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ISTE Releases A Practical Guide for Educators on Buying Edtech

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ISTE along with Project Unicorn have released Better Edtech Buying for Educators: A Practical Guide to better inform educators purchasing decisions.

To Prepare Millennials for the Workplace Add Data Literacy to Mainstream Curriculum

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By: Jordan Morrow. Companies need a workforce that knows how to input data, generate better insights, and feel empowered to use data.

Facebook Buys Into Blockchain, Sparks Learning About Ledgers

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Big news this week as Facebook hires blockchain researchers. This acqui-hire confirms their interest in crypto-payments and signals growth in the use of distributed ledger technology. The race is on for blockchain talent. What's this mean for education?

STEM Projects in Active Learning Spaces at Samueli Academy

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“If they know we care, they respond,” said Anthony Saba, Executive Director at Samueli Academy in Santa Ana. He’s learned that “You can’t have good academics without a strong culture.” A culture of trust, respect, and hard work is evident in every classroom at Samueli Academy.

Bending the Arc of Human Potential

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It's time to build the arc of human potential. We live in a time where talent is equally distributed, however, opportunity is not. A recap of the recent GSV Leadership Summit and seven innovative organizations supporting preschoolers to adults by spreading access and supporting employability skills.  

The State of Educational Interoperability in 2019 and Beyond

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By: George Perreault. A former director of instructional technology for Orange County Public Schools highlights the challenges that schools and districts face—and offers a clear way forward.

How A Global Tech Giant Is Becoming A Learning Leader

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With a commitment to a distributed global workforce, Infosys is hiring people committed to lifelong learning—and to helping teachers instill a love of learning in young people. Learn more about the company and how they’re supporting preparation for the future of work.

How Educators Can Help Close a Looming Crisis

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By: Christine McDonnell. How can educators help stem the looming tech skills gap crisis? By tackling this issue starting at the foundation, i.e, teaching elementary and middle school students the valuable skills of computer science, educators can help create the next generation of skilled workers ready to tackle the new technological breakthroughs.

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

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The new edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Trends Shaping Education report was presented at the Education World Forum by the organization’s education director, Andreas Schleicher. According to David Ross, "it should come as no surprise that the survey results revealed a yawning gap between the world of work students can imagine today and what economic projections suggest will be the reality in the near future."

Dallas County Promise: Leveraging Ed-Fi Technology for College & Career Readiness

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Dallas County is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the country, yet the number of people living in poverty has increased 42% over the last 15 years. 65% of our living-wage jobs require an education beyond high school. But only 37% of adults in Dallas County have a two-year or four-year degree. Enter the Ed-Fi Data Standard.

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