Catch the #FlipgridFever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As a company, they celebrate the passion of educators, the wisdom of students, and the curiosity of families. You’ll earn a cool badge, new bragging rights on your resume, and you’ll be a part of an active community of Flipgrid users.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The public sabbatical, the one that I proposed to my university and to Steelcase, centers around being on-site at Steelcase headquarters in Grand Rapids, conducting research on active learning and active learning classrooms and communicating that research to Steelcase audiences and customers. While I was an embedded academic with the company, I played amateur anthropologist to learn all I could about corporate practices. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. I had a special education classroom, and I was the Gen Ed teacher. Lee Ann: Of course all of those were keystones in our classroom. “I have these great digital badges.

Google 331

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. Vicki: So how do they earn these badges?

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

To assist the professional development process for both teachers and IT professionals, Digital Promise, in conjunction with Google , has established a new program called the Dynamic Learning Project to help introduce new education technology into the classroom. .

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Edsurge

They can prompt us to assess and measure student progress in new ways; both through digital badges that demonstrate mastery of specific skills and summative portfolios of work that indicate readiness for cutting-edge careers in manufacturing, STEM careers and the creative arts.

As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. He was also curious about the credential being offered for successfully completing the course: not a conventional degree or a certificate, but a “badge.”. “I

Course 114

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

Edsurge

Some of those teachers spend upwards of 150 hours every year on training sessions, workshops and conferences that sometimes resemble what many students experience in the classroom: listening to a lecture and taking notes. To tackle this major problem, Digital Promise , a nonprofit founded in 2008 with authorization from Congress, has been steadfastly working on a framework for “ micro-credentials.” The company also downsized personnel but Kenyon did not share further details.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

Oberlin College, for example, with its motto of “Learning and Labor,” requires students during each month-long “ winter term ” to pursue growth opportunities outside the traditional classroom, such as internships, research, or other projects. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. Using her connections, she formed a partnership with a company called Proton Media that provides essentially an enterprise solution called Protosphere intended for corporations to explore the possibilities of 3D virtual learning and collaboration in the cloud.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. The district was one of three schools recognized nationally by ISTE for its digital badge program.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

The new ClassFlow Marketplace is an open community where teachers may buy and sell original teaching resources such as digital lessons, unit plans, assessments, teaching guides, worksheets, and more.

TONS of #ISTE17 Pro Tips, Resources, & Events (including #NOTATISTE)!

EdTechnocation.com

You'll learn about tons of virtual reality resources for all grade levels and classrooms and we'll explore two of the best VR creation tools in education! Take a photo or use a Scanner app to collect those business cards digitally!

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. classrooms with a range of education packages available online.

Epson 82

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (Related: “Theranos investor Tim Draper blames the company’s downfall on an investigative journalist,” Business Insider reports.). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school company. a Florida-based breakfast chain, has joined a growing number of companies offering employee education benefits.” ” Via Education Week : “How (and Why) Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students’ Feelings.”

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

MindShift

Digital Promise , a nonprofit with a mission of “accelerating innovation in education,” has been a strong proponent of micro-credentials , describing them as competency-based, on-demand, personalized and shareable. Micro-credentials have the benefit of being rooted in classroom practice.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” My response : “Inequality, ‘Brand Ambassadors,’ and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms.” “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” That’s the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , which is already having to repay Ohio some $60 million. Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has been in trouble with Ohio about how it reports attendance. Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Education Politics.

Udemy 54

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Via the Dallas Morning News : “Professors who ban guns in their classrooms will be punished, UT lawyer says.” ” “The Indiana Department of Education is seeking $4 million in damages from the company that created last year’s problem-plagued ISTEP test. Job matching company Viridis Learning has raised $3.2

MOOC 50

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll For a complete look at who funded learn-to-code companies this year, visit funding.hackeducation.com.). MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Also via NPR : “From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan , A School With Real Classrooms.” Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below. Steve Dembo recently announced that he’s leaving the company after 10+ years. One company not using Amazon to run its computing infrastructure: Blackboard. Education Politics.

MOOC 56