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How Educators Can Empower Girls To Think STEM

Women’s History Month has given us a good opportunity to recognize the many strides women have made towards workplace equality, particularly when it comes to STEM representation. Historical names like Sally Ride and Marie Curie stand alongside current tech powerhouses... (Teach.com)

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Wisewire Awarded Two 2017 BESSIE Awards

The 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Wisewire won for best online educational resource in the teacher tools and multi-level categories. (ComputEd Gazette)

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How Traditional Industries Can Adopt EdTech’s Innovation

Education is one of the nation’s oldest industries, and while it doesn’t move at the pace of the computer or smartphone industry, education technology (edtech) has pushed forward with gradual momentum. (TechZulu)

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2017 EdTech Digest Trendsetter Award Finalist

In honoring cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in education, we do so with a sense of excitement, but also a sense of responsibility. Dream-to-reality makers are awesome to behold. (EdTech Digest)

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Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level

Traditional projects tend to be assigned at the end of a unit as a culmination of the previous weeks’ materials–essentially making it the end point, along with an exam, to a cycle of lecture/activity/quiz segments. The goal of project-based learning is to take an entire unit’s worth of material and immerse the student in one large active project... (GettingSmart)

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Five Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Are Like Teachers

What words come to mind when you think about teachers? Imaginative; innovative; risk taker; lifelong learner? Now think about a technology entrepreneur. Might some of the same descriptions apply? Like entrepreneurs, great teachers... (Forbes)

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5 Elements Of A Quality Multiple Choice Question

Computer-based assessments have given teachers, educators, and administrators powerful tools for enhancing the testing process, all while allowing for efficient scoring of high volumes. However, those benefits are rendered useless if the actual content isn’t successful. The key to this is crafting assessment questions that zero in on the most important element: Does it test the student’s mastery of the topic? (TeachThought)

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Meet Nanda Krish, Executive Chairman & CEO

Forbes Technology Council members are in a wide range of industries and come from a diverse set of experiences. However, they all have lots of great insights to share, from best practices for technology departments to smart predictions for the future of tech. To showcase their expertise, we’re profiling Forbes Technology Council members here on the blog. This week: Nanda Krish. (Forbes)

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How Computer-Based Assessments Empower Educators and Students

Activities, labs and discussions offer much better real-world training than simply recalling a factoid and marking “C” on a Scantron. But how do we assess those skills on a large scale? (Education Post)

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Are You Writing Strong Assessments?

On an average day, a teacher asks upwards of 400 questions, and that doesn’t even count the written assessments. Have you ever wondered if you’re asking the right questions? Questions that are so perfectly crafted that they truly tell you if students have mastered the content? Let’s test that idea... (ShareMyLesson)

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How The Competency-Based Model Will Revolutionize Higher Education

Higher education across the globe is in a state of transition. Online learning has become commonplace and the opportunities to present and teach can be handled literally without borders. The result is an industry at a crossroads... (The Edvocate)

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Learning From Last Year: Technology Funding Outlooks For 2017

Bubbles are meant to burst. In business, the fallout can be catastrophic for an industry, or it can be a necessary cleansing, a recalibration for when things get excessive... (Forbes)

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5 EdTech Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

2016 was a remarkable year for the edtech space—platforms and content pushed the bleeding edge of technology; analytics improved, allowing for more customized and personalized learning experiences; and student-driven learning opportunities took classrooms by storm. But for all of the gains made, 2017 is poised to be even more significant as data and technology platforms give developers additional ways to customize and optimize the learning experience. Here are the top five exciting edtech trends to look for in 2017... (AVNetwork)

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Common Core: Today’s Benefits, Tomorrow’s Improvements

Common Core detractors most often discuss the difficulties regarding management and implementation of Common Core. While these remain valid concerns, they can overshadow the many benefits that Common Core delivers — and the many improvements the Common Core standards has provided to the states that have adopted them... (BuzzFeed)

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Designing Courses for Efficient Learning and Actionable Data

Today, progress in creating, delivering and tracking rich graphics, videos, interactive and VR-based activities, as well as progress in tracking achievement and behavior data to inform decisions, have changed the way students are able to interact with learning materials. The old model of learning only through a four-year degree institution or a trade apprenticeship program have passed... (Getting Smart)

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The Benefits of Engaging Girls in STEM

Nanda Krish, CEO of Wisewire shares must-read tips for getting girls involved with STEM... (Women2.0)

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Headlines, Common Core Is a Roadmap to Success for Parents, Teachers and Students

Unfortunately, criticisms of Common Core often reflect knee-jerk reactions and obscure the many benefits that these standards deliver to states... (Education Post)

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Can Technology Really Save The Education System?

EdTech Entrepreneur Nanda Krish Talks Teachers, STEM, Tech and Education Community Building... (Inc.)

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Interview with Jason Lange, CEO and co-founder of BloomBoard

Just recently, BloomBoard entered a partnership with Wisewire to develop learning solutions for educators... (Classroom Aid)

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Wisewire and BloomBoard Collaborate On Learning Solutions for K-12 Educators

Wisewire, a learning platform that engineers efficient learning materials, is pleased to announce a content partnership with BloomBoard, the leading professional development platform for K-12 educators.

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The Five Pillars of Quality EdTech Content

The edtech industry needs a way to make supplemental material available in an easily accessible and searchable way — all while ensuring quality content... (EdTech Digest)

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34th Annual Awards Of Excellence Winners Announced By Tech & Learning Magazine

Wisewire is selected among hundreds of entries to be honored with a 2016 Award of Excellence as an outstanding education technology product.

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Winners of the 21st Annual EDDIE Awards

The Awards target innovative and content-rich software (including apps for iPad and Android) and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity... (ComputED Gazette)

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Baltimore's Edtech History, in 10 Crucial Steps

The next wave in edtech could be marketplaces, where teachers can access a mix of free and paid content, and potentially sell their own... (Technical.ly)

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Free Textbooks From Rice OpenStax: Too Good to Be True?

When it comes to creating textbooks, OpenStax doesn't upend the traditional publishing process. In fact, OpenStax tends to work with an editorial company to produce a textbook... (PCMag)

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How Tech is Transforming Education

We are no longer in a world of cookie cutter curriculum. EdTech enables teachers and students the freedom to shape the learning environment to what they need, not what's required … (Flarrio)

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How The Education System Is Leveraging
Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete

The US education system is going through a Renaissance in how students learn. Especially when it comes to those learners focused on college preparedness. While many teachers still teach to a test, others are turning to new technologies … (Forbes)

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New Education Marketplace, Wisewire, Opens Doors

GRAND OPENING: Wisewire, a startup based in Washington, DC, is launching a platform for learning resources and assessments. Its marketplace has been pre-populated with 50,000 learning objects, playlists and teaching guides that focus on middle and high-school math, science and language arts topics. Educators can… (EdSurge)

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Wisewire Launches a New Education Marketplace

Emerging edtech innovator Wisewire is launching out of stealth mode and opening its education content marketplace and publishing platform in the U.S. today. The Wisewire Marketplace houses nearly 50,000 learning objects, playlists, assessments and teaching guides that are curated, indexed, and searchable…

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