Innov8: Farewell #EdTech10, Hello #Innov8
For several years, Getting Smart has curated and published EdTech10–our weekly blog that highlights the top 10 edtech stories each week.
As we reflect on top news story themes as well as the topics most interesting to our readers and most aligned to the mission of Getting Smart, we’re excited to announce a shift in our weekly news coverage from EdTech10 to Innov8!
That’s right, we’re shifting from a focus on edtech-only news to news that falls under the broader umbrella of innovations in teaching and learning that we believe have the potential to improve access and opportunity for learners everywhere. We’ll continue to track the news and developments in the field as we’ve always done in the past.
We also encourage you to tweet us (@Getting_Smart) news items that you’d like us to consider using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line.
We’re excited about this change and hope you are, too. Now, on to the top 8 stories in education and innovation this week.
1. The Education Super Highway
Does your school district have the high-speed connectivity it needs? Find out on Compare & Connect K-12 https://t.co/mjCvt0DM7H #ConnectK12
— EdSuperHighway (@EdSuperHighway) November 16, 2016
2. EdTech Purchasing Tool Guide
It’s here! The Official EdSurge Guide to Choosing, Vetting and Buying #edtech Products! https://t.co/ECL9s96So6 #edtech #edchat pic.twitter.com/FxsCdlEqoH
— EdSurge (@EdSurge) November 16, 2016
3. Reimagining Learning
Groundbreaking work from @NextGenStacey & @nsvf on what it will take to go from schools we have to schools we need. https://t.co/QmNRm3IpEX
— Joel Rose (@NCJoelRose) November 16, 2016
4. Ed-Tech Pilot Framework
#Edleaders: find all the tools you need for an #edtech pilot in one place: https://t.co/WvDluLtdjH
— Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) November 20, 2016
5. NSVF ELL Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of NewSchools Ignite’s #ELL Challenge! https://t.co/gVEZGcQ7R2 #edtech
— NewSchools (@nsvf) November 16, 2016
For more on innovations in ELL teaching and learning, see our recent publication Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools.
6. Student Assessment Inventory for Districts
Big news! We’re launching a National Network of districts who want to address #overtesting w/ our inventory tool: https://t.co/CO7EDDPiiP pic.twitter.com/Nub8YldaBa
— Achieve (@AchieveInc) November 16, 2016
Research & Reports
7. ELO Strategies
What implementation strategies inspire student participation in ELOs? New report by @Research4Action explores: https://t.co/NExyOKwaZv pic.twitter.com/gkWZgMpmcN
— Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn. (@NellieMaeEdFdn) November 17, 2016
8. Nation of Makers Nonprofit
Exciting! New #NationofMakers nonprofit. Check it out! #maker #makered #makeredspace #makerfaire https://t.co/OjKxNKnewA
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) November 16, 2016
This announcement supports the findings we shared in our research for the “Rise of Maker Ed” infographic.
Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line.
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