K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

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Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The call for presentations has been extended until October 31, and the event is highly inclusive so that we have real global participation. Last year we had presentations from 62 countries. iOS 5 contains a number of new features, including better notifications, wireless syncing, and Twitter integration. Lesson plans can be shared via LearnBoost, but also via Twitter or Facebook and can be embedded on websites and/or blogs.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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It is the instructional designer and tenured professor’s signal — “to the barricades!” — and everyone snipes at the other side from the Twitter trenches for a week, until there’s an unspoken truce that lasts until the next “ban laptops” op-ed gets published.

Hack Education Weekly News

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One in five students was absent more than present – missing more than 90 days of school. ” Disclosure: the Mooch now follows me on Twitter. ” The speaker was Lucian Wintrich , whose presentation was titled “It’s Okay to Be White.” ” According to Edsurge , Knewton is now a courseware company and not a “robot tutor in the sky.” ” Knewton has raised some $157 million in venture capital. (

The Politics of Education Technology

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I wrote about his education portfolio – it includes Clever, Knewton, and AltSchool – but I’ll revisit this topic when I tackle ed-tech and surveillance “personalization” in a subsequent article in this series.). ’” Facebook board member Marc Andreessen lashed out on Twitter, arguing that the decision meant that Indian telcos simply wanted to keep poor people off the Internet. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.