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


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. Janet Rae-Dupree is long-time staff and freelance writer for major national newspapers and magazines. Chris Hull is a busy guy. He teaches 7th grade social studies in Highland Park, Illinois. He also helps run.

Being Negroponte

Learning with 'e's

It was a delight and a privilege to be invited to meet Nic Negroponte for dinner in the run up to the Learning Technologies Conference. Negroponte established the now legendary MIT Media Lab , and was also founder of Wired Magazine.

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School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a magazine called “Careers With Code.” ( [link] ). If you go to their website in the Shownotes, you can download a magazine that they have. What’s great about this magazine is they lead with this concept called CS, which stands for computer science, plus X.

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Post-Secondary Options That Will Let You Work From Home

EdNews Daily

Some employers require showing up to the office for periodic meetings, but many companies hold meetings over Skype or similar channels. A website is important for any company to help advertise their services or products.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students can now meet with private tutors, who are maybe from another country, through Skype, Google Hangouts, and other mobile communication applications. Online tutor or homework help companies even have their own website and own application for communication.

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Five Great Summer Jobs For Teachers That Involve Education

Ask a Tech Teacher offers a place for pet owners and caregivers to find one another — whether they’re in need of someone to help with pet sitting or dog walking — arrange meet-ups, and figure out payment options once you decide the job is right for you.

Edtech Bootstrapping 101: A Survival Story


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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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Once I was speaking in Virginia and some teachers told me I had to meet Pam, that she was a “teacher’s and student’s superintendent.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Clusters of black science majors offer a map for future investment

The Hechinger Report

By not investing in diversity, companies are stifling innovation and growth. But, as Bernard Coleman III wrote in a Forbes magazine op-ed in January, people, especially in Silicon Valley, still ask advocates for diversity to “make a business case” for it.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

It was critical that school districts “get a handle on” digital tools and subscriptions in an attempt to streamline and create efficiencies in their districts that can lead to measurable improvements and learning outcomes while balancing student privacy and meeting annual budget.

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The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year.

Mentoring Minds Wins Four 2018 Academics’ Choice Awards


With these resources at their fingertips, teachers can spend more time meeting diverse needs in the classroom and less time researching lesson plans. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.),

LRP Conferences, LLC Accelerates Growth with Acquisition of Professional Media Group Publications and Events

FETC Converge

District Administration and University Business Magazines plus Leadership Institutes Among Assets Acquired by Global Diversified Media Company. PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL & TRUMBULL, CT – APRIL 30, 2018 – LRP Conferences, LLC a business unit of LRP Publications, a diversified media publishing powerhouse and well-respected frontrunner in the education and human resources markets, today announced the acquisition of education media and conference company, Professional Media Group, LLC.

Google 80/20 Rule Applied to Education - for students too!

Educational Technology Guy

Google engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally. Last week, I read an article on Converge Magazine''s site entitled "Google''s 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School". Teachers get two or three 48-minute periods a week to work on what they want to work on, instead of being stuck in meeting''s or duty assignments. Too much time in school is wasted on irrelevant meetings.

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s Across the country, universities and colleges are dedicating new resources so their respective statistics departments can expand to meet this growing demand.”. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013.

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Happy Apples: Fun PD Subscription Boxes for Teachers Made By the District

The CoolCatTeacher

They get some books, a student activity, other articles or magazines that meet their needs. So we create a couple of items or links to some articles, or find some magazines that we have articles that match up with their grade level. Now this is not a company you bought this from.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

To support this, we are committed to providing stellar service, teacher-based tech support, and useful professional development year round to meet the needs of our customers.”. The Vernier TIL was honored with a Stellar Service Award from Tech & Learning magazine.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.


I lived in a small town and didn’t know how I was going to meet him. I was driven by the desire to meet the band. I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine.

Do You Know These Innovative Women Leaders Who Are Founding Schools and Making History?


magazine's 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. Her work founding a leading a company landed her on Inc. magazine’s 30 Entrepreneurs under 30 and in Forbes magazine as one of the country’s top ten most promising women entrepreneurs. The Solar Prep model is built on high-quality instruction and creating a culture to meet the needs of girls. We look forward to meeting even more great leaders—both women and men—as we bring on our newest cohort of school planners this year.

The Education of an Android Teacher


When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. The New Teachers’ If, in the mid-1970s, you purchased a ticket through American Airlines and traveled on one of its airplanes, you may have reached into a seat-back pocket and picked up a copy of American Way magazine.

Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

The Hechinger Report

A British company called Scape said it is planning to invest $1 billion in private off-campus housing for 2,000 students in Boston, with a goal of eventually expanding that to 20,000. The company has plans to add another 20,000 beds by the fall of 2020.

T&L's ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards


Awards will be judged and awarded by NewBay Media publications AV Technology, and Tech & Learning magazines. Any company that has a great product to display on the ISTE exhibit floor.

The Today Show's Top Tech Gifts for Women


Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more. 99 LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer From the award winning educational toy company comes LeapPad, the learning tablet just for kids. I''m loving Thanksgiving break!

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29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU


Speakers from Newsela, New Market Venture Partners and Academic Business Advisors open up about how the lightning-fast pace of edtech development requires companies to produce evidence for schools in a shortened time frame. Speakers from NewSchools Venture Fund, FlyTechnista, Flocabulary and New York on Tech will explore how companies and organizations can hire and support diverse candidates. Hear how companies can be smarter about engaging with school leaders.

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What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos


magazines. The tight networks of specialized experts behind other top biotech companies had opted out. The once high flying company will have to do some major retrenchment to survive. The top performing edtech companies almost always have at least one investor with deep experience operating and investing in the space. I have invested in edtech companies that have failed and it was heartbreaking to let down teachers who depended on us.

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Do black students really need college to get high paying jobs?

The Hechinger Report

In a 2015 Fortune Magazine survey of nine tech giants – titans like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google – six of those companies reported that black and Hispanic employees made up less than 10 percent of their representative workforces. Photo of Jonathan Johnson, founder of Rooted School.

T&L's ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards


Awards will be judged and awarded by NewBay Media publications AV Technology, and Tech & Learning magazines. Any company that has a great product to display on the ISTE exhibit floor.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Need to Know: Cybersecurity


Editor’s Note: Welcome to Future’s third edition of Need to Know, a series exploring complex topics like blockchain, 5G, and artificial intelligence — and how they apply to each industry served by our websites and magazines.

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Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

eSchool News

Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, co-chairs the task force that voted to recommend the bill during its meeting in Laramie. “You can grab the magazine and there really aren’t any other consequences,” Case said.

Forget cupcakes and car washes: These high schools are taking a more ambitious look at entrepreneurship

The Hechinger Report

It’s no secret: today’s high schools aren’t meeting the needs of their students. At Hawken School , a private school in Cleveland, Ohio, students in the entrepreneurship program engage real problems from real companies, later working to identify problems of their own to tackle.

Discovery Education and 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge


Students meet virtually with their mentors, who provide guidance from concept to prototype. 3M is a company rooted in scientific exploration, and the belief that every problem has a solution. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 24, 2017 School district to retain IT department | The Sentinel → Several members of the IT department were present at Thursday’s meeting to urge the board not to outsource IT services to a company that proposed to do so. Tagged on: March 23, 2017 Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges | Consumerist → Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it?

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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? Presidential Campaign Politics.