Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Edsurge

states, and most of that data on secondary students. based think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Boston-based analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. “We’re While companies may not ask for the certifications by name, the process involved in obtaining them is helpful in preparing people entering the workforce, said Craig Bushman, a vice president at certification exam developer and provider Certiport.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

Edsurge

A few weeks back, EdSurge published a podcast interview with education consultant and commentator Alan November, and Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District Mike Dorsey, after chatting with the two education experts at ISTE. Alan November One problem is that companies are still making money off of selling those “$1000 pencils” as ways to improve productivity.

Trump, tech companies pledge over $500 million to computer science education

FETC Converge

Computer science education picked up concerted, cross-sector support this week when the Trump administration and a slew of private sector companies collectively committed more than half a billion dollars to K-12 and post-secondary STEM programs.

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. She also published her first ebook Finally Some Answers: 50 Classroom Solutions for the Secondary Ed Teacher in 2016.

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StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

What it is: I’ve written about StackUp before here but, over the last three years, the company has grown up enough that it warrants another post!

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The document was created primarily with secondary education in mind, but among its supporters are some higher-education groups, including the Institute for Higher Education Policy. He said his company’s product “takes video and turns it into an active learning experience.”. Austin, Tex.

Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

Marketplace K-12

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

A middle school English teacher for 22 years, Rebecca is now a teacher on special assignment specializing in secondary teacher development for Burbank Unified School District in California. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

corridor as an ELA Instructional Coach, Language Arts Department Chair, Secondary Language Arts teacher, professor and compliance specialist. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. EdTech unicorns, companies that have reached billion-dollar valuations prior to an IPO, are prominent in the United States and also China.

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The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

She was nominated by a colleague for the Teachers that Rock – Class of 2018, and by her principal and supervisor for the 2017 New Jersey Exemplary Secondary Educator award.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s videos out there so that you can see what this actually looks like in a classroom, whether it’s early childhood, middle childhood, if it’s secondary. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Given that my experience is limited to middle school and high school students through my test-prep company and my critical-reading web app, SmartyReader , I’ll highlight my own insights in hopes of sparking a larger discussion of how the K-12 classroom will look in 2025.

Poll: How has technology impacted the future of work?

eSchool News

A majority of Americans would like to see technology companies take a more active role in improving U.S. The new poll from OZY and SurveyMonkey tracks how technology is impacting post-secondary education and the workforce in the U.S.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

Edsurge

education technology companies raised $1.45 And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. edtech industry matures, companies with demonstrable revenue growth are distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack and attracting bigger funders higher up the investment ladder. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Whether teachers continue to use these tools or ditch them in favor of new ones, graphing technology will likely always have a place in secondary math education. The debate even provoked a response from the president of Texas Instruments, the dominant graphing calculator company in the U.S.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

Edsurge

How powerful would it be if a CEO who just sold his company for a million dollars got on the microphone and said: ‘I worked really hard for this. Under Clifford, the company has made a dozen acquisitions that greatly expanded Frontline’s product suite.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

This is something that really resonates with school counselors because we’re very much focused on graduating students to go into post-secondary education, the military, or the world of work, and to have sustainable careers. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Wolfram Alpha has a great contest for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Wolfram , the company behind Wolfram Alpha and other educational services and apps, has a great contest for educators.

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

And that means navigating the debate between segmentation and collaboration that dominates secondary education today. When it comes to integrating ed-tech into middle and high school classrooms, it’s not enough to create software “that works.”

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. From there, I moved to the secondary world and bounced from Alabama, to Tennessee, to Virginia and finally settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, where I teach 8th grade English.

ChalkTalk Reemerges to Find Scale in Schools—and More Funders

Edsurge

So the CEO of the Boston-based company sat in on classrooms in over 12 schools. Scaling an education technology company has been an ongoing lesson for Arbaji. Now, two years later, he tells EdSurge he’s pursuing a Series A fundraise to expand the company’s footprint beyond over 50 schools that the platform, and grow its team from 17 full-time employees to about 50. The company had raised $3 million in seed funding. The company is currently not profitable.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

And indeed, according to my calculations too, the amount of money invested in education technology companies is up from this time last year and up from this time in 2015 as well. So far this year, there have been 95 investments in ed-tech companies, totaling $1.8

Why gamification works [Part 1]

Neo LMS

Candy Crush, a mobile gaming phenomenon, earns its makers, Swedish-based King Games, big money: $250 million in the company’s last declared quarter alone.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

In 2018 we witnessed a clash of titans as government and tech companies collided on privacy issues around collecting, culling and using personal data. Companies will face increased pressure about the data AI-embedded services use. Companies can circumvent issues by sharing more information about their AI, educating consumers about the services they offer and how AI is used and giving people the option to remove their data.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary. I like to think that if I’m a high school teacher, I can’t just focus on the secondary curriculum. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Edtech Incubators are Fading. Here’s What Will Replace Them.

Edsurge

At the end of November, Kurshan along with her PennGSE colleagues, Michael Golden, now Executive Director of the Catalyst program and Jenny Zaph, the Director of the Master’s in Education Entrepreneurship program, will put those ideas to the test: They are hosting two “Entrepreneurship in Education” workshops in San Francisco, aimed at entrepreneurs starting companies and schools, another step on a path of delivering a more robust program of networking and startup advice.

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‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

Edsurge

Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn had become increasingly frustrated with Summit Learning. The Secondary School for Journalism is one of about 380 schools nationwide using Summit Learning, a personalized learning program that involves the use of an online instructional software, called the Summit Platform. Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: Students at Secondary School For Journalism have suffered and faced many hardships because of the Summit Learning program.

Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

The Christensen Institute

But even then, only one in three children will have access to secondary school. . This does not include secondary schools or universities. In addition to all this, over the past few years just around 50% of students pass the secondary school exit exam. A Nigerian tech company, Passnownow.com , is a potentially disruptive solution that could fundamentally transform the education sector in Nigeria and most other countries in Africa.

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

Edsurge

Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence. Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence. We have backed companies focused on budgeting, scheduling, procurement, dropout prevention, and professional development for the teachers of special education students and English language learners.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Aerospace companies now realize that cockpits with all these switches is completely visually overwhelming for pilots and can create cognitive overload in stressful situations. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

He a contributing author of several secondary math textbooks and the president-elect of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME). The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

Using 30+ datasets compiled by the federal government, plus over 5,000 published analytical data sources, you’ll have access to aggregated data about a broad range of institutions, from secondary schools and high schools to higher education.

MeTEOR Webinar Alert: Classroom Design for Barrier-Free Collaboration

techlearning

WHAT: HIGH IMPACT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT™ Webinar – Classroom Design for Barrier-Free Collaboration WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST REGISTER: Gainesville, FL, Oct. 29, 2018 – Classroom design hasn’t changed much since the industrial revolution.

Guild Education Raises $40M to Help Employers Provide Education Benefits

Edsurge

Walmart, Lowe’s, Discover and Lyft are just a few of the companies that have signed on to offer employees education-as-a-benefit, meaning these companies help students pay for—or completely cover—the cost of tuition for education programs. One company steering the trend is Guild Education , which partners with companies and education providers to offer employees programs ranging from master’s degrees to a high-school diploma.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

My secondary ELA classroom in King George, Virginia is more laboratory than lecture hall, and my passion is helping teachers and students progress with excellence and purpose. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Men behaving badly

Dangerously Irrelevant

And there’s the ongoing problem of female harassment in technology companies : a string of revelations about how venture capitalists have mistreated women entrepreneurs over the years, an issue that was in the past largely swept under the carpet. Lindy West reports : .