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This Administrator Helped Shape Tech at Colleges For More Than 40 Years. Here’s His Outlook on What’s Next.

Portland, Oregon—To get to Marty Ringle’s office at Reed College, you have to climb to the top floor of the Educational Technology Center building and get buzzed past a locked door that says “This is a Secure Area.” It felt like I was making a pilgrimage to the digital equivalent of a wise old master on the top of some mountain.

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Ready to Hit the Road in 2019? These K-12 Edtech Events Are Worth Your Time

Sometimes our most fulfilling conversations and productive work days take place hundreds of miles from the workplace. They often happen when we’re on the ground meeting new people, exchanging ideas, listening, learning and growing.That’s why, at EdSurge, we believe the flurry of education events held each year provide an invaluable opportunity for us and our readers—teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs, investors and everyone in between—to challenge our assumptions, share best practices and forge new partnerships.

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Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

Education is the surest path out of poverty. You can’t imagine a world in which people succeed without providing them with a world-class education.

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To Foster Social-Emotional Learning, First Confront Our Own Biases

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year.When I first entered the classroom in 2011 and was conducting research for my graduate thesis, I chose to create a project that would help develop my students’ social and emotional learning (SEL). I originally had the idea of creating lessons around student problem-solving strategies using “I Messages,” which were phrased as: “I feel ____ when you ____, next time please ____.”

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How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it?

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3 Reasons Students Aren’t Into Computer Science—Yet

I attended Everest Public High School in Redwood City, Calif., and during the years that I was in high school, never once did I hear about computer science, coding or hackathons. To this day, I still do not have a clear idea of what those phrases really mean.

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How Google’s Former China Chief Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Artificial intelligence promises to have a dramatic—and yes, disruptive—effect on U.S. education and jobs in the next decade. But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” There are few that understand what these forces mean for the world—and for education and learning—better than Kai-Fu Lee.

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Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money

Can a pacifier accurately monitor children’s neurodevelopment, based on their sucking patterns? Can vacant parking lots be redeveloped into libraries for children in “reading deserts?” And how can an AI-enhanced robot help toddlers improve language skills?

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Why Computer Science Education Week Must Do More for Young Men of Color

As Computer Science Education week comes to a close, it’s important to highlight one group that’s frequently left out: young men of color.Eight years ago, as a New York City-based national journalist, my network was pretty wide. When I went to my first technology conference in 2011, I saw that the industry was an amazing engine of creativity and job creation. But what quickly stood out was that only a minuscule number of Black or brown individuals were successfully participating in this fast-growing segment of entrepreneurship.

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