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The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

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Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy. Staying hands off from an acquired company’s business is also a must, he added.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Launched in 2003, by San Francisco-based Linden Labs, Second Life is a comparative dinosaur in Internet Years. Despite its user base plateauing out in 2008, the company is now planning a second wind for Second Life with a laser focus on the educational terrain.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

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And as they do their homework on how to set up and run their online programs, some colleges are even looking to other sectors, like the corporate trainings that big companies run for their employees online. Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

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When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Part of her concern is around the potential for edtech companies to monetize student data without student or administration approval, like what happened at UC Berkeley in 2016 when technology staff weren’t aware that a free tool popular among faculty was selling off student data. “We

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Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

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And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable. The company agreed—and made it happen. Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability.

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Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

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I can start and get companies to a profitable turnkey state that run like a well-oiled machine—but that’s about it. My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

New investment into Triseum continues to provide growth opportunities for a company already breaking barriers with over 40 percent of its staff being female. The company’s leading experts in gaming and instructional design are creating rich digital experiences for students. .

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Part of the new fund will also be used for what Palmer calls “recapitalization,” a scenario that companies want to avoid. As someone who’s seen the education market through 20 years of ups and downs, it looks like we’re in a part of the cycle where a number of companies will need to recapitalize,” says Palmer.

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Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

Companies manufacturing educational products know this, and make all kinds of promises that their products will lead us to the "Land of Eternal Achievement." 2003). "The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with."

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. From a press release.

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The Streisand Effect: What’s Your School District Reputation Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

The logic behind this claim makes some sense if you consider that one of the greatest struggles for rising companies is marketplace awareness. There’s a saying in the world of public relations with which you’re likely familiar: “No publicity is bad publicity.”.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

The article goes on to provide guidance about where an edtech company might focus their efficacy measurement efforts based on the maturity of their product and organization. Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., 2003).

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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Thinking Project Based Learning with the Buck Institute

The CoolCatTeacher

He began his career teaching overseas, and in 2003 founded a New Tech Network school in Davis, CA. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

We have known for some time now that tech companies extract massive amounts of data from us in order to run (and ostensibly improve) their services. But increasingly, Zuboff contends, these companies are now using our data for much more than that: to shape and modify and predict our behavior – “‘treatments’ or ‘data pellets’ that select good behaviors,” as one ed-tech executive described it to Zuboff.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry.

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. Since 2003, more than 3.7 The online survey is facilitated by Project Tomorrow and supported by many of our nation’s most innovative companies, foundations and nonprofit organizations including Blackboard, Inc.,

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What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?

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You can’t walk around any college campus, school district or company without hearing the word “innovation.” Nature reported that from 2003 to 2012, ASU’s federally funded research portfolio increased by 162 percent, surpassing the growth at other research institutions. Yet innovation is not always an idea problem, writes David Burkus , author of “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas.”.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

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Both SNHU and Rethink will take equity in the companies. Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The group has invested in 30 edtech companies since its launch in 2012, mostly through Series A and B rounds. “We’re Portfolio companies are expected to have access to SNHU’s Sandbox and other resources to further test and refine their wares.

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

KEENE, N.H. — Harrison Hicks, 16, sat at a small corner desk in the offices of Filtrine Manufacturing Company, a maker of water filtration equipment, drawing circles as his mentor, Josh Flagg, watched. Harrison Hicks, 16, working at his Filtrine Manufacturing Co. internship in New Hampshire.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. education technology companies each year for the past three years.

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CUE 2015 Student Showcase highlights students projects, Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

eSchool News

This innovative and highly creative company blends theatrics and spectacle with science and technology to spark imaginations and foster solutions. The Student Showcase has been a feature of the CUE conference since 2003, when it was produced by the California Department of Education.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Based Company. Company.

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

The Jose Vilson

By the time I got my rejection letter from Georgetown University, he shrugged and told me, “You’re in good company, sir,” listing all the other kids who didn’t get in with me, all of the others white.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

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But losing a different kind of “pencil” that technology companies are aiming to push into schools may likely cause a bigger heartache and headache for the purchasing department. Microsoft was one of the first big tech companies to market styluses to schools. Already the company offers a touchscreen Chromebook, the Spin 11, with a stylus, which retail together for about $350. The company currently markets the product as a tool to enhance creativity in the classroom.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

edWeb.net

Travel companies may provide base prices, but this doesn’t include things like insurance, tip money, optional excursions, and more. Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Having just celebrated our company’s sixth anniversary, I reflected on a few of the magic moments that have pushed us to where we are today and exemplify the grit, innovation, and healthy skepticism of the district leaders we work with. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

Kia Motors America, DonorsChoose Team Up for Teacher Appreciation

K-12 Schools - Education News

” The company plans to drive all new 2016 Kia Optimas for the road tour, with the first teacher event being held in San Diego at the El Cajon Kia dealership. Oprah plugged the initiative in 2003, calling it “revolutionary.”

Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

ProfHacker

It makes sense to construe broadband and wireless providers as common carriers, like telephone companies and utilities. The short answer is that it’s a virtual world that launched in 2003 and was hailed by some as the future of the internet.

Report: Teachers in New Orleans Less Local Than Before Katrina

K-12 Schools - Education News

“The percentage of teachers with 10 or fewer years of experience increased from 48 percent in 2004–05 to 70 percent in 2013–14 while the number with 20 or more years of experience dropped by over 20 percentage points,” said the company in a statement.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

A few years ago, a young female engineer named Isis Anchalee was featured on one of her company’s recruiting posters only to be subjected to a barrage of digital feedback questioning whether she was really an engineer.

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America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Angel Carter, a senior at Tulane University, leads the Green Wave Ambassadors, the tour guide group for the admissions office. Adelaide Basco.