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Snakeoil alert: “a comprehensive look at Summit Learning — the program behind the so-called rebellion in Kansas — found that it was often making good on its potential to “transform teaching and learning for the better.” Actually NO evidence for that. hechingerreport.org/opinion-fixing…
This article hyping @#Summit links to another praising its use in Wellington KS without noting that Wellington has ditched it too wellingtondailynews.com/news/20200519/…
I’d like to see some sort of disclosure at minimum @hechingerreport which repeatedly hypes #Summit about how much funding they’ve gotten from its main patron @ChanZuckerberg cc @L_willen
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#EdTech | From #BYJU’S to #Unacademy – competition in India’s fast-rising online education sector - by @sanchdash

@unacademy @BYJUS @vedantu_learn #Eruditus

businessinsider.in/business/start…
The opportunity in Indian #EdTech is huge and the top edtech startups are all vying for the same pie. In 2020 alone, India’s edtech startups have raised over $1.5 billion which is just as much as the startups had raised in the past five years put together.

@unacademy
According to a Redseer report, India’s #EdTech startups had raised $1.6 billion between 2014-2019. Here's a look at the valuations of India's fast-rising #onlinelearning sector.

@BYJUS @unacademy @vedantu_learn #Eruditus
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1/ We're thrilled to announce @lightspeedvp's Series A investment in Forage (@InsideSherpa), the future of job search. Here's more on what makes Forage so special:

medium.com/@mercebent/mee… #edtech #career
2/ What if employers told you exactly what they’re looking for, and then hired you based on how you performed?

Forage theforage.com does just this.

Forage is so special because:
3/ Forage helps candidates "try before they buy" and understand what roles they’re NOT interested in, while simultaneously allowing people to connect directly to a recruiter on their platform if the recruiter likes what they submitted in the course
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I've learned a few things in the 296 days since I downloaded @NotionHQ for the 1st time. Today I'm making a few more modifications to my workspaces & will share updates throughout the day explaining these changes - including the HOW & the WHY. #notionforacademics #notion #edtech
1st: Have you heard of @fortelabs PARA system for digital organization? If not, go check out Tiago's posts about it here: fortelabs.co/blog/para/ - but make sure to come back so you don't miss all my updates today! 😀
Before learning about PARA (@fortelabs), I mainly focused on my projects & tasks. Now, after PARA, I focus on my GOALS (Quarterly, Annual, & Long-Term) and how my Projects (and their associated tasks), Areas, & Resources contribute to accomplishing those goals. #edtech
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Les réformes de l’Éducation nationale, la focalisat° sur les #edtech ajoutées à la mauvaise format° des enseignants & aux politiques d’austérité, risquent de dégrader l’école publique. Entretien avec Stéphane Bonnéry, professeur en sciences de l’éducation. bastamag.net/rentree-scolai…
«La crise du #COVID19 a été l’occasion d’accélérer [...] le développement de l’enseignement à distance. La focalisation sur l’enseignement à distance, en dépit de son caractère inégalitaire, traduit la logique profonde qui est celle de Jean-Michel Blanquer de promot° des #EdTech» Image
«Ce qu’ils aimeraient, c’est réduire le temps de scolarité pour que, en début d'après-midi, les enfants soient pris en charge par des personnels non enseignant. Mais ce transfert vers le local a abouti, on le sait, à de grandes inégalités selon les territoires.» Image
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Thread. The lack of competent leadership of @NYCSchools, the US's largest school district, is utterly appalling. It's Aug. 25, about 2 wks before NYC's usual 1st day of school, and we still don't know when school starts. The DOE calendar is 100% blank. schools.nyc.gov/calendar 1/
Just the other day the mayor said every school building would now have a nurse. When will they be hired? Where are all of these nurses coming from? There's already a nursing shortage. 2/
Only *yesterday* @NYCMayor announced that schools can now apply to do some teaching & learning outdoors. It's late August. Principals have spent the entire summer creating hybrid & blended learning models that lean on remote instruction. NOW they say we can go outdoors? NOW? 3/
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Hoy, otro hilo sobre cómo estoy preparando mi vuelta al cole (segura o no…). En esta ocasión, os hablo de la forma y el contenido de mis vídeos instruccionales. Hilo va! #edtech #educacionliquida #ESP18
(Contexto). Para el que no me haya leído últimamente por aquí, hago vídeos de 15-20 minutos en los que explico a mi alumnado (inglés, FP de grado superior), qué nos tiene ocupados. Los usaré como soporte de un modelo presencial o como base de uno online o semipresencial.
(Contexto II). Trabajo en ABP o APS, de tal manera que siempre estamos con una tarea, más grande o más pequeña. Vamos con los vídeos!
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Yup #edtech is another dangerous form of privatization - outsourcing instruction, assessment & behavior management- as well as personal student data - into private corporate hands. @Parents4Privacy
Plus there is no evidence that remote education really works - even when all kids have access to internet& devices. Research on Online charters shows kids LOSE learning/ 72 days of learning in reading and 180 days of learning in math washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
And the kids who suffer the most from online learning are those who are already disadvantaged . For more on the huge risks to kids from #edtech & remote learning see this statement by @commercialfree @Parents4Privacy & many other groups commercialfreechildhood.org/edtech-letter-…
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1) Are you creating instructional videos for your courses? A recent study by Mayer, Fiorella, & Stull (2020) have useful design principles to consider incorporating: link.springer.com/article/10.100… #edtech #id #instructionaldesign #remoteteaching #onlineeducation
2) tl;dr (or can't read b/c you don't have access to the article)--here is a brief summary:
3a) If modeling/drawing on a whiteboard (of any type), it is best if instructors are recorded while drawing "research...suggests that video lectures should contain at least some instances showing the instructor writing or drawing on a board or screen while lecturing" (p. 843)
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New publication:
Commercialisation and privatisation in/of education in the context of Covid-19 Anna Hogan and Ben Williamson @eduint

9 take away ideas ↧
issuu.com/educationinter…
1. While #edtech has long been presented as a powerfully ‘disruptive’ force in education, during the ongoing #coronavirus crisis, new pandemic power networks have begun to coalesce around claims that edtech is not just disruptive, but palliative too.
2. "We need to think critically about how this [COVID] response might shape schooling for years to come. Our intention is to do so without taking a nostalgic view of pre-pandemic public education or a dystopic view of its commercialised future".
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Il n'y aura plus de calcul intégral à l'épreuve de maths du nouveau Bac 2021 !!!

Je pense que la France sera le seul pays au monde dans ce cas-là.
Sans oublier la suppression de 450 postes de profs de maths au lycée à la rentrée prochaine.
education.gouv.fr/bo/20/Special2…
Notez qu'il n'y aura plus non plus de complexes, matrices ou arithmétique puisque ça passe en option "maths expertes" et que ça compte uniquement en contrôle continu pour... 0,5% de la note finale du Bac !
(Bon courage pour motiver les élèves, le niveau sera moins bon là aussi.)
En conséquence de quoi, les offres privées de type "mettre votre enfant à niveau en maths pour affronter sérieusement l'enseignement supérieur" vont pulluler. Je pense même qu'on verra fleurir des certifications privées en qui on finira pas avoir plus confiance que le Bac.
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1/ Trying to figure out how to connect to your learners during #VirtualTeaching & avoid this response?

Don’t worry, the #MedEdTwagTeam has you covered w/ today’s #TweetorialTuesday on optimizing the virtual #LearningClimate

#MedEd #EdTech #VirtualLearning Image
2/ In my previous poll, most of you identified “lack of interaction” as the most challenging aspect of #Virtual Teaching.

Today we will discuss how to increase interaction. Image
3/ And if you missed last week’s #MedEdTwagTeam #TuesdayTweetorial by @GStetsonMD, check it out here.

I know that I learned some new tricks from him!

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1/ Welcome Back for another edition of #TweetorialTuesday from the #MedEdTwagTeam! #VirtualLearningEnvironment Edition.

Last week, @JenniferSpicer4 helped you to optimize your settings on #Zoom. Pssst, go check it out.

#EdTech #MedEd #VirtualLearning #VirtualTeaching Image
2/ Again, here’s an outline of our sessions for this series.

Aqua icons are #tweetorials by @JenniferSpicer4
Blue icons are #tweetorials by @GStetsonMD

This week we are talking about how to use Zoom with other apps (PPT, Word, etc.) Image
3/ Often when teaching, online or IRL, many of us use resources to help us organize our thoughts.

That may be PowerPoint slides, a Word document, white board, or even pieces of paper (*gasp*).
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🎓 Les badges reconnaissant les savoirs, compétences et qualités du XXIe siècle sont là ! 🔥

zpr.io/HnnkS
@mdrechsler Bonjour, ça se concrétise 🙂 La suite à venir bientôt !
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1/ Welcome to the first #TweetorialTuesday from the #MedEdTwagTeam

This week, we will discuss optimizing #Zoom settings for the #VirtualLearningEnvironment

#EdTech #MedEd #VirtualLearning #VirtualTeaching
2/ Here's an outline of our sessions for the next 7 weeks.

The aqua icons will be #tweetorials by @JenniferSpicer4
The blue icons will be #tweetorials by @GStetsonMD

Last week I provided an introduction to #virtualteaching & #virtuallearning

Link:
3/ This week: Zoom settings

Adjusting default settings on your virtual platform of choice is key to an effective #virtualclassroom

I've primarily been using Zoom, so that's the platform I will focus on

(And shout out @YihanYangMD for the inspiration for this slide template!)
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Given the number of unknowns about school in the fall, I believe all school leaders need to be setting up focused teams to address the following 6 areas. 1/7 #education #edtech #onlinelearning #remotelearning
Team #1: Develop summer professional development program so all faculty are fully capable of teaching curriculum in-person, online, or in a hybrid/HyFlex model. insidehighered.com/blogs/learning… 2/7
Team #2: Ensure that your campus or school building meets new health and hygiene standards. 3/7
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Now available platform-independent and in English: ALICE:fractions is a new kind of interactive #textbook for #teaching and #learning fractions. The free web version can be used online without registration at alice.edu.tum.de #homeschooling #Mathematics #edtech Image
(2) The book introduces important concepts and methods concerning the topic of fractions in an explorative way. Its explorative approach makes it suitable for use in #classroom as well as for individual learning sessions.
(3) Many exciting and fun interactive exercises help to get used to the topic of fractions in depth—and literally get in touch with it.
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What Startup Business can you work on during #COVID19 ?#StartupIndia #TheStartupCA #Founders #Entrepreneurs #Incubation #Acceleration #startupclub #ikoverk

1. Personnel Protective Equipment Eg: Masks , Face Sheild and other equipments for #CoronaWarriors
@startupindia @DIPPGOI
2. Testing Equipment Eg: Cost-effective thermal scanning devices and rapid diagnostic kits

3. Critical- care equipment Eg portable oxygenators and hospital and home-based ventilators

#StartupIndia #TheStartupCA #Founders #Entrepreneurs #startupclub @startupindia @DIPPGOI
4. Large area sanitization and sterilization
Tunnels for sanitisation, electrostatic spray, coating using nanotechnology on surfaces like glass, ceramic, wood, textile

#StartupIndia #TheStartupCA #Founders #Entrepreneurs #startupclub @startupindia @DIPPGOI
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A few thoughts about the recent article "Teaching History Is Hard: How to invite students to think for themselves" by Edward Ayers medium.com/new-american-h… that was also featured in the @washingtonpost washingtonpost.com/education/2020…

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As pointed out by @samwineburg in the opening chapter of Why Learn History amazon.ca/Learn-History-… anxiety in the US over students' lack of knowledge of US history (as revealed by national tests like the NAEP and its predecessors) has been ongoing for more than a century.

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The NAEP history test has been criticized by history educators for many reasons.

Shuttleworth and Patterson (2019) criticized the NAEP for using misleading achievement level terms, which led to negative cross-partisan media reports
tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
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Was speaking to @videhi ( and god, it's good to chat w/someone in EdTech who is grounded in Practice!).

We got talking about resources for beginners who want to get a quick intro into turning physical play objects, games and Educational tools to digital products.. [1/n]
w/out losing the kinesthetic aspect.

As part of the MIT Media Lab initiative, I ran a workshop on Designing for Creative Learning and this is a topic we touched on briefly. I noticed this helped the group get a handle on the topic quickly. These are the resources I used: [2/n]
1. It helps to have Constructionism at the center of your understanding of the topic. And yes, a wiki article is deep enough for beginners: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construct… [3/n]
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Pedagogy in the time of the Pandemic - a thread on peril and promise of education in the time of #COVID19 - my learning from efforts across the world #education #onlineteaching #edtech (1/n)
"Here, the struggle for survival has overtaken other aspects of growth, with education coming to be considered a privilege" - read the story of Vaishali shorturl.at/fkorM @IndianExpress Image
The ongoing emergency will put further strain on hard-won gains in learning. Three possible scenarios: a lower average, a higher standard deviation, or a sharp increase in low learning at the bottom. @hpatrinos shorturl.at/dyJN2 Image
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Reading Audrey Watters' "School Work & Surveillance."

"I am under even more pressure to say something, anything nice about ed-tech, to offer reassurance that—over time, by Fall Term surely—the tech will get better. I can't. I'm sorry."
#surveillance 1/

hackeducation.com/2020/04/30/sur…
"Ed-tech is not a tool that exists only in the service of improving teaching & learning, although that's very much how it gets talked about. There's more to think about than the pedagogy too, than whether #edtech makes it better or worse or about the same just more expensive." 2/
"Tools have politics. They have histories. They're developed and funded and adopted and rejected for a variety of reasons other than 'what works.' Even the notion of 'what works' should prompt us to ask all sorts of questions about 'for whom,' 'in what way,' and 'why.'" 3/
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This experience is requiring us, #teachers and #edleaders, to question our practice(s) and the intention behind them. Maybe we don’t need to spend hours of a child's life bogging them down with stuff to “keep them busy.” #remoteteaching #remotelearning A THREAD 1/
Ss engage in an arts class because it is eternally relevant and there is no answer a machine could provide that mimics the art of creation. It is innately personal, therefore, so is the learning it provides. More of our educational system should aspire to be this way. 2/
I searched "#remote," here is what I found. "1.
(of a place) situated far from the main centers of population; distant." "2. having very little connection with or relationship to." 3/
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Thanks @__michaelmurphy for your paper. I appreciate the questions you raised. Discussions about teaching, learning, and securitization, are essential at this time. #WIISTOTC #tandl #highered /1
My questions, like @Fair_Decoy, are designed to support thinking through ideas. Many are based on paper you wrote -- just for the sake of context. @__michaelmurphy #WIISTOTC
I wonder if the pre-pandemic f2f teaching in your paper is a bit romanticized? What are your assumptions about f2f? What are the structural inequalities that already exist? What is 'normal' f2f pre-pandemic? @__michaelmurphy #WIISTOTC
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