Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

Cloud-based Edsby snags Michael Fullan for board (Education Dive)

Posted on March 5th, 2015

Dr. Michael Fullan, a Canadian educational researcher and the former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), has been selected to sit on the board of Edsby, a cloud-based K-12 learning management system. Read more…...

Catapult Game Teaches Standards-Based Engineering Basics (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on February 27th, 2015

A new game from Filament Games promises to teach students engineering concepts and problem-solving skills by allowing them to design (and redesign) a catapult for pitching water balloons. “Backyard Engineers” challenges players to create the optimal catapult by manipulating mechanical elements on the device for maximizing movement, accuracy, range and “damage” in order to...

Report Estimates U.S. EdTech at $8.38 Billion (Education World)

Posted on February 25th, 2015

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released its annual report which estimates an evaluation for the EdTech industry in the United States.  The “2014 U.S. Education Technology Industry Market: PreK-12 Report” covers any and all EdTech outside of hardware, which includes apps, online learning...

Testing Is Biggest Moneymaker for Education Technology Vendors (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Software vendors and publishers raked in $2.5 billion on digital assessment products in the United States in the 2012-2013 school year, according to estimates released this week by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). The total market for software and content in U.S. preK-12 education was up by $480 million to $8.38 billion....

K-12 LMS Edsby, Designed For Scale, Aimed At EdTech Holy Grail (Getting Smart)

Posted on February 25th, 2015

How many district-wide learning management systems (LMS) are purchased and rolled out with fanfare but go poorly used? Launched in Ontario in 2010, Edsby is aiming at the EdTech holy grail–a great learning platform for K-12 schools that is popular with students and parents, yet lets districts enforce policies and regional educational...

Filament Games Launches Backyard Engineers Physical Science Engineering Game (Internet@Schools)

Posted on February 24th, 2015

Filament Games has announced the launch of physical science learning game, Backyard Engineers.Designed to align with Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, Backyard Engineers is the first physical science game to be officially released by the developer. Read more…...

Software Uses in Speech-Language Therapy (ADVANCE for Speech and Hearing)

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Local, state and federal mandates have increased pressure on speech-language pathologists (SLP) and educators to increase student achievement. Educational teams must consider and implement two policies for learners with disabilities, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) (2004) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (2001). IDEIA sets high achievement standards for...

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