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Erik Day

Erik Day
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Erik is a Coordinator at Getting Smart known for his knack for sniffing out interesting stories, managing and producing content, and digital marketing. Follow him on Twitter: @ErkDay.

EdNavigator: Supporting Families Through Education Wayfinding

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EdNavigator, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, has developed an interesting and exciting strategy for helping socioeconomically families find the best educational opportunities available to them. Learn more about their approach here.

JFF Horizons: Building New Bridges to the Future of Work and Learning

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We won’t be able to prepare our students for the rapidly changing world and technologies like AI if our education, policy, and private sector systems continue operating in silos. JFF Horizons highlighted creative new ways to build bridges between these sectors.

Tools for Project-Based Learning: The Landscape Today

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The spread of access to low-cost devices holds great promise for giving more students high quality project-based experiences, but tech has yet to become a panacea for the challenges of PBL. In this post, we look at the recent history of PBL-oriented edtech, and draw some predictions about where it’s headed.

A Simple, Free, Powerful Badging System

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Badges occupy an interesting space in education. Everybody knows what they are, most people have at least one or two, and they hold a lot of promise for improving education. But they still don't see the widespread use one might expect. Here, we look at a company trying to change that.

A New Way to Start an EdTech Company

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Enkidu, an Indian EdTech startup, could revolutionize the way we view business collaboration where time, trust and efficiency are of the utmost of importance in spite of long distances separating collaborators. It could also open up exciting new avenues for education.

Cybersecurity: A Promising Approach to Integrating CompSci and PBL

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To maximize the benefits of computer science education, we should be looking for ways to bring it into authentic PBL--but that is an undeniably tall order. One way is through data science. Another, it turns out, is through cybersecurity.

What the End of Net Neutrality Would Mean for Education

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This week, the FCC will hold a vote on what is likely to be one of the most important issues of 2017: net neutrality. In this post, we look at what effects that could have on education.

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