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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

They settle in at the computers where Caine teaches coding and software, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or they head to the back room for the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and robotics kits. That’s why district leaders are eager to pilot an ambitious, statewide broadband initiative.

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The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

SCREAM stands for science, computing, robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence, and math. They use social media side by side so that when he turns 13 he will have the tools and guidance necessary to be successful.

Trends 100

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: July 21, 2017 A complex web of factors influence children’s commercial media literacy | LSE Business Review → If they don’t know an ad from information, how can they grasp how companies use their personal data?

EdTech 150

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“Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” Eric Holcomb says Indiana ’s low-rated online charter schools need ‘immediate attention and action’ ” Via Motherboard : “Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance.” ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school company that has been battling Ohio for quite some time now.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. They started incubating coding, robotics and other computational project classes in after-school programs and summer clubs.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. She says she is deeply committed to computer-assisted teaching because it gives students with limited tech experience exposure to digital tools.

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” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via Ars Technica : “Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.” ” Via Education Week : “New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Tests.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims.

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Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. Blackboard’s Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Mayr, is also leaving the company. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. She’s Building Tools to Boost Student Character.” 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.

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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. Wikispaces Classroom (and free wikis from the company, now owned by TES ) joins the ed-tech dead pool. The test prep company has raised ~$8 million total.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Greiff has previously been a partner at the 1776 venture fund and he was also a co-founder of the test prep company Grockit. Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” The company said that it would keep the Vine website online, but you should probably download anything you’ve got there. But despite all these cuts, big companies rolled out New Products this week that were perhaps Very Exciting if you’re into New Products. ” Creative Commons released a “Termination of Transfer Tool” to help manage authors’ copyrights.

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” (No mention of the FAFSA tool, which is a good reminder than when Edsurge writes about ed-tech they really only mean what corporations can sell to schools.). Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” ” The results are self-reported based on a survey administered by a private student loan company which offers loans to coding bootcamp enrollees, but I’m sure it’s all on the up-and-up.

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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” Via The New York Times : “DeVos Abandons Plan to Allow One Company to Service Federal Student Loans.” ” VR company AltSpaceVR is shutting down. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. ” (This reminds me that I need to write something about the history of Montessori and why all sorts of companies have appropriated the brand.). Stanford University’s Larry Cuban continues his analysis of behavioral management tool ClassDojo. ” (Among those education companies in Binary Capital’s investment portfolio : Educents.).

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From the Department of Education press release : “To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. While we are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Palantir is the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel and funded in part by the CIA. Another tech company ready and willing to support Trump: IBM. If you know the history of this company , it’s a rather frightening gesture. Via abc.net.au : “ Queensland children as young as four will learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education from next year.” ” The company has raised $12.5 President-Elect Trump.

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Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” Worth noting: the website promotes private student loan companies SkillsFund and Climb to students looking for tuition assistance.). Via Techcrunch : “ SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company.” ” Via Edsurge : “ EDUCAUSE Adds Emerging Edtech Membership for Small Companies, Hints at Overhaul.”

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