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Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018

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Despite more global investment in EdTech, not much happened in 2017. Here's a look at where the innovation is happening and two issues that could use more attention from public private partnerships--a barrier and an opportunity

6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools

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By: Eric Sheninger. For change to really be embraced by all stakeholders, it is critical that we don’t just tell, but also show that improvement is occurring. Accountability matters, and is a reality in our work. 

Internet Access in Schools: E-rate Trends and the End of Net Neutrality

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By: Tara García Mathewson. Schools likely won’t see any immediate consequences from the end of net neutrality, and most internet service providers have assured customers they don’t plan to make any changes. But the potential consequences are great.

Helpful Tools for Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum

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Next-generation learning standards require students to think more deeply and communicate their understanding both verbally and in writing. One of the best ways to support this deeper learning is to have students writing in all subjects--not just English.

6 Emerging Technologies Supporting Personalized Learning

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By: Meredith Allen. If we know what successful personalized learning looks like in schools and we understand the urgency of providing these opportunities to our learners, we need to start the engine.

NY EdTech Week Highlights Big Apple Startups and Bold Ideas

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More than 1000 people gathered in NYC to talk personalized learning, gamification, and the future of HigherEd at NYC EdTech Week. Highlights included deep dive in blockchain, think tanks and a Gallery of Innovation featuring 40 EdTech companies.

All Sides Agree: It’s Time For Educators to Embrace Technology

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By: Mike Silagadze. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by technology and the booming EdTech industry, educators should embrace the opportunity to reduce costly barriers and improve the in-class experience for students.

Balancing Choice, Collaboration and Community

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As the facilitator of my student’s learning, I do need to retain ownership of some aspects of their learning. But if I am to truly create writers who write things that the world will want to read, I’ve got to open the world up to them.

How Blockchain Will Transform Credentialing (and Education)

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While still in it's infancy, Blockchain has the power to transform education by increasing learner ownership and control over data, reducing institutional data costs, ending paper based certificates and more.

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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