Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. As data becomes integral to K–12 education, administrators face new challenges to ensure they keep students’ information safe. . eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

SnapChat has a ways to go to meet the needs of their disabled users. The law ( 29 U.S.C § 794 (d) ) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference.

New Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning Announced

techlearning

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Intellus Learning , an educational platform as a service company, have partnered to provide academic libraries with a content curation, assignment, recommendation and analytics tool.

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Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. It has everything to do with how the brain works and how people obtain information. And the second is how the brain actually retains information, which is all about deprocessing, making, using associations.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? The company put together a terrific event, and the families were wonderful. You can find more information at this link.

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

Edsurge

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. Define personally identifiable information (PII) and state the type of PII collected, and how it’s used.

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To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

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Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re Information Flow Technology changes rapidly.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

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Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Michael Quiner, chief information officer at. Community College Research Center assistant director Melinda Karp, edtech companies will try to make schools fit their products, rather than helping schools find the right tools or programs that meet their exact needs.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. I closed a deal with Mark for $250,000 in exchange for a 20 percent equity stake in my test-prep company. Thriving SAT scores: Further Information.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

During Global Leadership Week, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools have designed and are hosting virtual or face-to-face events to showcase global thought leadership.

Meet Your Staff Where They Are: Streamlining with Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

Information is sent to educators daily through email. Announcements and to-do lists are sent, files are shared, and companies and associations sell their products and services. I know my staff’s inboxes are filled with the same information as well, much of it sent from me!

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

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For more information, please visit KinderLabRobotics.com. STEMworks helps companies, states, and individuals make smart investments in their communities by evaluating and cataloging programs that meet rigorous and results-driven design principles.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus

Edsurge

Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country

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Company Nurse is the first workers’ comp nurse triage service that ensures injured workers get the proper care while helping keep claims and costs low. You can register for an informational webinar on Tuesday, October 23 , 2018 at 11 AM PT, here.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

LaGuardia Community College: Where Business and Tech Education Meet

Edsurge

As the need for affordable education grows, community colleges are well positioned to provide post-secondary degrees, credentials or training to meet workforce needs. to help position participants for high-growth, well-paying information technology jobs that require skills such as coding, software development and systems management. “We Large companies including IBM, WalMart and Xerox have signed on as hiring partners to interview qualified graduates of the program. “If

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. If products can’t be flexible and meet districts where they are, they won’t survive.”. As the demand for interoperability increases among schools, some companies are taking notice and working with their product development teams to make change — but the actions are small and the changes come slowly.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

Marketplace K-12

Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard , who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. “My idea was to use Mike to say, ‘Get me a meeting with this guy, let me go meet him,’ ” Humphrey said, according to the Associated Press. Sumner declared that Hubbard only sought informal advice from the commission.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”

This Former Athlete Shoots for 100% in His Classroom and His Company: An Interview with Otus' Chris Hull

Edsurge

My cofounder Pete Helfers and I would frequently meet in our classrooms talking about how we could improve learning for our students, and what our ideal classroom would be. We're also excited to continue our conversations about how technology can help create more engaging classrooms, facilitate greater differentiation and individualization, capture data effortlessly, and allow educators to visualize all this information together. Chris Hull is a busy guy.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

NeverEndingSearch

In its Q&A on Ethics and Social Media, ALA shares: As an institution, a library possesses the same ethical obligation regarding patron education and social media as it does toward information presented in any format. As librarians, we need to be concerned about privacy.

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Change to Meet School Food Regulations

K-12 Schools - Education News

“But let me say that one of the things we were absolutely expecting and appreciate is that the food companies would look at these recommendations and they would, in fact, reformulate their products.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

Marketplace K-12

million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. Launched in 2011, Ellevation describes itself as offering online management and instructional tools focused on building collaboration among educators and helping schools meet the evolving demand’s of the nation’s surging ELL student population. Zuckerberg said he would channel his funding through a limited liability company, rather than a traditional foundation.

Crowdfunding Meets Webinar: How One Organization Uses Slack to Tackle Global Challenges

Edsurge

Some new online courses like The Active Citizen in the Digital Age from Stanford University are already moving us in this direction, helping to foster informed civic participation following the 2016 election. We’re currently working with Green Energy Biofuels , a company in Nigeria that produces fuel for clean cookstoves to help them find new ways to communicate with their customers.

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