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Report: Principals’ support key element in teachers’ data use

February 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The survey results suggest that as districts adopt and implement data management systems, it’s important to ensure that principals are comfortable with the tools available and know how to support teachers at their schools in examining that data, running reports […]


Education Tech

School, district social media policies must tackle pitfalls as well as opportunities

February 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Learning to utilize social media can be a daunting task fraught with the potential for flubs and even major missteps. But avoiding social media all together may be the biggest mistake of all. Creating strong policies will encourage responsible behavior […]


Education Tech

Google’s AI Assistant Fund Invests in GradeSlam to Make Online Tutoring More Equitable

February 12, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Online tutoring services are a dime a dozen, and in recent times they’ve raised many dimes. Since 2016, these companies have raised more than $1.2 billion in venture capital, according to EdSurge data—most notably Chinese startups that connect local students […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Free digital guide provides practical SEL implementation tools for school leaders

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Educators, families and policymakers widely accept that social and emotional learning is an integral part of the educational process — not only for the impact it has on student learning in the classroom, but also for its growing relevance and […]


Education Tech

Digital snow days gain steam as schools seek to melt learning loss

February 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last week, dangerously low temperatures caused by a polar vortex forced thousands of schools to close. Thanks to digital technology, some districts were able to continue teaching despite the winter blast. In Chicago, schools were closed from three days to […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Hero K12 Gets a Facelift and a New Edtech Acquisition

February 4, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

When Hero K12 acquired SchoolMint two years ago, it didn’t just buy some school enrollment software. It also got a new boss—and a new brand. In June 2017, Hero K12, based outside of Miami, received $150 million from BV Investment […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track

January 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Сolleges have the ability to gather more student data than ever before, and with that information comes the pressure to put it to good use. Nudges, when done right, are proving up to that task. Nudging is a concept that […]


Education Tech

Randomly Remind Me – An App for Building Better Habits

January 10, 2019

Via: Free Technology for Teachers

Randomly Remind Me is an Android app for scheduling reminders to appear on your phone or tablet at intervals you set or at randomly intervals throughout the day. Reminders that you create on the app can contain text and or […]


Education Tech

A New Way to Add Drawings to Google Docs

January 8, 2019

Via: Free Technology for Teachers

It’s the first full week of the year and Google has already added new features to G Suite for Education. Yesterday, Google’s G Suite Updates Blog carried the announcement that we’ll soon have a new way to add drawings to […]


Education Tech

Teacher reluctance, funds still present hurdle for emerging tech in classrooms

January 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Technology is essential, but administrators must also figure out how to foot the bill. Securing funds to pay for emerging technology and even broadband access can be difficult for rural and poor districts. Yet, there are ways. For example, the […]