Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

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For the past 18 months, a pilot program in a South Bronx public school, called “Family Playlists,” developed by the New York-based nonprofit, PowerMyLearning , has used technology to increase families’ involvement in their students’ learning. Having families deeply involved in what their kids are doing in class really matters,” says Elisabeth Stock, chief executive of PowerMyLearning. That approach resonated well with PowerMyLearning, which Stock started in 1999.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

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The technology platform is the product of a grant-funded collaboration between two professors and the nonprofit PowerMyLearning. It runs trials on granular pieces of digital learning activities via the PowerMyLearning Connect platform, which is available free to schools.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow.

Leading Change | Voices from #FETC

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Some of the biggest companies in the world today didn’t exist 10 years ago, and some of the biggest brands don’t own the content they distribute. Uber, the largest taxi company, owns no human driven taxis.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.”

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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PowerMyLearning - Great site for educators to search for games by Common Core Standard, build playlists, and track student progress. ** Presidents vs. Aliens - A very fun iOS game that reminds me of Space Invaders as you fling US Presidents at the incoming aliens.