When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

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They were the most powerful companies in education. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. Companies that aim to provide student data in a usable fashion, like Schoology , still provide value.

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Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

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Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

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How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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Other students wanted to tackle creating worlds in Minecraft and figure out how to build their own robots and computers. Using a Schoology group we were able to support students in building the presentations they would eventually share with their peers. They interviewed people from the companies they were interested in, reaching out to engineers, founders and product managers at Kano Computing, Wonder Workshop and Kodable.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. People with knowledge of the school described it as “run like the company of WeWork, subject to constant changes or ‘disruption,’ sometimes without full consideration for the children these changes impact.” PowerSchool acquired the K-12 LMS Schoology.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. The combined companies now extend from enrollment to graduation in districts that include traditional public, charter, and independent schools across the country.

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.”

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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. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”