How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. Take a look at this, the website, and discuss this fantastic case study for all of to discuss in staff meetings to determine how we are truly assessing our school.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

How to Simplify Your Printing Solution | A Case Study

eSchool News

Devin Anderson has nearly 20 years of experience in delivering market leading IT solutions to Fortune 500 companies and prides himself on driving simplicity into products that solve complex IT problems. Date: Tuesday, September 29th. Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST. Here’s the Sitch.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation. We used Skype for our daily/weekly, 1-on-1 and group meetings.

Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

And, employers worry about the longevity of a company with high turnover rates, record low unemployment rates, and an absence of a talent pipeline. Frontline workforce talent development presents numerous challenges.

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How One School District Stays Ahead of the Safety Curve

Gaggle Speaks

So when you attend a national conference that focuses on solving the educational challenges of today’s schools , where you learn about a company that helps keeps students safe when they’re using G Suite for Education or Office 365, you can’t help but get excited.

The Edtech Buying Process Is Broken. ISTE Says Teachers Can Fix It.

Edsurge

Does it meet students’ needs, or is it just really cool?” The edtech playground is one of a handful of case studies featured in a new edtech buying guide released by the International Society for Technology in Education ( ISTE ), a non-profit organization, and Project Unicorn , an initiative to improve data interoperability in K-12. Each section outlines the role educators and district leaders can each play and provides a school- or district-level case study.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. Researchers then study the outcomes.

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Three Tips for winning a Tech&Learning Award of Excellence

techlearning

It is an endorsement that your product or service meets the standards of the most innovative edtech educators working in classrooms today. Submissions can be provided in a number of ways—traditional case studies, video testimonials, podcast essays.

Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

On the flip-side, the freedom to meet targets and objectives in “your own way” is also much appreciated by employees. “Self-directed learning” is a major catch-phrase of 21st Century educationalists, and undeniably a critical skill in the labor markets of the future.

OPINION: ‘If we don’t act now, working-class Americans will keep slipping economically’

The Hechinger Report

At present, venture capitalists are investing billions of dollars in new programs, companies and technologies with the promise to disrupt higher education by connecting learners more directly to the workforce.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies. Many companies talked about wanting to partner, but their focus on rapid-user-adoption led them to devalue sustained, in-depth collaboration with a school system.

Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act

Edsurge

But at an all-hands meeting at the company’s Washington, D.C. Some employees hoped the company could turn around and stayed on without pay. “We Esther Wojcicki, the esteemed journalism teacher at Palo Alto High School, joined in 2016 as the company’s chief learning officer.

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Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

Large technology companies are beginning to see the benefits as well. We needed to do a forklift upgrade to meet our current and future needs,” says Jayce Bolhous, director of technology, in an EdTech article. Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers.

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techlearning

It is an endorsement that your product or service meets the standards of the most innovative edtech educators working in classrooms today. Submissions can be provided in a number of ways—traditional case studies, video testimonials, podcast essays. The 2018 Awards of Excellence are presented by Tech & Learning and parent company Future plc. To win a Tech&Learning Award of Excellence (AOE) isn't just a badge of participation.

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

For-profit schools, such as Salter and others owned by its parent company, Premier Education Group, have zeroed in on this market. Students should have choices when it comes to higher education,” said Yan Cao, a fellow at the left-leaning Century Foundation, who studies higher education.

Beyond Build or Buy: The Case for Co-Designing Edtech

Edsurge

Pioneering schools and educators search for technology to support teacher-led instruction, only to find that existing technologies do not meet teachers’ needs. There is a third alternative, however: partner with a company to co-design new technology. Partnerships between edtech companies and schools may not seem like an innovative new idea. But for edtech companies that aim to transform teaching and learning, it's not enough to solicit feedback from teachers.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

Included in the new report and accompanying website are case studies of success stories. They collaborate to make sure the technology and services are meeting their current and future needs.

Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education

Edsurge

In other sections it has the hint of a manifesto, with an urgent call to action that boils down to this: Colleges need to adapt to meet the changing demographics and needs of students, rather than expect them to conform to a tradition-loving system. The report weighs in at about 60 pages, and provides more than a dozen short case studies of schools and tools on the cutting edge of innovation.

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From the NBA to Edtech Investing: An Interview with NewSchools’ Tonika Cheek Clayton

Edsurge

I worked for three years doing case studies on different school districts. Through a case that I wrote on Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland, I learned about WirelessGeneration which, at the time, was a company that had partnered with MCPS on mobile assessment software that could save teachers a ton of time. I talked with him about the work that we did with Montgomery County and he said, “Hey, we’re trying to grow our company.

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How To Find a Job When You’re Not Looking

Edsurge

Companies are still hiring. Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. It only takes a few months of working in a corrosive environment to realize that organizational culture isn’t just the stuff of case studies. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. That's a great way to dip a toe into the activity, meet more people and add a nice item to your resume.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs. Some were still studying geometry, others had advanced to Algebra II.

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit: Winds of Change in the Windy City

techlearning

Often I’ll hear companies or organizations throw the word “personalization” around as a modern-day catchy buzzword without really understanding what it entails. SPONSOR MEETINGS I know what you’re thinking: interact with vendors?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 24, 2017 School district to retain IT department | The Sentinel → Several members of the IT department were present at Thursday’s meeting to urge the board not to outsource IT services to a company that proposed to do so. It revolves around a Montessori-like curriculum and bills itself as a hybrid tech company and education startup.

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Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

The one Galt’s fourth-graders take comes from the CliftonStrengths Youth Explorer, a framework developed and sold by Gallup, the 82-year-old management consulting company best known for its public opinion polling. take one of that company’s quizzes. Well that’s the case with everybody.”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 24, 2017 School district to retain IT department | The Sentinel → Several members of the IT department were present at Thursday’s meeting to urge the board not to outsource IT services to a company that proposed to do so. It revolves around a Montessori-like curriculum and bills itself as a hybrid tech company and education startup.

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What School Could Be—and What Education Investors Get Wrong

Edsurge

Rather, meet Ted Dintersmith, who has spent nearly 20 years as a partner at Charles River Ventures, an early-stage investment firm. These days, he’s no longer spending time in company boardrooms, but rather in schools and classrooms. Dintersmith: When I’m meeting an educator, I always start by apologizing—because I know when they hear that somebody spent their career in business and now is interested in education, you can see the blood drain from their face.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Join us at the online meeting room on Zoom ([link] Step 2: We are going to play a Kahoot game to learn some things about Amazon. The moderators of this session represent communities that have been meeting and collaborating online for well over a decade now.

Can all students succeed at science and technology high schools?

The Hechinger Report

Students study the human body on skeletons, using clay to make organs. These new high schools, which rely on open admissions instead of competitive criteria like tests and grades, have multiplied to meet the exploding demand for workers with math, science and technology skills.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

Or when Trump said that the federal judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit had an “absolute conflict” in handling the case because he is “of Mexican heritage.” According to an investigation by The Associated Press , “dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts – including serious financial problems and even convictions for cocaine trafficking or child molestation.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 The literacy software company has raised $14.8 (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” ” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Atlantic : “An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case.” ” “How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study” – Elie Mystal in The New York Times on a partnership between the HBCU Bethune-Cookman and the for-profit Arizona Summit Law School. ” Another (typical) NYT story : “Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises.” The robotics company has raised $36.03

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Wired Campus

In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals. Our sharks were Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle; Jason Jones, a co-editor of the ProfHacker blog and director of educational technology at Trinity College, in Connecticut; and Paul Freedman, founder of Entangled Ventures, an education-technology company.

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