Bucking the Trend

A Principal's Reflections

In a world where politics and education are colliding more than ever, there is a desperate sense of hopping onto the latest trend or buzzword from educational companies and authors that will fix all of our educational problems.

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Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. Education Technology Adaptive Learning Student Achievement Higher Education Artificial Intelligence Tutoring Technology Trends Assessments

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

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He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. Education Technology Adaptive Learning Student Achievement Higher Education Artificial Intelligence Tutoring Technology Trends Assessments

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

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But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Rather than fighting, they work as a team to figure out if the platform can adapt to meet the needs of a range of educators.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

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Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

To help customers be well, a former weight-loss company thinks beyond the scale

The Christensen Institute

One reason she decided to partner with the wellness company is its focus on community: “I grew up understanding about being active, about being healthy, that was just how I was raised. The theory further reveals that when hiring a potential solution we don’t just consider its performance; we also consider its ability to meet social and emotional needs. Fogg explains, The popular weight loss company understands that today’s consumers don’t just want to shed excess pounds.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

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Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” They’re not “trends,” really.

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur

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EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

Traditional healthcare solutions–uncoordinated, dizzyingly complex, and optimized to address episodes of acute illness or injury–have proven woefully inadequate in meeting such needs. When a product isn’t yet good enough to address the needs of a particular customer segment (like traditional care for high-need, high-cost patients) companies must integrate, or control the entire product design and production process, in order to improve it.

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MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.

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What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

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The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

Traditional healthcare solutions–uncoordinated, dizzyingly complex, and optimized to address episodes of acute illness or injury–have proven woefully inadequate in meeting such needs. When a product isn’t yet good enough to address the needs of a particular customer segment (like traditional care for high-need, high-cost patients) companies must integrate, or control the entire product design and production process, in order to improve it.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. Here’s what they’re working on: Lambda School The San Francisco-based startup combines some of the hottest trends in the edtech industry: computer science education, small classes, and income-share agreements. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.)

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

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The percentage of women enrolled in law, medicine and physical sciences have been trending toward parity ever since the 1970s. Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Reading the Trend Lines Reshaping Education: A Look at Bryan Alexander’s Book in Progress

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He puts out a monthly report called “Future Trends in Technology in Education,” and he hosts a weekly video called the Future Trends Forum. So the first half of the book looks at trend lines that are reshaping higher education in the present. Some of those trends are technological, some of them are within education, some are outside of education—such as demographics and economics. Is there another big trend that people might be surprised by or that you are focusing on?

Staples and Katy Perry Impact 1072 classrooms and 98,609 students!

The CoolCatTeacher

The sweepstakes grand prize included a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to Los Angeles with a guest to meet Katy Perry. I like to work with companies who support teachers. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

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School district leaders are inundated with proposals and pitches for the hottest new trends in edtech on a regular basis—all promising to revolutionize learning and make it more student-friendly.

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On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

NeverEndingSearch

While the little guys are showing only tiny percentages, this is a trend worth noting.). A product of the Swiss tech company, Hulbee AG, Swisscows is proud of its heritage. Qwant Junior offers an appropriate selection of intriguing hot trends featured on its homepage and claims to be.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

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You might see information about a person as you meet them the first time. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Innovation News & Trends Technology Tools

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

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Part of being a professional is learning how to turn in excellent work that meets or exceeds requirements. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Innovation News & Trends Tech Tips Tools

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

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If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post and podcast episode” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

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But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). In rooms on the upper floors were private meetings to wheel and deal.

5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post and podcast episode” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the first of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five people to follow in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 2011 The folks over at Prezi continue to make their presentation product more and more compelling. In September Prezi meeting was launched which enables up to 10 people to edit or view a Prezi remotely.

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Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

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Those interactions look a lot different than just evaluating consumer or edtech trends in isolation. million new students have been connected to high-speed access since 2013, and 98 percent of school districts now meet the Federal Communications Commission’s 100 kpbs/student goal for internet access, there remain 2.3 What edtech and consumer trends will be significant for when a teen leaves high school?

MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff! #appsthatmatter

The CoolCatTeacher

The picture on this post is from our teacher kickoff meeting. This is the first time I’ve really had a company who understood the pitfalls and struggles of global collaboration and is working to build something that we can use as teachers.

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Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a Willy Wonka meets Disney World type of environment. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Helping Underserved Adults Develop Careers

Digital Promise

The most obvious way Access Green strives to meet this goal is its environmental focus. First, the modules consist of micro-lessons to meet adult learners’ busy lives. Painted above the main door at Access Green’s office is the company’s motto: “Integrity: State of being whole and undivided.”. Adult Learning Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Media Stories Stories from the Field Trends and Thought Leadership

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

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And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable. The company agreed—and made it happen. Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability.

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Admissions Scandal, Painful Pivots and Other Themes From ASU GSV

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And the presence of executives from companies outside of the industry reinforced that point. Several employers praised companies like Guild Education for connecting them with schools to offer their employees access to college courses and degrees as a benefit. “It’s

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Is the Market for Adult English Learners in China Getting Stagnant?

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Taiwan-based iTutorGroup, which started in 1998 and raised $15 million in venture capital in 2012, completed a Series C financing round of $200 million in November 2015, which valued the company at more than $1 billion. Next came student-focused online tutoring companies, which began to raise dazzling amounts of funding, even if they still represent less than 10 percent of the market for tutoring, training and enrichment, as noted by a research report by L.E.K.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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In addition, partner with the education technology provider in developing a plan that will meet your district’s curriculum and strategic goals. As a district, understand what your success criteria is before engaging with edtech companies. Choose a company whose experience meets your needs The edtech market is complex, which can make potential choices seem overwhelming. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology Trends Practice and Implementation Strategies

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