Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


Fast Company collected a few jobs of the future that might have a plausible existence, but who knows how the world will look like in 2036? Companies expect all their employees to know how to communicate well and are sometimes surprised at the number of young people who prove the contrary.

Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For

A Principal's Reflections

I’ve recently discovered an exciting new company called Alma , which has built a groundbreaking new Holistic Student Engagement Platform (an SIS/LMS hybrid) that I believe in so much that I’ve joined their Advisory Board. Alma data LMS SIS

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The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft


With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. TL Advisor Blog LMS edtech Business ReviewApple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

They are the Learning Management System (LMS) I use. iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – [link]. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads


If so, a new tool from Google is looking to upend that practice—by connecting the LMS directly to Google Drive. Google is not the only major tech company that has pushed updates in the education space these past few months. inch iPad and the Apple Pencil, as well as a series of upgrades and apps that work with the new tablet. The first allows instructors to embed their course materials from Google Drive directly into the LMS.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


Nowadays, very young children can have their own tablets. Communicate these things directly if you are using an LMS that has parent accounts. The media loves sensational tech stories. Remember that one where young people were growing “horns” on their skulls because of their phones?

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once completed, it can be shared through the app, with a link, by posting to some social media, or by uploading to a class LMS (learning management system). Download the app to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System”

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ask five educators what an LMS is, and you’ll likely get five different answers. Viewed by some as an effective tool for teaching and learning and by others as a necessary evil, the LMS is ingrained in K-12 education. But the LMS, as we’ve come to know it, is changing.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

So what happens is a teacher would put out what they call a grid, they can either do that via website or an app and they will create a grid that they can push out to their students via whatever LMS that the teacher is using.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. It’s now an LMS too.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

For the current generation of “digital natives” who start using tablets and smartphones even before they can talk, social learning is not an alternative but an inherent way of life. Is your Learning Management System (“LMS”) Social Learning Friendly?

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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. But companies might not be attuned enough to how the user experience shifts from one device to another. Most importantly, OER need to be compatible with both the campus LMS and as independent resources that can be shared through a mobile message.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Another example: phones are much more important than tablets for less affluent students, but CIOs see them as equally significant. We then dove into the learning management system ( LMS in the US; VLE in Europe ). The LMS market is mature, although the tools are immature.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The report defines self-paced courseware as being accessed on a desktop or laptop and spanning the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and privately marketed software (such as that produced by language-learning company Rosetta Stone) sectors. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores


Students can access Tutorials with tablets, computers, Chromebooks, or netbooks. ASSIST is a single integrated system with a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system.

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


But some companies are jumping the gun. The device, which syncs to iPads or Android tablets over bluetooth, spits out 3D printed objects from its tip, giving any makerspace a magical feel. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!) TEACHERS ACTUALLY PAY TEACHERS: TsPayTs’ newest feature takes the company’s name to another level. He doesn’t register for classes on the school’s LMS. Happy first of April—a day where the joke’s on all of us.

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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.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


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.



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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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Through an LMS.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School will deploy D2L ‘s Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. “ Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go,” says Edsurge. The company has raised $20.4 The company, which claims it’s like “LinkedIn for students,” has raised $14.1

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via ELearning Inside : “An Emirati City Is Giving Tablets to Every K–2 Learner As Part of its Lughati Initiative.” Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” The 74 interviewed Sal Khan on personalized learning and his goal to create a “ global diploma ,” which he says his company can “uniquely” do. Via Fast Company : “How Software Is Taking On School Shootings.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. ” The details: “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. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57


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Hack Education

Via The Star Online : “ Germany plans to invest an extra €5 billion over the next five years to equip more than 40,000 schools and colleges with faster internet, wireless access points and tablet computers, the Education Minister said.” ” I look forward to the opinion pieces on how Workplace by Facebook will replace the LMS. Via The New York Times : “Tech Companies Expect Free High-Speed Internet for Poorer Americans to Pay Off Later.”

“Sometimes we make a huge difference when we don’t even know about it and, at the end of the day, students of all ages just want to know that they matter and that they can find a place in your classroom and the world around them.” – Scott Bricker, USA 

Daily Edventures

When Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Scott Bricker was named Director of Educational Technology at Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) in 2013, he knew he had a big job ahead of him: leading the full implementation of the school’s 1:1 tablet PC program. Scott Bricker.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (A question for colleges that are making these sorts of deals: if teaching programming skills is so fundamental to the future of your school, why are you outsourcing this function to for-profit companies? may drop by 45 to 60 percent over roughly the next six months, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to a new corporate filing by the company.” The Chinese company matches kids age 5 to 12 to native English-speaking tutors. Education Politics.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

UPDATE: Here''s a podcast feed link - [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: Pearson’s “Free” LMS Assessing “What Works” in Education Technology UC-AFT Versus Online Education — Labors Issues Versus Learning Issues Are We Creating a Culture of Academic Dishonesty? Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom. Christopher Pappas shares this article on avoiding the pitfalls of poor instructional design, i.e. using an LMS/CMS as a document repository with a built-in discussion forum.

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