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Will ed-tech have a role in the White House's college access push? - eCampus News

Will ed-tech have a role in the White House's college access push? - eCampus News | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Education technology is a key factor in many of the commitments made by colleges, universities, and companies at the White House's Higher Education Summit.
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“Technology plays a large part in helping colleges make the right decisions,” Tobin said from Pearson . “I think the charge that came from the meeting was to ask ‘what can you do proactively to reach out to [access] these students?’”

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The Search for the Perfect College

The Search for the Perfect College | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Completing an application is something like shooting for the stars. It's an expression of ambition, confidence, and intent.
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A Checklist for Engaging a School District’s Central Office (EdSurge News)

A Checklist for Engaging a School District’s Central Office (EdSurge News) | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Many edtech startups (understandably) try to sidestep the complexity and bureaucracy of the central office, and go straight to teachers
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Great tips on how edtech companies can work with school districts.

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Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Ed Tech

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Ed Tech | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
What is the product being hired to do? This question, asked by Harvard professor Clay Christensen, should guide many of your internal conversations and serve as a focal point in the buying process....
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Thoughts from buyers about purchasing EdTech products.

 

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1) Don't blow your budget on customization

2) The quality of service matter sometimes more than the product

3) Data must be easily shareable

4) Go to article to see more....

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EdTech Isn't Optional, It's Essential

EdTech Isn't Optional, It's Essential | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Infographic on data from a national online survey of preK-12 teachers and administrators in the U.S.
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Hobsons Acquires Transcript Exchange Service from Pearson (EdSurge News)

Hobsons Acquires Transcript Exchange Service from Pearson (EdSurge News) | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
FOLLOW THE STUDENT: Hobsons has acquired the National Transcript Center (NTC) from Pearson for an undisclosed price.
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District Officials Describe Challenges in Using Mobile Tech in Schools

District Officials Describe Challenges in Using Mobile Tech in Schools | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Providing students with mobile devices can engage students, and accelerate their learning, a number of educators said during a panel discussion at ISTE today. (Considering initiating #mlearning in the #classroom?
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Scorecards and the New Admission Strategy

Scorecards and the New Admission Strategy | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
It begins with how American colleges and universities recruit students. Whatever happens long-term, the days of an incremental admission strategy are over.
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Interesting article on the coming shift on types of college applicants and how admissions staff will need to reach them

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A Checklist for Engaging a School District’s Central Office (EdSurge News)

A Checklist for Engaging a School District’s Central Office (EdSurge News) | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Many edtech startups (understandably) try to sidestep the complexity and bureaucracy of the central office, and go straight to teachers
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7 college application mistakes to avoid

7 college application mistakes to avoid | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
A range of errors tend to crop up when high school grads apply for college -- here's what to look for
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Some important ideas from this article were how important it is to describe your activities in detail. Just saying you were captain of the math team isn't enough- you need to explain that being captain meant you had to manage the team, gauge their strengths and weaknesses, and make decisions in a leadership role. This will better allow the colleges to understand how the activities you chose to partake in helped to shape you, and how that makes you a better candidate for their school. 

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How are classrooms implementing mobile technology? | eSchool News

How are classrooms implementing mobile technology? | eSchool News | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Advocates of mobile technology in the classroom say that devices such as tablets and smart phones boost student engagement and offer a way to personalize learning for each student.
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Mobile technology in schools is the wave of the future.

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Getting a Late Start? Last-minute Checklist | Federal Student Aid

Just decided that you want to go to college, but school starts soon? We have your "must do" list if you want to get financial aid to help you pay for school. (Just decided that you want to go to college, but school starts soon?
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Jump-start SAT and ACT Study Plans With Free Apps

Jump-start SAT and ACT Study Plans With Free Apps | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Vocabulary and math questions and daily study reminders are a few offerings from free test prep apps.
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Trends | EdTech's 10 Most Active Acquirers

Trends | EdTech's 10 Most Active Acquirers | Completing College Applications | Scoop.it
Here's a closer look at that $1.1B Ed Tech venture capital financing in 2012, data courtesy of CB Insights, an information services firm tracking investment in technology companies. The list includ...

Via Mark Smithers
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A lot of investing in the education technology space in 2012.

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