Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

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Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices.

COMPANIES TO WATCH FOR 2019

techlearning

What follows is a guide to companies offering a variety of edtech products to K-12

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

That is why schools should be prepared for these situations and act accordingly, whether it is by translating some school materials or by adopting edtech tools that enable multiple language use. 4 Great ideas for boosting parent engagement through edtech. Being a parent* is hard work.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference was filled with so many exciting announcements by technology companies. Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU edtech

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6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

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Check out these great Educational Technology Companies at the ISTE 2019 Conference in Philadelphia PA! The post 6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference! Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network.

Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education IT Coaches and Directors Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers Technology

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

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Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

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If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. And that’s before we even consider that our edtech products should be solving problems for those who really need it—those from underserved, underrepresented communities who are still behind their peers on many measures, including reading and college completion.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Mark Sparvell talk about SEL and Edtech Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. Over the past three months, Digital Promise had conversations with nearly 50 stakeholders who purchase, use, or develop educational technology (edtech). Differing Perspectives on the Edtech Marketplace.

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Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products. Start with a Needs Assessment to Prioritize Students when Purchasing Edtech.

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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

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Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. edtech companies.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Shouldn’t we collectively hold the edtech market accountable for failing our diverse learners?

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Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

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When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters. Visit the Edtech Pilot Framework to learn more about the edtech marketplace.

21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015

TeacherCast

” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year. Do you know edtech companies that didn’t make this list?

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

The Really Useful #EdTech Book. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. ” The post What’s in Your Edtech Bag?

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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Social-emotional learning company Move This World began as a non-profit. But the designation was holding the company back. The post Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Education Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education SEL Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy

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New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Education Technology Edtech Business Data Privacy

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What happens when your favorite edtech company goes from free to premium overnight? | @FlippityNet

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome Steve Fortna, educator and creator of Flippity.net on the program to discuss the recent outcry from educators who recently learned that their favorite edtech tool decided to introduce a paid platform for their application.

Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Japan brought us Nintendo and Sony, among other well-known technology companies. The post Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies appeared first on Market Brief.

Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution? Edtech promises to bring learning from chalkboards to slick computer screens and more.

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In the world of edtech, the process for finding and purchasing new software or devices can sometimes feel like an app-based dating experience, with schools making quick decisions based on little information. Edtech companies may even seek out these schools because they have a very clear mission and framework for implementation. There are lines of communication both ways and the company evolves its product based on input and feedback from teachers like myself.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Bethany regularly blogs at Teaching with Technology ( [link] ) where she shares resources, ideas, edtech tools, tips, and tricks, as well as reflections from her blended/flipped/gamified high school Social Studies classroom.

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9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

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I believe in the power of play in education and the last few years spent teaching tech in grades K-5 have really cemented the belief that there are at least 9 app features that should be considered before it enters the classroom environment.

How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

As cofounder of Teachley , a small company developing research-based math software for K-6, this question demonstrates a problematic market preference for products that “ cover ” a lot of content, but do not support deeper thinking. The problem with broad coverage in edtech.

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Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

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When edtech entrepreneurs design and develop their products, high-quality research is not always at the top of their minds. After all, it takes extra time, money and effort for edtech developers to use research as they design and develop their products. As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.”

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Have you seen some other edtech tools besides Minecraft that can have this kind of social emotional impact? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Companies like Florida Power & Light and Pratt & Whitney partner with schools to train STEM instructors to teach them programming while working a paid internship. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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How To Present Your EdTech Solution To A School District

EdTech Authority

I'm Will McCoy, CEO of EdTech Authority, where we bridge the technology gap for schools. So, this first conversation, this first opportunity is a big step for your company. EdTech Companies EdTech School Sales Cycle

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

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These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. There is a concern that data is now a strategic resource, and that acquiring companies for their large data sets could be a means by which China could undermine the strategic influence of the United States. companies seeking to expand overseas. edtech startups,” Carter explains. “I

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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No matter the product, edtech entrepreneurs share one bottom-line goal: sell their stuff. An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom.