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. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. That data revealed that a median of 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used, and a median of 97.6% They are often open to software as a way to engage those students.

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

Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

The flexibility that the online assessment software provides ranges from quick test assessment to report generation within a matter of time. The post Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

New software supports safe internet use, reporting

eSchool News

The software’s release supports international legislation obliging schools to introduce filtering technology and monitor students’ internet use more closely to safeguard and promote their welfare and prevent them “from being drawn into terrorism.”.

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

5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

Boxlight upgrades collaboration software

eSchool News

New software is designed to make collaboration easier. Boxlight is replacing its legacy software on its projectors and interactive flat panels with a new platform, called Oktopus. The software is updated free of charge monthly; a cloud solution is forthcoming.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. A report was released in November 2018.

Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

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? Learnboost: Free Amazing Gradebook, Attendance, and Lesson Planning Software you''re one click away. LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms.

Latest Ed-Tech Usage Report Shows Improvements, But Still $1 Billion Waste in K-12

Marketplace K-12

The post Latest Ed-Tech Usage Report Shows Improvements, But Still $1 Billion Waste in K-12 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy edtech Market Research Software / Hardware

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

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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.

Report: MassNET Reports on ELA Edtech Tools

Edsurge

The research evaluates strengths and weaknesses of particular software products and attempts to examine equity issues. During the 2015-2016 school year, MassNET worked with the Boston-based LearnLaunch Institute (under the umbrella of the Learning Assembly ) to pilot instructional software for English Language Arts with six teams of six to eight teachers in Boston-area elementary and middle school classrooms. A fresh report is slated to be released in December 2017.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. Software Uses Artificial Intelligence to Protect Students. RealNetworks also says the software is able to recognize facial expressions.

Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S.

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Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent. And what region doesn’t have unique assessment and reporting standards?

Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report”

Think Exam

The post Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report” appeared first on Thinkexam Blog. Think Exam is a leading online assessment platform by Ginger Webs that has been specifically designed to simplify the assessment cycle.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve. More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference.

Software Helps Instructors Stop Mangling Hard-to-Pronounce Student Names

Edsurge

For example, at the 2013 Oscars, celebrity reporter Ryan Seacrest failed to pronounce the name of child actress Quvenzhané Wallis, referring to her instead as “Little Q.” When Tresor Brill enters a classroom for the first time at the start of each semester, she knows what to expect: readings, class discussions, homework—and the professor mispronouncing her name (which should be pronounced “tray”-”soar”).

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.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Edsurge

But when it comes to achieving that goal, iPASS efforts have yet to pass muster, according to a new report examining these efforts at three institutions. At UNCC, risk scores assigned to students were inaccurate due to errors introduced by the software.

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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. Material from a press release was used in this report.

To Retain College Students, Look to Academic Support and Campus Activities, New Report Finds

Edsurge

A new report on the effects college programs have on student retention attempts to answer that question. For its new report, Civitas dug into the data it helps colleges collect on students’ daily activities to figure out which programs most correlate with better retention from year to year.

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Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost from National Science Foundation Grant

Marketplace K-12

An ed-tech startup developing software to help students learn computer coding principles through Minecraft has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation. That infusion helped the company prototype the software and test it out on students.

Ed-Tech Software Purchasing: Who Decides and How?

Leadership Lounge

However, our department’s success in leading the selection of instructional software and digital content for schools was another story. Finding the best instructional software (which includes apps and digital content) is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.

Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

As more schools and universities embrace online learning, cloud computing’s popularity is on the rise, according to a new report by Technavio. The post Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Market Research Software / Hardware

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Ends of Electronic? A Report from ELO2015

ProfHacker

Profession Software electronic literature elo2015 interactive fiction poetryI spent last week at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2015, a gathering of scholars interested in work that plays with technology towards literary ends.

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Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says. The post Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope. CHAPTER 9: Sci-Fi-Inspired Software. The software would track every move a student made in the program.

TNReady Online Testing Debuts, But Software Falters

K-12 Schools - Education News

However, when the test was first administered at the start of the week, so many software outages were reported that testing came to a stop. The 2015 testing season found over a dozen states reporting issues with computer-administered Common Core-aligned tests.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Edsurge

The findings come from an forthcoming report on the gap between the credentials that schools offer and the credentials employers actually demand. The report is based on data received from almost half of U.S. The report, expected to publish in April, is a collaboration between Tallahassee, Fla.-based based think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Boston-based analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. “We’re

ISTE 2017: NMC Horizon Report Focuses on Flexible Learning Spaces and STEAM

EdTech Magazine

Artificial Intelligence Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet of Things Leadership Makerspaces Management Networking Software STEMBy Jena Passut At #ISTE17, attendees got a first look at coming trends like deeper learning approaches and potentials challenges to their adoption.

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

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Austin, TX, May 10, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, has partnered with the national nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA) to help schools detect potential mental health concerns among students.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. In the final section of the report, the DOE provided a set of recommendations for implementing blended learning.