Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Decades before bootcamps even existed, John Wark was a poster child for what Nashville Software School is trying to accomplish. In mid-2012, Nashville Software School (NSS) officially opened its doors.

There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. That data revealed that a median of 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used, and a median of 97.6% The findings unveil a clear disconnect between district software procurement and classroom practice. Three of these Jobs seem relevant for explaining why licensed software often goes unused.

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Schedule Meetings Anywhere with Meet


This happens via a 3rd-party keyboard, which is called Meet. This is ever-so-slightly confusing, as Meet is part of the Sunrise app, not a separate installation. Calling the keyboard Meet makes sense, though, when you’re using the iOS keyboard picker.)

Why we love our math software

eSchool News

But tools like math software can help educators make the topic more palatable and relatable for students. We asked five educators to share their favorite math software with you. Math software picks. “My STEAM Teaching & Learning math math software

Learner-Centered Design: Powering the Coming Golden Age of Educational Software

The Journal

So, software designed from a User-Centered Design perspective is not always appropriate for those short users! This week’s blog, then, outlines a Learner-Centered Design approach to educational software development that should better meet the unique needs of learners

Why we love our reading software

eSchool News

Here, educators share their favorite reading software and offer insight into what makes these specific tools so helpful in supporting students’ reading habits. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning reading reading programs reading software

Impero Software’s $2.5 Million “School Online Safety Grant” Helps Schools Meet Safety Recommendations


To support these efforts, Impero Software, global specialists in remote monitoring and management software for education, announced a $2.5 education establishments with $1,250 to $25,000 toward the purchase of Impero’s online monitoring software, Impero Education Pro.

Meet The Newest Liberal Art: Coding


There’s this pervasive kind of feeling and assumption in society that if you’re not a computer programmer that’s making this kind of software, you’re not qualified to have an opinion of how the system is implemented,” Anderson says. “We

Who Speaks at Meetings? Find Out with GenderTimer


Nobody really likes meetings, but, at the same time, one has to work with other people. How unpopular are meetings? It looks like US Office of Strategic Services used typical meeting strategies as guidance for how to sabotage enemy organizations.)

Meet (Even More) Amazing Educators Who Work At Turnitin


Meet More Educators Who Work at Turnitin Software -- we are an impassioned bunch of educators who care about academic integrity, learning, and education

Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot


In the past year, several software vendors have started selling financial aid chatbot tools—some of them bilingual —and institutions are adopting the services to answer frequently asked questions from students and parents. With $1.5

Meet Your Students On Neutral Ground With Virtual Office Hours

EdNews Daily

Many teachers use appointment management software to make meetings with students more accessible. One of the most significant benefits of using traditional office hours is that you have the benefit of meeting students face-to-face.

Collaborative learning options to meet every need - now in Span software


That’s why she’s a fan of the Nureva™ Span™ system , which combines an interactive projector with collaboration software to enable student-led learning like never before. Patricia (along with other teachers and students) inspired a new feature in Span software – user permission levels. We’ve added flexibility, giving more options for how students use Span software. Setting the permission to Edit means unlocking the power of Span software. Growing with Span software.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software


In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

Facilitate Smooth Business Operation By Getting Custom Software Development Service

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tapping the help of a custom software development service provider is one way you can support your business’ unique needs at any given stage of your business operations. . Custom software is your best bet for the perfect software.

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool.

NSF funds research on math software

eSchool News

The National Science Foundation has granted $800k to North Carolina State University to use data mining techniques to study the game-based ST Math software program that’s currently used in 2,500 schools across the country.

Software Asset Management Helps IT Pros Get the Most from Their Software Licenses

EdTech Magazine

Software Asset Management Helps IT Pros Get the Most from Their Software Licenses. School districts that zealously inventory and tag every physical asset they purchase often have a laissez-faire attitude toward software — but a software license can be much more durable and valuable than the laptop or server it’s currently being used on. It’s a win-win when IT managers keep track of software licenses and manage their support costs. Track Crucial Software Usage.

District launches responsive website from Rediker Software

eSchool News

Waltham Public Schools chooses Rediker Software’s RediSite for their 10 schools and district office to meet the increasing mobile needs of parents, students and staff.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College


That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. Algorithms will one day play a pivotal role in teaching and learning, so colleges need to pay close attention to how they work and who builds them.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents. Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half


After 25 hours of work on the software and 10 hours of one-on-one time with Phan, one student's score jumped from 1450 to better than 1500, putting her in the top one percent of students globally, says Phan.

3 Steps to Facilitating an Effective Online Meeting


What follows are three steps you can use to ensure an online meeting is effective and meaningful to the participants. You can send an email invitation containing the meeting information and any supporting documentation to all your participants.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half


After 25 hours of work on the software and 10 hours of one-on-one time with Phan, one student's score jumped from 1450 to better than 1500, putting her in the top one percent of students globally, says Phan.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. A 3D printed object isn’t the learning, the student designing a 3D model in software is where the real learning takes place. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. Neverware, a New York-based startup, makes software that lets older computers run newer operating systems without compromising speed.

Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re By bringing together these leading interactive classroom technologies, we are providing the tools to meet those needs.”.

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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries


It’s free for students, but the software isn’t free for all—teachers must pay $7 a year and Pro users pay $29 annually. based automated grading software company, is trying to ease that pain. It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, eight hopeful startups took the stage to show off their ideas and the progress they’ve made under the wings of one of Silicon Valley’s originals.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall


BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

When I first became an education journalist back in 2011, there was a lot of talk about individualized instruction, particularly by using educational software to tailor subjects for each student. More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study.

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LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson

eSchool News

Tentative agreement addresses issues over software, curriculum use. The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used.

Who is JiJi? Meet JiJi with the ST Math Sweepstakes

MIND Research Institute

JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. You asked, we answered! Throughout MIND Research Institute's 20 year history , we've received countless questions regarding ST Math ® 's lovable penguin, JiJi.

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

It is very difficult to create software that will translate into improved test scores,” Peterson, MIND’s co-founder, says. When MIND’s ST Math software launched, only 12,000 students used it. Video produced by NationSwell in partnership with Cisco.