Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. In the world of college test prep materials and tools, Don Phan considers himself a connoisseur.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

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Hence, EdSurge decided to enter back into that conversation with November, this time in a Q&A covering his thoughts on the “$1000 pencil,” whether Khan Academy is or is not pushing the envelope, and how any change in the classroom has to start with the teacher. For example, if you have thousands of questions in Khan Academy , but they’re the same questions we’ve always asked in Algebra class, there’s no change in the design of the work.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

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If for example, you’re a math teacher, you may refer students struggling to grasp the Pythagorean Theorem to view Khan Academy videos so that they can catch up with the rest of the class. Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”.

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Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

To provide some context, a VAP model, like that practiced by a manufacturing company, brings inputs of materials into one end of the premises, transform them by “adding value,” and then delivers higher-value products to customers at the other end. Jenny White contributed to this piece.

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

Meeting this increase in demand presents a critical opportunity for disruptive innovation in higher education. The same company does not need to design and make the light bulb, the lamp, the wall sockets, and the electricity generation and distribution systems.).

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Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

MindShift

To do this he developed an algorithm using weighted averages that won him a Scientific and Technical Academy Award in 2006. ’ Khan Academy is best known for its modular videos explaining various curriculum topics that students can use to better understand and practice a concept.

In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

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Central Detention Facility, slipping past security checkpoints and into cells where incarcerated residents watch Khan Academy videos and craft their resumes. Riding in that car on the way to a correctional officers meeting, Lopez mentions she’s never been the victim of a crime.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

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Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California Khan Academy videos have long been used in K-12 classrooms of all grade levels, even though it was never expressly marketed to them. This April, the company released its first tool built for school: a teacher’s aid that allows users to create lesson plans corresponding to Khan videos and track student progress via a data dashboard.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

Two examples are McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Khan Academy. Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, defines personalization by pace. With Khan Academy, you can show “mastery” by getting a certain number of questions right in a row.

Want to Teach Kids to Code? honorCode CEO Explains Why You Should Focus on Teachers First

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The thing that is really special about our teacher PD program is that we meet them where their content is. I lead instruction for about 150 6-12 graders at the moment, and then we’re also doing our after-school academy where we leverage a lot of our community partners like Google. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of online “learn how to code” tools, from Code.org to Khan Academy. Want the full interview with Jeffrey?

Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

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After a career working at tech-centric companies including Google and Quora in product roles, Liu Huang joined CZI in 2017 to oversee the product development, notably the Summit Learning platform. You’ve helped build products for Google and Facebook, companies that in recent months have been scrutinized over data collection and sharing practices. million in support to a Tennessee-based network of schools called Valor Collegiate Academies.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Edsurge writes about e-scooters , one of the “hot new trends” out of Silicon Valley, and how these companies are defying the rules of college campuses in order to build up a new customer base there. ” From the Khan Academy blog : “School district reports test scores rise with mastery learning on Khan Academy.” Via Buzzfeed : “Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet.”

What Betsy DeVos Offered (or Didn’t) During Her ASU+GSV Summit Keynote

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That historical comparison is frequently evoked by education reformers, from Khan Academy’s Sal Khan, to the former New York City Schools chancellor, Joel Klein.) She later added: “Traditional, charter, private, virtual, and other delivery methods not yet developed—would all be treated as viable options as long as they meet the needs of students.”

Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board)

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I don't just trust the software company when they say, "This is awesome." There's not really a person here I think that meets that “laggard” description… If somebody's reluctant or freaked out or not sure about how to do something, generally within a day or two, we can get some information to that person to help them get through it all. Khan Academy. But I can turn on Khan Academy and have 100% engagement.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Google Classroom

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Anytime a tool might collect data from students, it's important to ask questions about how the companies involved are securing, using, or storing student data. Here's an example of how one teacher uses Google Classroom to meet students at their levels. What is Google Classroom? Is Google Classroom an LMS? Who can use Google Classroom? How do teachers use Google Classroom? How do I set up my Google Classroom? What is Google doing with my students' data?

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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.

Pulling the Plug on a Personalized Learning Pilot

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We are committed to personalized learning, but can't continue a program that does not meet the needs of all of our students.” The district’s proximity to big technology companies at the heart of Silicon Valley also seemed like a cultural fit for this kind of futuristic learning. Khan Academy is in our backdoor, and a lot of parents are used to technology,” Rudolph said in an interview with EdSurge.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

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20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Loeb is the chairman of the Success Academy charter school chain. Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” ” Via Recode : “ Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled an all-hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of online harassment.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. The company has $8.3

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Buzzfeed : “Republican Proposal Would Make Trump University Lawsuits ‘Almost Impossible’ ” Via The Washington Post : “ Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois ’ governor about education funding. ” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. ” Testing, Testing… Khan Academy announces “Free LSAT Prep for All.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via NPR : “Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting.” awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. Blackboard’s Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Mayr, is also leaving the company.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Really looking forward to Space Force Academy. Ron Howard voiceover: she was not really looking forward to Space Force Academy.). From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” The tutoring company has raised $825 million total.

Education's Online Futures

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There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series. Udacity’s CMO Shernaz Daver left that company.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Online Summit This Weekend! - Gaming in Ed - Support Free PD

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

CUE and The Learning Revolution Project, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy and the Global Education Conference, are joining forces to expand globally connective opportunities for educators.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” Greiff has previously been a partner at the 1776 venture fund and he was also a co-founder of the test prep company Grockit. Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. His other two co-founders are gone from the company too, says Axios’ Dan Primack. Education Politics.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College (ACCJC), the accreditor for California’s community colleges, lost its appeal to the Department of Education in January and will have a year to resolve the issues surrounding its not meeting federal accreditation standards. It should perhaps make us question what’s going on with all those Silicon Valley companies who are actively peddling their alternative credentials as a substitute for a college degree.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “After a special meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, the university announced late Tuesday that it would permit – if certain conditions are met – the white supremacist Richard Spencer to appear on campus.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, a federal panel, is slated to review ACCJC’s recognition and scope at a meeting next week.” Here’s a trend to watch in 2017 : companies and organizations who “help” schools buy ed-tech : The Hechinger Report looks at a couple of these , LEAP Innovations and LearnLaunch. No mention that these are backed by big companies and venture capitalists. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Masslive.com : “ Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes.” ” The company in question: edX. Via The Seattle Times : “ Garfield football team will continue to kneel during anthem, seeks meetings with police, community leaders.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The podcast feed link is [link] HACK EDUCATION POSTS LAST WEEK To give you a head start in following along with the podcast, here are Audrey''s Hack Education posts from last week: The Challenges of Building a Digital Public Library of America Khan Academy Expands to Art History, Sal Khan No Longer Its Only Faculty Member Blackboard: Now More “Open” The Rise (and Fall?) Khan told the attendees at Web 2.0

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller said in her TED Talk that her company’s goal was to “take the best courses from the best instructors at the best universities and provide it to everyone around the world for free”? Google)’s biotech company, Calico. And today most MOOC companies have pivoted away from that to offer corporate training , professional development , and job placement services instead.

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OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy , whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users around the world and in many schools across the United States.

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