Chinese Edtech Sees $1.86B in Q1 2019, Bucking Plummeting Venture Trend

Edsurge

secured a $15 million Series A round to further develop its STEM platform for preschool students. Industry leaders are bullish about the trend. The ‘Big Chinese’ field will definitely breed the next unicorn,” said Yu Minghong, the founder of New Oriental.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The next concept involves “getting real about STEM. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

But while EdSurge paced the ISTE floor on June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas, we decided to ask a slightly different question: What edtech trends, products, and buzzwords do you wish would retire—for good? Tara Linney: The piece of tech is definitely different apps that exist for the sole purpose of replacing a quiz. Stew Greenberg Stew Greenberg: Definitely digital scantrons.

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Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

That would be definitely the way I would describe our student. All Grades Education Education Trends and Topics Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement STEM Teachers Technology Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

Edsurge

And teacher mobility definitely encourages students to pay more attention to the learning and instruction that’s going on. teacher mobility definitely encourages students to pay more attention to the learning and instruction that’s going on. Education Technology Technology Tips Teaching & Learning Student Engagement STEM Video Instruction Instructional Trends Education Research Student Voice Computer Science

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How to Start a School Design Project

Digital Promise

Depending on the values of the community and definitions of words like these, playful learning spaces may look and feel quite different from one another.). Avoid trends. Blog Research Research Map Research@Work STEM Learning Practices

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance. Where do STEM programs come from? Identify Your School's Specific STEM Mission.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Alfred Thompson talks about the trends in teaching Computer Science. And that’s definitely not the case. Alfred: They are definitely other ways of pulling computer science into other classes.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? First, it’s worth noting that talking about the middle class can be tricky because there’s no universal definition.

Why Google Maps—not Netflix or Amazon—Points to the Future of Education

Edsurge

The metaphor stems from the way Netflix “learns” about your viewing preferences based on what you watch, and is then able to recommend shows and movies you’re likely to enjoy (and may not otherwise discover) based on others with similar viewing patterns. By definition, data is backward looking. By definition, data is backward looking. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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Farm-related projects bring classroom lessons to life

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. That definitely helped bring the classroom to life,” Aliza said.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

ThinkCERCA is definitely not the first U.S. Why B2B Edtech Is a Harder Sell Deep down, it is the pervasive exam-focused system that stifles schools’ motivation for upgrading technology While the Asian education market focuses heavily on test-prep and English tutoring, it can be hard to make sense of why business opportunities are not as lucrative for other subjects, such as STEM education, which is a fast-growing area in the U.S. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

OPINION: Fewer students have to take college remedial math, data show

The Hechinger Report

The trend toward dismantling traditional remedial education is unambiguous. Community colleges may have begun the trend, in part because such a high proportion of their students were taking remedial courses. Higher Ed Opinion STEM . At first, they were isolated experiments.

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Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

That’s definitely something at the secondary level we want to look for: those cross-curricular activities and opportunities to show students the connections between their subjects, and that they’re not living in these silos, being ushered between the silos each day.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

While I have not read Marie’s book, and have so far avoided the guilty pleasure of her Netflix series, I do know that she uses a simple, definitive technique at the “decluttering” stage – of every item in your space, ask yourself, Does it spark joy?

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Texas’ big strides in preparing students for college math

eSchool News

Districts and a partner higher education institution create an MOU that determines the course content, professional development for teachers, and the definition of successful completion of the course. •

She gave up on public schools that rejected her bold ideas a decade ago. Now she’s back.

The Hechinger Report

The partnership with Acera builds on this work, expanding Pyne Arts’ project-based learning efforts, increasing their focus on STEM topics and leaning into the idea that school success is about more than just test scores. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

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Designing courses for students with diverse needs

Neo LMS

Poor performance on classwork and tests could stem from any number of elements which then vary from student to student. Although you won’t be able to identify any specific student’s learning needs, you can use this feedback to identify any trends within student responses.

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20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

I've been a resident of the Lone Star State for over two years now, and I can definitely vouch for the saying: Everything is bigger in Texas! Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media!

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The definition of asynchronous learning helps us understand the need for asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices.

Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Remember that important second half of the definition of formative assessment? Analyze the feedback using a spreadsheet to determine trends and needs.

Across the Country, Universities Are Answering the Call for Innovation

Edsurge

Once considered an unassuming part of the university serving a limited demographic, today’s continuing-ed departments resemble innovation labs, able to launch new programs, engage with outside partners, and respond to employment trends—all with the support and structure of the university. And last November, the National League of Cities announced $100 million in local partnerships in more than 50 cities—with a specific focus on fostering STEM education and workforce training.

Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarod: The happenings of it and the surroundings of it sort of stem from a particular kind of planning session that I had with a technology planning team.

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Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

EdNews Daily

Based on current trends, being able to transparently communicate and work with others in both virtual and face-to-face teams is becoming an increasingly critical skill. This last element forms the F’s stem. . F-Patte rn. By Ryan Schaaf.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

Schwartz: If you define the “industry” as “coding bootcamps,” then yes, the explosive growth in demand for that specific program has definitely slowed. It’s been a sort of obvious trend for some time. The success of those programs stems from employer relationships that we built years ago, and we’re now seeing the benefits and traction of those early investments. Horn: What do you see as the two or three biggest trends in the sector?

Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom

Edsurge

Students use the app in advisory class, and we check it out weekly to see any patterns trends.". Students use the app in advisory class, and we check it out weekly to see any patterns trends,” she says. At the End of the Day, Data is a Pulse Check As with most things in education, data isn’t always definitive. Mary Jo Madda ( @MJMadda ) is Senior Editor at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator.

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With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

The Hechinger Report

This year, with overall state test results for Orleans charters declining or stagnating for the fourth consecutive year, Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis said the district needed to work harder to stem its high levels of teacher attrition.

Racial diversity as a financial necessity at state universities

The Hechinger Report

If we don’t pay attention to demographic trends, many of our institutions are going to be left out in the cold for decades,” Alexander said. My teacher specifically made the class hard, and she told my mom, ‘He should definitely look into something in the STEM majors.’”.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Working as an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist and investor over the past few decades, at some of the very organizations Watters bemoans, I’ve had a unique vantage point for observing numerous successes, failures and—most importantly—long-term trends that make me optimistic about the next wave of education innovation. And behind the scenes, the federal government played a critical role in driving these trends.

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How one city has been tackling the swelling scourge of brain drain

The Hechinger Report

Many American states are struggling to stem a growing exodus of high school graduates who leave to go to other states for college, for example; once that happens, according to research in one largely rural state, a third don’t come back.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

The Hechinger Report

“Regardless of the institution where you work, if you’re a president or the dean of admissions, you’re very aware of these trends,” said Devorah Lieberman, president of the University of La Verne, near Los Angeles. It was definitely a grind.”