Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

How technology can help—not hurt—family connections

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Luckily, edtech entrepreneurs are beginning to explore these possibilities. One such tool is PowerMyLearning, which is breaking new ground in helping triangulate teacher-student-family connections and engaging parents actively in their children’s homework. Julia: How does PowerMyLearning strengthen the relationship between schools and families? Our work includes innovative coaching and workshops, and our digital platform, PowerMyLearning Connect.

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Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

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For the past 18 months, a pilot program in a South Bronx public school, called “Family Playlists,” developed by the New York-based nonprofit, PowerMyLearning , has used technology to increase families’ involvement in their students’ learning. Having families deeply involved in what their kids are doing in class really matters,” says Elisabeth Stock, chief executive of PowerMyLearning. That approach resonated well with PowerMyLearning, which Stock started in 1999.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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However, the more successful schools focus on improving teaching and learning first with edtech being just one of the tools to support it. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. Step 1: Make a plan.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

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The technology platform is the product of a grant-funded collaboration between two professors and the nonprofit PowerMyLearning. It runs trials on granular pieces of digital learning activities via the PowerMyLearning Connect platform, which is available free to schools.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Create and Sustain a Cross-Functional Strategic Planning Team: Both Wright and Robbins said their schools had a lot of silos, not just edtech and instruction, that needed to come together and understand how their specific skill sets are necessary to the process.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Speaking of ed-tech exacerbating inequality, Edsurge looks at PowerMyLearning ’s plans to give parents homework – “family playlists” – to do alongside their children. ( ” Maha Bali writing for Prof Hacker : “Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI , Analytics , and Adaptive Technologies in Education.” ” The study was conducted by the EdTech Efficacy Research Academic Symposium , which is housed at the University of Virginia.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter. PowerMyLearning has received $6.5 Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “Winter Is Here: EdTech investments and M&A dropped significantly in 2016.”