A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

eSchool News

With technology at the forefront of education, classrooms are ever-evolving, and educators have begun to adapt and change their teaching approach to better suit 21st century classrooms filled with 21st century learners. billion increase in E-rate funding over the last 18 months. The digital-first district where OER meets iPads. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

Gabe Soumakian: With E-rate modernization, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and more taking place at once, what are you looking at in terms of changes to the way you’re funding technology these days? Stuart Burt : When they changed E-rate a couple years ago, it was a learning curve. My advice to tech directors: Visit a Kindergarten classroom, not just to fix something. Tech directors are a busy lot these days.

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

Doug Levin

Be explicit with districts about expectations for access to technology in schools and classrooms. Especially important is a strategy to align digital learning plans to participation in the E-rate program and any state programs designed to meet similar ends (including those beyond K-12 education that support broadband build out to universities, hospitals, libraries, or public safety institutions). The glasses have been raised. The speeches made, and press releases issued.

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

Edsurge

According to the fact sheet that the White House recently released, here’s what we know: Adobe has delivered creativity and e-learning software to over 950,000 students and teachers at more than 1,450 schools and launched more than 20 district-wide Adobe & ConnectED programs. Autodesk provided more than 335,000 students and educators from secondary schools with professional software and services for use in classrooms, labs, and at home.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. Tagged on: March 8, 2017 Nevada bill puts cameras in all special education classrooms | Reno-Gazette Journal → A bill proposed by state Sen.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via Ozy.com : “How High Schools Are Demolishing the Classroom.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Teacher on Paid Leave After Confederate Flag Found Hanging in Classroom.” Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. “Call for Diversity in Ed Tech Design” by Jade E.