EdTech

School Safety – Where We’re At, and Where We’re Headed

By Maureen Hance | 03/29/2018 | Comments Off on School Safety – Where We’re At, and Where We’re Headed
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No one wants to have to write articles about the need for increased school safety measures due to recent events, as the topic can bring feelings of panic, dread, and frustration to those who need to pay attention. But, this is the reality of the world we live in today, and hopefully some big changes Read More »

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Virtual Reality could be big in schools, but teachers want more content

By Maureen Hance | 03/28/2018 | Comments Off on Virtual Reality could be big in schools, but teachers want more content
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Say goodbye to school libraries that are little more than dusty rows of books. Slowly but surely, they’re becoming “maker spaces” where kids learn through hands-on tools and technologies. Schools are stocking these spaces with virtual reality, everything from Raspberry Pis to 3D printers to LEGO building stations. The latest technology to find its way Read More »

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3 Ways Augmented Reality Is Wowing Teachers and Students

By Maureen Hance | 03/23/2018 | 3 Comments
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Augmented reality might sound awfully expensive for classroom use, but companies like Google are opening up the AR market to educators. Last fall, Google released Expeditions AR to bring the world into the classroom with immersive lessons. With an Expedition kit, students can stare into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane before getting up close and personal Read More »

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Soft-Skills are Becoming a Stronger Component in School Accountability

By Maureen Hance | 03/16/2018 | Comments Off on Soft-Skills are Becoming a Stronger Component in School Accountability
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There is room for innovation in the classroom with the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with opportunities for states to choose “non-academic accountability measures” as a priority. Moving away from No Child Left Behind, the states have more leeway to decide how to design their budget to achieve their own goals, addressing Read More »

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Teacher Wish – One Platform For All Student Data

By Maureen Hance | 03/09/2018 | 2 Comments
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Teachers need to keep track of, collect, and juggle a ton of information: Student Information System details Learning Management Systems variables, modules, assessments Assessment data from different platforms for different subjects Personalized learning details for each student from apps and websites Any number of other data sets they’ve collected Now, imagine if all that information Read More »

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Where Are the Gaps in EdTech Products and Services?

By Maureen Hance | 03/01/2018 | 2 Comments
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Greetings! I hope to bring you weekly posts that investigate topics that are both intriguing and informative, to better help your business and marketing endeavors. This week, I looked into a few areas the EdTech industry could grow and improve in, for the foreseeable future. The Educational Technology market changes with the times, based on innovations, trends, research studies, and Read More »

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Helping Schools Reap a Higher ROI on Mobile Learning

By Guest Contributor | 01/30/2018 | Comments Off on Helping Schools Reap a Higher ROI on Mobile Learning
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By Brian Sharp, CEO of SmartEdTech Hoping to give every child access to unlimited learning opportunities, K-12 schools are spending billions of dollars on Chromebooks, tablets, and other digital devices each year. But, there are a number of key challenges that stand in the way of achieving a mobile learning return on this investment. Hart Read More »

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5 Ways to Fill the STEM Pipeline

By Guest Contributor | 01/02/2018 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Fill the STEM Pipeline
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Vernon Johnson, President and CEO, Accelerate Learning The demand for workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to outpace the supply of trained workers in the United States. Yet, of the 50 million students in public elementary and secondary schools, the vast majority will not major in a STEM field or graduate with Read More »

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Where Machine Learning Goes Wrong (And Right) for Education

By Guest Contributor | 12/19/2017 | Comments Off on Where Machine Learning Goes Wrong (And Right) for Education
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Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo The rise of inappropriate children’s videos on YouTube has put Machine Learning at the center of the conversation for Ed Tech. Machine Learning is clearly a powerful tool that can enrich lives and save time, but YouTube’s example has shown how educational services need to be careful when using it. Machine Read More »

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3 Questions Teachers Will Ask About Your Edtech Product

By MDR Marketing Team | 12/11/2017 | 1 Comment
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Got a coding app for kids? A parent-teacher communication tool? It could be the next classroom hit — or it could join the dozens of other duds that teachers don’t use. Edtech products come and go…which ones will be the stand-outs? Believe it or not, a 2015 study found that 65 percent of student licenses for digital Read More »

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Learning in the 21st Century

By Guest Contributor | 10/26/2017 | Comments Off on Learning in the 21st Century
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Cheri Sterman – Crayola Director of Education, and Vice Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. Education today has shifted away from giving children answers that adults already figured out. Instead, teachers pose real-world problems for students to solve. Art-integration, project-based learning, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) help students articulate higher-level questions and Read More »

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To Succeed in Ed Tech, Become a Lifelong Learner

By Guest Contributor | 10/12/2017 | Comments Off on To Succeed in Ed Tech, Become a Lifelong Learner
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This is a guest post by Chris Piehler, Lead Storytller, PR with Panache! As I sift through my memories of EdNET 2017 (the sessions, the sun, the bocce), one essential lesson stands out: the importance, in our industry, of being a lifelong learner. No one exemplifies this more than our longtime EdNET host, Vicki Smith Read More »

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