Affiliated with the University of California's systemwide
Humanities Research Institute
The MacArthur Foundation
Not too long ago, the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition was released, with the aim of examining emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching and learning within higher education settings. This is the eleventh time the New Media Consortium has put out this report, and it is interesting to look back […]The post The 6 Education Technology Trends You Should Know About appeared first on Edudemic.
What are some of the best tech tools being used by educators right now? Here are a few of our top picks plus how to use them in the classroom.The post 5 Top Tech Tools (And How To Use Them In Education) appeared first on Edudemic.
A BUDGET FOR EDTECH? Fresh off the press from South by Southwest. The Obama administration has submitted the first budget request specifically for education technology in nearly 12 years. The 2015 budget, which includes $69 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Education, earmarks $
This may be the next step beyond tutorials on YouTube, MOOCs (massively open online courses), Google Play for Education and YouTube EDU. It may even be signaling the next step for education. It’s called “Oppia,” and it’s a learning teaching tool. It helps teachers customize what they’re teaching, student by student – by asking the […]The post Google’s new learning tool that learns appeared first on NetFamilyNews.org.
SPEAKING OF HATERS: Heraclitus said, “The only constant is change.” If he were around today, he might see another constant: edtech criticism. Every offense deserves a robust defense. In GettingSmart this week, Georgia educator John Hardison challenges negative thoughts by attacking what he calls “un
LEND A HAND(BOOK): Hear ye! The Office of Educational Technology in the US Department of Education is developing an edtech Handbook for entrepreneurs. This guide is for edtech developers—either startups or established organizations new to the K-12 education space. It will provide information about d
- Jimmy Leach
So as a starter, here’s some of the best education technology people and organisations to follow on Twitter. Start with these and feel your EdTech savvy shoot through the roof!
The post 20+ #EdTech Lovers Worth Following On Twitter appeared first on Edudemic.
Expanding learning opportunities to after school; Pittsburgh STEM-focused daycare embraces African-American youth; education technology reshaping our classrooms; 3 new, upcoming events and opportunities.
This month the White House will hold its first-ever film festival for students – how cool is that?! The contest asks students in grades K-12 to submit short videos (under 3 min.) about education technology. “Your film should address at least one of the following themes,” says the White House’s page about the festival: “How […]
In this week's news: money money money money money. Also MOOCs, some job changes, a Presidential apology for making fun of art history majors, promises about net neutrality, tin foil hats in Missouri, more WTF legislation in Kansas, Google Fiber expansion, various press releases touting sign up numbers, Arne Duncan in the NBA All Star game, and a looming clown shortage.
Chris Lehmann, founding principal at Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, really sums it up: giving students “skin in the game,” as he put it to Education Week. That means, as the educators I mention in the main article show, using education technology not as another platform or delivery tool for traditional tutorial-style teaching but for the […]
SEEDING THE SEED: NewSchools Venture Fund's Seed Fund is the first-stop for many early-stage edtech upstarts. Since its launch in 2012, it's provided funding to 23 companies (yes, including us)--and expect more on the way. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the Seed Fund has raised anothe
BEST KNOWS BEST: Since 2000, DonorsChoose.org has raised $225 million for 400,000-plus projects helping over 175,000 teachers and 10 million students. In a FastCompany profile, founder Charles Best attributes that success to a simple philosophy: Solve immediate needs in schools without stepping into
BULLYING SUCKS: And unfortunately, "technology [has made] it easier--to make someone else's life harder," according to the latest results from Harris Poll. Results from its online survey conducted, between November 13 and 18, 2013, show that "an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (85%) agree--65%
SELLING ABROAD: Seasoned industry veteran, Nelson Heller, shares the latest landmines and opportunities when it comes to selling edtech to international markets. Red flags include promises of big money from short-sighted officials who pitch technology as a quick fix to their education problems. Posi
NOVEAU FOR NOVO: More partnerships for NovoEd! Today, the collaborative learning and MOOC platform announced new partnerships with 16 higher education, research, and technology institutions. The list of partners includes universities like Stanford, Princeton, and the University of Michigan, business
In this week's news: FCC promises to spend more money on broadband for schools and libraries. Tech companies throw in some stuff to sweeten the deal. (iPads for poor schools! Wheee!) McGraw-Hill went on a bit of a shopping spree, acquiring two startups. Cengage looks to exit bankruptcy. Remind101 raised $15 million which blows my mind because yes the founders are really nice guys but holy shit, $15 million for a free messaging app?! Howard will not partner with Pearson to make a distance learning program for HBCUs. And nary a MOOC-related peep. I guess we're all busy taking Cathy Davidson's Future of Ed class. Or something.
AN ETHICAL QUESTION: Larry Cuban is a skeptic when it comes to education technology living up to all its promises. But he believes that trying untested technologies in classroom is not unethical, as one education professor has suggested. Cuban argues in his blog that unproven does not equal unethica