Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

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Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. Benefits: Staff became more proficient at integrating technology for learning.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. This is another advantage of EdTEch.

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Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. As a result, behavioral science research that does not involve technology is itself highly variable.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, a recent article in the Economist gets the narrative right, pointing out that “the potential for edtech will be realised only if teachers embrace it.”. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students.

Edtech Incubators are Fading. Here’s What Will Replace Them.

Edsurge

Edtech startup incubators? That’s the conclusion reached by Barbara (“Bobbi”) Kurshan, a long-time veteran of the education technology world. Kurshan, a Senior Fellow and Innovation Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has spent decades building edtech enterprises—both for-profit and nonprofit ones. I think this reflects an evolution of the edtech entrepreneurial ecosystem.” That’s so 2010.

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What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. Tina Coffey, instructional technology resource teacher, Roanoke County (VA) Schools. My hope is that we can get technology in the hands of students of all ages and abilities across the globe.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. I’m pleased to say that more and more education leaders and technology products providers are regularly talking and doing something about this.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Finally, as with all new edtech, a successful rollout depends on having a well-thought-out plan. Dr. Nesbitt has been a teacher, instructional and technology coach, consultant, coordinator and director. The post Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access appeared first on edWeb.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

Edsurge

There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

And, in a small pocket of the edtech market , new tools are starting to do just that. One of those tools is DreamWakers , a nonprofit that uses free and existing video technology to connect under-resourced classrooms across the U.S.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

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Secondary schools can only take in 36 percent of students who finish primary school. He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. The Injini accelerator is part of the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), established in 1999 to support entrepreneurs in Cape Town. Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before. Edtech. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before. Edtech. EdTech News News news

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Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning

EmergingEdTech

Small Country Embraces Education Technology at a National Level In a little-known city state in South East Asia lies the world’s top performing primary and secondary school students in maths and.

Today's Newsletter:  The Best of Edtech Weekend Reading

techlearning

And in the process of trying to educate myself on the matter, I’ve come to a scary realization: Edtech is trapped in Ben Bloom’s basement.” edtech Pedagogy TL Advisor Blog News

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

Edsurge

I 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. Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence. Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Technology used to target UAE’s cheating students | The National → "We were saying technology helps students cheat, now, we’d say it’s helping them understand unethical behaviour better than ever."

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Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

Edsurge

For one thing, he offered an ideal parable for technology’s ability to surface human potential and connect people to real opportunities. Yet, as edtech companies became laser-focused on figuring out their business models, the emphasis on serving the poorest students in the poorest countries dwindled. The edtech sector needs to figure out how to build business models to serve a wider segment of the global poor at earlier ages. primary and secondary education.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press.

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Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

Edsurge

Is education technology investing back on track? based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital. edtech investments in 2011. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve outcomes for teachers and learners across K-12 and higher education. edtech companies. Education technology investments appear to be on a similar trajectory. edtech startups hit almost $1.7

Hiring? The Secret to Finding Hidden Edtech Talent

Edsurge

We decided to sit down with the EdSurge Job’s team to talk specifically about how to locate “hidden” edtech talent. edtech peers - Friends and acquaintance working in edtech, especially for companies similar to yours, can also be a great resource. Think of ways that you can help to guide their transition from the classroom to the edtech industry. Be sure to interact with job seekers and other edtech companies. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community

Lack of Technology Can Impede Creative Skills, Adobe Research Finds

EdTech Magazine

Lack of Technology Can Impede Creative Skills, Adobe Research Finds. Yet, 69 percent of these educators also say today’s primary and secondary curricula doesn’t emphasize creative problem-solving enough. While some educators at the K–12 and university levels have leveraged digital storytelling and other technological resources to promote creative thinking , many survey respondents have hit obstacles when doing so. Meghan is an associate editor with EdTech.

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Now Introducing! EdTech Team Mexico

EdTechTeam

We are beyond excited to present our new team members who seek to improve education in the country (and beyond) through the use of innovative technology in the classroom. Gabriel Muñoz is passionate about education and technology. EdTechTeam Mexico is growing!

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.

EdTech4Beginners

The lesson was secondary chemistry and the students were challenged to make infographics using the website Piktochart ( click here for my tutorial ). Tagged: edtech , learn , science , social media , teaching , teaching ideas , tech , technology.

Apple joining Hour of Code and offering free workshops! #edtech

iLearn Technology

Today Apple announced that it will be joining code.org’ s “Hour of Code” movement by hosting a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming at Apple stores on December 11.

We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom?

Edsurge

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments. This technology opened a door for him to interact with the text and his peers, who were native English speakers. I've found some of the most transformative technologies to be productivity tools like Slack and Twitter. As technology continues to dramatically transform human experience, our classrooms must also be transformed. .

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How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors

Edsurge

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which Congress reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the federal government’s largest commitment to K-12 education. Title I could not, for example, be used to support a district-wide technology program if it served both Title I and non-Title I students. A Win for Edtech Vendors. Education Technology Government Policy

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

Edsurge

education technology agenda. Promoting the use of education technology should not go without also working to abate the age-old concerns about efficacy and equity. Criticisms about education technologies have existed perhaps just as long as the technologies themselves have been around. The technology has changed over the years. However, the questions have largely stayed the same: Do technologies ensure quality learning and positive student outcomes?

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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Me Conecto para Aprender aims to close the gap in access to information technologies and promote their use across Chile by providing all of the country’s 7grade students a laptop computer, a year of internet access, and high-quality digital resources that encourage the use of the computer.

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Edsurge

Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, it seems that his message has slightly changed: technology isn’t having the impact we hoped for in schools. Expectations were high for edtech. Now, November says, we’re facing a more sober reality as we see what technology can and, more importantly, cannot do. Education Technology EdSurge Podcast Community

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology (edtech) publisher says their product works, and they all have some sort of supporting evidence. Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). The Problem: Gold Standard EdTech Studies are Rare. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

Edsurge

Alan November, Edtech commentator and former school technology director. Over the past few years, “efficacy” has entered the edtech lexicon as a word commonly used to reference whether or not edtech is driving student learning. But as educators and edtech companies look to track the most effective tools and practices, two big questions are at the fore: How do we measure technology’s effectiveness? How Should We Measure Technology’s Effectiveness?

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

Edsurge

Many leaders spoke about the importance of collaborating across districts for a variety of initiatives—from planning a technology implementation to creating buy-in from teachers and providing professional development opportunities. Over in Lynwood Unified, Patrick Gittisriboongul, Chief Technology Officer, adopted a similar strategy, working alongside educators to create a 5-Step “Playbook” for rethinking the use of technology in schools. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

Edsurge

A few weeks back, EdSurge published a podcast interview with education consultant and commentator Alan November, and Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District Mike Dorsey, after chatting with the two education experts at ISTE. The interview got quite a number of listens, likely because November said that the edtech industry had created a “mess” at one point in the interview.

How to Monetize Your Education Technology Product (Hint: Positioning Is Paramount)

Edsurge

Lately I’ve seen quite a few edtech companies that hope to graduate from offering a free product to actually monetizing it. Either way, it is important for all edtech entrepreneurs, especially those who develop instructional technology for use by teachers and students in the K-12 grades, to understand how to position their products for maximum sales success. Edtech companies that offer supplementary content or a digital tool for teachers and students are best sold bottoms-up.