In my experience, students rarely have a voice in which tools are selected and used in their classrooms. Gathering input from all relevant district stakeholders is a complicated feat, so it’s no surprise that students often don’t make the cut when staff are deciding who to include on steering committees…


I recently had a conversation with a colleague who shared that though they loved a particular technology product, “the students weren’t bought in…they don’t see the value.” This got me thinking about how infrequently we engage students in the process of change when it comes to new technology.

Implementing a…


In the article published by EdSurge and Slate, the author discusses the shift from the current standardized test-based enrollment to an algorithmic-based admissions future. The piece explores the pitfalls of standardized testing and how algorithms, though flawed, may be the future of higher education enrollment.

The interesting thing about pieces…


In the last few months, we’ve seen a growing list of companies providing their learning resources to the broader public at reduced or no cost at all. Google is the latest to join the group and their description is a good insight into what may be a coming disruption:

“College…


How Grading During the Pandemic is Adversely Impacting Some Students

During one of my regular check-ins with my mentee who is a sophomore at Mt. Rainer High School in Des Moines, WA, I asked her how classes were going. Her response was a mix of the usual “classes are hard”…


Think briefly about your current job. What are the top 5 skills you utilize in this position? Are there skills that you transferred from a previous role or educational program? If so, how did you know the skills were transferable and how did you express that to the hiring committee…


As someone who frequents the airport, there are many things that I think could be improved about the flying experience. One thing I dislike is when a TSA agent asks to check my boarding pass prior to entering the security line. The additional ticket screening irks me because it seems…


This list is for those who want to make an impact in the education sector but for different reasons can’t work in the classroom. The ten clusters are not exclusive and the lines between them are at times extremely fine.

K12 & Higher Ed Support Staff

Type of Work: These…

Alemayehu Bahta

Education Nerd | Tech for Social Impact | Future of Work | Coffee Enthusiast

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