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.”

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech


Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Given that education funding is not likely to increase significantly anytime soon, IT departments need to seek the most cost effective ways to deliver secure technology to their users.

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


Tibbetts Award , an annual recognition of high-performing organizations funded by the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. The only other education technology company present, out of 45 total recipients, is Agile Mind , which develops online math and science curriculum and assessments. EdSurge (edtech product discovery). Education Technology Government Policy

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

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

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

EdNews Daily

What’s hot in education technology? 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.

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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. Over the past four years, she has taught English and quickly became a huge advocate for digital literacy and integrative technology in the classroom Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security.

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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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

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Media or instructional technology specialists can teach during electives like media and library. She frequently presents at technology and education conferences.

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.

K–12 IT Teams Use Phishing Simulations to Boost Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

At a congressional hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, David Couch, CIO for the Kentucky Education Technology System at the Kentucky Department of Education , testified to the impact human error has on education security. “By 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.