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The Shortlist 8/9: Behind the Disney Bundle and the Amazon-FedEx Break Up

The Magic Kingdom is keeping an eye on cord cutting. Disney announced a new bundled streaming service this week which includes ESPN-Plus and Hulu as it braces for the...
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14 Quick Ways to Tech-Up Your Classroom

14 Quick ways to tech-up your classroom Getting used to using tech-enabled educational tools in the classroom needn’t be a huge undertaking, so why not dabble on a class-by-class basis...

Why ISTE Was Not Just for Educators

Cover image courtesy of Stacey Finkel. https://twitter.com/ARMakrApp/status/1142945454591754240 ISTE was far from exclusive to educators. Software and technology providers are entering the educational world with more frequency. Some of their products are...

Why ISTE Showed That a Headset May Replace a Textbook in Schools

Photos courtesy of Stacey Finkel. It may not come as a surprise, but if there was any remaining doubt that the educational experience is now a heavily technology-based one, ISTE...

How ISTE 2019 Is Shaping the Future of Education

ISTE continues today in Philadelphia, beginning another day of thought leadership and technological showcases. UPDATE: 11:50 a.m. EST This video taken on Sunday evening shows the scope of this event. It...
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What to Look for at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia

One of the Ed Tech industry's marquee events is underway in Philadelphia. ISTE 2019, which runs from June 23-26, brings together thousands of educators and product developers to inform professionals...
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What to Look For at London EdTech Week 2019

London EdTech Week is officially underway, bringing together professionals in the education world from teachers to tech developers. The series of events runs until June 24 and more than 6,000...
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BookExpo 2019 Brings More Than Just Authors to New York

All photos courtesy of Book Expo Book Expo 2019 may be a great place to see the most recent paperback and hardcover titles, but for those in the publishing industry...
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NAFSA Begins Its 2019 Event in Washington, D.C. Today

For the 71st time, the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) is holding its annual meeting, which begins today in Washington, D.C. The conference focuses on international education and...
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What the Data Says About Innovation in American Schools

Innovation is a prevalent buzzword in schools – but what exactly does it mean for education? Do principals and teachers prioritize innovation equally? What drives innovation in schools, and...
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The Tech is There, But are Teachers Trained to Take Advantage of it?

Classroom teachers know that for learners to proficiently apply new information, opportunities for practice and continuous support are necessary. Yet, the pedagogical practices that are known to be effective...
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How an Astronaut’s Legacy is Giving Innovators a Moonshot

Next month, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, Florida, will host the 12th annual Conrad Challenge Innovation Summit from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26....
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Why the Future of Education All Depends on Data

Educators now operate in an environment where big decisions are driven by even bigger data. Part of the role of the teacher in 2019 is to continuously gather and...

Why Two Doctors are Rethinking Reading

The U.S. faces a dire problem with early reading instruction in schools. Students’ reading abilities at the end of the third grade strongly predict later academic success, and foundational...

Is the Classroom More Important Than the Curriculum in Today’s Schools?

The appearance of today’s classroom has come a long way since rows of desks set before a teacher at the front of the room defined most pupils’ educational environment....

How Schools are Getting Safer One Device at a Time

Technology is doing more in classrooms today than improving curriculum and making teachers’ jobs easier – it is also providing groundbreaking security options for districts looking to further student...

What Google and Amazon Mean for the Future of the Classroom

The availability of new virtual assistant and smart device technology for homes has exploded recently. When Apple’s Siri first launched over seven years ago in October of 2011 with...

Cenergistic Keeps Education Facilities Prepared for Black Swan Weather Events

Black swan weather events can range from hurricanes to EF5 tornadoes. These events are deadly, can happen at any time, and require careful preparedness and recovery processes. Education Facilities...

Where Education Professionals Are Going to Learn About the Future

The coming month will be host to two exciting conferences that educators can attend to start the year off right. The 39th annual Future of Education Technology Conference will...

What Ed Tech Professionals Need to Look For in 2019

As educators return to school refreshed from the holiday break, the exciting new developments they can expect for education technology in 2019 are at the forefront of their minds....

“Best Education and Support Program” Awarded to The Alarm.com Academy at CES 2019

Alarm.com, the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, won the Consumer Technology Association's Mark of Excellence Award for its innovative training program, the Alarm.com Academy. The Alarm.com Academy is...

Asus Reveals New Chromebooks for Education at CES 2019

ASUS will unveil a new Chromebook Education series at CES in Las Vegas next week. The devices provide lightweight, ruggedised Chrome OS computer solutions for educational use, which ASUS...

How Teachers Connect With Students One Data Point at a Time

Today’s teachers use a mounting number of technology-based tools to get their jobs done. A single teacher may take attendance using a learning management system, have students complete a...

Making College More Accessible with EdTech Entrepreneurs

"Unlike students from affluent families who get mentoring and support right from the start, less privileged students struggle to balance classes with part-time jobs. That’s where edtech entrepreneurs like...

Edtech startup Toppr raises $35 million in fresh funding

Toppr Technologies Pvt. Ltd, an education technology (edtech) startup, has raised $35 million in a Series C round led by education-focused investor Kaizen Private Equity, venture debt firm Alteria...