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How to Soft Launch Virtual Reality in Schools

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I’m typically not an early adopter nor one to trumpet the “next big thing” in educational technology. Let others be the company’s beta testers. There are a number of good articles to get one exposed to VR’s educational possibilities.

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This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset.

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Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?

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VR is here to stay, love it or hate it. To name a few, San Francisco Unified School District and Polk County Public Schools in Florida are reported to have adopted VR technology, Fortune says. According to Venturebeat, Google has taken more than 1 million students on Expeditions.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

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That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. He added that he thinks it’s better for organizations to continue growing in the communities they’re already rooted in. Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Quartolio wants to go beyond an internet search.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

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Educators Love Social Media,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on how to take advantage of this unique marketing tool. The key is to know when social media should be the prime channel and when it’s going to support other efforts.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.