How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

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Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. Southern Mississippi’s efforts are a good example of the reality on many campuses starting to get into Big Data.

Help Us Help You: How Schools Can Give Useful Feedback to Edtech Companies

Edsurge

Over the years, I have taken what teachers have requested and sent a ton of feedback to companies. But I was curious: What do the companies do with that feedback? But the relationship between the requester and company should not end there.

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This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. By Charles Sosnik.

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

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That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

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.”

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

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

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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.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

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30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. An example?

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples.

Why Open Education Resources Matter #GoOpen

The Web20Classroom

It's representatives from the cake batter company. Might not be the best example but that's what happens to educators everyday. We rarely have anyone knocking on our doors but the fact is there is a lot of money in a closed system of education resources.

Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Steve Blank on Entrepreneurship and Education

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Blank: As an entrepreneur in the 20th century, we were told in not so many words that startups were nothing more than smaller versions of large companies. The big idea is that VCs simply assumed that any failure to execute the plan was a failure of the founders or the key people in the company. The big idea was that startups were trying to copy what large companies did. Well, large companies execute known business models.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

The Innovative Educator

Check out this #IamMe interview with Laura Henderson where I discuss topics such as: Why school is a waste of time for most students, how we can change that, and school resources and models that work.

5 keys to making the best staff selection

GoConqr

The staff selection process is fundamental for a company to function properly, since hiring the appropriate personnel for each position is crucial for a cordial and productive office environment. Education GoConqr Blog Posts companies company employees resources smart links staff selection

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

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September 10, 2018—success stories from educators, administrators, and most importantly, students, which bring the company’s tools and service offerings to life. In its design, we put educators and students first in sharing how our company and tools support teaching and impact learning.”

Vetting Social Studies Resources Is Important. And Hard. Here’s How to Do It Well.

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Digital resources abound, with various content advocating strong positions on gun rights, immigration, gender equality, and other hot-button issues. How do we select and vet resources that foster engagement and deeper learning? How do AP US History students use this resource?

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Some surprising reasons companies are rushing to help their workers get degrees

The Hechinger Report

But unlike conventional tuition-reimbursement benefits, which many companies eliminated during the recession, the new programs increasingly limit students to taking courses from specific providers — often for-profit and online universities and colleges with poor graduation rates.

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity

Edsurge

The next logical question is, are those entrepreneurs’ companies any better, in terms of diversity? A few edtech companies are now using resources to document—and potentially address—disparities in their ranks. Clever Shares Its Survey Results A few weeks ago, school data provisioning platform Clever released the following survey results in a blog post , as a first step in its endeavor to shed light on the company’s own diversity—or lack thereof.

Introducing Learning Resource's brand new Interactive White Board: now!Board

Kleinspiration

As a partner of Learning Resources , I was asked to introduce the launch of their newest product, the now!Board Of course, I was excited to introduce a new product from one of my favorite companies; however, being a SMART Exemplary Educator , I had a few reservations.

Introducing Edji: A Technology Coach’s Go-To Resource

TeacherCast

I work with middle school teachers as a teacher resource specialist for technology, in other words, I’m a technology coach supporting teachers in multiple disciplines and across three grade levels. Hey Tech Coaches!

School by Design Spins Off From Amplify to Form Independent Company

Marketplace K-12

The educational technology company Amplify is spinning off a service known as School by Design into a new, separate business that will provide schools with data and technical assistance focused on financial and instructional strategy. School by Design will become its own commercial company and will be led by an Amazon Education executive, Andrew Joseph, who is leaving that post to work with the newly independent business.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. The following three resources can help students and families realize the powering of digital learning at home. Several other companies are working to do the same in their region, either through grants and partnerships with schools or low-cost plans for families.

What are your favorite Common Core resources?

Kleinspiration

Finding Resources, Assessing Progress, and Adjusting Instruction As a classroom teacher, I really enjoy finding resources that help me with my practice and that help me professionally. I love the free resources that are uploaded to share with teachers.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). Yet many teachers still ask: “Why can’t I find the open educational resources I’m looking for?” From my experience, the answers usually are: OER resources are in silos. Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more.

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Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice media literacy. At the top, there are featured resources as well as more comprehensive curricula. one of our favorite resources.

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

Without a content expert on staff, companies had no fast and easy way to gain information which slowed innovation. The resources below can help students (and teachers) see how the Arts are a critical piece of STEM and help build the skills needed to connect to the world, and the future.

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TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

Kleinspiration

I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices. I have additional resources posted on my project based blog page and located along my right side bar.

Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

Class Tech Integrate

For example, as a child of the 80's and 90's, when I went to the library to look up information in encyclopedias and books, I didn't have to deeply question the validity of material found.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. Sample handouts can be found at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Examples can be found at the NASA website. 15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities.

Fighting FAKE NEWS: Recommended Reading and Resources for Teachers

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I've created a reading and resource list to help battle fake news at our school. Feel free to share these resources with your teachers! History: Fake News isn't New • Three Historical Examples of "Fake News". Fast Company, Nov. FAKE NEWS!

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

Iterating Toward Openness

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education. Educational materials published under an open license are called open educational resources (OER). Example. Example.

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Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Pearson CEO John Fallon recently met with a group of reporters at Education Week’ s offices and spoke about his company’s business strategies and record, and offered a defense against some of its detractors’ claims. Those resources are increasingly delivered in digital form.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I start with a simple, one-day, “make something fun” experience in Metaverse. With this in mind, I want my students to be familiar with terminology, and here are some examples. For example, when designing an app or game, error prevention is a basic part of making it usable.

How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

MindShift

Teachers relied on textbooks as the primary resource because that’s all there was. The Liberty Public Schools district sees Langhorst and his colleague as front-runners in an important shift toward open educational resources (OER).

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New Resource from ExcelinEd & Code.org to Empower Students to Learn IT and CS Skills

ExcelinEd

The findings and recommendations in the report represent aggregated interview responses from Council members—including education organizations, businesses and some of the world’s leading tech companies.