Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We believe that we are in the first few days of the next Industrial Revolution and that the coming age will systematically shift the way we live, work, and connect to and with one another. Known to some as Industry 4.0,

Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

The industry has taken a more tech-intensive twist, making skills like practice in 3-D design — like the work Walker is doing — critical for future employment. Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to revive manufacturing, the industry isn’t expected to rebound to its heyday.

Spectrum Industries Expands Color Options

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Spectrum Industries Inc. has expanded its Expressions Line, now offering new color options for its products. Added to the Expressions Line were five new colored laminate and eight new metal finishes options.

Victorian Britain: Industrial Nation

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hrough six modules of primary sources, students will have the opportunity to learn different views of the use of child labor in some of United Kingdom’s coal mines back in 1842. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

The development industry has the development equation backwards

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry. The industry’s continuous focus on trying to end poverty limits its ability to develop and foster innovative solutions that are so desperately needed if poor countries are to achieve prosperity. The post The development industry has the development equation backwards appeared first on Christensen Institute

Eight Leaders Of Education, Government, & Industry To Be Honored

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

MiddleWeb

“Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers. We’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a wave of innovation and technology, radically transforming our economies, societies, and lives.”.

MDR Announces EdNEXT, Next Generation Education Industry Conference

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March 5, 2018 – MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today announced EdNEXT , the next generation of its premier education industry conference, EdNET. SHELTON, Conn.

Evolving Print Industry

eSchool News

recently most programs tied to the Printing Industry revolved around the traditional offset. While the offset printing industry is still a vibrant business that requires skilled. trade workers, the fact remains that the printing industry is undergoing dramatic changes with.

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

eSchool News

Connecting them with an industry expert who works in that field and can answer students’ questions and help them gain an in-depth look at where a future in math or physics might take them. ” (Next page: 5 ways an industry expert can inspire students).

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

Let’s examine four key trends that are expected to shape the education industry this coming year: 1. The edtech industry will move from selling physical products to selling services. Next page: 2 more exciting education industry trends for 2018).

Despite industry structure, disruption is finally on the move in healthcare delivery

The Christensen Institute

Many industry reformers believe the solution to this crisis lies in allocating more healthcare decisions and costs to consumers, on the assumption this will inevitably lead to better, more accessible and affordable healthcare. The industry structure also stacks the deck against disruptive entrepreneurs, with professional licensing requirements, and access to patients and key delivery partners, controlled by incumbent providers and insurers.

Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

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(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Book Reviews Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics elder care robotics emerging industries and degrees emerging industries and education expanding higher education programs in robotics robotics and education robotics industry of the future robots and the future of work

Educators Gain Valuable Tech Experience Through Industry Certifications

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson Google, Microsoft, Adobe and others offer programs to help get teachers up to speed, and districts often pay for them. Classroom Investment Management Professional Development Training

Research Guidance for Ed-Tech Industry Updated on Usage, Other Criteria for ESSA Evidence Levels

Marketplace K-12

The best practice recommendations for ed-tech companies conducting research has been updated since its 2017 release by a leading industry association. The post Research Guidance for Ed-Tech Industry Updated on Usage, Other Criteria for ESSA Evidence Levels appeared first on Market Brief.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

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Our mission is to help developers learn to code with the real-world tools of industry.” For novice programming students, having access to a widely-used, industry-standard tool can give them a sense of how coding projects are done professional settings, says Sheena Vaidyanathan, a middle-school computer science educator in Los Altos School District in California.

Coding and Programming a GoPiGo from Dexter Industries

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Dexter Industries on the program to showcase their new robot called GoPiGo, the world's best-selling Raspberry Pi Robot. Learn how you can take advantage of a free 45-day trial of the new GoPiGo robot as well as use our coupon code at checkout when purchasing your next kit from Dexter Industries. The post Dexter Industries (GoPiGo Podcast) appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

Edsurge

EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. It not only covers the K-12, higher education and corporate training markets, but its staff also work in some of the most remote corners of the country. Last summer, the company held its retreat at a Native American reservation in Montana, where a team had been introducing its financial education offerings. Distinguishing the Washington, D.C.-based

Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016

Marketplace K-12

The value of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry dropped significantly during the first three quarters of this year, compared to the same time period last year, a new analysis has found. See also: Education Industry Mergers Jumped Significantly in 2016.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. Horn: Given the explosion in coding bootcamps, it seems as though the industry was ripe for consolidation. Do you expect to see consolidation in the industry? Horn: Is the pace of growth in the industry slowing?

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.

Education Industry Mergers, Acquisitions Jumped Significantly in 2015

Marketplace K-12

The number and value of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry rose sharply over the most recent year, fueled by deals in professional training and by consolidation in some areas of K-12, a new analysis has found.

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

Edsurge

Fail fast. Think big. These are the words that edtech startups live by, but schools and districts generally operate at a different pace. When it comes to our children’s education, there’s no room for failure—fast or slow—and layers of bureaucracy and tight budgets often make big changes impossible. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Education Technology Industry Network Grows With Addition of Education Industry Association Members

Marketplace K-12

The Education Industry Association, which struggled to keep membership after a downturn in federal funding for tutoring, is joining a division of the Software & Information Industry Association, or ETIN, effective immediately, under an agreement announced today. The move adds about 50 percent more members to that division, the Education Technology Industry Network. Follow @EdWeekMMolnar and @EdMarketBrief for the latest news on industry and innovation in education.

Vertical Clouds Target Specific Industries

EdTech Magazine

By Linda Rosencrance Tailored platforms can bring organizations useful analytics and economies of scale. Cloud Cloud Computing Hybrid Clouds Platform as a Service

The State of the Education Industry in 2015

Edudemic

The post The State of the Education Industry in 2015 appeared first on Edudemic. On a micro level, education is very simply about helping students learn the concepts and knowledge they need to know. When you zoom out from that small focus and start to look at the methods, products, debates, issues, and infrastructure that are all focused on this one goal, the sheer size and complexity of the […]. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learning

CoSN 2018: Educators Rethink Learning Paradigms in 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2018: Educators Rethink Learning Paradigms in 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' Thoughtful application of emerging technologies can help educators solve problems and achieve the best outcomes for 21st-century learners. amy.burroughs_26341. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:31. Video ID. 1384004311. video type. Conference. CDW VV2 Strategy. CDW Segment. Customer Focused. False. Buying Cycle. Engagement. Pull Quote. It is less about the technology and more about starting with the 'Why?'

Big Names, Brash Claims at SF Edtech Industry Pitch Event

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At an industry-focused education technology event hosted by Cooley, a law firm, in San Francisco this past Wednesday, several dozen entrepreneurs and investors gathered to network, scout for new business opportunities and share a mix of practical and questionable wisdom. From comments about a hurricane wiping out an education system, to loud chatters drowning out a presentation on federal policies and regulations, the brashness of Silicon Valley was on display.

Intelitek Releases White Paper on Changing Education Systems to Prepare Students for the Demands of Modern Society and the Industrial Workspace

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June 6, 2018– Historic changes in industry should and must have a direct impact on the way a society builds its education system. Revolution: An analysis of Industry 4.0 Our approach is inspired by Industry 4.0 Revolution: An analysis of Industry 4.0 DERRY, N.H.

Big Ed-Tech Industry Network Names New Leader

Marketplace K-12

Leadership at the Education Technology Industry Network is changing this week, as Karen Billings retires and Chris Lohse takes the reins as senior vice president and managing director of the 200-member organization. Billings has been at the helm of the ed-tech division of the Software & Information and Industry Association or SIIA, for 14 years, overseeing its growth as a proliferation of new companies representing a range of new types of products emerged in the industry.

Introducing a FREE eMentoring program for students, teachers, and industry professionals from @CricketMediaInc

My Paperless Classroom

Learn how your 3rd through 5th graders can take advantage of a brand new FREE eMentoring experience that will have your students collaborating with industry professionals in a safe, engaging, and COPPA friendly environment.

Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry

Edsurge

As many of us know, modern public schools have roots in the Industrial Age; they were designed to prepare students for the 19th century workforce. Modern industry, however, has broken away from this tradition. Now “industry” workers, rather than serving on a production line, are required to have an entirely different skill set: problem solving, adapting, integrating multiple academic disciplines simultaneously.

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness. Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management STEM

An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry

Edsurge

Not just in business, but what is it that allows people to get breakthroughs in the industries that they're working in or the disciplines that they're working in. In industry, you saw big titans falling to smart, high-potential young people with ideas. When I started in it, we worked with people in every single industry. These were information industries that collected information about people and then gave services.

How Wi-Fi Became a Required, "Must-Have" Utility Across All Industries

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Strategy Tactical Awareness Stage SMB Wi-Fi as a ServiceCan you imagine going anywhere today and not having electricity? I know I can’t. Electricity is a fundamental utility that everyone—without any thought, expects to be available. Whether it’s a school, a bank, a hospital, a hotel, a warehouse, an office building or even your favorite restaurant, the idea of not having electricity just sounds ridiculous.

Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way

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The booming technology industry presents many exciting economic opportunities for the next generation. As I see it, the tech industry is well-positioned to take action in ensuring every child in their community has access to STEM education. I often find myself at Salesforce —a leading San Francisco technology company—looking out the window at the Bay, remembering the little girl who used to dream of this view.

Meaning of 'Online Courses' Is Shifting, Industry Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

In the ed-tech industry, "online course" revenues jumped 320 percent, and the advent of blended learning is one of the main reasons, a study finds.

How Coding Camps for Girls of Color Hope to Impact the Tech Industry

MindShift

A love for someday maybe thinking about pursuing a career with this burgeoning industry.” Outside of management, software developers and hardware engineers are often among the highest-paid jobs in the industry.

WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

The demand to stay ahead of the tech boom has been felt in nearly every industry, none arguably more so than in the healthcare field, where the need for reliable and secure wifi performance is paramount. Hover boards, drones, smart watches, holograms. as we approach the 2020's life around us is looking more and more like the set of an 80s future-based sci-fi flick starring Michael J Fox.

5 Ways Guest WiFi Services from SecurEdge Benefit the Hospitality Industry

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Providing fast, reliable and secure WiFi is critical in the hospitality business. Whether you're managing the wireless network for a chain of trendy coffee shops or overseeing the infrastructure of an all-inclusive resort, having the right tools and services can not only make your job a lot easier, but improve customer satisfaction and overall success of your business. Guest Wireless Network Hospitality WiFi Design