Top Edtech Classroom Tools

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Explain Everything : One of the most flexible tools in edtech, teachers and students can present and create with it even if they don’t have a lot of experience.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech


Moving to the cloud can be good for both vendors and schools It is in the interests of the edtech industry for educators to feel confident about using technology. Edtech cannot afford to let the specter of cybercrime dampen enthusiasm. Providing hosted services rather than giving districts the software to install on their own servers is better for edtech companies; it makes their products easier and cheaper to deploy and maintain.


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Buying or Building Research-Backed Edtech? The Government Can Help


EdSurge (edtech product discovery). The SBIR program has spawned some successful and recognizable companies including Symantec, Qualcomm and 23andMe. Among the last people to be invited to the White House during the Obama administration is Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of. Sokikom , an online, collaborative math program. Perhaps it’s a fitting reward for his dedication: he’s been working on the game pretty much since the beginning of Obama’s presidency.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And therein lies the challenge for both educators and EdTech leaders – how can we best serve an industry that’s constantly evolving every nine months? But on the other, adding in a completely new mix of students you don’t yet know becomes more challenging for both educators and EdTech leaders. Another important aspect of the K-12 business model is how important it is for EdTech leaders to consider cost and how to create an offering that has a low barrier to entry for schools.

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 IT leaders can mitigate cybersecurity risk. Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud: The Symantec Endpoint Protection Academic edition package includes SEP 14, an enterprise-grade threat protection program that can keep faculty and students safe, no matter what device they are using. Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

A better question might be, what’s hot in EdTech this year ? In 2017, EdTech industry investments rose to a record-breaking $9.5 Just the first half of this year alone, the United States neared one billion in EdTech funding. With every annual conference touting “this new trend” and “that must-have gadget,” educators, administrators and EdTech vendors alike leave with their minds set on that unforgettable solution of the future. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

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

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. This is ALSO true for edtech. EdTech News News news

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Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business


In 2010, he pooled his own money with KKR, a private equity firm, to launch Weld North , which has since acquired another 16 edtech companies (and invested in 4 others). This week, KKR announced it has sold its majority stake in Weld North Education, a subset of the overall Weld North portfolio, to Silver Lake, another private equity group whose holdings also include Dell, GoDaddy and Symantec. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

K–12 IT Teams Use Phishing Simulations to Boost Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! KnowBe4 provided training to phishing-prone educators using simulation programs similar to those used by Symantec or Kapersky Lab. K–12 IT Teams Use Phishing Simulations to Boost Cybersecurity. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:36. The value of digital information is rising, and with it the importance of keeping that information safe.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

In a recent edWebinar, “Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone,” edtech experts introduced tips for launching or expanding digital citizenship (digcit) in their schools. The edWebinar referenced above was hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

The Digital Learning & Leadership PLC, hosted by Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec , hosted the webinar, “ Now I Have to Teach Coding? A Beginner’s Guide ” was hosted by and Common Sense Education and sponsored by Symantec. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual initiative that aims to inspire K-12 students to take interest in computer science. During this annual program, schools around the world host their own Hour of Code ™.