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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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EdChat Interactive | Managing Digital Resources

How do we remove the obstacles to having the best possible resource in the hands of students at the right time? Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with Houston’s Beatriz Arnillas, who leads the IT-Education Technology team for Houston ISD in … Continue reading

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Digital Study Success

Three ways technology is changing today’s college students’ academic experiences. GUEST COLUMN | by Sally Shankland College graduation rates are disappointingly low, and educators across the country are working to identify new ways to increase student success. High-quality digital learning … 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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The EdTech Awards – Accepting Your Entries

Program spotlights cool tools, leaders, and trendsetters in education and technology. The nomination period for the 7th annual EdTech Awards honoring cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in the education and technology, or “edtech” sector, is still open for … 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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Trends | DonorsChoose Teacher Survey Results

When classrooms lack basic supplies such as books and pencils, advanced technology such as laptops and tablets can seem like a luxury. Yet “luxury” is far from the way many DonorsChoose.org teachers would describe the technology they use in their classrooms. … Continue reading

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Trends | Schools Embrace Chromebooks but Still Rely on Windows

Ericom Software released the results of a survey exploring mobile technology trends, challenges, and priorities affecting K-12 schools in 2016 and beyond. The survey, which includes responses from both educators and IT professionals representing over 1,500 schools and half a … Continue reading

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2017 EdTech Awards Now Open

The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters. Entries … Continue reading

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Trends | Risk Takers, Challenges, and Digital Learning

Education Week today releases a new special report exploring the use of technology in American classrooms. A survey reports that 24 percent of educators indicated that they are “risk takers” who are willing to try new technologies even if they may … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech’s Most Active

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Trends | Making Education Data Work for Students

Parents, teachers, community leaders, policymakers and students themselves need tailored information to ensure all students’ individual needs are met. While infrastructure investments and smart policies have given every state the technical ability to produce richer and more useful pictures of … Continue reading

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Trends | Report: Tech Tools, Content Teachers Use  

The learning landscape has shifted significantly over the past several years. Learning is now a multi-platform and multi-dimensional experience. Learners embrace technology to communicate and socialize and want to access information in multiple formats across a range of devices. The … Continue reading

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Trends | You Used to Call Me on My Cell Phone

Watch a movie from the 1980s or earlier and you’ll notice something interesting: no cell phones. In just the past ten years, there’s been a massive shift in the way media and technology intersect with how we work and live. … Continue reading

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2016 – Finalists & Winners

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2016 | Energizing Education From old school to new school, 21st-century education is in the midst of a paradigm shift. Chalkboards have given way to smartboards, desktop clutter to digital clean, disparate data to dashboard clarity, … Continue reading

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Trends | Data Privacy vs. Data Security

Today, more than 90 percent of school districts use electronic data storage for student records. As data continues to expand its reach, districts must improve security measures and establish guidelines to help protect student information. Skyward, a leading K-12 school … Continue reading

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Trends | The Rise of Women in STEM

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Trends | Digital Equity

While two decades of improved Internet access for schools has largely closed what remains of the ‘digital divide’ in schools – more recent mobile technologies have now opened wide a new ‘homework gap’ into which lower-income students too often fall. … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day 2016

Above is a live feed for Digital Learning Day 2016. Throughout the day, there will be various activities and coverage. The feed isn’t always broadcasting actively, but will display when the next activity will be taking place. Check back often … Continue reading

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EdTech 1000: Companies Transforming Education

The editors and advisors of EdTech Digest are developing a compendium of companies serving the education sector to highlight leading innovative technology solution providers intent on transforming education. From small startups to larger, established firms in both K-12 and higher ed—the list will include those involved in adaptive … Continue reading

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EdChat Interactive | Personalized Learning, Digital Narratives

This week tune in to EdChat Interactive and enjoy an excellent show with two stars. First up, the enlightening Sherry Crofut, a veteran edtech specialist, discusses how to implement customized, personalized learning in your classroom and in your school. Then, effective … Continue reading

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Trends | Changing Higher Ed

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EdChat Interactive | A Hacking Starr, Look Both Ways, Meet Up

Before visions of sugar plums dance in your head, there’s one more edtech event the legendary Edchat Interactive crew of Tom Whitby, Steve Anderson and Mitch Weisburgh invite you to join them for: On December 17, Starr Sackstein will discuss … Continue reading

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The Testing Company with a Soul

Cold, hard (education) data gets a makeover. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Martin Borg joined Measured Progress as president in November of 2008 and was appointed chief executive officer in 2011. Martin is an experienced and dedicated educator committed to helping students … Continue reading

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