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Five Trends for Successful EdTech Deployments in 2018

In the coming year, a shortlist of what’s likely to impact the field.  GUEST COLUMN | by Charles Duarte While students are looking forward to an extended holiday break, chances are administrators are knee deep in budgeting and planning for … Continue reading

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Three EdTech Trends to Watch in 2018

Analysis from an experienced educator and edtech company director of instructional strategy. GUEST COLUMN | by Kellie Ady Earlier this year, my company issued an invitation to educators to answer a questionnaire about digital learning. The goal was to get … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Hottest EdTrends of 2017

Game-based platform and educator surveys say, what’s hot and not, reflections on trends and learnings over past 12 months. GUEST COLUMN | by Erik Harrell As 2017 is coming to a close, not only this is a great time to … Continue reading

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Trends | 2017 Digital Study Trends

McGraw-Hill Education just released the results of their 2017 Digital Study Trends survey, the latest edition of an annual report examining the ways college students are using technology in their studies, and the perceived impact of tech-enabled studying. According to … Continue reading

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Trends | Owl Swoops in with $185M

More big news for edtech: Owl Ventures has $185 Million in fresh capital for edtech startups. Owl Ventures debuted its second venture capital fund dedicated entirely to education technology startups. While this is the largest U.S. fund devoted to edtech, many … Continue reading

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Trends | EdChat Interactive to discuss Digital Citizenship

Another exciting edition of Edchat Interactive is almost here, and Highlander Institute’s Eric Butash (pictured) will lead a discussion on the meaning of digital citizenship for today’s socially active students. What are the consequences of the way we help students learn … Continue reading

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Trends | Implementing Ed Tech

Successful technology implementations do not happen by accident. With the right tools and approach, education technology can have a significant and measurable impact on learning. According to research, the greatest success in the classroom starts with sound teaching skills, complemented … Continue reading

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Trends | Blended Perspectives

Educators integrating technology into their classroom practice experience some common benefits and challenges, identified in a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group. In Teaching with Technology, a survey of teachers from 38 … Continue reading

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Trends | Next 20 for Higher Ed

As one of edtech’s oldest companies turns 20, how are they celebrating? Looking ahead to the next 20 years, naturally. “Future Forward: The Next Twenty Years of Higher Education” asks U.S. higher education leaders to share their insights into what the … Continue reading

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Trends | Increasing Equity and Awareness With Online STEM Programs

To address the high demand and current shortage of STEM workers (Maltese & Tai, 2011), CareerInSTEM initiated a pilot online summer camp to equip diverse learners with the knowledge needed for a meaningful, rewarding future as a STEM professional. The … Continue reading

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Trends | Shift to a Digital Workforce

ISDI Digital University, an in-person and online graduate school in Silicon Valley offering a Master’s degree in Internet Business, surveyed over 100 companies and found that 56 percent of talent professionals across the United States find it increasingly difficult to find digital talent. … Continue reading

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Trends | A Question of EdTech Efficacy

In Washington, D.C. just about a month ago, the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, Digital Promise, and the Jefferson Education Accelerator hosted a symposium focused on the role of efficacy research in the development, adoption, and implementation of … Continue reading

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Trends | School of Thought podcast

  There are a lot of podcasts out there. StudySync, a comprehensive blended ELA (English Language Arts)/ELL (English Language Learning) program for grades 6-12 recently launched a new one. The first podcast series, titled “School of Thought,” explores students’ views on … Continue reading

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Trends | Global EdTech Landscape 2.0

Patrick Brothers is the CEO of Navitas Ventures, the education venturing arm of Navitas. With teams in 50 cities around the world, they build, invest and partner in education innovation. Like so many others, he’s eager to know, “What will the next 10 … Continue reading

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Trends | Get into the FLO

The people at EdChat Interactive are excited to roll out their first course on April 17: When We Stop Playing, We All Lose. It’s a micro-course that will be run over two weeks teaching the “FLO” pedagogy to provide practical … Continue reading

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Trends | Afterschool & STEM System Building Evaluation 2016

Students participating in afterschool programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) reported increased interest in STEM careers and gains in important 21st century skills such as critical thinking and perseverance. Those findings emerge from new research, Afterschool & STEM System … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Learning Day 2017

Digital devices, educational software, and mobile apps keep coming out! How does one keep up? There’s also a lot of success out there in classrooms nationwide. Amazing things are happening. Spotlighting the innovation, Digital Learning Day was started back in … Continue reading

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Trends | 2017 NMC Horizon Report

The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition at the recent 2017 ELI Annual Meeting. In this 14th edition are findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project identifying … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Toys

It’s been fascinating over the past few years to watch the evolution of the toy industry – from toys just dabbling with electronic pieces to the sheer explosion of the “edtech” toy industry. Today, even Target has a dedicated STEM … Continue reading

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Trends | The Modern Learner

Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon have put together an excellent case—actually an urgent case, for the reimagining of today’s schools. In 10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning: The Urgent Case for Reimagining Today’s Schools, they have composed a deeply thoughtful … Continue reading

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Trends | State of the States: Making Progress

EducationSuperHighway, a leading non-profit focused on upgrading internet access in every public school classroom in America, today released their second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in the nation’s K-12 public schools. In the past … Continue reading

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Trends | Teachers’ & Principals’ Views on Equity in Education

Equity in education for all children must be a national priority, and many students face barriers to learning that come from outside the school environment. That’s what a majority of educators reveal in this new research from Scholastic, the Teacher … Continue reading

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Trends | 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey

As the class of 2020 starts its freshman year of college, students are increasingly looking to get maximum value out of their higher education experience. According to a new survey by learning science company McGraw-Hill Education, college students view digital … Continue reading

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Trends | School Bus to Mars

The future is already here, you just have to know where to find it. There’s some very cool stuff happening out there with virtual reality in education. From the Lockheed Martin website: “The first people who will visit Mars are … Continue reading

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Trends | Day of Discovery

Discovery Education’s Discovery Education Community invites teachers and administrators across the U.S. and Canada to participate in the annual Day of Discovery tour, a series of no cost professional development opportunities that provide educators with new skills and strategies for integrating educational … Continue reading

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