5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

In September Prezi meeting was launched which enables up to 10 people to edit or view a Prezi remotely. After interviewing many prospective companies I became frustrated with the lack of innovation and impressiveness of their products. Alongside my search for curriculum providers I also began researching content management system (CMS) for virtual schools. While Blackboard dominates the marketplace, BrainHoney is a very impressive CMS geared toward the K-12 market.

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Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Her company learned that the holistic approach is what impacts school in the most positive way, addressing the health and needs of the entire organization. Our CMS community members are a part of the entire process — people, processes and technology. At CMS, this means meeting people where they are and incorporating that sensibility into professional development. At CMS we concentrate on this approach and use good policies that outline and address expectations.

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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards.

10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

eSchool News

As schools and districts try to better meet the needs of students with different learning styles, blended learning programs are becoming increasingly popular. Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning.

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

techlearning

Tutorials are available now in the fully integrated ASSIST ecosystem, designed by educators as a new approach in meeting the needs of education institutions with a single platform.

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In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) vision for science emphasizes inquiry, problem solving and communication. CMS is implementing Essential Physics in all 19 high schools that offer physics or honors physics courses.

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Google Classroom

Graphite Blog

Google Classroom is not a stand-alone learning management system (LMS), course management system (CMS), or student information system (SIS). Anytime a tool might collect data from students, it's important to ask questions about how the companies involved are securing, using, or storing student data. Here's an example of how one teacher uses Google Classroom to meet students at their levels. What is Google Classroom? Is Google Classroom an LMS?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Presidential Campaign Politics.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This ISTE webinar will focus on ways teachers can create active, student-centered, digital age classrooms that help students meet the Common Core and ISTE Standards. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Christopher Pappas shares this article on avoiding the pitfalls of poor instructional design, i.e. using an LMS/CMS as a document repository with a built-in discussion forum.

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