Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Flipgrid now integrates with multiple platforms including Google Classroom, Canva, Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle, Sway, WordPress, Powerschool, Schoology, Brightspace, OneNote, and Teams. Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users.

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

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She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. It could be Google Classroom, it could be Schoology, it could be Blackboard, it could also be Microsoft OneNote.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

Edsurge

Twelve years ago, Amplify CEO Larry Berger and I wrote about the “ pareto distribution ” of companies in the K-12 sector. Most revenue was generated by a few winner-take-all companies, then there was a long tail of subscale operators. Supply of new companies has reached a fever pitch.

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

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A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location. That user data is often sold to or shared with other companies, such as advertisers who have a vested interest in behavioral data, and it’s not as anonymous as people think. Some apps do more harm than good.

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems

Edsurge

While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Canvas , Moodle and Schoology , Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching teachers’ eyes. Along the way, the company has added features for teachers to manage several classes and invite collaborators, as well as adding the API for administrators and developers to integrate Classroom with outside applications.

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Finding and Creating Buy-In for a New LMS

Edsurge

Ultimately they charged me with task of finding a system that would best meet the needs of our community, our teachers and, of course, our students. Our first meeting took place in November and we had to hit the ground running! The four finalist were Canvas , Schoology , JumpRope and My Big Campus. Teachers and students liked both Canvas and Schoology. However, what turned the tide in favor of Schoology was the company’s marketing.

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What Are the Opportunities Assisting for Ownership?

Hansen's Link to Tech

Centralized Hub: many names, many forms, many companies for learning management systems. This can be integrated at any grade level with younger edu hubs ( Seesaw , Class Dojo ) or explore elementary to higher ed platforms ( Classroom , Schoology , Unified Classroom , Canvas … ) learning and collaborating in your safe centralized hub. YouTube Studio / Soundtrap / Google Meet : avenues for teachers/students to record and present to different audiences.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

Edsurge

Exactly how many schools are actively engaged in iZone projects is unclear: The NYCDOE press office disclosed that 50 schools abandoned the iZone’s iLearn program between 2015 and 2016 to develop their own blended and online learning materials or to use outside resources including Google Classroom, Schoology, or Canvas. The iZone360 program aimed to help participating school leaders reorganize everything from budgets to schedules to meet personalized learning needs.

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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” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Or maybe the company it’s using for its predictive analytics programs – EAB, I think – does and that’s why we’re hearing all these stories. ” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. The assessment company has raised over $52 million total. Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Most Ed-Tech Products Don’t Meet Minimum Criteria in Their Privacy Policies , Report Finds.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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“In a sweeping move, the for-profit school chain has been told to lock its doors after parliament demanded it halt operations in response to its failure to meet educational and infrastructure standards.” ” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge.

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