The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

What's makes that perception of Microsoft fascinating is that there is a whole other segment of technology professionals who see Microsoft as being far behind. TL Advisor Blog LMS edtech Business Review

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. This is another advantage of EdTEch.

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Great collection of charts comparing EdTech tools

Educational Technology Guy

Richard Byrne has created some great charts comparing EdTech tools over at his blog, He has charts comparing: Alternatives to Google Image Search Backchannel and informal assessment tools Building classroom websites Building classroom blogs Creating multimedia textbooks Creating multimedia quizzes Audio editing tools Multimedia timeline tools Mind-mapping tools Mobile video creation apps Head on over and take a look. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. What Actually Works in Edtech? The post What Actually Works in EdTech?

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

And so I have realized that, relative to abled communities, technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students and seekers to the point of being a quantum leap. 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

Edsurge

education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. By comparison, in the first six months of 2018, companies raised $750 million across 62 deals. edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The U.S.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. There is no better time than now to reflect on the ways tutors can leverage technology to enhance and scale their tutoring business.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more. During their edWebinar, “ Edtech Usage Data: Key to Planning Efficacy Research,” Dr. Denis Newman, Co-founder of Evidentally, Inc.,

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

A great lesson, exploring how websites have changed over time

EdTech4Beginners

I have made a simple comparison sheet for you: To extend the children, ask them WHY it has changed. This could lead to research about technological change/advancements i.e. HTML5. Tagged: change , edtech , Internet , Space Jam , teaching , tech , technology , time , websites.

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Edsurge

As a director for Common Sense Education , I’ve enjoyed something of a ringside seat, having edited close to 1,000 edtech reviews written by expert educators. Identify a Real, Solvable Problem The edtech industry has a tendency to misdiagnose the day-to-day challenges teachers and students face. These are political struggles and not something edtech can adequately address. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?

Edsurge

Research organizations and universities have long examined the impact of technology products in the classroom. Recognizing the need for research to keep pace with technological development, a few organizations aim to help schools seek answers about product efficacy more quickly. For instructional technology products, the results often revolve around student achievement. Correlational: Comparisons of users (variable) and non-users (control). Correlations, Comparisons.

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

Edsurge

There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

Edsurge

EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. based education technology company, second only to Bertelsmann’s $230 million investment in HotChalk in 2015. The team in charge of managing these sponsor relationships is “relatively small,” she adds, in comparison to the company’s K-12 implementation team that has footprints across the country, from urban metropolises to coal country and the Mississippi Delta.

To disrupt, or not to disrupt: Live theater and the edtech alternatives

The Christensen Institute

By looking at a subset of the comparison data, Greene and his colleagues also found that watching movie versions of the same plays failed to produce these same outcomes. Disruptive innovations—enabled by technology—offer cheaper, less centralized, more accessible products and services. Greene’s findings echo other research on empathy and technology. Because technology improves along the dimensions that consumers demand.

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Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

edWeb.net

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In comparison with a traditional classroom-based learning, a blended learning offers a teacher much more flexibility and shifts a teacher-centered classroom toward the student-centered one.

Are K-12 Curriculum Tools a Smart Investment? What Investors and Our Data Say

Edsurge

In conversations with edtech investors, some reported that the K-12 market has seen an influx of instructional content, particularly in the form of open educational resources (OERs). Yet edtech investors remain uncertain whether to invest in K-12 curriculum products.

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Platzi Raises $6 Million to Bring More Online Education to Latin America

Edsurge

An Accenture report estimates that between 75 and 81 percent of workers in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile hold low- or medium-skilled jobs and thus are vulnerable to automation and displacement by technology. Education Technology Edtech Business Coding Adult Learning Financing

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Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

A flipped classroom is a teaching pedagogy which reverses old classroom teaching and homework through a form of blended learning using modern technology and practical application. [2] Dr. Rosenberg’s comparison is fascinating. Rosenberg – Schwandt “Brain of Brains” classroom comparison.

Guest post: 2 Signs That You Aren’t Generating Questions Efficiently – Can AI help?

EdTech4Beginners

You may find what you are looking for in Quillionz , an intelligent question-creation platform, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Language (ML) technology. education AI edtech quiz quiz maker quizzes teaching

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology (edtech) publisher says their product works, and they all have some sort of supporting evidence. Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). The Problem: Gold Standard EdTech Studies are Rare. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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Puzzle Game Teaches Native American Culture

techlearning

Cons: Controls are sluggish, and gameplay is a bit basic in comparison to other games of the genre. edtech News Games Resources Gamification App of the Day App

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

Hack Education

There are other powerful relationships too – as I’m investigating as part of my Spencer Education Fellowship, education technology’s political and financial networks are vast. From the outset , the ed-tech industry has been bullish on Betsy DeVos (even though the Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology still does not have an official nominee to head it.) ” “ Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?

3 Reasons Why Some Teachers STILL Aren’t Embracing the Use of Technology in the Classroom

eSpark

While reflecting on my time spent in the classroom, I’m sometimes embarrassed to admit that I rarely used technology to differentiate learning for my students. When I was teaching, my use of technology in the classroom was limited to Smartboard and WiFi access.

What’s in a Word? Mrs. Wordsmith Raises $11 Million to Become the ‘Pixar of Literacy.’

Edsurge

The company also uses machine-learning technology to create a semantic map that labels and organizes the words based on their topical and root relationships. Fenichell seems fine with that assessment, saying that the investment in her company pales in comparison to the billions of dollars that go into producing movies and games each year. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But she quickly realized that turning the tool into a sustainable edtech business model was no small feat. But its adoption lagged because it failed to address specific teacher needs, and Ram was eager to find a way to close the missing link between teaching and his technology.

What Students Are Actually Doing Online

Securly

This of course varies by age group: we found that younger teens (aged 13-15) spend the most time in front of their screens in comparison to other age groups. Marketing 1:1 devices child safety EdTech Update iPads online student safety safe social media youtube

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

2) Stop debating technology, start debating constructivism and behaviorism. The ever-simmering edtech debate is starting to boil over. Commentators are stuck arguing whether tech is good or bad, whether personalized learning is synonymous with robot teachers or high-touch teaching, whether technology is under-researched or offers a high payoff. Deeper tension in #edtech debates reflects competing behaviorist and constructivist philosophies.

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Google+ is Google''s social network.

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FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications

Shake Up Learning

Comparison Table of 5 Google Certifications. Check out this table comparison of all the #GoogleEdu certifications! The post FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Certifications Explained!

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AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?

Neo LMS

In his BETT talk , Joel Hellermark, founder of Sana technologies of Sweden, and all-round AI-prodigy, (not to be ageist but at 22, his approach, clear insight and success is quite astounding), defines machine learning via neural networks using a simple comparison: Deep Blue versus AlphaGo.

K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out where K–12 schools can turn to secure funding for personalized learning programs. Educate Stakeholders About Cost Comparisons and Success Stories. Wylie Wong is a freelance journalist who specializes in business, technology and sports.

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In Move to ‘Unlimited’ Pricing Model, Cengage Hopes for a Comeback

Edsurge

Over the last 10 years or so, the majority of the acquisition activity for smaller edtech startups came from the big textbook companies. But now that we have built an ecosystem of millions of subscribers, it is much easier to filter out which edtech startups actually add value to that ecosystem. So if an edtech startup is focused on enhancing the learning experience for students and faculty, that's the sweet spot that we're focused on. So it's a very operable comparison.

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5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Securly

Technology is now a large part of student life, especially as more schools take on 1:1 policies. Moreover, have students work together as a class to achieve a goal or get to the “next level” – this reinforces collaboration/cooperation over individualistic competition and comparison.