EdTech News Saturday, February 10

EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

Score: 749.3963357608279
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 18:19:18 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-09T10:35:14+00:00
Author: Tom Clancy

  • Be it by enforcing an admission system that often perpetuates inequality or by having outdated programs that don’t equip their students with the highly demanded skills of the ever-changing market, universities can be a very expensive and inadequate way of getting specialized education and training.
  • The ODEM platform runs on the Blockchain and uses a smart contract-based payment platform to give all members of the education supply chain the opportunity to create a request, design or attend an educational event while having a payment system that offers real-time and transparent financial transactions.
  • By doing so, ODEM can offer a network of over 200 professors, providing a service that combines a real classroom learning experience and the flexibility and agility of online education.
  • The aim is to provide an education service where the absence of middlemen leads to an experience that works best for all parties, as it can be customised to the students’ needs and professors can evolve based on the feedback that they get.
  • Cryptocurrency for the new era of education – To pay for its services, ODEM is launching the ODEM Token (ODEMT), which can be bought through an ICO that is going live on Feb. 17 and should continue until March 19 or until all tokens have been sold.

Tags: education, higher education, complete custom education, education supply chain, On-Demand Education Marketplace

Score: 10.445973193548806
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 13:54:00 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-02-10T14:25:33+00:00

  • Looking for a picture book or informational text to bring into a Presidents’ Day lesson?
  • This list includes a handful of books perfect for a Presidents’ Day activity.
  • You can introduce these selections to your whole class as read aloud books or send home the list with families for their next trip to the library.
  • #ScannableTech Tip: Find a YouTube video with a reading of a notable speech made by the historical figure in the book you choose.
  • Learn more – – #FormativeTech Tip: Create a backchannel for students to pause and post a question or noticing during your read aloud.

Tags: United States presidents, Mount Rushmore Calamity, picture book, beautifully illustrated picture, Jackie Saved Grand

Score: 10.0921786090927
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 13:40:10 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-01-19T07:00:02+00:00

  • That’s why parent engagement is a key part of our strategic plan in Florida’s Hillsborough County Public Schools.
  • Although building a strong connection with a group that isn’t present in school every day can be a challenge, there are strategies to make it easier for both teachers and parents.
  • A large part of strengthening parent engagement is meeting families where they are, which is increasingly online.
  • Students, and their parents, spend a great deal of time on social media websites checking for updates and sharing information, and we wanted to create the same type of highly engaged online community for our schools—like a Facebook for academics.
  • When our team went through the process of identifying an online parent engagement platform in 2013, we had unique needs to meet the demands of a 215,000-student district.

Tags: parent engagement, online parent engagement, Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Public, social learning management

Score: 7.204473272198613
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 23:46:44 +0000 2018
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Author: Tom Spall

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  • These URL shorteners are great for making a long URL short and cleaned up for when you need to supply a link to your students, the audience at a conference, or send home to parents on Remind and/or text.
  • is a great URL shortener that even gives you analytics and a QR code for that link.
  • allows you to make custom URL links, and with the paid version you can get great analytics.
  • Yellkey allows you to create a shortened url and then allow that url to be active for a specific amount of time.

Tags: different URL shorteners, long URL, , ,

Score: 6.62727530974805
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 14:10:13 +0000 2018
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Author: Cool Initiatives

  • Perhaps you are a teacher with a great idea, or maybe you are a small edtech business already trying to disrupt the face of education.
  • Until 28th February, we’re calling on edu-aspiring disruptors to take part in the Cool Initiatives Education Challenge .
  • This competition is all about finding technologies that can help address real-world education challenges.
  • Our aim is to help advance the ‘future of education’ by supporting innovators trying to improve the school experience.
  • The Education Challenge is open to anyone with a great idea, or those developing their own technology.

Tags: Cool Initiatives Education, Initiatives Education Challenge, company Cool Milk, school milk supplier, small edtech business

Score: 5.773332413602814
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 14:05:26 +0000 2018
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  • Science Snacks is a resource that I referenced in my list of ten blog post topics for your school blog.
  • Science Snacks features activities that can be conducted with inexpensive and readily available materials.
  • Science Snacks are also accompanied by a written explanation of the science at work in the activity.
  • Applications for Education – While originally designed for middle school and high school students, many of the Science Snacks could be altered to fit in an elementary school setting.
  • Many of the Science Snacks activities could be conducted by middle school and high school students at home with the help/ supervision of parents.

Tags: Dec, Jan, Oct, Aug, Apr

Score: 20.649150622876558
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 21:07:12 +0000 2018
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    Tags: Data Connect, unique Data Connect, Data Connect Integration, Connect Integration Console, application interoperability

    Score: 9.347532056911998
    Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 13:29:10 +0000 2018
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    Author: Paul Mcguire

      Tags: PM,

      Score: 5.928317113695703
      Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 13:29:59 +0000 2018
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        Tags: global education, GLOBAL EDUCATION EVENTS, Global Education Report, ,

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