The Case for Expanding the Definition of 'Personalization' to Meet the Needs of the Whole Child

Decades of research on child and adolescent development has shed powerful light on how we can best support student development. But here's what we should all find unacceptable: We have yet to widely reflect that learning in how we educate students in our schools. Personalized learning for the whole learner, EdSurge Fusion 2018’s theme, is how we can begin to educate through the science of learning and development.

The Power of Place: Exploring the Future of Readiness in a Local Context

Across the U.S and beyond, stakeholders invested in creating positive futures for young people face a critical window of choice. The rise of smart machines is altering the ways that humans can and will engage in the workforce in the future, and our notion of what constitutes a “job” is changing as work becomes more taskified and project-based. These shifts require us to look beyond our current definitions of readiness and redefine what today’s young people will need to thrive in the future.

Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools

After launching five years ago—and seeping into nearly half of all U.S. schools—Kahoot is offering the first premium version of its game-based learning platform.

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Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

On June 27, 2018, the California Legislature, in a flurry of last-minute activity, passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020.This is a game-changing law that will impact companies in the U.S. and globally, and moves the U.S. toward closer alignment with the European Union, where the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect in May.

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One HBCU Hopes Its ‘$10,000 Degree Pathway’ Will Win Over Students Considering For-Profit Alternatives

A public university in North Carolina has teamed up with six community colleges to offer a program that promises students they will pay no more than $10,000 out of pocket for their four-year degree.Participating students will attend a g two-year college in the state to get their Associate’s degree, then transfer to an online program at Fayetteville State University to finish their bachelor’s. The students will continue to have access to mentors and resources at the local community college to help them stay on track.

From Trump to Tolstoy: What’s Bringing Computer Science and Literature Together

Calculating ratios for different types of pronouns in civil rights speeches. Counting the frequency and proximity of vowel sounds, consonant sounds and rhymes in rap music.Those are just two examples of the projects students have taken on in teacher Peter Nilsson’s “Distant Reading” course at Deerfield Academy, an independent boarding school in western Massachusetts.

LeBron James’ College Promise Starts Long Before Tuition Fees Are Waived

Even before students entered the halls of the new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, the experimental effort had received widespread acclaim for its efforts to get low-performing students on a path to college early.

Google, Expanding on HBCU Pilot, Launches ‘Tech Exchange’ to Boost Diversity in Industry

“Computer science for all” — a favorite catchphrase in edtech — can only be achieved when computer science education is as accessible to traditionally marginalized groups, such as black and Latinx students, as it is for everyone else. That’s the impetus behind Tech Exchange, Google’s latest effort to increase diversity in tech and make its own company look more like its users.

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Life at an Edtech Startup: Six Lessons for Educators

If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be working for an edtech startup in San Francisco, I would have thought you were crazy. I’ve had many jobs as an educator over the past 16 years, but at my core, I’m a 7th-grade middle school teacher. Nonetheless, here I sit in the heart of Silicon Valley ingenuity and innovation, exactly where I’m supposed to be—surrounded by engineers, business gurus, and dozens of fellow educators who have also made the switch.

Wendell Berry And ‘The Loss Of The University’

Wendell Berry And ‘The Loss Of The University’ by Terry Heick There are a variety of questions that guide my work at TeachThought, each with their own available inferences and underlying assumptions, among them: What should a person know? What should a person do with what they know? What are people for? ’Where’ are people […]

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