Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

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Google in June announced an. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. Between 2004 and 2011, I worked as an executive in SchoolNet and Kaplan, both of which grew into successful and innovative education companies. Kaplan thrived during the decade, growing to more than $2.8 Purdue’s recent acquisition of Kaplan and ETS acquisition of Questar for $127.5

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7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

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Interactive whiteboard software often features an asset library that could be used to create various shapes and constructions in both math and art contexts while teaching to whole groups. How every school can create a great STEAM program.

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The Coding Bootcamp Hype Cycle

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Venture capital and public company investments poured into the space, with Kaplan's acquisition of Dev Bootcamp in 2014 marking the start of the expectations “Peak.” Numbers have not been released publicly by Kaplan but it will be a great partnership for the two companies, and Kaplan has shown commitment to marketing and growing the company. Google has a program to prepare bootcamp students to help navigate the interview process.

After Layoffs, Math Curriculum Developer Reasoning Mind Sells to Weld North Education

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Technology companies including Google, Oracle and Cisco also gave support through providing hardware and database services. Founded by former Kaplan executive Jonathan Grayer, Weld North has purchased 16 companies since 2010. This week, two online math instructional developers found themselves in the crosshairs of private equity firms. One of these deals made for splashy headlines: Dreambox Learning’s $130 million investment from The Rise Fund.

Coding Boot Camps Won’t Save Us All

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That was eye-opening because it made me realize, especially as a software developer, you don’t have to know everything, but thanks to Google and search technology and all the online resources we have, the answers are just a few seconds away. which also owns Kaplan, is an investor in EdSurge.). This article is part of a series on the future of coding bootcamps.

Hack Education Weekly News

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More on last week’s Purdue and Kaplan deal: “ Purdue ’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries – especially among faculty groups – about blurred lines between public and private higher ed,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “There’s a Reason the Purdue - Kaplan Deal Sounds Too Good to Be True.” Education Politics.

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

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Kaplan? Knewton founder Jose Ferreira formerly worked at Kaplan. AltSchool founder Max Ventilla was a Google exec. Who worked at Google. I cannot believe that in the midst of everything I’m trying to accomplish right now I agreed to give a talk. But I did.

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Via The Washington Post : “A hiccup in Purdue ’s acquisition of for-profit Kaplan University.” ” Via The Journal & Courier : “Purdue disputes claims Kaplan deal leaves taxpayers on hook.” Via The New York Times : “ Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge.” million in Series B funding from Google Ventures. (National) Education Politics. “What Ivanka Trump Knows about Ed-Tech” by me.

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” That’s Kaplan University and the Art Institutes. More on the Kaplan news via The Chronicle of Higher Education. The non-speakers: James Damore, the fired Google engineer, and Lucian Wintrich, a journalist with Gateway Pundit. The literacy software company has raised $14.8 (National) Education Politics. “The Trump Administration Has Revoked A Federal Directive On Campus Rape ,” Buzzfeed reports. More on the decision in The New York Times.

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. “ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. ” The Google Memo. Via Motherboard : “ Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ” Via Wired : “Internal Messages Show Some Googlers Supported Fired Engineer’s Manifesto.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Via The New York Times : “ Google Workers Reject Silicon Valley Individualism in Walkout.” million from Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, the Twilio.org Impact Fund, New York Ventures, Excell Technology Ventures, GingerBread Capital, and u2i. The absentee monitoring software has raised $3.3 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” There are more stories about Purdue University Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, in the “labor and management” section below. ” There are more stories about Purdue University Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, in the “labor and management” section below. Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.”

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Purdue University is buying Kaplan University for a dollar. Me, I wrote about how far Kaplan Inc ’s reach is in education politics and products. ” I’m more interested in hearing about segregation and state laws in Mississippi than the adaptive learning software a school is using. There have been several stories recently calling the Google Books project a failure. ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom.

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An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed from EAB’s Melanie Hoe : “What the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Means for You.” ” Via Education Dive : “The Purdue-Kaplan Earthquake.” “ Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. I wonder how many schools and districts that use the software have done this? (National) Education Politics.

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Kaplan is closing Dev Bootcamp , a coding bootcamp it acquired in 2014. ” Google profiles Niji Collins , a winner in the latest Google Code-In contest. Edsurge profiles “ personalized learning ” software used in a virtual school that has some 450 incarcerated students. ” Adaptive software is not the same as personalized learning , says eSchool News. ” Google responds. (National) Education Politics.

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Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” Via The New York Times : “How Google Took Over the Classroom.” ” Edsurge interviews Stanford’s Candace Thille on “Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College.” Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.”

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll Both had been acquired by for-profit college companies, a convenient target – no surprise – for entrepreneurial blame at the bootcamps’ failures: Dev Bootcamp was bought in 2014 by Kaplan Inc and Iron Yard was acquired in 2015 by the Apollo Education Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix.

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” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Kaplan Will Offer Free Online PSAT Prep.” “The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The presentation software SlideRocket announced SlideRocket EDU this week, making its tools available to students and teachers via the Google Apps Marketplace. Updates and Upgrades Google announced a change to the way it will sell its new Chromebooks. Rather than solely offering these Chrome-OS netbooks via subscription, schools will now be able to buy them up front, a move that Google says will work better with schools'' annual budget cycles.