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1/8 We use @googledocs for a large amount of what we do at school, here are some functions and tools I have recently started to use. Hopefully some in here that might save you some time when making materials. A Thread 🧵 #edtech #Google
2/8 When you keep most documents electronic and don't need to print them out, a pageless setup is often much more useful for you and colleagues. More space and no interruptions from page breaks #edtech #Google
3/8 When pasting material into your Doc, you don't always want the text format and links to come across too. This is how you can paste without the formatting and keep just the text itself #edtech #Google
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These two tweets came through my feed in rapid succession.

The first is from a well-followed teacher influencer.

We probably don’t talk enough about the face that #edtech has served primarily as a distraction in schools, not an accelerant of good instruction.
This is one of my favorite reads on the topic, but it’s now behind a pay wall.

@natwexler, is it available on your substack?

technologyreview.com/2019/12/19/131…
In the meantime, you can read this, from @edukings. It’s mostly about literacy, but it’s a reminder that Ed tech gobbles up district budgets. Generally with low payback.
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Alors que #Macron vante l’apprentissage, c’est le moment d’évoquer #McKinseyGate. Pourquoi? Thread.
Pour déminer le scandale, ministres et proches de #Macron relaient 2 éléments de langage: dénoncer les liens d’intérêts serait du complotisme, Mc Kinsey ne serait qu’un « petit ».
En réalité, les cabinets de conseil c’est un écosystème qui vit au dépend de l’État. Ils font leur beurre en critiquant les dépenses publiques… dont ils bénéficient largement. Et #Macron est au coeur de cet écosystème. Prenez le « guide du télétravail dans la fonction publique»
On apprend que le titulaire du marché, #McKinsey, a sous-traité la prestation à un autre cabinet Alixio. Vous ne connaissez pas?
Et bien Alixio c’est une des boites de Raymond Soubie, ancien conseiller « social » de Sarkozy. Raymond Soubie c’est le business de la précarité.
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These are some of the #education projects that I love.

Khudkaar run by @wardahn00r
(Digital skills school in Layyah, Punjab)

@sciencefuse I'm working with them i small way to fund something I love

@atomcamp & some of its science led programs. I see what they're trying to do.
The excellent experience I had early last year on @fatimarizwan led platform @airschoolonline is another education startup to keep a keen eye on.

There's @wardah 's UrduHour where she teaches diaspora children to converse in Urdu, looking to bridge the urdu/English divide
There's are so many individual endeavours like @gigglypundit creative writing course or @amnachaudhry03 writing course.

All beautiful interventions hoping to keep us curious.

Then @Cheese_Pakora adventures into the mountains.

These are all lovely minds, please support them
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How Ex Twitter India Chief Is Reimagining #Education In A Virtual World

Lets understand in this #thread ⬇️

@tanaypratap @manishm @invactHQ | #Metaverse #web3 #edtech
👉 Former Twitter India CEO Manish Maheshwari and Tanay Pratap, a former senior software engineer at Microsoft, recently launched Invact Metaversity (@invactHQ), offering an immersive campus experience to students.

@manishm @tanaypratap
The startup has just raised funding from 70+ global and local investors 👇

@TVMohandasPai @kishore_biyani @drriteshmalik
inc42.com/buzz/manish-ma…
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The biggest problem with #Edtech startups like #Byju's and #Vedantu is they focus on tech rather than teaching !
Teachers >> Tech Thread 🧵
Thankfully, they are gradually recognising the importance of the human touch, which is why so many of them have started adding teachers ( AKA coaches and mentors ) to their online training programs .
The problem is that most of the " teachers " employed by these EduTech startups are treated as widgets , who are trained to do their job in a mechanical , detached fashion , in order to earn their salary , rather than because they care about their students !
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Keen on #edtech?

Here is the list of tools, terminologies and know-hows about #edtech.

If you are an engineer or a product manager exploring #education #tech space, this thread should help you understand the tech landscape. 🧵 1/n
1.0/ Learning systems: Your core tech offering in edtech is an LMS(learning management system), that includes authoring, content delivery along with learning enrolment, consumption and assessment. I highly recommend exploring Moodle before you build or explore any other LMS.
1.1/ If you need your own LMS to deliver a course, and yet have a strong customisable platform, you should consider @moodle. It's an #opensource, actively developed, good dev community and a lot of freelancers who can help you customise. Moodle is the WordPress of edtech.
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#AfricaTech #Reflections: Where we might go from here?
2021 gave us many reasons to celebrate. More startups. More money. More deals. More global and local investors. Feels like the stage is set. But is it? And even if yes, what can we expect?
Few pre-weekend thoughts - long 🧵👇
1/ Reading this great piece from @fcollective – was a good reminder of value creation and the fact it is measured over time and not just on the first fundraising rounds.
link.medium.com/FjwZPlQvYmb
2/ A giant drop in public markets tech multiples across the board + eye-watering pre-seed & seed valuations – are a reason to stop & think.
Is this a sustainable track and the best way to embark in '22 onwards?
Or are there frameworks to help #AfricaTech grow healthier & better?
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1/ Recently a new game called #Wordle from @powerlanguish went viral.

Wordle challenges you to find a random word in 6 tries.

Its fun, simple and addictive. More importantly, it is a good chance for us to teach students about #ComputationalThinking (CT).

🕰 for a 🧵:
2/ CT s a problem solving framework; a systematic way of approaching a problem that can be used in any classroom and with any age of learners.

CT is broken into 4 distinct parts:

- Decomposition 🧩
- Pattern Recognition ⠻
- Abstraction 🧊 > ⬜️
- Algorithm 📍
3/ To learn more about the 4 parts of CT, check out this video from Google:


Or, if you're ready for a dive deep, check out this video from @UCCSEd leader Tim Bell:
bit.ly/3FfzjiE
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We have had a busy 2021 and we look forward to 2022 which is brightened further with the spirit of Indovation and ideation. Cheers to each of you and your families. Image
2/n 2021 was a challenging year personally for many with #Covid 2nd wave but it presented professional opportunities for #startup ecosystem too. @SucSEED_IN built its maiden #AngelFund #IndovationFund, amongst overwhelming response & kept growing its strength as #AngelNetwork too ImageImage
3/n At #IndovationFund, we believe that early-stage discovery is best handled with the help of Experienced folks. We have great #SectoralCommittee structure helping us to discover, screen, curate, invest and mentor these startups, in 6 sectors of our #Fundfocus #SucSEEDfamily Image
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🧵00 Slaying The School Monster

🔥Ponzi Scheme

We have two generations of corrupted institutional "experts"...

🔥🔥🔥We cant wake up from this crazy fever dream bc we cannot figure out who we can still trust.😳

👉How did we get here⁉️
@EricRWeinstein @drtomcowan @WisdomRebel
🧵01 Slaying The School Monster @drtomcowan

We got here thru indoctrination via schooling

🔥🔥🔥Mandatory Universal Schooling is the lynch pin of creating the exact type of society we dont want

👉An unequal & uneducated society (yaa, you read right!)
odysee.com/@firestarter:7…
🧵02 Slaying The School Monster @drtomcowan

Schools...

🔥🔥🔥 most efficient way to subdue a population (foreign & domestic!)

👉control how children think, control perception of world, & shape "reality"
odysee.com/@firestarter:7…
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So far, the educational institutes of the 20th century have had a great run in signaling certain qualities like intelligence, diligence, compliance, and conformity to potential employers. As a result...👇🧵
There is a widespread clamor among students to get themselves validated through a higher degree, as it presumably increases the probability of landing a well-paying job.
#education #edtech #Students
The undercurrent of this line of thought usually gets a strong expression when students are told to score exceptionally well on the standardized test.
#education #edtech #Students
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Here is a real world application of #metaverse.

Create a copy of everything from the real world.. And fast forward.. Do as many iterations to see the results and then use the learnings in real world.

Would you pay for a metaverse in which only you exist for real?
You control what happens, you control everything.

You create, destroy, design.. And do everything that's possible.

You define the rules.
#Metaverse is already a hit because
Online is preferred to offline because

We think we can control most of the things online..

The category of things we deal with
The content we deal with
Our reaction to them

What else?
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At every critical step past the early life & career stage (then rewarded for just delivering)

when protecting loved ones from harm
or #leadership

listening to #BlackExcellence/Black women gave me the framework to understand & the tools to be effective.

time.com/5869662/black-…
“Model minorities” chase impossible standards? Then let’s try to match of achievement level set by Black women

…who accomplish so much while mislabeled, hated, un-/underpaid, killed, losing their children to violence of others’ fear/anti-Blackness

wbur.org/cognoscenti/20…
This is NOT the standard:
-keep your access/proximity to power via a politician
-stay in spotlight
-use your credentials (& frowns/soothing tone) to gaslight a nation that deaths occurring not a concern to you

known for a collection of Hermès scarves…& now >700K American deaths
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Those of us with immigrant backgrounds have NO idea what debt we owe these women for risking their lives so some of us can shop at Whole Foods with other suburban moms, then drive a Lexus home to ride on a Peloton, & think only our own hard work created this access to success.
Those of us who are Muslim have a partial experience of what it is like to be made the face of threat and danger and vilified.

…But “the West “still wants to “save” Muslim women… make us a token or mascot of saviorism & evidence of being a shining city on the hill.
In comparison, the black woman doesn’t have that opportunity to be paraded around as the most recent woman “saved” & celebrated - the tropes are universally harmful & exploitative/pejorative vs Black women in society/media + centuries of economic barriers/being exploited.
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(1/) #unicorns and where less obvious opportunity in #AfricaTech might hide…
#India produced +35 #unicorns in 2021. While the number is staggering, it's much more interesting to see in which verticals value was created and what one can learn in relation to. Hold on #deepdive:
(2/) 38% #eCommerce. Many in #B2B (not just food and retail). Starting to see some unique & alternative models in continent, but a long way to go. Weaker manufacturing infrastructure and fragmentation makes it more challenging. Could be huge wins for those who crack this one up.
(3/) ~14% #fintech. Not just flashy #neobanks. Helping small merchants accept cash, SMEs and services manage subscriptions and of course access to credit shine above.
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🎒 NEW RESEARCH: CDT’s just-released report discusses parent, teacher, & student views on #edtech and #studentdata. The research found that growing student privacy risks prompt these stakeholders to seek more active roles in school technology decisions:

cdt.org/insights/repor…
The report, authored by @hughgrantchap & @elizabethan and based on national surveys conducted this summer, identifies emerging trends in edtech & school data use related to privacy concerns, disciplinary practices, equity, teacher training, and community engagement.
@HughGrantChap @elizabethan Building on prior @CenDemTech research from summer 2020 & spring 2021, the report identifies key trends in changing attitudes. For instance, parent concern about student privacy and security protection has risen since the spring, growing from 60% in February 2021 to 69% in July.
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In meinem @HFDdigital-Beitrag versuche ich eine kritische Perspektive auf EdTech aufzumachen (link.springer.com/chapter/10.100…).
Wie dringlich das Thema angesichts globaler Krisen ist, zeigt dieser Beitrag: Ed-Tech within Limits (bridges.monash.edu/articles/journ…).
#EdTech am Scheideweg?
- es scheint klar, dass digitale Technologien und Praktiken nicht nachhaltig sind
- es scheint auch klar, dass es kein Zurück zur Normalität in Hochschule/Schule (=f2f) gibt.
als Ausgangspunkt schlägt Selwyn vor, dass positive Narrativ von EdTech zu hinterfragen: ein von Natur aus zukunftsorientiertes und optimistisches Unterfangen.
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Reducing the need for accommodations should always be a goal of educators. It might prove impossible to completely remove the need for all accommodations, but there is A LOT more most of us can do, and Twitter is an easy place to start. (1/4)

#AcademicTwitter #HigherEd
If you're an instructor or staff member in #HigherEd or are significantly involved with students and their education, there are a number of hashtags you can follow to keep track of ways to be accessible, inclusive, and informed (please add more!): (2/4)
For universal design for learning, there's #UDL and #UDLHE. There's the #UDLChat, there's #LectureBreakers podcast.
(3/4)
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1/ Hello Frens and fellow #LUNAtics at @terra_money, @anchor_protocol, @pylon_protocol, @gtcapital We are excited to introduce SAYVE PROTOCOL sayve.money, the first education saving and earning protocol with an AI-powered #Learn2Earn mechanism, built on Terra! #edtech
2/ SAYVE's main mission is to fight against education inflation and provide a meaning and sustainable finance option for all parents and students. #inflation #collegesavings #IRA #529 #tuitionpain
3/ SAYVE protocol consists of three mechanisms: #Savings, #Learn2Earn, and #TerranautJumpstart. Let's take a quick dive into each respective mechanism to see how SAYVE can help parents and their children prepare for that hefty education cost.
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#WhiteHatJr’s CEO #KaranBajaj quits exactly a year after #Byjus acquired the company

businessinsider.in/business/start…

By @Krittiiii Image
@Krittiiii #KaranBajaj, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of coding-for-kids startup #WhiteHatJr, has announced his exit from the three-year-old edtech startup.

#Byjus #edtech
@Krittiiii #KaranBajaj, former Discover Network CEO, had founded #WhiteHatJr in 2018. The company started off as a platform that solely focused on live online one-on-one coding classes for kids in preschool to middle school.
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Next steps how to increase #vc #investments and boost #innovations as they are one of major drivers for post pandemic recovery and transition for digital economy.
Check the thread 🧵 👇

#startups #ecommerce #startup #growth #fintech #ai #ml #rpa #edtech #biotech
#Tech sector provide opportunities into #early, #growth and #late stages companies for #vc #financial #investments and #allocations capital into #startups for sustainable investments
Next👇

#fintech #innovation #ecommerce #startup #growth #ArtificialIntelligence
@dseinnovations #VC fund increase investments into #Fintech, #AI, #RPA, #Cleantech, #Agtech, #Edtech, #Marketplaces, #biotech and other #tech sectors

For #LP’s who are interested to join, please contact directly or email, DM @igorperep
#startup #innovation
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.@SolJourno has raised $4.2M from @GatesFoundation since 2014. In 2016 I pointed out how its co-founders had repeatedly hyped edu projects/companies funded by Gates in @nytimes "Fixes" column w/o any disclosures, contrary to NYT ethical guidelines.nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2016/08/ny-tim…
2/I wrote NYT 2 times why no disclosure of this conflict but got no response. Then in Aug. 2020 @timothywschwab wrote about Gates influence over media in general & @soljourno
lack of disclosure in their @nytimes columns when promoting Gates-funded projects cjr.org/criticism/gate…
3/ @tirosenberg & @dnbornstein admitted that was a mistake & said they would ask NYT editors to "fix" their "Fixes" columns to disclosure their Gates funding cjr.org/criticism/gate…
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What type of supporter of #edtech are you? Someone who values the social, the vocational, the pedagogic or the catalytic rationale? #bolt677
Technology forms a large basis of both my instructional practice and to an extent, my pedagogy. I instruct post-secondary and rely heavily on authentic assessment principles. That is clearly evident and supported through answers to the Essential Q's in previous tweets.
I instruct technology courses related to legal assistant and paralegal diploma or certificate programs. It is imperative that I not only use the technology available but that I stay up to date with what technology is used in the workforce and is applicable to legal assistants.
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