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Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

At Camelback Ventures’ latest showcase, there were no hackneyed “hockey stick” graphs boasting viral adoption—as one often sees at startup pitchfests and demo days. Gone, too, were the scripted, anonymous testimonials touting the “awesomeness” of a product. In their place were beatboxing, a superhero cape and, yes, even some transparent financial numbers.

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Has the Game Really Changed? Reporter’s Notebook from the 2017 Games for Change Festival

The 14th gathering of the Games for Change Festival brought together developers, researchers, academics, a smattering of teachers and general gaming enthusiasts around a common goal: to celebrate and learn from video games that teach, heal, and communicate diverse perspectives. Event organizers estimate more than 100 speakers and close to 1,000 attendees showed up.

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Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

Don’t doubt it: Machine learning is hot—and getting hotter.

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Here's What the ISTE Standards for Students Look Like in Five Projects

The new
ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where students or teachers are in the thoughtful integration of technology.

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50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights,” wrote the late Miriam Beard. “It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. And what better way to learn, grow and challenge ourselves than at the hundreds of education-themed bacchanals that dot the world?

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Wanna (Edtech) Getaway? Check Out These Higher-Ed Conferences for 2017-2018

Summer is here! And so is our bi-annual higher education events calendar, ready to get you started on planning your next conference or education getaway. Digital learning in Abu Dhabi, anyone?

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?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Flocks of educators and entrepreneurs have made their way down to San Antonio this week for the mecca of edtech conferences, hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education—better known as ISTE.

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Your 2017 ISTE Cheatsheet Is Here—and Jam-Packed

San Antonio, one of America’s fastest growing metropolises, is about to get a whole lot busier. Starting June 24th, thousands of educators, entrepreneurs and edtech enthusiasts will flock to Alamo City for the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. This year will feature over 1,000 “personalized” sessions ranging from keynotes to campfires to interactive product demos.

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EWA’s New President, Greg Toppo on a ‘New Era for Education and the Press’

There’s a new chief in town at the Education Writers Association, and he’s no stranger to the organization or beat. Greg Toppo, a seasoned education reporter at USA Today, this week made one of his first appearances as board president before the entire membership in Washington D.C.

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3 Questions That Still Boggle Educators, Technologists and Researchers

How can educators, technologists and academic researchers—three groups that don’t often convene—shape new ways to assess teachers and students? That was one of many questions posed at CRESST CON, an annual conference for those working at the intersection of education, technology and research. Held at the newly opened Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA, the gathering drew more than 200 attendees and speakers—including big names such as Pedro Noguera, Alan Kay and Jim Shelton.

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