EdSurge’s Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories of 2018

We’re getting ready to count down to the new year with a countdown of our own: EdSurge’s annual look at the year’s top K-12 stories as chosen by your clicks and shares. This year, readers turned to stories that helped them make sense of technology’s evolving role in our classrooms and our lives. Every year has its trends, fads and buzzwords—computational thinking, social-emotional learning, Google. But what, if anything, can we learn from them?

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This Administrator Helped Shape Tech at Colleges For More Than 40 Years. Here’s His Outlook on What’s Next.

Portland, Oregon—To get to Marty Ringle’s office at Reed College, you have to climb to the top floor of the Educational Technology Center building and get buzzed past a locked door that says “This is a Secure Area.” It felt like I was making a pilgrimage to the digital equivalent of a wise old master on the top of some mountain.

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Permission to Launch and to Fail: Building Culture for Academic Innovation #DLNchat

Innovation is about doing things creatively and as Kathe Pelletier pointed out at #DLNchat: “Perhaps counterintuitively, structure for creativity and divergent thinking is needed.” Universities need to set aside time, create processes and, perhaps most importantly, build a culture that allows innovation to flourish. How? The #DLNchat community shared ideas on December 11.

Teaching Is as Stressful as an ER. These Calming Strategies Can Help.

There is something going on in the back of the room. Two students are fighting over a piece of paper. The paper rips. Shouting begins. All of your students suddenly turn their attention to the back and you feel out of control. There’s just five minutes left and you still have to cover one more important point in your lesson.

Ready to Hit the Road in 2019? These K-12 Edtech Events Are Worth Your Time

Sometimes our most fulfilling conversations and productive work days take place hundreds of miles from the workplace. They often happen when we’re on the ground meeting new people, exchanging ideas, listening, learning and growing.That’s why, at EdSurge, we believe the flurry of education events held each year provide an invaluable opportunity for us and our readers—teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs, investors and everyone in between—to challenge our assumptions, share best practices and forge new partnerships.

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

At this time of the year, some businesses are busy filing expenses and reports. Many adults are frantically filling stockings. And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018.As another year closes, here’s a look at the biggest stories of the year—the ones that captured the most attention, and the ones that should have your attention. Over the following days, we’ll be sharing the top stories of the year for our business, K-12 and higher education readers.

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The Next Education Renaissance Is Human ? Not Technological

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.

It’s Easy to Fake It on the Internet. So Let’s Focus on Authenticity in 2019.

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.Chris Caren was nominated to share his thoughts by Arjun Singh, who wrote for the project in 2017.

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

Education is the surest path out of poverty. You can’t imagine a world in which people succeed without providing them with a world-class education.

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Blockchain Could Rewire Higher Ed. But Should It?

Bitcoin is volatile. Even so, a growing number of colleges are exploring how the technology behind cryptocurrencies could change the way students communicate their academic accomplishments to employers.That technology is called blockchain, and it's a way to maintain digital records that can't be tampered with. So what are colleges already doing to experiment with blockchain?

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