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Pandemic Campus Diaries: A Podcast Series

Fall 2020 will bring the first full college term of the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows quite what to expect. Plexiglass has been installed in classrooms. Professors have brushed up on their online teaching skills. New social distancing rules have ...

Pandemic Campus Diaries: A Podcast Series

What’s the Plan? How K-12 School Districts Are Preparing to Resume and Reopen

As COVID-19 continues to spread, a return to normalcy has become unlikely or, at best, delayed. To share how schools are confronting the challenges of reopening and resuming remote instruction, EdSurge and Social Context Labs, a data analytics firm, ar...

What’s the Plan? How K-12 School Districts Are Preparing to Resume and Reopen

Sustaining Higher Education in the Coronavirus Crisis

Higher education has offered distance instruction as an option for decades. Now that the pandemic of COVID-19 has reached every state in the U.S., many colleges have suddenly shifted to a forced kind of distance education—to keep teaching while everyon...

Sustaining Higher Education in the Coronavirus Crisis

Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope With Coronavirus

The coronavirus has cast an uncertain future over U.S. education, raising a host of questions: Is remote learning possible for every school? How can educators and parents make it a meaningful experience when it’s happened so suddenly? And what roles wi...

Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope With Coronavirus

Represent: Why the Census Matters—in 2020 and Beyond

SPONSORED BY Statistics in Schools

A lot has happened over the past decade, and the 2020 census will give America its first good look at just how much we’ve changed in 10 years. From who we are as individuals to how we’re doing as a country, the census is a deep dive into our collective...

Represent: Why the Census Matters—in 2020 and Beyond

Reclaim the Day: How to Ease the Teacher Time Crunch

SPONSORED BY D2L

A teacher’s day rarely ends when the afternoon bell rings. After juggling hectic class schedules, meetings, and professional development, educators are often required to grade, lesson plan, and interact with parents well beyond school hours. Lack of in...

Reclaim the Day: How to Ease the Teacher Time Crunch

A Decade in Review: Reflections on 10 Years in Education Technology

The end of 2019 marks the end of the teenage years of the 21st century. And just as the teenage years are a formative time for most people—in ways good, bad and outright cringey—so too were they for the edtech industry.As broadband internet beamed its ...

A Decade in Review: Reflections on 10 Years in Education Technology

Fostering Student Engagement in the Age of Digital Distraction

SPONSORED BY Vivi

Amidst the clicks, beeps and dings of our digital present, attention is at an all-time premium. And with fingertip access to streaming video, social media and endlessly-looping GIFs, it’s no wonder that technology is often blamed for students’ lack of ...

Fostering Student Engagement in the Age of Digital Distraction

Social Studies: It's Time to ReInvest

SPONSORED BY Newsela

With digital citizenship on our minds and a presidential election on the horizon, we believe it’s time to take a closer look at social studies instruction. A fixture of our national curriculum for a century, its changing emphases reveal the evolving pr...

Social Studies: It's Time to ReInvest

What Does Reading Well Look Like?

SPONSORED BY Reading Plus

Few would disagree that reading is a foundational skill, if not the most fundamental. Research reminds us that solid reading skills pave the path to academic success and prop open career doors. As for the mind-expanding pleasure a good book can offer—n...

What Does Reading Well Look Like?

Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings

SPONSORED BY EdSurge's ISTE Spotlight Partners

To celebrate ISTE 2019, we've collected interviews with inspiring educators about the innovative digital tools that are making a difference in their teaching. Read on to learn about podcasts that break down barriers; classroom tech that liberates teach...

Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings

The EdSurge Podcast

A weekly podcast about the future of education, featuring insightful conversations with educators, tech innovators and scholars, hosted by EdSurge's Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters.You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, St...

The EdSurge Podcast

Game-Based Learning: Preparing Students for The Future

SPONSORED BY Minecraft: Education Edition

One of the most effective ways to nurture the 21st century’s trademark skills is by creating opportunities for kids to do what kids do naturally: play. This educators’ guide is packed with resources for gaming gurus and greenhorns alike

Game-Based Learning: Preparing Students for The Future

New Year, New Learning: Reflections on Education in 2018 and Beyond

Each year, EdSurge asks thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs to reflect on the state of education technology, and share their thoughts on where it’s headed. We’re continuing that tradition again this year, but with an added twist: Writers from ...

New Year, New Learning: Reflections on Education in 2018 and Beyond

Measuring Up: How Community Colleges Define, Measure and Support Student Success

Community colleges are a lever for upward mobility, but their achievements are less obvious when looking at national graduation rates. The EdSurge research team explores whether completion should be the barometer of success for community college students.

Measuring Up: How Community Colleges Define, Measure and Support Student Success

Finding the Right Talent in the Edtech World

Finding the right talent for your company can feel a bit like looking for a diamond in the rough. It can be difficult in the best of times. But, don't sweat! We’ve created this guide just for edtech recruiters and hiring managers who are ready to find ...

Finding the Right Talent in the Edtech World

How to Score a Job in Edtech: Tips From Experts, Experienced Job Hunters and More

If you’re looking for a job in edtech, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re an edtech veteran looking for a new challenge or someone who’s looking to break into the edtech world, we’ve got you covered.In this guide, you’ll find a toolkit to h...

How to Score a Job in Edtech: Tips From Experts, Experienced Job Hunters and More

Toward Better Teaching: Office Hours With Bonni Stachowiak

A new EdSurge advice column about college teaching.

Toward Better Teaching: Office Hours With Bonni Stachowiak

The World Is Watching: How YouTube Shapes Education

It’s our nostalgia trip, our on-demand highlight reel and our favorite internet rabbit hole. It’s YouTube, a place where we collectively spend more than a billion hours a day.Students are some of its most loyal eyeballs. They watch videos featuring vlo...

The World Is Watching: How YouTube Shapes Education

Social-Emotional Learning: Why It Matters and How to Foster It

SPONSORED BY Newsela

Figuring out how and when to teach and assess SEL skills can be daunting. This guide is packed with questions to consider and techniques to try.

Social-Emotional Learning: Why It Matters and How to Foster It

6 Key Trends to 21st Century Teaching

Teaching in the 21st century involves trying new ways to engage students, but also a willingness to change innovative practices that didn’t pan out. Here we take a look at how faculty are using new approaches in their classroom and what they have learned.

6 Key Trends to 21st Century Teaching

EdSurge’s Guide to Landing a Job (or Finding the Perfect Candidate)

Welcome to EdSurge's 2018 Jobs Guide! We want to help you find the job that will brighten your world and challenge you in positive ways. For many, getting involved in education can be the most meaningful professional work they've ever done.At the same ...

EdSurge’s Guide to Landing a Job (or Finding the Perfect Candidate)

Innovations in Student Success: From Campus Collaboration to Tech Implementation

SPONSORED BY Salesforce.org

Higher-ed institutions are energizing new developments in student success. EdSurge highlights the importance of partnerships on and off campus, lessons learned from technology rollouts and the evolving role of academic advisors.

Innovations in Student Success: From Campus Collaboration to Tech Implementation

Reflections From 2017 for the Journey Ahead

What have we learned about the forces that shape education?As we enter a new year, there’s still plenty of growing up to do for the edtech community. Technology can create just as many problems as it solves, and 2017 found educators, entrepreneurs, wri...

Reflections From 2017 for the Journey Ahead

EdSurge Live: A Town-Hall Style Video Forum

Each month, EdSurge hosts an online forum about a big question facing higher education. And you're invited to share your questions and perspectives.Coming up next:EdSurge Live: How Colleges Should Respond to the Coronavirus Topic: Inclusive higher ed t...

EdSurge Live: A Town-Hall Style Video Forum

A Lifetime of Back to School: Microcredentials in Higher Education

From universities to education companies, higher education providers today are increasingly offering microcredentials, and EdSurge set out to explore the landscape of these short-form online learning programs.

A Lifetime of Back to School: Microcredentials in Higher Education

The Personalized Learning Toolkit

Think of your favorite students. Chances are they were engaged, creative, motivated. What was compelling about them? Did they have courage and tenacity to reach for the stars? Were they creative and so helped to keep the classroom interesting? Were th...

The Personalized Learning Toolkit

Putting It Into Words: The Future of Writing Instruction

SPONSORED BY Turnitin

It’s no surprise that as technology has infused education, it has also impacted the teaching of writing. So we’ve put our figurative pen to paper with the hope of highlighting what writing instruction looks like today, and how it might continue to evo...

Putting It Into Words: The Future of Writing Instruction

Measuring Efficacy in Edtech

With more and more technology in the classroom, the quest to find tools that effectively help educators and their students becomes increasingly important—and increasingly difficult. How can educators best identify the products that meet their classroom...

Measuring Efficacy in Edtech

The Future of Coding Bootcamps

Coding bootcamps have been on the rise, but with major players shutting their doors, EdSurge set out to answer questions about their viability, future and what traditional higher-ed can takeaway.

The Future of Coding Bootcamps

What Does It Take to Make Interoperability Work in K-12 Education?

Interoperability, defined dryly, is the seamless, secure and controlled exchange of data between different applications and technologies. The term is a mouthful, yet the concept enables many conveniences we take for granted. It allows, for instance, p...

What Does It Take to Make Interoperability Work in K-12 Education?

Thought Leaders Discuss The College (And Classroom) Of the Future

Check out some predictions (and warnings) about how technology is changing higher education. EdSurge sat down with more than a dozen leading experts from a variety of colleges and companies for their takes.

Thought Leaders Discuss The College (And Classroom) Of the Future

Real Life Learning: An Up Close Look at Competency-Based Education

SPONSORED BY D2L

Coined in the 1970s, competency-based learning is gaining converts and building enthusiasm in our K-12 education system, taking the focus off grades and seat time—and replacing it with an emphasis on students’ mastery of specific concepts and skills.No...

Real Life Learning: An Up Close Look at Competency-Based Education

Crossing the Finish Line: Stories on Student Success and What Colleges Are Doing to Get There

Predictive analytics. Early-alert systems. Google Maps for degrees? EdSurge goes deep into how colleges are rethinking “student success” and the technologies used to get them there.

Crossing the Finish Line: Stories on Student Success and What Colleges Are Doing to Get There

The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

Good edtech tools and initiatives aren’t merely the result of funding and luck. In fact, it’s the people behind them—the dreamers who brainstorm and discover, the designers who test and train, the teachers and students who use and offer feedback—that ...

The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

Bridging the Chasm: Defining Success Beyond Traditional Academics

Defining student success was once much simpler. High scores on a report card or standardized tests gave students, families and teachers reason to celebrate. But numbers and letters no longer adequately signal how well learners are prepared for life aft...

Bridging the Chasm: Defining Success Beyond Traditional Academics

So You Want to Work in Edtech?

SPONSORED BY TES Global & VIPKID

Here at EdSurge, we are committed to helping the most relevant learning tools get into the right hands. But the real magic of learning isn’t about tools. It’s about the people who brainstorm and build them, test and tweak them, invest in and incubate...

So You Want to Work in Edtech?

Community Colleges Point Toward New Directions in Digital Innovation

SPONSORED BY VitalSource

Nearly half of undergraduates in the U.S. learn at community colleges. Take a closer look at how these institutions are changing, from building tech-friendly classrooms to adopting digital textbooks.

Community Colleges Point Toward New Directions in Digital Innovation

The EdSurge Guide to Choosing, Vetting and Purchasing K-12 Edtech Products

"Procurement" sends chills down many spines because all too often the process of finding and buying technology, curriculum and other resources has become laborious and confusing. Particularly over the last five years, the job has gotten tougher for pe...

The EdSurge Guide to Choosing, Vetting and Purchasing K-12 Edtech Products

EdSurge 2017 Personal Statements

Self reflections and articulating future plans are important—just ask those high school students scampering to finish college essays now. But reflections matter as well for adults, especially those in charge of teaching and building technology supports...

EdSurge 2017 Personal Statements

The EdSurge Guide to Becoming a Future Ready Leader

So, you’ve signed the Future Ready Pledge—or perhaps you are just considering it. What do you do next? The Future Ready District Pledge is a commitment and a roadmap for superintendents and district leaders to move towards personalized learning. As p...

The EdSurge Guide to Becoming a Future Ready Leader

The Data Workout: How It’s Impacting Teaching and Learning

SPONSORED BY Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Data comes in all shapes and sizes, which can make analysis and interpretation a tricky beast. In this guide, EdSurge explores how to think about, gather and act upon education data.

The Data Workout: How It’s Impacting Teaching and Learning

What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the Country: The 2017 Fifty States Project

If you're in education, chances are you've heard the term "personalized learning." But what does that phrase mean? What does "personalized learning" look like from coast to coast, classroom to classroom? For the last few years, we’ve collected storie...

What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the Country: The 2017 Fifty States Project

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Coding Adventure

SPONSORED BY Dig-It Games

For a new generation of students growing up in a digitally-connected century, all roads lead to code. Coding is the new literacy. It will not replace foreign languages, but it will be the global vernacular for understanding how technologies work. Un...

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Coding Adventure

Community College: Digital Innovation's Next Frontier

SPONSORED BY Macmillan Learning

Community colleges aren’t often where investors and change-makers first look for inspiration. But a lot is happening there, and in this guide, we share 10 digital initiatives we’ve got our eyes on.

Community College: Digital Innovation's Next Frontier

The Complex World of School Redesign: The Building Blocks and the Builders

There are many building blocks that make up a school. The schedule, budget, infrastructure, school culture and the learning environment represent just a handful. Each element has a tremendous impact on the learning experience for students, staff and f...

The Complex World of School Redesign: The Building Blocks and the Builders

Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project

Educators, we know you're getting ready to go back to school—or potentially have already started. But what if you need support? Have a question about technology, or how to integrate it? To help you out with tips and tricks from educators who've been ...

Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project

What's Next for Maker Education

SPONSORED BY Adobe

Confession: We at EdSurge are a bit in love with what may be America’s favorite new pastime: making. Indeed, it’s been a busy two years since we published our first guide on making, during which makerspaces have spread into classrooms and curriculum ...

What's Next for Maker Education

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

SPONSORED BY Salesforce.org

Times they are a-changin’—and so are career paths. In this guide, we explore how institutions, companies and learning providers are helping students build skills to meet new demands of the workforce.

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

EdSurge 2016 Personal Statements

As the dust of 2015 settles, we’re taking time to reflect on the chisels that sculpted our year. We have questions: What was the biggest deal of 2015? How did education technology change, for better or for worse? What will 2016 hold?To ensure we’re not...

EdSurge 2016 Personal Statements

Exploring Blended Learning Leadership

SPONSORED BY Capella University

Here at EdSurge, we don’t miss a chance to celebrate. Right now, we’re whooping it up over Connected Educator Month. And because it wouldn’t be a celebration without a little gift-giving, we’ve prepared something just for you.It’s an adventure—a guide ...

Exploring Blended Learning Leadership

How to Build Your Makerspace

SPONSORED BY Autodesk

Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of...

How to Build Your Makerspace

Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook

SPONSORED BY School Improvement Network

Personalized learning means different things to different people. Visit different schools with different models, and chances are they will all tell you they are using some form of personalized learning. But what does “personalized learning” mean, and...

Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook

From Pre-Fab to Personalized: How Districts Are Retooling Professional Development

Every learner is different. Nowhere is this as true as it is for teachers. Every teacher comes to the classroom with a different background, different set of skills and differences in how they learn best. Add to this complexity, the fact that every te...

From Pre-Fab to Personalized: How Districts Are Retooling Professional Development

Adult Learning: Building Paths to a Better Future

Through the on-the-ground perspectives of adult learners, get to know the burgeoning relationship between adult education and education technology.

Adult Learning: Building Paths to a Better Future

EdSurge 2015 Personal Statements

Although many of us are penning fresh resolutions this week, perhaps none are reflecting on the past year quite as feverishly as high school seniors, scrambling to finish up college application essays before the new year. So this year, we asked thought...

EdSurge 2015 Personal Statements

From School to Shining School: 52 Stories from Educators Across the U.S.

Oh, say can you see--amazing educators using edtech! For the past twelve months, we’ve been collecting stories written by educators--teachers, edtech coordinators, librarians, superintendents and others--from all fifty states, the District of Columbi...

From School to Shining School: 52 Stories from Educators Across the U.S.

All Aboard the Connected Classroom!

All aboard! Learning--for both students and teachers--is increasingly connected. We share learning practices, lessons and insights both to support one another and sometimes just for the sheer joy of it. Throughout " Connected Educators" month, we'll s...

All Aboard the Connected Classroom!

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix

Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere.

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix

EdSurge 2014 Outlooks

We'll be the first to agree--2013 was an active year for educational technology. We saw successes. Venture investment increased by 6% from the previous year. New edtech incubators and accelerators popped up in countries and cities across the globe, i...

EdSurge 2014 Outlooks

Tweeting Down The Classroom Walls

For decades, teachers have been a lighthouse--we stand alone, surrounded by a sea of desks, making hundreds of decisions every day, isolated in our own classrooms. It can be a lonely profession. Now there is an alternate, Twitter universe: we wake up...

Tweeting Down The Classroom Walls

Playing Games In School

It doesn't take a PhD to know that when students are engaged, they learn. Any game that fails to engage students gets chucked into the trash or relegated to a yard sale. Ergo the hypothesis that if "education" is more like a game, kids will be engaged...

Playing Games In School

Education Technology 101: From Assessments to Zombies

Why shouldn't the smartest people in the world want to go into education? One reason that comes to mind: maybe they just don't know much about how education--and for that matter, how quickly education technology has been evolving. And yep, we'd lik...

Education Technology 101: From Assessments to Zombies

Teaching Kids to Code

Every era demands—and rewards—different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops...

Teaching Kids to Code
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