Tomorrow is the official Digital Learning Day—what are you doing to celebrate? Digital technology helps educators re-imagine learning and teaching in new and different ways, and schools around the world are undergoing a transformation with its use in classrooms.
In the spirit of these great transformations around the globe, here are our top 8 news stories sharing the latest innovations in education.
— Digital Learning Day (@OfficialDLDay) February 21, 2017
#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools
1. Edmodo Announces New Features
— Business News (@business_supser) February 15, 2017
Exciting news for Edmodo. Fun fact–did you know edmodo can be great for PBL?
2. Tuning Into Education
— edugig (@Edu_Gig) February 21, 2017
It’s always refreshing when companies take new approaches to the sometimes-difficult task of integrating tech into the classroom.
3. ESSA Map
— Lisa Duty (@LisaDuty1) February 16, 2017
Dollars & Deals
4. Fintech Meets EdTech
Student Finance Gets a Facelift With CampusLogic’s Acquisition of Cegment https://t.co/mWfaWtwTFv
— Rick Dwyer (@dwyspace) February 20, 2017
Making the pursuit of financial aid easier is crucial for equity. Check out our list of 50 Organization Boosting College Access & Success.
5. 10 Million to Brightwheel
— Yostartups (@YoStartups) February 18, 2017
6. $3 Million for Ozobot
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) February 19, 2017
Toys–even those without screens–can be great for teaching kids to code.
Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd
7. NMC Horizon Report
— EdScoop News (@edscoop_news) February 17, 2017
Check out our predictions from a month ago for five trends to look for in HigherEd in 2017.
Movers, Shakers & Groundbreakers
8. Future Chiefs for Change
— Chiefs for Change (@chiefsforchange) February 16, 2017
Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.
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