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


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

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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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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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality


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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Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. Many actors in edtech or philanthropy have noble aims and laudable results, as do teachers attempting to bring technology into their classrooms.

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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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The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


As researchers focusing on education technology, we see this often: interactive whiteboards covered in posters, desktop computers holding up plants, older devices that do not work with a newer assessment system. Does the study design provide a compelling comparison group?

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.

6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students


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.

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


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)


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.

A great lesson, exploring how websites have changed over time


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 Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?


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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EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise


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.

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

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


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.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

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.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City.

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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.

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


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.

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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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.

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


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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Swarming the Classroom


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.

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


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


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.

Puzzle Game Teaches Native American Culture


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

What is G Suite for Education? | What You Need to Know! (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

An Explanation for Teachers #gttribe #googleedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Google Certified Educator Tips: Understanding G Suite for Education #googleedu #gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Here’s a full comparison.). The post What is G Suite for Education? What You Need to Know!

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


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

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?

The Digital Transformation of Literacy Education

EdNews Daily

Companies that have been in the game for a while have been courtside in watching EdTech explode over the past 35 years. Now that districts have an abundance of EdTech to choose from, the challenge they face is differentiating quality teaching and learning tools from purely “eye candy” tech.

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?


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

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


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