Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

Edsurge

Over the past decade, Michael Moe and his business partner, Deborah Quazzo, have been central players in building the education technology economy. Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit , the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. MORE FROM EDTECH: See why educators embrace the benefits of esports. In competitive gaming, milliseconds matter , and the technology supporting students can make or break an esports venture. amy.burroughs_26341.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. Technology Leadership.

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How Technology Is Harming Your Child’s Development … Or Is It?

Securly

There are a wide variety of factors and silver linings accompanying this issue; thus, we have compiled the pros and cons of the top online activities (across various age groups) in the table below: Taken from Securly’s Managing Screen Time: The Student’s Perspective white paper.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. So far, data sharing capabilities are fairly limited in today’s education technology tools, because there is no standard agreement on how to share data between them. Today, a growing number of edtech companies are also signing on to use Caliper, which offers improved data architecture and ease of implementation.

Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving. The motionlessness of written words shouldn’t be the first exposure schools give to reading because youth’s attention typically moves about and will rarely deflate to a full stop for flat words on paper. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out the basics of a modern learning environment. A flexible classroom is a learning environment that utilizes an “agile physical setup that will accommodate both independent and group work,” according to a CDW white paper on constructing modern classrooms.

Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Although anything created in the last few years most likely was developed on one of the newer platforms, nonetheless the technology in your classrooms may not as up-to-date. Many teachers are still using EdTech that is generations behind other schools.

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Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

He knows firsthand what it’s like to merge technology and pedagogy. Houpe, along with colleagues Renee Patton, director of education for Cisco , and Sonny Magana, founder of consulting firm Magana Education , are part of Cisco’s K–12 Executive Council, a team of thought leaders who produced a white paper about organizational change as a driver of educational digital transformation. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

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Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

Rather than trying to convert whole systems or “push” change, some systems focus their attention on early adopters who can be groomed as blended-learning leaders—principals and teachers who are already enthusiastic about implementing education technology and are willing to lead new approaches from the ground up. Doubling down on a few leaders already primed to integrate technology may make sense in some settings, but not every school system has leaders ready to take the reins.

To Leverage Tech in Writing Instruction, This Superintendent Channeled Justin Bieber

Edsurge

Jared Cotton Early in his career, Cotton was a district technology specialist and developed an appreciation for anyone who could wield emerging technologies in exciting new ways. Now the superintendent of Henry County (Virginia) Public Schools, Cotton is himself looking for new ways to leverage technology to teach his students. Because of technology, he was able to share his talent with so much more of an audience, well beyond his school or his community.”

Today's Newsletter: Some Vital Statistics for Educators

techlearning

The laptop computer narrowly edges out the desktop computer and tablet as the most popular classroom technology. edtech Online Education TL Advisor Blog Business

Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

While IoT deployments are relatively new to education, industry observers expect the technology to make a big impact thanks to its potential to reduce costs, improve security and boost student engagement. Like any other technology introduced on campus, IoT will need a robust infrastructure to back it. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Many K–12 networks are aging and based on outdated technology.

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs

EdTech Magazine

Despite the abundant technology advances that have taken place over the past century, many classrooms still have something in common with the one-room schoolhouses of yore. The agency launched the Room 21C initiative to create a learning environment designed to promote collaborative and personalized learning through the use of technology. To learn more tips, download the CDW•G white paper, “ A Modern Learning Environment. ”. by EdTech Staff.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

A handful of other universities (and even preschools ) now accept Bitcoin for tuition, but that’s hardly the extent of how blockchains and tokens are weaving their way into education: Educators and edtech entrepreneurs are now testing out everything from issuing degrees on blockchains to paying people in cryptocurrency for their teaching. But the underlying blockchain technology is complex, and attracting droves of interest from the likes of IBM and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Is it visiting a specific web page, downloading a white paper, or possibly viewing a demo? Often, it’s best to start with a cornerstone piece of content, like that white paper or demo video, and repurpose the content.

ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Despite cultural and technological changes over the past several decades, one thing remained the same: the desks. DOWNLOAD: Get CDW's latest white paper on constructing modern learning environments. Kelly is a senior editor with EdTech: Focus on Higher Education.

Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools need powerful data centers now more than ever as their infrastructures feel the increasing weight of new technology integrations, data analytics initiatives and the rising number of personalized devices. Large technology companies are beginning to see the benefits as well.

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What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

It does not refer to a particular philosophy or pedagogy (unless you consider using any technology whatsoever to be a philosophical or pedagogical decision unto itself). That said, the current state of blended learning as a modality reflects the current state of education technology as a tool powering that modality. Blended learning is an instructional modality that describes integrating technology to deliver some content.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

techlearning

We are always looking for ways to improve upon Impero Education Pro’s functionality so that teachers, IT departments and administrators have an even better experience when using technology in their classrooms and buildings” said Richard Fuller, Impero CEO. “We

One University's Approach to Innovation: ‘You Have to Go Slow to Go Fast’

Edsurge

And, I think even sometimes ten years down the road they realize "Oh, so when I was writing that 25-page research paper, you know that actually does give me really important skills and project management.”. So, we created a really extensive white paper for them. And, so now we're thinking about tailoring these to make them more consumable for a public audience—to put our white papers, blogs, and we're now featuring some experts in podcast interviews.

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Technologies (such as the LPS) can help provide the structures and supports for educators to design and scale effective personalized learning practices that address learner diversity. Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

Walters currently serves as Advisory Director of Investcorp, which assumed ownership of Impero Software through its technology-focused private equity Fund, Investcorp Technology Partners, in August 2017.

Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

techlearning

To view the online article, visit [link] “As the use of technology in the classroom grows, schools need tools to help teachers get the most out of their technology while keeping students safe as they are using devices in the classroom,” said Richard Fuller, CEO of Impero Software.

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

techlearning

Fuller formerly served as an operating executive at Investcorp Technology Partners, which assumed ownership of Impero in August 2017. The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Lessons Video Games Can Teach EdTech Developers. Builder Bowls – Builder Bowls revolve around a wide range of immersive technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), simulations, video games, caves and domes, 3D printing and robotics.

My Game Changers from FETC

Tech Helpful

Coming to FETC for the first time has been a major highlight of my edtech career. I attended a panel discussion on procurement of technology and the CIO of the Tennessee Department of Education was there. I go back home today with an edtech toolbox full of new ideas.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Shortly after the turn of the century, efforts to support data interoperability in K–12 technology systems were driven largely by compliance. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. How that information from edtech tools is stored, exported, and made accessible to educators remains inconsistent. Education Technology Big Data Research

Impero Software Partners with Mental Health America to Help Identify Mental Health Concerns in Schools

techlearning

It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Download the full paper. SmartSeries Refresh | Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Monitor : “Less than a year after classes formally began at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley , a ‘culture of fear is pervasive’ on campus that is exacerbated by poor communication by the administration, concludes a recent white paper study produced by the university’s faculty senate.” According to Edsurge’s calculations , “US Edtech Brings in $122M in June.” Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And a response from Marilyn Anderson Rhames: “ An Open Letter to White Conservative Education Reformers.” Via Bloomberg Technology : “How Thync , Startup Behind Brain-Zapping Gadget, Almost Died.” ” Via the BBC : “ Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade ‘nasty trick’ ” Via Campus Technology : “ Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed.” They don’t even write white-papers , man.

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