Educational Technology

15 More Companies That No Longer Require a Degree—Apply Now

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 00:30

by Glassdoor Team

With college tuition soaring nationwide, many Americans don’t have the time or money to earn a college degree. However, that doesn’t mean your job prospects are diminished. Increasingly, there are many companies offering well-paying jobs to those with non-traditional education or a high-school diploma. “When you look at people who don’t go to school and make their way in the world, those are exceptional human beings. And we should do everything we can to find those people,” said Google’s former SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock. “Academic qualifications will still be taken into account and indeed remain an important consideration when assessing candidates as a whole, but will no longer act as a barrier to getting a foot in the door,” added Maggie Stilwell, Ernst and Young’s managing partner for talent. Google and EY are just two of the champion companies who realize that book smarts don’t necessarily equal strong work ethic, grit and talent.

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/no-degree-required/

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How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 00:40

By Tanner Higgin, THE Journal

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

https://thejournal.com/articles/2018/08/09/how-to-craft-useful-student-centered-social-media-policies.aspx

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Why the Teachers vs Tech Narrative Must Go

Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 00:30

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocatye

The advent of technology has brought considerable discussion about whether teachers or technology will dominate the profession. Research studies consistently have shown that the single most significant indicator of student success is the child’s teacher. An excellent teacher makes all the difference in student achievement, but naysayers insist that technology has come to take over and rid classrooms of the one thing that always creates significant student achievement. In many districts, teacher salaries take 80% of the budget; it’s the biggest expense districts have. It may seem cost-efficient to replace teachers with technology, but it won’t happen, and here’s why:

Why the Teachers vs Tech Narrative Must Go

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7 Signs You Have Malware and How to Get Rid of It

Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 00:29

by Neil J. Rubenking, PC Mag

When your PC slows down or acts weird, you don’t always know the cause. Most often, it’s probably just a glitch. But it could be an outward and visible sign of an inward and terrible malware infestation. Review the seven warning signs below. If any of them match your experience, malware may well have compromised your system’s security. The fact that you’ve got malware protection installed doesn’t mean you can ignore these warning signs. Software isn’t perfect, and sometimes a brand-new malware attack can slip past your security.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416788,00.asp

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