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To help stakeholders stay on top of the news in the edtech space, Wiser has created a free daily email digest with the best articles on edtech, e-learning and online education, delivered right to your inbox. Education, at both K-12 and higher levels, is changing rapidly with the increasing ubiquity of digital technology. Educational technology, also called edtech, is a quickly moving sector with the promise to revolutionize how education is achieved and delivered around the world. If you’re an educator, technologist, policymaker, investor or student, edtech is a fascinating field. For example, the number of companies involved in edtech has ballooned over the past few years. These companies cover a range of edtech subsectors, including instructional tools, informational resources, communication platforms, and open-source curricula. Meanwhile, governments, academia, NGOs and others are embracing the promise of edtech for delivering more effective education to a greater number of people at lower costs. It’s an exciting time for edtech. Stay informed on the latest edtech news by signing up for our free Wiser edtech email digest.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
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A New Value Proposition for Open Textbooks
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Santa Ana Unified Creating Incredible Pathways for Students K-12
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Empowering Our Students with 21st-Century Skills for Today
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10 Reasons to Take Advantage of the Every Kid in a Park Initiative
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OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet
Hechinger Report • Candace Roberts
Using Student Feedback to (Actually) Drive Change
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Open Education Resources and the Student Experience
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6 Simple Ways to Become a Better Teacher
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A New Value Proposition for Open Textbooks
Inside Higher EdThomas Carey
Two recent events have highlighted advances in the adoption of Open Education Resources: the announcement from New York State about a new state-wide Open Textbook investment and a new partnership to “bring open course content to faculty members through the campus bookstore”....
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EdTech, Education
A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids
KQEDMindshift
By Alex Shevrin On my best day as a teacher, I will talk passionately about progressive pedagogy, empathy as the core of a classroom and diverse student needs. I will say I care about every child, the whole child, and am committed...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Santa Ana Unified Creating Incredible Pathways for Students K-12
Getting SmartEmily Liebtag
By Emily Liebtag and Tom Vander Ark When people think of large urban districts, they often think about all the challenges that they face. And it’s true–large urban districts often have to overcome many hurdles. But these challenges are not insurmountable. For...
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EdTech, Education
Empowering Our Students with 21st-Century Skills for Today
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Dave Ross In this globally and digitally interconnected world, all learners, from cradle to career, need new skills and knowledge to succeed. If we want to prepare our children for success in school, work and life, opportunities to learn 21st-century skills...
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EdTech
10 Reasons to Take Advantage of the Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Getting SmartMary Ryerse
As we come off of National Park Week and as many families begin to look ahead to summer adventures, it is a great time to ensure the word is out about the Every Kid in a Park initiative. Thanks to this program,...
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E-Learning, Education
training > performance > social
Harold JarcheHarold Jarche
Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post. Mondays for freelancers mean new opportunities. Weekends are often times to get work done when it’s quiet. Mondays are good days to take a day to reflect, as clients are usually busy...
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E-Learning, Education
OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet
Hechinger ReportCandace Roberts
Education critics often see technology as unnecessary bells and whistles to a curriculum that has sufficed for decades. But the reality is that technological innovation today is opening the door to entirely new methods of teaching that have never before been feasible....
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Using Student Feedback to (Actually) Drive Change
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Sachi Takahashi-Rial What if your grade school principal had asked you and your fellow students directly for your feedback? And what if that principal not only listened, but also made changes based on what you said? Your school would have been...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Open Education Resources and the Student Experience
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Cheryl Costantini Not long ago I sat down with one of our college student interns to get her thoughts on Open Education Resources (OER). Frankly, I wanted to find out whether she even knew what OER was–do students have interest/awareness in...
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EdTech, Education
6 Simple Ways to Become a Better Teacher
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Lizzie Weakley As teachers, our whole career is about providing the best education for students that we can. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this goal is by becoming the best teacher (and, more generally, person) you can be....
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