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How design thinking can save workplace learning - e-Learning Feeds

The core problem I see with workplace learning is that we are not developing new approaches.<p>The nature of the problems we're trying to solve in …

Microsoft Surface

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edtech Business<p>Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble<p>By David Bank and Dennis Price     Aug 15, 2016<p>Image …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Future Of Educational Technology: How Edtech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market

Educational technology is booming. Technology is helping to redefine how we learn, obtain skills, and get credentialed. That value proposition has captured public attention and attracted record amounts of venture capital funding.<p>But the vision for edtech is, and should be, much broader. After all, …

Education Technology

Five Fun and Free Ways to Engage Students with Technology

<i>By Alyssa Nucaro</i><p>With the growing need to incorporate technology in learning, it is more important than ever that teachers have resources that are both free and fun for students. Computer skills are necessary to be a career and college-ready, and it is equally crucial to give students opportunities …

Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort

Edtech Business<p>Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort<p>By Marguerite McNeal     Aug 23, 2016<p>Image Credit: Runway<p>Five …

Higher Education
Education Technology
Education Technology

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Try TurboNote for Taking Notes While Watching Videos

TurboNote is a great Chrome extension that enables you to take notes while watching a video in the same web browser window. What makes TurboNote …

Education Technology

Walter Duncan of Quick Key has some fascinating fixes for our edtech problems

Guys like Walter Duncan know what they’re talking about when it comes to edtech. Before becoming co-founder of Quick Key, Duncan spent years teaching in schools public and private and knows what teachers deal with on a daily basis. His product, which reduces the amount of time it takes for teachers …

Education Technology

Google Classroom: Video Playlists in a Video Library - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Video Library<p>I am so loving this new feature in Google Classroom to “Copy link” to an assignment. One use for the “Copy link” …

Building 'tomorrow's classroom today' at Swansea University

<b>Swansea University is unveiling what it claims is "tomorrow's classroom today".</b><p>The Active Classroom building will generate its own electricity and heat, and is insulated with a "living wall".<p>It brings together a number of existing technologies for the first time in one unit, according to the …

Clean Energy

Kids Don’t Always Love Technology

Opinion | Technology in School<p>Kids Don’t Always Love Technology<p>By Devorah Heitner     Sep 7, 2016<p>Image Credit: oriol san julian / …

Teaching
Education

Technology in the Classroom Offers Many Benefits for Students

We know that technology allows students to control when, where and how they learn in ways that not only improve their learning but also better …

Education Technology

India’s most funded edtech startup gets money from Sequoia and Zuckerberg’s personal fund

Indian edtech startup Byju’s announced a series D round of US$50 million today. The round was led by existing investor Sequoia Capital and the Chan …

Startups

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

Distance Learning<p>Michele Eaton, director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher …

Education

Been for Education - Product Reviews

by Been<p>GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education<br>PRICING PLANS / Free<br>PLATFORMS / Web …

Product Management

Grit, Growth Mindsets, and Technology

We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to …

Pedagogy

Apple Launches Everyone Can Code Initiative and Apple Teacher Program

Computer Science<p>The Everyone Can Code initiative will use Apple's Swift Playgrounds app at more than 100 schools this fall. Source: Swift Playgrounds.<p>…

Announcing the Dreamit Fall Class of 2016

18 Innovative Health and Edtech Startups<p>The Dreamit team is proud to announce the latest cohorts for our health and edtech accelerator programs. For …

Digital Health

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Tech in Classroom, iPhone AirPods and Wireless Being 'the Future'

A year into an educational initiative to provide tech to underserved schools across the nation, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited one of the schools in New …

Six questions for the U.S. Department of Education's ed tech chief

As the director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education, Joseph South spends lots of time traversing the country to see how …

Education Technology

Three Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid’s Teacher — and Action Steps to Take Now

Are you hearing a lot lately about “edtech”? Is your school beefing up its educational technology — setting up computer labs, getting wired, buying …