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Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

Marketplace K-12

Sony Global Education Inc. says it has developed a system to bring “blockchain” technology–meant to serve as a decentralized-yet-secure system for transmitting data–to education, as the concept slowly begins to attract attention in the K-12 space.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. At the G7 Summit , the countries pledged $3 billion for girls’ education. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Under DeVos, a Smaller Department of Education.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

The Hechinger Report

These new roles could become the “blue-collar” jobs of the future — the positions that can promise middle-class security without necessarily requiring a traditional higher-education degree. But to train this workforce effectively, we’ll need to change the way we approach education.

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(National) Education Politics. ” Another huge (and awful) deal: Betsy DeVos announced this week that the Department of Education would replace Obama-era guidance on how colleges must protect students from sexual violence and respond to sexual assault claims on campus. The Department of Education offers “Highlights from Secretary DeVos’ Remarks on Title IX Enforcement.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Education Dept. Education in the Courts.

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Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared in front of a Senate subcommittee this week to talk about Trump’s budget proposal. said Thursday that he is still part of a higher education initiative for President Donald Trump,” Politico reports. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Trump Will Push Apprenticeships , Using Accreditation and Student Aid.” ” More via The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability. Department of Education Secretary in October 2016.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

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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. KANO EDUCATION PACKAGES ( kano.me/educators/packages

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

MindShift

Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. School districts spend a lot of money on trainings for educators, but the returns on that investment are not always clear. Digital Promise ).