In the News: Educational Android Apps Improperly Track Children

Doug Levin

” Which companies have apps that are flagged for privacy invasions by the study authors? Schoology. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” Education Week. 13 April 2018. “This [“ ‘Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?’

Why one district gave students a virtual learning day

eSchool News

There also are a lot of companies that give employees the chance to work from home.” Teachers offered short explanations of online lessons, how to embed tools in those lessons with Schoology, and how to design engaging online lessons that would hold students’ attention.

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.

Global Ed-Tech Funding, Propelled by Big Deals, Reaches New Record

Marketplace K-12

Overall, funding for global deals in the digital space jumped by 58 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to research from CB Insights , a New York-based market research company. Another China-based company, 17zuoye , raised $100 million. Companies in China, Japan.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

They use Google Classroom, or Schoology. 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.

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding

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But the company has kept mum on specifics to everyone else, only sharing that it’s seen “viral growth across hundreds of thousands” of U.S. It took some time for the company to build all these tools. Last year, the company followed up with the aforementioned features that gave teachers more controls over assigning and grading students’ work. But that could change as the company rolls out its newest product, Kiddom Academy.

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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.

Finding and Creating Buy-In for a New LMS

Edsurge

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. For a couple of years before we began to explore this topic, Schoology had allowed free access to teachers. This, in the end, made our decision to adopt Schoology easier. We are now in our second full year of Schoology, and we are chugging along.

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

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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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A New Endeavor (#TSETC)

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago Schoology , an educational technology company based in New York City, approached me and wanted to hear my views on technology. I was telling him about how excited I was to co-host this conference with Schoology and proceeded to tell him about some of the potential presentations on web 2.0. For more information on the evolution of the TSETC check out this post by Schoology.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

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It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Since then, the company has kept a steady rhythm of new features including new features like email summaries for guardians, polling capabilities , and easier data transition for graduates.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

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And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? An example of a "narrative stream" on the Schoology LMS platform. Schoology) Lindsey Own, a STEM educator at the Evergreen School and lover of the Canvas LMS platform, agrees—though to her, the most important part of a simple design comes in the form of the long, narrative stream (like the one shown above). We use Schoology.

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What Summer Slide Actually Means—and 5 Ways to Fight it

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Researchers have explored this topic for more than a century, and many companies make the summer slide a priority when creating editorial calendars, launching sales and contributing to field-wide discussions. From Facebook Live to more traditional LMS systems like Canvas and Schoology , technology has made it possible to teach remotely. Last September, a friend from graduate school forwarded me a Brookings Institute article written by David M. Quinn and Morgan Polikoff.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

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Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Last year, the U.S.

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

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We turned to Padlet for collaborative, online work, FaceTime and Google Hangouts for discussions, and Schoology for sharing video and audio assessments. We invite panels of women from local technology companies to share advice with students. Jackie, the team captain of St. Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

Should individual teachers have to assess the pros and cons for themselves of systems like Edsby , Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology or Moodle? So if the system doesn’t work as planned, the company can be held accountable to make it right.

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How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

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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. Think back to your days in middle school, specifically to what you did after you slung your backpack off at home and began to unwind.

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.

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.

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.

WhyEdReach?

The Electric Educator

was about Schoology, a cool company I visited at the Illinois ICE conference. There are companies that are leading the charge with innovative Web tools for teachers. Today is the official launch of EdReach.us , a collaboration by educators from all over the United States. I am proud to be a contributer to this endeavor through a bi-weekly post and the Google in Education podcast. This week my post on EdReach.us

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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.”

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

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Moodle, Schoology, Blackboard and Summit round out the top five.) In a strongly worded letter ( PDF ) sent to MESE this August, the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) charged the department with cozying up to educational technology companies, decrying the MAPLE/LearnLaunch partnership as a “new corporate-backed effort to reshape public education” and “yet another in a long line of attempts to teacher-proof education.”.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

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?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Revision Assistant: Provide Better Feedback for Student Writing

Reading By Example

Revision Assistant is a new product that was acquired by Turnitin, an experienced technology company that originally helped teachers catch plagiarism. Students and teachers can access Revision Assistant from the web or through some learning management systems, such as Schoology and Canvas.

Revision Assistant: Provide Better Feedback for Student Writing

Reading By Example

Revision Assistant is a new product that was acquired by Turnitin, an experienced technology company that originally helped teachers catch plagiarism. Students and teachers can access Revision Assistant from the web or through some learning management systems, such as Schoology and Canvas.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. “Free College” Via NBC Bay Area : “Silicon Valley Company Offering Free College Degree To Every Adult Living Or Working In Its City.” “Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

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.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

Edsurge

What was less certain then was that flipped would still be going strong a decade after those first bite-sized chemistry lectures appeared online, and that it would spawn a global movement, picking up devotees in dozens of countries around the world, or that edtech companies from EDpuzzle to PlayPosit and Schoology would still be making money off it long after that first news cycle came and went.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” “The Indiana Department of Education is seeking $4 million in damages from the company that created last year’s problem-plagued ISTEP test. The state blames the California-based CTB company for the scoring problems and technical glitches that led to delays in releasing last year’s test results,” says Chalkbeat.

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The Long Life of a Data Trail

Graphite Blog

Within educational technology, tech companies can acquire data via multiple routes. Examples of services like this include many EdTech products out there, including Edmodo, Remind, ClassDojo, Schoology, most digital text offerings from traditional publishers like Pearson and McGraw Hill, learning programs like Agilix Buzz, and app ecosystems like Amplify tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks.

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