6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report.

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Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

OER remains a recent invention and the relatively large technology investments required to successfully implement a digital content strategy in schools just hadn’t been made in very many places. appeared first on Doug Levin | EdTech Strategies.

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The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Now, Title IV is a complex, layered program and marks a significant departure in structure and operation from past federal edtech investments. Be sure to consider the alignment of your strategy and expectations to the broadband internet infrastructure needed to support it.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). million Idaho Education Network settlement | Idaho EdNews → After eight years - and with state-issued checks totaling $3.4M - the state has closed the costly and convoluted case of the Idaho Education Network broadband project. Blog EdTech News News newsEver wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected?

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. edWeb Blog edtech Makerspace personalized instruction

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

Edsurge

Back in late 2013, Barack Obama and the White House launched the ConnectED Initiative , an effort to bring almost $2 billion worth of high-quality broadband, technology and professional development to schools and districts across the U.S. billion boost for E-Rate, the federal program that subsidizes broadband initiatives, amongst his accomplishments. The future of ConnectED: Exactly how much play should and does the government have in bringing edtech to K-12?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.” ” From the EdTech Researcher blog : “ Project Based Learning as Mindset.” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “About That Cengage OER Survey.” US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. “Great EdTech Success Story Turns Into The Biggest Philanthropic Story of the Year,” Getting Smart argues , pointing to Curriculum Associates ’ donation of its stock to the Iowa State University Foundation. ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.” (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. ” “Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe,” according to an investor in Edsurge. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Last year Achieving the Dream began a $9.8-million project to use open educational resources (OER) to create degree programs at 38 community colleges. (National) Education Politics.

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Edsurge on the business of OER. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company." ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The NAACP endorses OER. ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Perhaps this will help the Grovo fellows: “Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig – From the EdSurge Jobs Team.” IHE ed-tech blogger Joshua Kim wonders “Who Exactly Holds This Neoliberal EdTech Ideology ?” Via Edsurge : “The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments.”

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” “ No Sign of Edtech In Department of Education’s Full Federal Budget Proposal,” Edsurge frets. Via Edsurge : “Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending.” ” Via Edsurge : “ EDUCAUSE Adds Emerging Edtech Membership for Small Companies, Hints at Overhaul.” Via Edsurge : “Meet Caliper , the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS). ” “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin ” by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. ” “​ OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.” “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Via Edsurge : “ Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies.” Education Politics.

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