Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When it comes to integrating ed-tech into middle and high school classrooms, it’s not enough to create software “that works.” And that means navigating the debate between segmentation and collaboration that dominates secondary education today.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tablets, laptops, educational gaming software, and smartphones allow schools to: Personalize the learning experience. Increase student engagement and collaboration through social media, simulations, and games.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Through his capacity as a social media influencer, he answered the questions below. As the software being used for the virtual online whiteboard can often be new within a school, there is often a requirement to produce additional resources for use within lessons.

Is your classroom ready for BYOD?


According to Anywhere Learning Foundation’s Bruce Dixon, in his whitepaper entitled Bring Your Own Device To School , it is important to develop a clear policy for schools in conjunction with parents and students (well, at least in the primary and secondary level).

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Dr. Neelam Parmar; Teacher & Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools. Is this because the drawback of Primary/Secondary/High school teaching means that when we poke the status quo, we challenge it?

The Visual Arts and Technology

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Recording software can make an off-key vocalist sound pitch perfect. And simultaneously, states’ visual arts standards are now pushing the inclusion of technology alongside traditional media — raising the bar for already struggling schools.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

The Internet and the applications which allow for connection such as social media, text applications, voice over IP and video conferencing applications enable authentic connections to each other and others outside the school walls.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda


And social media feeds on our worst instincts when it comes to self-esteem. Frontline Seeks a New Frontman Frontline Education, which offers a slew of administrative and human resources software for K-12 districts, is seeking a new CEO.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology


Anyone interested in improving schooling through digital tools has to distinguish between what the media hypes and what policies are actually adopted. District purchases of hardware and software continue to go up. In 2016, I visited 41 elementary and secondary teachers in Silicon Valley who had a reputation for integrating technology into their daily lessons. Devices and software were in the background, not foreground.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Or the company will have to start charging for the software.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

Jay-Z, Kanye, and MLK—Using Lyrics and Literary Devices to Teach Students to Write


Furthering the juxtaposition and allusion, Jay-Z references the “Black Card” issued by American Express, which is coveted for its high credit limit and elite social status. These are very same literary concepts that we ask our students to learn in primary and secondary English classes. Marcus McGee, a software developer in Alexandria, VA says, “As a computer programmer, we use diction everyday to help in the [code writing] process.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village. Global Debates- Debate topics sourced from media headlines.

K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

Its software aims to capture and analyze key behavioral and performance metrics from students, allowing educators to monitor and improve student outcomes. See also: Education Week’s Ben Herold recently dissected Mark Zuckerberg’s wave of philanthropic and commercial investment in education, and then examined the social media titan’s priorities in the area of “personalized learning,” specifically, in EdWeek Market Brief. ).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” IPEDS is the government’s database tracking post-secondary education statistics, including enrollments and graduations. ” It’s 2017 and many critics agree that social media is full of trolls and harassers, that it helps subvert democracies here and abroad, but hey: “To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media ,” says Edsurge. (National) Education Politics.


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A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” The University of Northern New Jersey had a website – one with domain, to boot – as well as several active social media profiles. ” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. million ads for software-developer jobs nationwide.

‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators


When I think about electronic media and pedagogy, though, the thing that I worry about is how our systems of protecting kids from the real dangers of the internet revolve around surveillance. We're in this great global conversation about social media and what Shoshana Zuboff calls "surveillance capitalism," and kids are perfectly capable of understanding that stuff. And that, I think, is an exercise that teaches real media literacy and also has a chance of affecting change.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

I’ll look more closely at discrimination by design – in software and in algorithms – in the final article in this series.) As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Details about the investments in test monitoring software can be found at

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. As Tressie McMillan Cottom puts it , “Boot camps are a tax paid by suitably credentialed workers who do not have enough capital (economic, social, or cultural) to enter a high status field of work in which some job is undergoing an actual or projected short-term demand bubble.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The website: Victory Media. Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” “A Kayak for Credentials” – Inside Higher Ed on Credential Engine ’s plans for a big database on post-secondary credentials. Two different opinions on WIkipedia : “How Social Media Endangers Knowledge” by Hossein Derakhshan in Wired. (National) Education Politics.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. ” Reflecting, perhaps, its Silicon Valley roots, the gig economy has been found to be rife with gender and racial bias and to benefit those with the greatest social and financial capital. ( We also see it in many instances of adaptive-learning software. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 18, 2017 Investigations Into Cyberattack Against EQAO Conclude | CNW → The investigations into the cyberattack that disrupted the Education Quality and Accountability Office's (EQAO) online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on October 20, 2016, confirm EQAO's original conclusion that a targeted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyberattack was the cause of the technical issues that led to the cancellation of the OSSLT in October 2016.

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October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The system is a little weird, since you can''t see all of the proposals in one area (they are categorized into primary, secondary, and tertiary blocks based on arbitrary ordering of session submissions by one individual), but here are direct links to panel proposals I made: "School 2.0: I''m also a proposed panelist for "Education2.0 - Social Media Drives Student Success" being hosted by Jennifer Openshaw.

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Monday, April 14th in Nashville, TN Free Tools to Help Schools Harness Technology for Learning , Join Common Sense Media to learn about their suite of free resources to help schools harness the potential of technology for learning.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Spread the word about World Read Aloud Day on social media to help us grow the movement. Thursday March 6th - Saturday March 8th in Boston, MA Digital Media and Learning: DML Connecting Practices 2014 , The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.