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. As Education Leader with Microsoft, Mark developed and implemented the Global Leader audience strategy and developed the global Showcase School program.

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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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Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? – SULS025

Shake Up Learning

The post Is Microsoft Making a Comeback in Education? Is Microsoft making a comeback in education? I brought Leslie to the show to answer the EdTech community’s biggest question, is Microsoft making a comeback in education? Is Microsoft making a comeback?

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? Tuesday 1-5: Microsoft EDU Booth 2800.

Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference was filled with so many exciting announcements by technology companies. Don’t forget to also check out my ISTE posts featuring Microsoft Education (Minecraft, Skype, and Flipgrid) and Google Education news and updates.

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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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ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

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Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. Kinems : Founded in 2013, Kinems aims to use Microsoft's Kinect to develop games to support special education, particularly students in grades K-9 with dyspraxia, autism, and ADHD.

Microsoft’s Big Bett Updates: Free VR Curriculum and Using a Pencil as a Stylus

Edsurge

More than 600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees are expected to descend on London this week for the annual Bett show , where some companies come with a barrage of updates befitting one of the biggest education technology trade shows in the world. Among them is Microsoft, whose list of announcements for Bett reads almost as long as the conference agenda. (Or Some of the updates are fairly standard for a big technology company at a big tech expo—more devices and gadgets.

Microsoft Takes a Bite Out of BrightBytes, Acquiring Its DataSense Platform and Team

Edsurge

From launching new tablets to virtual-reality curriculum , Microsoft has added plenty to its educational offerings through a series of new product updates and acquisitions over the past few years. The company’s latest deal involves something a little bit more invisible and behind the scenes, but what it calls “one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education.” DataSense traces its origins to Authentica Solutions, an education data management company founded in 2013.

Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

Edsurge

But through an ongoing series of product launches and acquisitions, Microsoft has been making its case to be the dark horse in the race. based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. pounds, the Surface Go is the latest addition to a growing portfolio of education devices from Microsoft. Microsoft’s attention to education has not gone unnoticed.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go. But any of what currently happens in edtech couldn’t be possible without the driving passion for education and technology of people. Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018.

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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Since then, the company has kept a steady rhythm of new features including new features like email summaries for guardians, polling capabilities , and easier data transition for graduates. Microsoft Microsoft Classroom. Microsoft.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. Microsoft just isn't innovative natively. There are a couple of things Microsoft does have going for it though. In my opinion, Microsoft Edu is the safe choice.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition).

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What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?

Edsurge

For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. Since its debut in 2010, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) has awarded about $1 million to edtech entrepreneurs. Here’s why he believes edtech entrepreneurs will win from taking part in the EBPC competition.

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh.

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From Mixed Reality to New Minecraft and OS, Microsoft Unleashes a Flurry of EDU Upgrades

Edsurge

For several weeks, Microsoft mercilessly drummed up hype over its May 2 #MicrosoftEDU event in New York City. The company sent teasers to every major press outlet, yet kept mum on specific details, leading to endless speculation over what the technology giant had up its sleeves. When the room went dark and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appeared onstage, there was no doubt that Microsoft has re-committed itself to the education market.

Microsoft adds new features to Office 365 Education

FETC Converge

Microsoft has added a couple of new features to its Office 365 Education portfolio of products for students and teachers. In April, the company released Microsoft Classroom, which provides course management operations for teachers. Uncategorized classroom technology edtech trends educational software Microsoft Classroom School Data Sync software for schools

To Re-Capture the Education Market, Microsoft Aims to Offer a Compelling Alternative to Google’s Chromebook

Edsurge

At BETT, a major edtech expo outside of London, Microsoft is taking square aim at Google with a slew of updates to its education products. based company is attempting to make a comeback on multiple fronts, starting with software. Microsoft boasts that these settings can be applied to one student or synchronized across entire districts in a matter of minutes. In addition, Microsoft plans to release a fleet of low-cost Windows 10 devices aimed at the education market.

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What’s the Difference Between Engineering at a Tech Company Versus a School?

Edsurge

But he also has had a long career working as an engineer at companies including Microsoft and Facebook. Strasser: I started my career as a software engineer at Microsoft for a couple of years. I worked for a few edtech companies as a engineer and engineering manager and then as a contracted engineer. What was that ’something’ that made you jump into education and edtech? So, why did you join the particular edtech startups and companies that you did?

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)

Edsurge

But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. In October, the company and The Ohio State University announced a multi-part collaboration. In 1999 the company and the University of Pittsburgh opened an “Academic Java Center” meant to train and certify students in Java technology.

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. Edtech developers should take note.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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Collaboration between companies + school district = Connected educators

The Innovative Educator

Do you think Microsoft is magnificent? Wouldn’t it be great to have a direct connection to the people who work at the companies of the very resources you are using for teaching and learning? edtech Google in Education Are you gaga over Google? Do you excel at using Edmodo? Do you think PBS is the perfect platform for digital media content? Wouldn’t it be great to find others in your district using the same tools as you?

New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million

Edsurge

The firm plans to invest up to $5 million into Series A, Series B and recapitalization rounds for education companies serving pre-kindergarten to professional learners, with a focus on digital learning, learning sciences, analytics and workforce development services. Already, roughly 15 percent, or about $10 million of the fund’s $68 million total, have been invested across seven companies: Credly, LearnPlatform, Motimatic, Noodle Partners, Pairin, Practice and Signal Vine.

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

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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Why Schools Are Superior to Startups When It Comes to Building Edtech

Edsurge

Not incidentally, these are many of the same skills valued in the founders of startups creating the tools used in edtech. Startups are also working against what is known as the “Empathy Gap,” where companies must quickly close sales to stay alive, while educators need more time to properly integrate tools into their teaching. Finally, an EdTech Innovator can skip the process of finding pilot schools for edtech tools—a school with an EdTech Innovator is the pilot school.

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4 Resources for EdTech Funding

Gaggle Speaks

Luckily, there are a variety of edtech grants and other funding opportunities available. Companies like Smart Technology, Vernier and Epson all have their grant programs. Company Grants. Take a look at Toshiba, Verizon, Target, Microsoft and Best Buy.

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

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. This is ALSO true for edtech. Blog EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 23, 2017 Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades | The Register → Microsoft sparked fury when it aggressively pushed its Windows 10 operating system onto people's PCs – from unexpected downloads to surprise installations.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 23, 2017 Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades | The Register → Microsoft sparked fury when it aggressively pushed its Windows 10 operating system onto people's PCs – from unexpected downloads to surprise installations.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. What does it reveal about how these companies imagine teaching and learning. What does it say about how these companies view “influence” and decision-making power in public schools?" EdTech News News news

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