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In 2019, Let’s Bring the Community Back to College.

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

Some apps do more harm than good. And “free” apps often come with hidden costs. These tenets hold as true for education apps as they do for those in the consumer market, privacy experts contend.

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Helping Students See Real-World Applications for Economics

Students in Jacqueline Prester’s entrepreneurship classes melt wax for candles, sew hair scrunchies and formulate hand sauce (yes, hand sauce) as part of their learning. By crafting their own products, they get essential hands-on experience learning how economic principles are relevant to their current lives, their future careers and the world around them.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

While the fate of humanity did not rest on her pulling it off, Australian English teacher Sarah Gunn faced a daunting task. Her high school literature students at St. Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. For that to happen, she had to play five-minute clips from both "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Wall-E" in quick succession—twice.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering

That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable.Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives?

The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.Is Amazon a sleeping giant of edtech? Or one of its biggest, underreported failures?Those are questions to which my answers have varied, especially this year. But now I can definitively answer yes. To both.

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3 Reasons Students Aren’t Into Computer Science—Yet

I attended Everest Public High School in Redwood City, Calif., and during the years that I was in high school, never once did I hear about computer science, coding or hackathons. To this day, I still do not have a clear idea of what those phrases really mean.

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In China’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’

Beijing—The Chinese government is pushing online education these days, and like so many things in this country of 1.4 billion people, that means going big. One sign of that: There’s a 22-story tower in the country’s capital officially named the “MOOC Times Building” that houses a government-supported incubator for edtech companies.

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Employment Outcomes Data Is All Over The Place. This Report Suggests Ways To Standardize It.

Students don’t always choose where to go to school based on where (or if) it might land them a job. But many do. And for those students, accurate employment outcomes data isn’t always easy to come by.

Can Online Learning Help Higher Ed Reverse Its Tuition Spiral?

Classic economic theory predicts that when demand falls, so do prices. But when it comes to the price of college in the past few decades, it’s been just the other way around.As data from the National Student Clearinghouse Center shows, tuition has escalated even as enrollments fell.

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