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A Peek at SXSWedu’s Panelpicker—and Some ‘Weird’ Trendy Things in Education

What can we learn about the future of education from hip-hop, yoga and fidget spinners?

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Higher Education Joins the Blockchain Party

Blockchain, the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, is now a buzzword in nearly every industry ranging from financing to healthcare. And lately, the topic has made its way into discussions around digital credentials in higher education.

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Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’

Researchers, filmmakers, teachers, policymakers and technologists gathered in Washington, D.C., this morning to continue the growing national conversation on the problems and solutions to technology addiction and the consequences it has on young minds. Common Sense Media recently partnered with the Center for Humane Technology, which supports the development of ethical technological tools, to lay out a fierce call for regulation and awareness about the health issues surrounding tech addiction.

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‘State of the Youth’ Event Shines Spotlight on Issues Concerning America’s Young People

One night after the State of the Union address, youth took the stage at the Newseum, in Washington D.C., to offer their take on the “State of the Youth.”Similar to President Trump’s Tuesday night address, the speakers—who spanned ages 13 to 22—also spoke about employment, healthcare and activism on the football field. Yet many of their views and concerns drastically differed from the President’s—shining a spotlight on issues impeding the success of many youth in America.

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?Up, Out and Away! The 2018 Higher Education Technology Events Calendar

Some college students travel or study abroad to enhance their learning. Why shouldn’t the faculty, administrators and innovators who shape students’ on-campus education experience do the same?

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Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar

For lifelong learners and writers, the travel bug bites hard. Few experiences are as invigorating as learning new things, meeting old friends and making future ones—across locations familiar and exotic.
One of the best parts of the job is checking out the education technology conferences that dot the globe. It seems like every single city we go, there’s an edtech rodeo—and no matter where we go, we’ll find a good show.

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Understanding the Limits of Education Technology and Risk Taking in Schools

Eva Moskowitz, the founder of New York City’s Success Academy, set the tone for this year’s NY Edtech conference by telling the crowd of 1,400 techies, entrepreneurs, researchers and educators that she may have some “unpopular perspectives” on edtech. Then, through her opening speech, she set out to put technology in its place.

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Why Big Names and Big Money Are Backing Greater Access to Computer Science

California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom thinks his state is falling behind when it comes to requiring computer science in all of its high schools.“It’s time to move away from downloading apps, to have our kids start designing apps,” he told an audience at the College of San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

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The Future Is Always Uncertain. So How Should Educators Prepare Today’s Learners?

Having a vision of the future requires—to some extent—understanding what the future will look like. Technologies like artificial intelligence and augmented reality have evolved “much faster than our civic infrastructure,” said Tom Vander Ark, chief executive of Getting Smart. “Our civic institutions are being swamped by questions that we’re not ready for.”

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What Educators Can Learn from a 7-Year-Old About Cultivating a Passion for STEM

What motivates students to excel in STEM may be less about the classroom or curriculum, and more about their individual interests and ambitions. But how do teachers tap into their particular passions to inspire them to achieve in the classroom—and throughout life?

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