BrightBytes Tried to Buy Hapara. Then a Better Offer—and a Legal Complaint—Emerged

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Yet a recently settled legal complaint between two education technology startups offers a glimpse at the numbers and terms involved in the negotiation process—and what happens when a deal goes awry. In March, San Francisco-based BrightBytes filed suit against Hapara , claiming the latter had breached contract terms in a Letter of Intent as BrightBytes planned to purchase all of Hapara’s assets. Both companies are backed by venture capital: Hapara last raised $3.2

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What would Maria Montessori Say About Edtech?

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What would Maria Montessori say about the use of the edtech available to us as we approach the year 2013? My summaries of Montessori ideas and structures most certainly do not do justice to the wonderful body of work Maria Montessori left behind, nor do… blended learning EdTech Education Google High School Teaching Hapara Montessori TechnologyHeaven forbid any actual Montessori educators should read this post.

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What would Maria Montessori Say About Edtech?

Question Tank

What would Maria Montessori say about the use of the edtech available to us as we approach the year 2013? My summaries of Montessori ideas and structures most certainly do not do justice to the wonderful body of work Maria Montessori left behind, nor do… blended learning EdTech Education Google High School Teaching Hapara Montessori Technology Heaven forbid any actual Montessori educators should read this post.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

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Student agency is a top priority at Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia, and it definitely shows in their approach to technology implementation. If you don’t have a strong intention or purpose to use the technology, then don’t,” says Rod Carnill, the district’s technology director.

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85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

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We might think of educational transformation and its underlying technology as being centered in Silicon Valley; indeed, companies like Google and Apple are expanding the edtech frontier. However, schools all over the world are implementing and refining these innovations, and one Canadian school district in particular is pioneering the edtech charge. Six years ago, OCSB embarked on a journey to improve learning outcomes for all of their students by leveraging technology.

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Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

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They can also learn about new start-ups, games and ventures with names like BetterLesson , Blendspace , Edthena , Educreations , Hapara , Nearpod , Zaption , eSpark and LearnZillion , all eager to demonstrate. That’s why after attending two major edtech conferences in a row ( SXSW.edu ) and ( ASU/GSV ), I’m heading straight for a panel entitled: “But How Do We Know What’s Working?’’. The post Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working? Technology

Google Apps Are Used Widely in K-12. A New Tool Will Show Just How Useful They Are.

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Google hopes that providing more granular information can help school officials answer the question: Is technology actually making a difference? When it comes to technology, what schools buy is not always what they use. Education Technology Enterprises

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THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

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Information from A to Z on EdTech and teaching, it should you your go-to resource. Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. A great place to learn new EdTech tools, and to build your PLN (Personal Learning Network)!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Edsurge : “ BrightBytes Tried to Buy Hapara. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is encouraging its 237 member institutions to equip its campus police departments with body-worn cameras – or at least test the technology.” (National) Education Politics. From the Department of Education press release : “ Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump ’s Decision to Withdraw the U.S.