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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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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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5 Trends That Will Turn the K-12 Classroom Into A Digital Learning Garden

New tools for educators will be powerful allies in bridging learning gaps. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Roepke The education technology future we have all been promised for so long is no longer a seed of imagination and innovation. Those … 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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Trends | Collaboration Technologies

It used to be the case that “non-traditional” students – those 25 and older and/or part-time attendees – were limited to an online experience that used discussion boards and pre-recorded videos as a means of engagement. Thanks to advancements in … Continue reading

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Trends | The Oztoc Project

With the growth of the touchscreen generation, educators are turning to advanced interactive displays to encourage creativity and promote engaging and collaborative learning among students. This was the case for the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID) at UW–Madison and the … Continue reading

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Trends | Changing Higher Ed

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Trends | Keeping Pace for Over a Decade Now

It may sound incredible, but with roughly 20 years passed since the World Wide Web came into worldwide use, that means that the oldest K-12 online schools and programs are now about, well, 15-20 years old. Keeping Pace with Digital Learning: … Continue reading

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Trends | Learning Exponentially, Advancing Potential

LEAP Innovations, a nonprofit transforming learning by connecting education and innovation for teachers and students, recently announced it is now accepting applications for the third cohort of its Pilot Network program, an initiative that identifies, implements and evaluates personalized learning … Continue reading

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Trends | Are You Future Ready?

A call to action, a vision for learning enabled through technology, and a collection of recommendations and real-world examples, the 2016 National Education Technology Plan builds on the foundation of the 2010 plan (they’ve come out every four-ish years beginning in 1996, … Continue reading

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Trends | IMS Global Learning Consortium 2015 Report

With worldwide education sector technology spending set to reach $67.8 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc., identifying and understanding pragmatic trends in the application of technology to improve learning is the focus of a new report from IMS Global … Continue reading

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Trends | Hour of Code at Apple Stores

As part of Computer Science Education Week, Apple (among hundreds of other people, groups, companies, etc.) is participating in Hour of Code with special events and workshops. The workshops will take place on December 10 at local Apple Retail stores, … Continue reading

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Trends | Mythbusting Admissions

Gil Rogers and Michael Stoner have written an informative paper about where prospects and professionals agree—and disagree—on enrollment, marketing, messages and channels. What’s interesting are the gaps between what the pros think they know and how actual students really feel. These … Continue reading

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Trends | Reimagining Higher Education

The year is drawing to a close, but not without a large burst of innovation opening up. A distinguished list of innovators and leaders re-imagining education feel that current pedagogical approaches are insufficient for preparing billions of students seeking higher education … Continue reading

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Trends | Coding, Electronics and Creativity Collide

It’s exciting to see how many schools and libraries are getting started with 3D design and 3D printing. But there is something else out there for teachers looking to bring maker-based learning into their classes this fall – electronics. Recently … Continue reading

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Trends | Venture Capitalists and EdTech

More than 500 VCs, corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies will soon gather at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 9th, 2015 at the Hilton in Boston Dedham. Whether … Continue reading

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Trends | Micro-Credentials: Way Teachers Learn, Prove Expertise

BloomBoard, a leading professional development platform for empowering educator growth, and Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in education has launched a micro-credential system for educators. Digital Promise’s report, “Making Professional Learning Count: Recognizing Educators’ Skills with … Continue reading

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Trends | Gamification Working

Recent research surveying over 400 LMS users has found that e-learning gamification is not only widespread, but incredibly effective. Huge proportions of teachers and instructional designers (83 percent) use gamification functionality, like points and badges, built-into their LMSs. Even more … Continue reading

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Trends | K-12 Apps Grants Awardees

  The Library of Congress has awarded $950K in grants to three groups, Muzzy Lane Software (Newburyport, Mass.), the Indiana University Center on Representative Government (Bloomington, Ind.) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason … Continue reading

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Trends | Edcasting Continues, Goes Extreme at CES

Fast-growing social knowledge network EdCast just announced it is partnering with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the first start-up competition in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Sir Richard Branson. XTC’s top 25 semi-finalists will be featured in live, interactive … Continue reading

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Trends | Teachers Know Best

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