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OER and you. The curation mandate

NeverEndingSearch

At the #GoOpen Exchange on Friday, everyone was talking about OER and the need to curate. The Twiter feed shows the buzz around the trending event and it shows school librarians were at the table. Some OER background: Launched in October, GoOpen is a U.S. What are OER?

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In Search of OER’s Future and Edtech’s Missing Evidence at SXSW EDU

Edsurge

Overall, the opening day of the 8,000-person education event struck a more modest tone, starting with a trio of educators recounting their stories of interacting with students in schools—and spurring a host of emotions from the crowd including laughter and tears. While OER was presented as one way to ease course material costs, other challenges remain, starting with understanding and awareness of what the term means. Can evidence even keep up with edtech?

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The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

edWeb.net

In addition, the number of schools and districts using OER continues to rise. Of course, states are investing in technology devices and infrastructure, but also in data-driven learning. edWeb Blog instructional materials oer research Technology

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Districts having success in this area have comprehensive refresh plans, work with high quality partners, build relationships with local businesses, work diligently to receive grants, and leverage a variety of open educational resources (OERs). School leaders from around the nation will convene this week at FETC as well as at upcoming events to continue working in these areas.

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Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

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May 29th - June 8th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Join Craig for this live, interactive event.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Students can write original, creative stories, biographies, retell a historical event, retell from a new perspective, tell a math word problem as a story, tell a story of a science experiment, etc. Encourage students create a doll of themselves by using ratios, proportions and technology.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

Edsurge

The ISTE conference isn’t the biggest edtech conference in the world by sheer luck. It brings together K-12 educators, companies, reporters, university professors, and students to talk about product announcements, implementation strategies and edtech trends. It’s rare that you have the ability to to take consumer technology and offer it to schools,” he said. Education Technology Events Community

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Luminaries in the edtech industry, including Richard Culatta (ISTE CEO and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here. What is it about the Utah that makes it a hotbed of education and technology talent? (Is We’ll be broadcasting live interviews with key speakers throughout the event—online and for free. edtech deals. Polish the dress shoes.

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SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

Edsurge

But the technology lends a question: to what extent should educational products make assumptions about a user’s end goal? Speakers from University of Virginia, University of Maryland, MIT and University of Pennsylvania will share what works, what doesn’t and how they have built structures to support technology initiatives on their campuses. This panel asks how this technology might expand the walls of the classroom—or isolate students from the learning environment.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

If we look back on 2017 in educational technology, some of the biggest surprises were political and cultural. Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey. And here is the sketchnote Margaret Sisler created during the session: #oer and teacher librarians! Technological Darwinism.

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OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

The Hechinger Report

. When technology is offered to schools free of charge, it always comes with the promise of improving teaching and learning. Today, the tradeoffs that school leaders and teachers face about technology — whether free or for a fee — are more complex and troubling.

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Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

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The format is informal and the goal is for you to meet and get to know some of your online heroes, as well as to recap learnings from the day’s events and to look ahead to what’s next in CEM. Esther Wojcicki : Educator, journalist, IT & OER consultant. Thursday, October 24 "Making Informal PD Count" Lucy Gray : Apple Distinguished Educator Lucy Gray is an education technology and social media consultant; co-founder of the Global Education Conference.

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Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

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Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below. This webinar will address how edtech tools like Blendspace and TES can: Help you and your students become more transliterate; Foster inquiry based learning; Support standards-aligned approaches to 21st century learning.

Final Schedule + Speakers Posted - Join Us for "Library as Classroom" Mini Conference This Wednesday

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This is a free event, being held online. network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events. She recently published the Social Media Curation, a Library Technology Report for ALA.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Via The New York Times : “ Stanford History Event Was ‘ Too White and Too Male ,’ Organizer Admits.” Via Campus Technology : “Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Apple had a big press event this week. ” No mention of how corporations flood these events with their products and pitches. “Some Thoughts on OER ” by Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Via the Getting Smart blog : “Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Artificial Intelligence: Could emerging technologies ‘humanize’ teaching & learning? “ Will these four technology trends change education in India?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Ed-Tech Events. ” Inside Higher Ed also looks at how data is being talked about at the higher ed ed-tech event. Edsurge is also holding an event this week. The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. Part 3 of EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin’s look at schools’ data collection and data security: “ Ad Tracking & Surveillance.” (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” “ Coursera More than Doubles Number of Degrees on Its Platform,” says Campus Technology. ” Perhaps protest Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab ? Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “In a Fight Against Depression , UCLA Relies on Technology.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Washington Post : “‘In the event of a nuclear attack’: U-Hawaii ’s curious email to students and staff.” Edsurge on the Injini ed-tech accelerator in South Africa : “Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Historians Blame Lack of Support for Slow Technology Uptake.” ” “Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “ No Sign of Edtech In Department of Education’s Full Federal Budget Proposal,” Edsurge frets. “ The Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos” by Doug Levin. Via the Bleacher Report : “ Georgia Law Will Allow Carry of Handguns at Public University Tailgate Events.” A report from VC firm GSV Acceleration : “It’s a Breakout: Capital Flows In the Learning and Talent Technology Market.” The Trump Budget.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The NAACP endorses OER. Via KIRO7 : “Charges filed after University of Washington shooting outside Milo Yiannopoulos event.” Hokoana [supporters of Yiannopoulos, let me editorialize] ‘created a situation designed to allow Elizabeth Hokoana to shoot the victim in the middle of an extremely crowded event under the guise of defending herself or her husband.’” Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Google had a big press event this week too, unveiling shiny stuff to a cheering crowd of stenographers. ” For those not up on corporate conference speak, Dreamforce is Salesforce’s big annual event. A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.” US Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Its website touts the “Highlights from Apple’s keynote event.” IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. ” Inside Higher Ed on Robot-Proof : “Northeastern president discusses his new book on how higher education can train students for careers where technology cannot make them redundant.” ” Via Campus Technology : “Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results.”

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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events , the real party takes place in the volunteer moderator lounge, where a devoted, energetic, and highly beloved group of volunteer moderators keeps the conference running and humming. Spreading the word : this a free event, so be sure to tell others!

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. It’s just a bunch of video-taped lectures for the (offline) “ Startup School ” event that the startup incubator program runs at Stanford (which is really just a series of short talks by entrepreneurs and founders). Microsoft had a media event this week. “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” “ 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. ” “​ OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives. The New York Times covers its own recent education event : “Educators Discuss the Future of Higher Education.” ” Funny headline as most of the speakers at this annual event aren’t actually educators.

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

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