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Online Mentoring via Edmodo & Google

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Using Edmodo for the virtual classroom space, teachers and students connected from 1,972 miles away. Joz connected with students on Edmodo and worked with them on collaborative Google Docs. Joz and I communicated via Edmodo, Gmail and Google Hangouts.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language. 6 Edmodo.

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018


And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). Is Assessment Ready to Move Beyond Standardized Tests? What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire US Edtech Companies?

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


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? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. In my experience, this phenomenon is partly caused by the limited business models that an edtech company can efficiently pursue in the two countries. edtech companies.

#Flipclass Workflow

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Edmodo, Curriculet, and Google Drive are essential to productive workflow in my class. Essentially, this is what I do: Organize students into classes on Edmodo with all resources, agendas, links to edtech tools, assignments, and quizzes are completed in Edmodo.

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No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding


The days of raising tens of millions in venture capital before making a cent in revenue are not over for the education technology industry. In the app, teachers can add students to their class, and assign custom streams of content, assignments and assessments to each individual learner. We’re building a platform to connect curriculum, assessment and analysis into one single place,” says Manjee, a former high-school math teacher in New York City’s Department of Education.

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Massive Data Breaches, Billions in Wasted Funds: Who Is Holding Edtech Vendors Accountable?


We were victims of the FAFSA breach, now we are victims again with Edmodo. Since then a slew of security breaches and malicious data hacks have hit educational institutions, including K-12 districts and their technology providers. Most recently, one of the most widely-used education technology companies, Edmodo, had records for. Now we are victims again with Edmodo.” After the Edmodo breach, which she heard about first from news reports, she felt at a loss.

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2018 Halftime Ka’Ching Report: U.S. Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding


edtech industry, that’s no big deal: In the first six months of 2018, 62 companies raised $739 million in venture capital. edtech company has hit the nine-figure mark in 2018: a $110 million round for Connexeo, a provider of administrative payment software for schools and community institutions. Greater Expectations Across all technology sectors, the amount of funding raised in seed rounds are growing, in part because the bar for raising Series A rounds are higher.

CSI: Salinas

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The Final Product Students type up an outline for their case and is an individual grade assessing ability to follow directions, craft a legitimate argument and demonstrate understanding of outline format. Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.

Working out the Worksheet

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With two weeks until school is back in session and in preparing for my presentation on Edmodo for the upcoming TeachMeetNJ unconference , I''ve been reflecting on past practices and thinking about how I structure the educational process in my class. Changing technology: Web 2.0 tools are constantly changing; new technology is always popping up and disappearing. I love new tools, but the technology needs to be organized and centralized: students can''t have 20 log-ins.

Flipping testing skills in Week 3

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The Process: At home, students viewed a quick video on using the Circle-RUN strategy that I posted on Edmodo. Students will then self-assess their own open-ended responses from Friday and make any changes as needed.

Pick Your Battles: Edtech Leaders Share Strategies for Engaging in Political Discourse


Vibhu Mittal However, leaders in the education technology space seemed to be treading a bit more lightly as they begin to address new social and political issues effective their constituents. We were curious about the role edtech leaders play in such a tense political environment, so we reached out to some. diplomat, and Vibhu Mittal, the CEO of Edmodo and a former Google employee. I've heard a few people push back on the idea that technology and politics shouldn’t mix.

How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

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Using Edmodo, Twitter (#BWP12), Skype or Google Hangouts, students can collaborate on creating and sharing answers. Additional participants could be found via networking on Twitter with other educators-- just pop into a #flipclass chat on Monday nights-- or via posting a request to one of the communities on Edmodo. Grading Since this is project based learning, students could be scored with rubrics on the use of technology and creativity and effort in answering the chosen question.


Quick, Paperless Lesson Planning with Google Calendar and Sites

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I integrate technology into my personal and professional practices so that I can save time and function efficiently. I keep the structure of the plan consistent with four main areas: Objectives, Tasks, Assessments, and Standards.

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Start the Year with Contracts, 9/11 & BWP

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Using Edmodo for posting activities and assignments and having online discussions 5. Edmodo''s quiz feature will help with managing tests. A third option is to forgo technology for the retakes and do paper-pen tests. Peer assessment will help, but it won''t be able to do all.

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms


In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time. Formative assessments give us an idea of what our students are understanding during instruction, and can be embedded in the lesson activities. The additional beauty in formative assessments is that we can use the data without always having to assign a grade to it.

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

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Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. Here are some top sure-fire picks to ensure your goal has real purpose, not just an introduction of technology for the sake of looking tech-savvy. Apps Technology #edtech apps

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Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)


Others went deep, with curriculum, intervention and assessment stacks. All of these players, new and old, are operating in a stable yet fragmented market, finding product-market fit in school systems’ existing market segments: core, supplemental, and assessment. (I

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And introduce teachers to a tool that enables creating easy and interesting content whilst integrating technology into curriculum. The new myHistro app for the Edmodo is versatile, easy to use and equipped with an innovative framework.

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All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018


Earlier this week more than 18,000 attendees from 87 countries gathered in Chicago for ISTE, one of the largest K-12 education technology conferences and trade shows in the world. A new open platform from Curriculum Pathways, called Crio , lets teachers build lessons using multimedia and assessment features (e.g. Team Ups IBM’s Watson Education—the education version of its supercomputer— is partnering up with Scholastic and Edmodo. Education Technology Events Community

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How to Package Your Digital Assignments

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When you create an assignment online using your preferred tool, be that Google Classroom, Canvas, Edmodo, Blackboard, Google Docs, Google Sites, Hyperdocs, whatever…give learners ALL of the information online and in ONE place. . gsuiteedu #googleedu #edtech… Click To Tweet.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” Use the self-grading features of programs like Google Forms to assess student work.

When Education CEOs and Bigwig Financiers Go ‘Back to School’


If ASU+GSV Summit is the edtech industry’s playground for dealmaking, this is the VIP club for its financiers. These days, the public companies in attendance tend to be education technology providers, says Silber. I think investors’ appetite for a publicly held education company, specifically in the technology space, is present.” Source: BMO Capital Markets Private equity-backed rollups of education technology companies have become recurring headlines.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

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As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. For those of you who have been integrating technology for a while, some of these may seem obvious.

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system.

Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities


We often use these tools for reviewing content and formative assessment. After discovering how active my students were on Facebook, it was a no-brainer for me to incorporate social learning platforms like Edmodo to facilitate class discussions online. As edtech expert, Tony Vincent, would say, “Date the tool, but marry the ability.” There will always be multiple edtech tools, programs, and products that provide similar principle functions to support student engagement.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

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Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. What’s his evidence that technology has not eliminated jobs – other than this weird insistence that there is no such thing as neoliberalism in ed-tech ? “​ Intel Hits Pause on Edtech Accelerator,” says Edsurge. Via Campus Technology : “6 VR Trends to Watch in Education.”

Five ways to continue growing as a teacher

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Embrace technology. Be technology-driven Technology was designed for teachers, not teachers for technology. In other words, let technology serve its purpose of facilitating some the chores we have as teachers. I like the way Steve Wheeler puts it in his blog : Technology won''t replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don''t”.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via MIT Technology Review : “ DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ NYC Data Science Academy Launches Online Bootcamp.” Edovo, which describes itself as “the most innovative carceral technology solution on the market,” has raised $12.3 Edmodo had raised some $77.5

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” “ No Sign of Edtech In Department of Education’s Full Federal Budget Proposal,” Edsurge frets. “ The Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos” by Doug Levin. ” Via Education Week : “Market Is Booming for Digital Formative Assessments.” A report from VC firm GSV Acceleration : “It’s a Breakout: Capital Flows In the Learning and Talent Technology Market.” The Trump Budget.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. ” “ Northwest Evaluation Association To Enter State Assessment Market,” says Education Week. “ Can Edmodo Turn Virality into Profitability? Educator’s Assessment Data Management System ( EADMS ) is merging with IO Education. Education Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Symposium is a collaborative effort of the ACSA, Computer Using Educators and Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership.