Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech


Quizlet , the studying tool he built in 2005, is now one of the most widely used education apps, claiming more than 50 million active users in 130 countries who have created over 300 million study sets. Andrew Sutherland (circa 2011), Quizlet founder and chief technology officer.

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Building Education Technology for the Developing World


My move to India was driven by my desire to see the impact of technology in education in the Indian context,” Parida says. As Director of Growth at Zaya, Parida is learning how developing edtech for low-income India slums is quite different than working with American schools. As edtech moves into the developing world, there are new challenges when attempting to reach students in the lowest economic rungs. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

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Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017


edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ). Just three years ago, some of the biggest firms on Sand Hill Road—Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital—were happily putting money into edtech startups with unproven revenue models. Home-run bets and financial windfalls are rare in the edtech industry.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. Here’s what they’re working on: Lambda School The San Francisco-based startup combines some of the hottest trends in the edtech industry: computer science education, small classes, and income-share agreements.

Why I #LoveTeaching – Vicki Davis

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and Instructional Technology Director in Albany, Georgia USA. She has been blogging at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog since 2005 and has traveled the world and written two books about edtech and collaborative technologies.

Guest Post: Connect Technology to Education by Tim L. Cooley


Connect Technology to Education Technology provides a clear advantage for teachers who are looking to educate, uplift, and instruct students. In 2005, before eReaders were available, a father turned to the internet to create a digital system to distribute his comic books as “eComics.” Today, brilliant minds continue to pioneer new areas by using technology to connect with education, creating a plethora of powerful tools.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality.

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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

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One of my favorite EdTech gurus is the Cool Cat Teacher herself, Vicki Davis. She teaches technology, blogging, photography and more. 06:41] She works with teachers to help them with their technology integration. 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology.

PBL and Design Thinking to Unleash Student Creativity – from Beth


This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. The new technologies associated with this era will fundamentally change the nature and context of work at an unprecedented pace and at a global scale. 2005).

Many Online Education Marketplaces Have Sputtered. Will Quizlet’s Pass the Test?


Founded in 2005, Quizlet has become a popular source among students for its user-generated digital flashcards. Today, the graveyard of K-12 edtech marketplaces is littered with stalled attempts, many from companies that are no longer around. Education Technology Startups Edtech BusinessContent may be king. But distribution determines the fate of kingdoms.

Gaming Builds Valuable Life Skills

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However, what I continually explore is the connection between technology and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Please notice that I did not say EdTech. As Koster (2005) says, “Fun is about learning in context where there is no pressure, and that is why games matter” (98).

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment


Private equity’s pursuit to acquire puzzle pieces to build comprehensive educational technology platforms shows no sign of slowing down. With “CIP Capital’s continued support,” he said in a statement, “we have an even more inclusive opportunity—to re-imagine the role of adaptive learning technology, not just in math, but across STEM, literacy and beyond.” In 2005, EMC was acquired for $44 million by private equity firm Wicks Group, which later acquired JIST in 2007.

Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California


Most people associate Khan Academy with online videos, and that’s largely what it has been since 2005 when founder and CEO Sal Khan began recording instructional clips from his closet to help his cousin better understand math. Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

Carnegie Learning Bets Big on Coding With Acquisition of Globaloria


That’s a sentiment shared by Harel, who calls the acquisition a ”historical deal: one technology-based curriculum company rooted in research buying another.” Down the line, he sees opportunities to apply Carnegie’s adaptive and artificial intelligence technologies to Globaloria’s courses. It’s not like 2005 or 2010, when many were skeptics.” Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

Quizlet Raises $20 Million to Bring More Artificial Intelligence to Its Study Tools


Founded in 2005, Quizlet is probably best known for its digital flashcards, built by a then-high schooler, Andrew Sutherland, who is still with the company as its chief technology officer. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessBig numbers are nothing new to Quizlet , one of the most widely-used digital study tools in the United States.

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Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'


If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies. 2005).

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . Understand how Boyer integrates technology into his course design. Paradise Now ” (2005, Palestine, directed by Hany Abu-Assad)—Unsettling political thriller about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. Tsotsi ” (2005, South Africa, directed by Gavin Hood)—Powerful human drama set in a Johannesburg slum.

Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million to Help Teachers—Not Tools—Drive Adaptive Learning


At this year’s SXSWedu, the annual education technology conference in Austin, Texas, he heard from provosts at large public university systems in states including Florida and Maryland commit to phasing out textbooks in favor of creating in-house online courseware design teams. Just like IT (information technology) departments eventually became an integral part of any school’s operations, so too, Dror-Naim predicts, will ID (instructional design). In 2005, Ben-Naim, then a Ph.D.

After Almost 4 Years as a For-Profit, Kuali Raises $10M from Owl Ventures


Nearly four years later, the Utah-based company is taking another business leap, with a $10 million investment from edtech venture capital firm Owl Ventures. The Kuali Foundation formed as a community source nonprofit around 2005 by a group of universities who wanted to create an affordable and customizable alternative to the millions of dollars campuses spend on administrative software systems that dominate the market, such as Ellucian or Oracle’s PeopleSoft.

What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?


Back in 2005, one of the biggest stories in tech was a project by a group of MIT professors to build a $100 laptop and give them to children in schools around the world. In your book, you say the project is an example of “charismatic technology.” What is charismatic technology?

Can a Small Fund Called Dunce Capital Make Smart Bets in Education?


Yet there are eight education technology startups that currently list the firm as an investor. Because online technologies can deliver educational content in myriad forms and formats, people should be able to learn whatever, whenever and however they want.

Do You Teach With a Paper-Based Mindset?


Google Docs was developed in 2005 by Sam Schillace. Technology like Google Drive, WeVideo, Pear Deck and Google Classroom are fundamentally different than "analog" tools. Here are six questions to ask yourself as you consider how you use technology: ??

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


While you may take up the role of champion as a general way of perceiving your fit within your school system, we may find ourselves identifying with one adopter category or another when discussing emergent technology. 2005). Pedagogy TL Advisor Blog edtech Leadership

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. In our whitepaper: Modern Educational Insights: The End Of Flash – EdTech And E-learning Users Beware we explored the beginning, rise, and ultimate end of Flash.

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Harnessing the Maker Spirit: Dale Dougherty’s New Book, ‘Free to Make’


For years, he served as the business partner and editor for Tim O’Reilly’s O’Reilly Media, which itself has become an intellectual (and publishing) nexus for the technology community. (A Come meet Dale Dougherty, Tim O’Reilly and Betsy Corcoran at the SF Edtech Meetup on Thursday, Nov. Since the publication of the first Make: magazine in 2005, there have been more than 50 editions, ten years of Maker Faires and a mushrooming of maker activities across the world.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

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Finally, the authors themselves caution that the findings of this study should not be considered generalizable to deployments of tablets, desktops, smartphones or other classroom technologies, as those technologies have different affordances.

Blackboard Co-Founder: ‘4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed’


To mark the 20th anniversary of Blackboard, one of the first LMSes, the company’s co-founder, Matthew Pittinsky, wrote an epic blog post about the company’s history, which includes his advice for today’s edtech leaders. Colleges were spending millions networking classrooms and residence halls, and I wondered about the absence of technology in the “front office” for teaching and learning. It was a tools and technology and service provider.

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Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy. 2005).

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


As my story goes … one day, I told him that I had an idea to create content that spoke directly to teachers about how they could best use educational technology in their classrooms to enhance their lessons and better engage their students. Audio Technica 2005 USB Microphone.

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Clint Carlson, Director of Education Technology, Istanbul International Community School When Curie Meets Cassatt: Infusing the Engineering Design Process for Global Teaching and Learning , Dr. Helen Teague, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University + Grand Canyon University Where Do We Grow From Here?:

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” million repayment the Education Department demanded the for-profit institution make in 2005,” reports Inside Higher Ed. Via Edsurge : “ New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund.” Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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From 1995 to 2005, DeVos sat on the board of the Acton Institute , which recently published a blog post decrying child labor laws. “The United States Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General has found in a recent report that the department’s overall information technology security is ‘not generally effective’ in meeting several federal requirements,” Campus Technology reports. Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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” Via Politico : “According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control, brain and spinal injuries killed about three high school or college football players a year between 2005 and 2014.” Pearson execs writing in Edsurge ask , “Can Edtech Support – and Even Save – Educational Research ?” Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.