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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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Learning Management Systems (LMS). Project based hybrids, such as software to run a robot, science instruments, and calculators . Leaning only on a Learning Management System (LMS) is nice if you have a ton of administrators who will centrally manage every single thing.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. He’s the robot there. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

Micro-Innovations Create Education and Campus Ecosystems

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is spot-on with issuing the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge for creative individuals and companies to collaboratively create something worthy of education transformation.

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The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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But some companies are jumping the gun. Below are the finest collection of stories you’ll never see on any other day, and which have been brewing in our heads over the course of 2018 in between too many cups of coffee, indecipherable email pitches, 1:1 meetings, product sprints and the occasional but unavoidable sparring on Twitter. Tragedy struck this week, however, when one robot toppled overboard. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!)

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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Via the AP : “One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” Tutoring company Knack has raised $1.5

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. ” Investors go to the event for private meetings. ” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.” Or “ Guess which country the most popular LMS in the world, first developed in the late 1990s, came from?

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” “Preparing for the Post-LMS World ” by Jonathan Rees. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims. The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.)

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” More details: “The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city’s interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from two key figures in the scandal that last year brought down the school bus agency Dallas County Schools ; Bob Leonard, who owned the stop-arm camera company that took millions from DCS; and Slater Swartwood Sr., Via The Atlantic : “ School-Security Companies Are Thriving in the Era of Mass Shootings.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The Australian company provides courses for schools that decide to outsource their educational services. From tech companies, I guess?

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Via NPR on Sunday : “ President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities.” ” Via NPR on Tuesday : “ Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting.” Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Campus Technology : “BYU Researchers Aim to Stop Robots from Eating Tables with Wikipedia.”

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” Via Chalkbeat ’s Colorado outlet: “Fate of Douglas County’s high-profile voucher program to be weighed at special meeting.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Tutoring company Upswing has raised $1.5

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” Via NPR : “Meet Jin Park , The First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes Scholarship.” There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The company has raised $16.6

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” From this week’s article: The prosecutor also said that Mr. Dance concealed about $12,000 in payments he received through his consulting work in 2015, including $4,600 from an organization called the Education Research and Development Institute – ERDI for short – that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies. Yes, “that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.”

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” Via the Phoenix New Times : “Meet the Creationist Helping to Change Arizona School Standards on Evolution.” Actually it’s Trilogy Education’s bootcamp , as the UO is outsourcing instruction to this company. Blackboard is rebranding Moodlerooms as Blackboard Open LMS. Companies Should Know About Asia’s Edtech Market.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” The Kenyan Ministry of Education says that the Bridge International Academies are not complying with the country’s laws, and the company, which runs chains of schools across the developing world, has not received approval for its curriculum. This coding bootcamp was acquired by the University of Phoenix’s parent company, Apollo Education Group , in 2015. From WCET : “ In Defense of the LMS.”

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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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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And this prompted me to update my list of education / technology companies that are ALEC members.). His rather disastrous business history in ed-tech includes SoftKey and The Learning Company. The Department of Justice , 21 states, and the District of Columbia have reached a $864 million settlement with Moody’s Investors Service over the company’s role in faulty credit ratings that led to the financial crisis of 2008. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. ” Via The New York Times : “ Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump.” Offering “modules” in an LMS is, apparently, newsworthy.

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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 Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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” “Behind Randi Weingarten ’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon ” by Mike Klonsky. “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” Shernaz Daver , Udacity ’s chief marketing officer, is leaving the company. Via Edsurge : “​How Apple , Salesforce and Other ‘ Platform ’ Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap.” But anyway… Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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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.”

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” The company in question: FedLoan Servicing. More on legal cases involving student loan servers in the courts section above; more on loan forgiveness and for-profits in the for-profit section above; more on student loan companies raising venture capital in the venture capital section below. ” It’s fascinating to see long-time tech training companies like CompTIA rebrand themselves as “bootcamps.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” EdWeek’s Market Brief on “Implications for K–12 Companies in Trump’s Big Proposed Cuts to Ed. ” Last year , the Ugandan government decreed that company’s schools be shut down because they failed to meet education and sanitation requirements; Kenyan courts have also ordered the schools to close. ” Also via Class Central : “ MéxicoX : Meet the MOOC Platform Funded by the Mexican Government.” The Trump Budget.

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