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

Edsurge

It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. Especially for education companies, it requires careful considerations around factors such as your company culture, infrastructure, processes, hiring procedures and customer interactions.

5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Ariel Sacks, author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class , shares five reasons to try a whole novel approach. She also explains how this approach works and some advantages for teachers. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

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How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. Continued professional development (CPD) is something that a lot of employees, including teachers, are keen to invest their time and energy into. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences.

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6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. Olson, PhD, researcher and teacher at West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools, presented with Carylann Assante, CAE, executive director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation, in “ How We Helped 800 Students Participate in Educational Travel: Proven Tools and Tips.” eClassroom News Funding How-to Top News

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

Edsurge

The seeds of innovation are planted at a young age, and technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers and makers. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. As I considered the curricular experience for educational innovators, my challenge was to a create career pathways experience where our graduate students literally invent the future of learning. Six educational innovators to follow.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks

Kleinspiration

When there are decisions being made to cut entire programs or increase class size counts, one of the items that is usually first to fall will be professional development. As teachers, we all know how important good professional development opportunities can for our own personal growth, and how often the ability to attend a session can impact whether or not teachers can actually receive the training and development that they desire.

4 Ways to make sure the teachers in your school are properly trained

Neo LMS

If you want good results, then you need to make the proper investments. If a regular company would invest in its employees if it would work towards their advancement and education in order to have said employees achieve great results, why would a school be any different? Of course, the actual educational materials and opportunities you as a school manager have to offer will differ. 4 Ways to make sure the teachers in your school are properly trained.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. They self-organized readings and key points to examine. These divides, in turn, can lead to unequal educational access.

Ditch the Clips in Kindergarten (And Here’s What to Do Instead) #ditchtheclips

The CoolCatTeacher

Kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Merce, urges teachers to “ditch the clips” and shares what you can do instead. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Elizabeth Merce: Ditch the Clips in Kindergarten (And Here’s What to Do Instead) #ditchtheclips. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e324. Vicki: Ok, so why do we want to ditch them?

Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

Neo LMS

Students use laptops, tablets, and myriad software to complete in-class work and at-home assignments. Teachers take advantage of smartboards to offer multimedia lessons and expand on concepts. While some schools allow students to bring their own devices, the majority — 66% — provide them. Read more: Professional development for teachers is key to ed-tech success. How to learn more about edtech options. Reach out to the experts.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26. Drop by our Booth F302 in the expo hall at any time during the event, where we will provide insights on how to effectively manage online classroom activities, answer all your questions and showcase NEO’s newest features. For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators.

7 Can’t-Miss Office Manager Conferences in 2018

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Like the central nervous system of the office, you keep your company’s critical day-to-day operations running… and running well. From payroll responsibilities to IT improvisation, the tasks you face every single day are numerous and challenging. You could probably use a day (or a week) to step back, take a deep breath, and nurture the diverse range of skills you need to nail your job and stay sane. Conference Organizer: Fred Pryor Seminars.

Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

A few years ago, the ReWired Group and Bob Moesta , my coauthor on my next book, Choosing College , undertook a project for the tutoring marketplace company, Wyzant. As players like Byjus, Khan Academy, and others have disrupted the tutoring market, online tutoring companies, which offer access to real, live tutors, have mostly struggled to break out of a crowded market. What’s striking about these Jobs is how emotional and, in certain cases, social they are.

Edtech Bootstrapping 101: A Survival Story

Edsurge

On the other hand, there is a paucity of coverage about edtech companies that grow their businesses with little or no venture capital or outside investment. Bootstrapped companies rarely have “unicorn” potential and most aren’t nearly as sexy as their venture-backed counterparts.

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PROOF POINTS: Survey reveals stark rich-poor divide in how U.S. children were taught remotely during the spring school closures

The Hechinger Report

As the coronavirus pandemic spread through the country, a common (socially distanced) conversation among friends and families compared how many hours of remote learning kids were getting. The number of hours your kids got varied wildly depending on where you happen to live. But the amount of time was not the only difference, according to a recent survey: the type of instruction students received also diverged dramatically.

As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options

Edsurge

Meanwhile, a major provider of free online educational resources for those learning to code announced new paid options that company leaders hope will make its business sustainable. Codecademy aced the first part of the Silicon Valley playbook, which says to first attract masses of users. The company claims 45 million people have registered to use its free materials. But they hadn’t solved the revenue part of the equation, says Zachary Sims, the company’s CEO.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

The Hechinger Report

New faculty at Dickinson College attend a training session about how to help students who might be foundering. Faculty are required to flag any problems by specified dates during each semester. She came to class but looked as if she hadn’t slept.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. However, if employees aren't able to leverage the potential of these technologies, any investment in them is futile. Cover design by Kogan Page My new book will be published on April 3 by Kogan Page.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 billion in 2016, according to Goldman Sachs. Based Company.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Many schools still rely on the once-a-year cyber security seminar or focus on too narrowly on a specific issue, like not posting student info online. Education programs need to be more comprehensive and ongoing throughout the year. How do the vendors treat your data?

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

Edsurge

High school sophomore Olivia Surdam thought she wanted to have a career in healthcare as a doctor or nurse, but after recognizing that her sensitive stomach would cause barriers for a career path in patient care, Surdam started considering other options with her advisory teacher. She attended an event called “Women Can Do,” where one of the projects was to construct a bridge using toothpicks and marshmallows.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

Part of what I believe to be the truth,” Camelback’s founder and CEO, Aaron Walker tells EdSurge, “is that education is a long-tail game. This isn’t how many people downloaded your app. This is about students and families, and it takes time to cultivate these relationships.”. This was an energetic cohort, laser-focused on equity, social justice and what it means to support students holistically,” Walker adds. Short for “How Our Lives Link Altogether,” H.O.L.L.A.

How Colleges Are Thinking Differently to Serve Adult Students

Edsurge

Colleges and companies are trying to learn how to attract and educate this large population of current and potential adult learners. Department of Education concluded that adult learners need their own edtech tools instead of being expected to learn from the same resources designed for children and teens. I think it's transitioned much to the current time and there has been huge growth in the students who are being served. And I try to encourage them.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

edWeb.net

Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. Olson, PhD, Researcher and Teacher at West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools, presented with Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation, in “ How We Helped 800 Students Participate in Educational Travel: Proven Tools and Tips.”

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

It was the final day of first-year orientation at Grinnell College, with classes scheduled to start the next morning, and these new students were still finding their way around the campus, meeting neighbors in the dorms and waiting to hear whether they got into the courses they wanted.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. How do I facilitate PBL in blended learning environment?”. Welcome to the Future!

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5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. There is still so much that is paper-based.fraught with broken promises of materials to be sent later or telling all participants to send separate emails to acquire materials digitally. This was a problem for me recently after attending a conference at an all-day event sponsored by a few large ed tech companies.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities. In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Some associate it bluntly with the use of technology to drive instruction.

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

Audrianna Lesieur, age 11, smiles after demonstrating the strength of “Confidence” with encouragement from classmate William Maestas as her teacher Val Seamons moves on to assist Billy Sabo at Lake Canyon Elementary School. With that, she ably defended her original choice, and Seamons bustled down the table to the next student. Terms like “Caring” and “Competing,” as well as “Confidence,” are very familiar to students at Lake Canyon Elementary School.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

Edsurge

It was the early days of YouTube (then two-years old), and it was getting cheap and easy to make and post videos, so the two teachers—Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams—proposed shifting lectures to videos students would watch at home, and asking students to come to class prepared to problem solve with their peers. Or maybe it stemmed from the fact that anyone could get the gist of the teaching idea in the time it takes to rattle off a sound bite. “It’s

WGU President Scott Pulsipher on Bringing Customer-Centric Culture to Universities

Edsurge

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan once said he wanted competency-based college programs like Western Governors University “ to be the norm ” rather than the exception. That’s among the questions we posed to Scott Pulsipher, who took the helm as the university’s president in March 2016. How did you come to this job? Pulsipher: All of my background prior to WGU is mostly within the technology space. How do they disrupt themselves? Former U.S.

What School Could Be—and What Education Investors Get Wrong

Edsurge

An Ivy League-educated philanthropist, who built his wealth from a career in technology, decides to champion education as his next cause—under the belief that today’s schools are not adequately preparing the next generation for the future. These days, he’s no longer spending time in company boardrooms, but rather in schools and classrooms. Afterward, he went on a roadtrip to all 50 states, visiting a couple hundred schools and classrooms to see what schools are doing today.

Let Students Define the Labor Market, Not Vice Versa: A Conversation With Joshua Cooper Ramo

Edsurge

How can we train people to look at something—their own lives, their children’s education, their medicine—and understand the way in which connectivity impacts it? Based in Beijing and New York, Ramo serves as an advisor to some of the largest companies—including FedEx and Starbucks—and investors in the world. Will the labor market define education, or should our education system prepare young people, as citizens, to actually define the labor market?

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a new $11 million recreation center that will also have a lab to study kinesiology, or human movement. But many are assumed to have dropped out.

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

They will have no memories of the 20th century, which just happens to be the same century their lecturers were born and educated within. The class of 2020 may have expectations about learning which run counter to the ethos of the traditional university. These young people - sometimes referred to as Generation Z, or Centennials - will redefine our understanding of learning, and will challenge the way university education is conducted.