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Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

From Formula 1 to Yelp, industries across the board are seeking ways to apply machine learning to their work. Even academics and Goldman Sachs analysts tried using it to predict World Cup winners. (Those predictions proved very, very wrong.)

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Chase the Endless Summer With These 50+ Higher-Ed Conferences

Summer is a time to relax and reflect before the academic year kicks off yet again. For those looking to keep the feeling alive beyond September, there’s good news: Any time of year, faculty, administrators and software developers are gathering to discuss what’s next in education and technology—and we’ve compiled a free, downloadable calendar of the events that innovative instructors and entrepreneurs don’t want to miss.

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The Future’s Open Wide With These 60+ K-12 Education Technology Events in 2018-2019

Here we go again!Learning never stops, and neither do events that spark ideas and conversations around the future of teaching and learning. From local Edcamps in your backyard to glitzy conferences dotting the globe, these convenings showcase exciting changes happening in schools and classrooms (and humbling lessons learned along the way).

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All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Look what the wind blew into the Windy City. Earlier this week more than 18,000 attendees from 87 countries gathered in Chicago for ISTE, one of the largest K-12 education technology conferences and trade shows in the world. Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small.As ever, it was a popular time for product announcements. Here we’ve rounded up some of the biggest launches and partnerships dropping in time for back to school. (What, too soon?) Check out the complete roundup below.

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This Neuroscientist Explains Why Today's Kids Have Different Brains

Neuroscientist David Eagleman has a lot to say about the brain, and he’s done so in a lot of places. He’s written bestselling books, given a popular TED Talk, hosted a PBS series called “The Brain with David Eagleman” and teaches as an adjunct professor at Stanford.

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From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

As testing comes to a close, the next big event for educators on the horizon is summer vacation. Yes, fill your schedule with cookouts and sunbathing, but also make time for some professional development this break.To help you stay sharp while getting that much-needed vitamin D, we have a gathered a list of professional development activities geared towards teachers, offered for free or at relatively low-cost.

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Forward Failures, Future of Work and What’s (Not) the Next Big Thing in Edtech

For the past few years, the annual NewSchools Venture Fund Summit has surfaced some of the resonant themes echoing in education reform: A few years ago, it featured the likes of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and venture capitalist John Doerr. Later, conversations around equity and diversity dominanted. So what about this year?

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This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

Morning yoga, evening karaoke. No, it’s not a spa vacation. Between those bookends, the ASU+GSV Summit, now in its 8th year, is fueled by nonstop mingling and convening. This is the edtech industry’s premier financial conversation, packed with more than 4,100 people and 350 CEOs.Topics ranged from early childhood to lifelong learning. Shop talk was increasingly led by international participants from Paris to Israel—and especially from China, whose global ambitions are undisguised and undeniable.

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‘It’s A Blockbuster Moment’: How One Author Wants to Make Academia More Memorable

Most of what we experience in our daily lives is easily forgotten. Even great and impressionable moments can turn out to be fleeting and eventually fade from memory.But occasionally, moments and the lessons they come with can stick for a lifetime. Author Dan Heath says creating more moments like these in the classroom can help students learn. And he believes that both K-12 and higher-ed instructors can make that happen.

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Data is Good—But Not Enough—to Improve Education, Says Baltimore City Public Schools CEO

Sonja Brookins Santelises, the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, sent a message to the teachers, principals, system leaders and non-profit professionals in the audience at her keynote on Wednesday: improvement science must be used in the context of a community’s individuals. It’s not about “fairy dust” or “easy answers.”

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