EdTech 10: It’s All Just Learning to Us
We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality personalized learning. While we focus a lot on learning developments in K-12, we’re always eager to share important and exciting news about developments in any type of learning anywhere: informal learning, early learning and professional learning. That’s because it’s all just learning to us.
Blended Schools & Tools
1. Personalized Learning Lessons
What exactly is personalized learning? Natalie Abel from iNACOL shares a clear definition on the blog.
#PersonalizedLearning lessons from #RTTT #SchoolDistrictshttps://t.co/SYDWPrAwDT #EdLeaders pic.twitter.com/mzle0UgHMI
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) August 1, 2016
2. New Horizons
Check out this blog for lesson planning and teacher professional development in one.
Lesson Planning Made Easier – Reading Horizons Accelerate https://t.co/11SCDG9LYC via @YouTube
— DavePReadingHorizons (@dpreadnghorizns) July 20, 2016
3. Edgenuity Acquisition
Austin software maker @CompassLearning bought by Arizona based @EdgenuityInc for undisclosed amount https://t.co/P1IdfBY5I6
— Christopher Calnan (@abjcalnan) August 2, 2016
Dollars & Deals
4. $7M to Reimagine Learning
Great opportunity for #education #startups and #edu leaders who want to reimagine learning https://t.co/MwdyW4F07h @NSVF #edtech #edtech10
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) August 1, 2016
5. $20M for Wonder Workshop
Dash and Dot can help students AND teachers learn to code, as Dr. Megan Nickels shared in this blog.
We are excited to announce that we raised $20 million in Series B funding to bring #dashanddot to more children! https://t.co/j9ZXjYrPeb
— Wonder Workshop (@WonderWorkshop) July 28, 2016
6. $40M for Sponsored Curriculum
D.C.-based @EverFi just raised tens of millions from @Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos and @Google‘s Eric Schmidt https://t.co/bQNcDG1oc4
— WashingtonBizJournal (@WBJonline) July 31, 2016
A billion dollars to #TeachTheBabies https://t.co/E0CRAMPy26
— US Dept of Education (@usedgov) August 1, 2016
Higher, Deeper, Further, Faster Learning
8. Pearson Writer Writes in Word
Pearson Writer now integrates with Microsoft Word https://t.co/CJcHVkbfwC#edchat
— Tom Murray (@thomascmurray) August 2, 2016
9. California Goes Open
Get Inspired to #GoOpen with this blog, too!
Welcome California! @cadepted launches statewide #GoOpen initiative! https://t.co/0R4P4BrLaT#edchat#OERpic.twitter.com/vfaVlul4Q5
— Office of Ed Tech (@OfficeofEdTech) August 2, 2016
Let’s Get Personal
Mary Ryerse mentions CASEL in her recent blog on 7 SEL Mindset Tips
10. CASEL Plans
8 states to partner with CASEL to develop and implement plans for #SELhttps://t.co/JbfuIGx0es@educationweek#ESSA@caselorg#edchat
— David Ross (@DavidPBLRoss) August 1, 2016
For more, see:
- Project-Based and Place-Based Learning in New Tech Schools
- 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning
- How Hip-Hop Redefines Project-Based Learning
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