EBSCO Alerts | Virtual School Meanderings

First, the alert for virtual schools. 1. TI- Visual consequences of the virtual school: acute eye symptoms in healthy children.AU-Hamburger JLAU- Lavrich JAU- Rusakevich AMAU-Leibowitz JAAU-Zhitnitsky MDAU-Chang SAU-Makkena ACAU- LEO CKAU – Oh Ji JiAU- Sharp iAU-Johnton KBAF- Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.AF- Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, … Read more

Access to Education Technology Is Not Enough

When school districts began closing in mid-March, educational technology use fell more than 60 percent in the first week. After this initial decline, usage has steadily increased, but with a host of worrisome trends. According to an analysis of two million students and teachers across the United States, fewer students were accessing educational technology, but … Read more

Five Tools for Making Wordle Word Clouds

Remember when Wordle was a word cloud builder that was moving into the Web 2.0/edtech world? I’ve been doing this recently and can’t help but think of it when I see people posting their Wordle results to social media. For those who don’t remember those days, Wordle was originally a word cloud generator that teachers … Read more

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

Deep inequalities in digital access still exist According to the report, the digital divide is the biggest challenge school districts face. Thirty-one percent of survey respondents said it was their biggest obstacle to maximizing student success this school year, followed by the impact of the summer slip (26 percent), a lack of technology training for … Read more

Financial technology offers independence, peace of mind to independent workers | WV News

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Edtech Startups Flocked To The Public Markets During The Pandemic. Here’s What That Could Mean For 2022 – Crunchbase News

Edtech and IPOs came together in 2021 like two people kissing on a tree, kids would say. Coursera came first, then Duolingo, then Nerdy with a special purpose acquisition deal valued at about $1.7 billion. The boom in successful education technology IPOs and other exit moves in the sector via SPACs or mergers and acquisitions … Read more

Valued to be $207.3 Billion by 2026, Education Technology (Ed Tech) and Smart Classrooms Slated for Robust Growth Worldwide

A glimpse of the factsVersion: 8; chest: December 2021Executive pool: 15346companies: 326 – Players covered include Apple, Inc. Blackboard Company; Cisco Systems Inc. Dell EMC; Discovery Communications Inc. Dynavox Mayer Johnson; Fujitsu Limited; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (HPE); IBM Corporation; Jenzabar, Inc. ; Lenovo Group Ltd. Microsoft Corporation; Panasonic Corporation, Promethean Corporation, Saba Software … Read more

Hear from Substitute Teachers 1 Year Later

Hear from substitute teachers after one year Newsletter from the US-based K-12 blended learning organization. Join the conversation as we partner with communities to design and implement school-based change. In this week’s issue The Research Institute’s Alternative Teaching Training Program was featured in Providence Magazine Join us next week for workshops at the Diverse Independent … Read more

Washington County School District Expands Use of PowerSchool Solutions, Adds Unified Insights to Help Continue Creating Engaging Learning Environments

Folsom, California – (work wire)—PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC), a leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education, announced today that the Washington County School District (WCSD) in St. PowerSchool solutions to facilitate blended learning. Curriculum and administrative tasks. WCSD recently selected PowerSchool Unified Insights to aggregate student, teacher and school district performance through a unified platform, … Read more

District 518 plans how to use its federal ARPA funds strategically – The Globe

WORTHINGTON – The district received $5.68 million in federal funding aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19, and plans to use that money include adding jobs for employees, purchasing educational supplies, services and facility upgrades. “We’re trying to be strategic,” said John Landgaard, superintendent of Area 518. The emergency relief funds for elementary and secondary … Read more