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

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Otus , which he describes as a student performance platform—a learning management system that also spans classroom management, curriculum, and assessment. She was this person who had brought a curriculum to the entire state of Illinois. 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. Chris Hull's Favorite Learning Resources.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this innovative PD idea and how your district can craft these boxes for your teachers. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Crystal Marshall-Krauss @crystalmmarshal , Digital Learning Innovation and Design Resource Teacher from Maryland. How can we use learning in some way?”.

The Education of an Android Teacher

Edsurge

When you meet an android, it’s important to follow etiquette. It’s part of his process for ensuring Maria Bot develops a strong character, meaning both her morality and her personality. Surely the students who learn will also teach.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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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.

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Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Meet the New Mega-University.” ” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.” “What Does Personalized Learning Mean?

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” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. Via The New York Magazine : “The Class of 1946–2018 Twenty-seven school-shooting survivors bear their scars, and bear witness.”

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“The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. 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.”

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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The move comes after criticism from government watchdogs who warned of financial entanglements with private companies vying for millions in GI Bill tuition.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” ” Via LinkedIn : “ Instructure is Utah ’s newest $Billion Company.”

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the occupations that will add the most new jobs in the next decade are personal care aides (754,000 new jobs), food service workers (579,900 new jobs), registered nurses (437,000 new jobs), home health aides (425,600 new jobs), software developers (253,400 new jobs), and janitors and cleaners (233,000). ” And it sure isn’t “everyone should learn nursing.” ” Everyone Should Learn to Code.

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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. “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

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” The proposal would expand the gainful employment rule to all schools that receive federal aid, but it would remove any penalties for schools that fail to meet acceptable levels. ” Via Bitcoin Magazine : “Pilot Project Verifies Academic Credentials on the Bitcoin Blockchain.” The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program.

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Worth noting: the website promotes private student loan companies SkillsFund and Climb to students looking for tuition assistance.). Via Techcrunch : “ SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company.” ” Via the ProQuest press release : “Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, will succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest in 2017.” Publisher eDynamic Learning has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Gauge Capital.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

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” They’re suing the company. “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ ACICS -Accredited Colleges Meet Federal Deadline.” Google boasts that “New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage and build” – that is, by adding notifications and metrics. For-profit higher and student loan companies.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

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