and already created a scavenger hunt to assess her students’ reading comprehension of the fantastic book Freak the Mighty. Article #googleforms googleEDU gsuiteeduOver the summer, my son and I tried to find interesting things to do around Jerusalem.

World’s largest K-12 reading survey identifies trends, highlights best practices

eSchool News

Tapping into data collected from nearly 10 million K-12 students who read 346 million books and nonfiction articles last school year, Renaissance® releases its ninth annual What Kids Are Reading report. Researchers at the K-12 learning analytics company produce the report, which provides the comprehensive review of students’ reading habits and achievement. In addition, The Hunger Games continues as one of the top five most read books by high schoolers.

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Guardians of History: Britannica’s new choice-driven historical adventures

NeverEndingSearch

The audio company is composed of professional audio fiction podcast talent as well as the synthetic voices of Alexa and BRITT. During or after completing a mission, players receive codes to unlock mission files–subscription-based Britannica articles for three age levels. Noting that book reading is often a solitary experience, Bond sees the potential for the story series to be used at home with whole families participating in the action as a communal experience.

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Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is a conversation around his books ( The Classroom Chef , Table Talk Math ), his discussion-provoking website ( [link] ), or a number of other interests, John is always up to learn new ways we can support and encourage kids.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”. Here are a few to consider: LinkedIn is a place where thousands of the largest companies in the world post job listings. This site is also a good place to create a profile, hook up with colleagues, join special interest groups, and connect with top companies. The site is best known for its articles. Job-hunting articles offer tips on everything from distributing resumes to interviewing well.

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A bold new direction for Global Prosperity

The Christensen Institute

In January, along with Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon, I published The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty and soon after, began traveling across the globe to present the ideas in the book. 2019 was a milestone year for the Global Prosperity team.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year. When we were looking at the learning habits of the next set of age groups we are going to target in the near future, we saw they’re learning from a screen, spending time on a screen, but combined with also using workbooks and books,” Raveendran tells Fortune. Original Article Source: [link].

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

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UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name. I can''t tell you how ridiculously THRILLED I was when an article on Gobstopper appeared in my Techcrunch feed on Feedly. The content creation is already done; all the teacher has to do is assign the books.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

While textbooks remain the most used educational tool especially in developing countries, the integration of digital links in books like sounds and videos associated with the topic are becoming more widespread. An article by Yoss explains how today’s data-driven discovery methods can uncover hidden correlations , which can then be used to improve processes on a grand scale. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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The Big Guide to STEM - free guide with resources from educators

Educational Technology Guy

" The Big Guide to STEM " is a free e-book containing resources and STEM ideas from educators on integrating STEM/STEAM into the classroom. link] /stem-guide Although it's published by Boxlight, the only company info is in the logos. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

In this article, I’ll give you a review of the product, give you some classroom examples, and help you get started. As I’ve shared in my books on global collaboration and in speeches around the world, children are the greatest textbook ever written for each other. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal - Travel savvy with a case that looks like a leather bound book but hides all kinds of tech and accessories. Plus, I love sleeping on a plane and I''ve read a lot of articles about how they do NOT wash the airplane pillows & blankets. Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. Go through your home and find any DVDs, Books, Video Games, or electronics you no longer need or use.

A short note to [Indian and emerging market] e-commerce investors: Be patient for growth, but impatient for profits

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In one of his books, The Innovator’s Solution , Harvard Business School professor and Christensen Institute co-founder, Clayton Christensen, explains that investors and entrepreneurs should learn to be patient for growth, but impatient for profits. This simply means that companies should take the time to figure out their profit formula (how they intend to make money) before scaling their businesses.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been published in Leading and Learning with Technology , and I’m currently co-authoring a book on how teachers can develop a personal learning network using social media and other digital tools.

Cyberpatriot - national youth cyber education program

Educational Technology Guy

the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. CYBER EDUCATION LITERATURE SERIES The Cyber Education Literature series was launched in December 2017 with the publishing of its first book, Sarah the Cyber Hero. The book is a pre-K reader for younger children that pioneers the topic of cybersecurity to a early elementary youth. and hard-copies of the book are available for purchase on Amazon and BookBaby.com.

Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Below are some free resources to inspire students to enhance their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills and also for Social and Emotional Learning.

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