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Learning Analytics Can Be Deceiving

"… Learning analytics … has the potential to transform American education …" A(nother) Holy Grail? Perhaps. In this week’s blog post we present a cautionary tale from a real classroom with real students and real learning analytics.

STEM Contest to Award $20,000 in Drone Gear

PCS Edventures is hosting a STEM-focused video contest that will award nearly $20,000 in drone gear to five students and their schools.

BloomBoard Adds Greater Badge Cohesion in Microcredential Platform

An education technology company that works with schools and districts to implement digital badging for professional development has revamped its service to help users make more sense of the progress of their training.

Teachers Agree: Classroom Design Can Help Learning, and More Room is Better

If educators could create the ideal classroom, they'd give themselves more room, and it would be more open and flexible and include collaborative spaces.

Teaching 21st Century Skills Requires New Assessments

A new report from the Brookings Institution finds technology will play an integral part of assessing the ability of students to grasp 21st century skills.

Follett Challenge Invites Schools to Share Programs with a Positive Impact

Education technology company Follett has opened its latest challenge, inviting schools to submit video entries about their programs that have made a positive impact. Prizes include $200,000 worth of Follett products and services.

Unlocking Time Releases Free Scheduling Assessment

Unlocking Time has released a free tool for schools to assess how time is being used and whether it can be used more effectively for student and teacher professional learning.

2018 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards

For our fourth-annual Readers’ Choice Awards, more than 1,000 education technology professionals weighed in on their favorite technologies, from instructional technology to security and privacy tools, from mobile devices to projectors, from games to multimedia authoring tools.

NEC Unveils Infinity Board for Collaboration

NEC Display Solutions has introduced a new collaboration tool that is intended to include everything needed to set up collaboration among multiple locations. Infinity Board includes hardware and software to "elevate" the interactive meeting experience.

Minecraft, Code.org Releasing New Hour of Code Tutorial

On Nov. 1, Microsoft will be releasing its newest Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, which, according to a recent announcement, could be "possibly the most adventurous tutorial yet." The company has teamed up with Code.org for the release of "Voyage Aquatic," in which students "explore aquatic worlds and uncover hidden treasure" by writing code to instruct agents to execute commands.

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