EdTech 10: Going for Gold
Are you tired of Olympic-themed everything yet? We aren’t! (Obvi.) This week we’re going for Gold with updates on everything from a mastery-based school district in Idaho to Snapchat and learning to code. No green pools here. So dive across the finish line with us, smile for your close-up and check out this week’s top ten.
Cool Schools & Tools
1. Wilder Mastery-Based Education
“Well isn’t that what schools are supposed to have been doing all along?” https://t.co/PTvdyf9rB3 via @idahopresstrib#competencyed#CBE
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) August 16, 2016
2. Blended & Online Scholarship Success
So proud of our 2016 student scholarship recipients! Inspired by their dedication, creativity, and achievement! https://t.co/K944DiX218
— FBOL (@FoundationBOL) August 10, 2016
3. EdTech Developer Invitation
@DigitalPromise is looking for research-based #edtech products. Do you have one to share? https://t.co/cY3oPyWc0I
— Corinne Colgan (@CoColgan) August 9, 2016
Looking for EdTech for your classroom? Here are 3 Factors to Consider on Your Back-to-School EdTech Hunt
4. What Will Schools Look Like In 2066?
Google’s top education expert predicts what schools will look like in 50 years https://t.co/1tg2qk84rJpic.twitter.com/02kuAH6p2f
— BI Tech (@SAI) August 11, 2016
Here’s what we think learning will look like in 20 years.
Dollars & Deals
5. $45M for Startup Educator Galvanize
Looking forward to having Galvanize Inc in our backyard. #yesphx https://t.co/S4oFYYAqTY
— Noah Barrasso (@NoahBarrasso) August 15, 2016
Last week General Assembly–the pioneer in blended design, tech, and management training– announced they were expanding from 15 to 25 cities.
6. Texas Instruments Powering STEM With $4.5M
#Texas Instruments provides $5.4m to help “power #STEM” https://t.co/Zwgd2YSum9 #STEM #Edchat #STEMed #teachingmath #TexasInstruments
— NCSSS (STEM Schools) (@NCSSSMST) August 12, 2016
7. $48M in TRIO EOC Grants for College Readiness
Today @usedgov announced $48 million in TRIO EOC grants to improve college readiness for more than 196,000 adults: https://t.co/tgFEJlFdsJ
— Ed & Workforce Dems (@edworkforcedems) August 15, 2016
An excellent investment in our future, as we recently shared how College Degrees More Important Than Ever.
8. Outdoor STEM Tools
Looking for something that’s not Pokemon Go? Here are some STEM tool apps that help harness what kids are learning. https://t.co/FZbUv86Yq8
— NPR (@NPR) August 15, 2016
We are all about learning outdoors–check out our Place-Based Education Campaign here!
9. Teaching Teens To Code
Vidcode in @TechCrunch today! Teaming up with Snapchat to teach teens to code! https://t.co/aCBUokMM2w
— Vidcode (@vidcode) August 15, 2016
In addition to teens learning coding, How Do We Prepare Teachers to Teach Coding?
10. New #PLearning and #CBE Policy Blog
New on the blog: 9 ways #states can support #plearning & #CBE https://t.co/SMc0BHv93T @dalekfrost #edpolicy #edchat pic.twitter.com/oKNW7Mvfxx
— iNACOL (@nacol) August 12, 2016
For more, see:
- 2017 SXSWedu PanelPicker is Open!
- 8 Learning Platform Observations, 8 Startup Signals
- Learn Your Way: CK-12 Adds Free Sims and Interactive
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