A Test Worth Teaching To? How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT

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Education Technology Startups Edtech BusinessRebecca Kantar is fighting an uphill battle. She says so herself. The 26-year-old entrepreneur has set out to replace the standardized tests that are deeply entrenched in K-12 and higher education, like the SAT and ACT, and she tells EdSurge her efforts to do so are sure to spark controversy.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Why do we hold edtech products to a lower standard than many other educational factors that interact with our students? When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories.

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Looking to Eliminate Dropouts? How Idaho Reached English Language Learners with a ‘Hybrid’ Course Experiment

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Out of the top ten favorite edtech tools chosen by educators in 2015,* five of them were chosen because they "allowed student independence" or "captured student engagement.".

Top 10 Ways to Involve Parents by Using EdTech

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Without effective and purposeful communication among teachers and families, students have the possibility of falling behind in their studies, show no interest in academics, or become early dropouts. The post Top 10 Ways to Involve Parents by Using EdTech appeared first on EdTechTeam. Parent involvement is highly significant in the lives of children.

Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It

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Even though high school completion rates have been on the rise, dropout rates are still alarmingly high. Outside the Classroom EdTech high school k-12 online learning Virtual learning virtual schoolsEach year over one million students drop out of high school in the United States and around 2,000 high schools graduate less than 60% of their students. But new studies have provided some insight on the reasons students […].

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

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Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Blog EdTech News News news

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Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

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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. Education Technology Investors Edtech BusinessI find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. The most urgent needs of the most vulnerable children in this nation involve other technologies.

Most Popular EdSurge Podcast Episodes of 2019

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High School Dropout. The title of Anthony Johnson’s book explains why he’s an unlikely educator: it’s called “High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year.” Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention? Education is complicated.

AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes

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He has partnered with other edtech companies on research projects, and he says he first met Smith about two years ago. Colleges already send “ nudges ” and “early-warning alerts” in an effort to boost student retention rates and reduce dropout rates.

Why education is really a relationship business

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For all our conversations about edtech and curriculum and funding and unions and building schools and transportation and testing and every other thing, education is about people. More specifically, education is about relationships. Nothing happens in education without relationships. The relationship between a governor and his staff. The state’s relationship with its superintendents. The supe’s relationship with the board. The principal’s relationship with her teachers.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. While machine learning and automation are obviating the need for learners to memorize content and develop routine skills, current edtech solutions still focus on helping learners develop these capabilities, he says.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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And anymore, they end being the punchline of edtech jokes, somehow. Reduce the college dropout rate to closer to 10% (than the current 40%+). Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution. by Terry Heick. Recently, someone asked me what I thought about innovation in higher ed in an email, so I responded with a couple of hundred words, which I’ve added to in creating this short blog post.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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In addition to better collaboration and communication throughout the university, there are a number of edtech companies out there that synthesize the process for you. administration can see increased revenue by decreasing the student dropout rate, and receiving additional performance-based funding from the state.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again at ASU+GSV

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The ASU+GSV conference in San Diego—where more than 4,000 people gathered this month from the education, edtech, publishing, venture capital and private equity sectors—is a hard conference to describe to typical education professionals, or to teachers who are on strike in states across the country.

Why Education Power Trumps Voice

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Speaking on a panel about making edtech companies more diverse and inclusive, Moncayo was joined by Carolina Huaranca, Principal at Kapor Capital. She offered a not-so-subtle jab at a startup that she believes is widening achievement and opportunity gaps: “There’s an edtech company, which I will not name, that’s raised oversubscribed [funding] rounds.It’s Parents and kids.

Hack Education Weekly News

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ’” Via Edsurge : “School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.” Via Edsurge : “NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via eCampus News : “Is higher ed ready for the big edtech explosion ?” ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” ” “ Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App ” – to my surprise, the story isn’t about how flashlight apps are full of malware, but golly it could be. Education Politics.

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Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems? Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. From the US Department of Education ’s Press Office : “U.S.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.” “What Students Want Their Professors To Know About Edtech ” – according to Edsurge. Education Politics.

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“ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? Data and “Research” Edsurge looks at the “ Board of Directors for 20 Best Funded Private US Edtech Companies.” Edsurge reports that “Fueled by Big Rounds, US Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017.” (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.”

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“ Cory Reid , who previously ran two edtech companies – Instructure and MasteryConnect – as their chief executive, has landed a new gig at Tyton Partners,” says Edsurge , failing to disclose that it shares investors with MasteryConnect. ” “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin ” by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” (National) Education Politics. “ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.”

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? Education Politics.