Feeling Change

The Electric Educator

Throughout his book Kotter illustrates this point by sharing real examples of organizations that succeeded in changing by emotionally impacting the members of the company. I''m currently reading The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter.

The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

The Electric Educator

Christensen in his book Disrupting Class. We expect many companies will attempt to solve this problem, but the market will quickly gravitate towards the one it likes best." Frey believes that ultimately, an iTunes -like system will emerge that will allow individuals and companies to easily create and distribute original courses on every topic immaginable. Stewart MacLean , a fellow ed.

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Planet Google

The Electric Educator

Starbucks, Apple, and Google are three companies which have amazing quantities of creativity and innovation. I have determined to take a closer look at these companies to try and find out the source of their creativity, innovation, and industry perception. Stross’ book chronicles Google’s unexpected and surprising rise to search engine dominance, and the growing PR challenges related to privacy concerns and capitalization on its assets.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

A youth advocate with more than 20 years’ writing and speaking about youth and digital media, Anne has served on three national task forces on Internet safety, including the Obama administration’s 2009 Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which she co-chaired.

Quizlet Just Raised $30M at a $1 Billion Valuation. But Don’t Call It a Unicorn.


Unicorns don’t exist, except as an analogy for private companies supposedly worth at least $1 billion. But Glotzbach’s point is that camels are hardy and steady—just as he hopes his company can be. The company last raised investment capital in 2018 at a $200 million valuation.

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A short note to [Indian and emerging market] e-commerce investors: Be patient for growth, but impatient for profits

The Christensen Institute

In one of his books, The Innovator’s Solution , Harvard Business School professor and Christensen Institute co-founder, Clayton Christensen, explains that investors and entrepreneurs should learn to be patient for growth, but impatient for profits.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation


For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. To date, company has raised $138 million. A Duolingo spokesperson says the company expects to break even this year and be cashflow positive in 2020.

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal - Travel savvy with a case that looks like a leather bound book but hides all kinds of tech and accessories. Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. Here''s my first in 2009.

Google Parts Ways With Longtime Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap


After more than 14 years at Google, my last day is today,” Jaime Casap, the company’s former chief education evangelist, said in a YouTube video posted on June 27. In all large companies, an evangelist role means you’re evangelizing their tools and products.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the sixth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. My book will focus on each of these elements as part of a change process.

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, we’re not giving the kids the tools in school along with opportunities to collaborate, that they need on the job, that the companies are asking for. It focuses on book summaries that present the main concepts of important books in about 15 paragraphs.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean’s book is Teaching over Testing. Enter the contest to win a copy of the book. Something I talk about in my first book is something that concerns me — especially with standardized assessments — is that we try to boil schools, students, teachers down to one test result.

Generic EpiPen is a start, but only innovations lower drug prices for good

The Christensen Institute

In case of EpiPen, industry insiders have already indicated that each device costs no more than $30 for Mylan to produce, yet the company is able to charge as much as $300 per device because it is patent-protected.

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My journey from teacher to teacherpreneur

The Cornerstone for Teachers

In 2009, I turned my passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Brooklyn, NY. I founded my own publishing company and professional development organization called Due Season Press and Educational Services.

Magoosh Jobs

EdNews Daily

Why should students have to put up with exorbitant prices for boring test prep classes and books that might not even work? Magoosh started in 2009 with four co-founders and a few computers. Magoosh is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Apply Now.

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The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

I mostly work with enterprise B2B technology companies in my day-to-day work as a global strategist. Since 2009, a stock portfolio comprised of publicly-traded brands which focus on simplicity has outperformed major indices, and by a lot.

IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO P2V CAMERA (2009) __ OVERVIEW Fast forward to mid-2020, and IPEVO has just released their 8th gen model, the newly updated IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB document camera. You can find out more details of the IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB and learn about the company's other products on the IPEVO site !

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How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching


But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” He started a venture capital firm in 2009 based in Beijing called Sinoventures. He’s written eight top-selling books in China and has more than 50 million followers on social media. education technology companies.

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.

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REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 11 Today, "Basics of Education, Worldwide" #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From 2007 to 2009, he was the country sector work adviser at Pôle de Dakar (UNESCO) where he led the support to countries, essentially through education sector analyses and financial simulation models.

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. As Heather Staker and I point out in our new book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools , for example, one of the ways online learning has improved in the K–12 setting is by blending in brick-and-mortar elements.

What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?


EdSurge recently connected with Ames to talk about the book and about her theory about the dangers of what she calls “charismatic technology.” In your book, you say the project is an example of “charismatic technology.” You call the book a cautionary tale about technology hype.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

He was recognized as Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, and as the recipient of the NEA’s National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. He served as a senior developer on The Composition Book Jam and has authored numerous articles and blogs.

3 Keys to Building Strong Instructional Leadership Teams

Insight Education Group

The Monitor Deloitte , a management consulting company, has studied and participated in the strategic planning process for organizations from a wide variety of fields.

Capstone Sells Digital Reading Platform, myON to Private Equity Firm


In 2011, the company launched myON as a digital service with roughly 1,000 digital titles on the platform. Much of the momentum behind myON’s launch was spurred by the popularity of iPads, recalls Todd Brekhus, myON’s President, who joined Capstone in 2009 to expand its digital offerings. The mission behind myON, says Brekhus, who began his education technology career as a teacher, is to “de-fragment the one-book-for-all model” for reading instruction.

It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.


The experimental institution, called Quest to Learn , opened its doors in 2009 and became the subject of many books and articles. was the creation of a network of game-based learning researchers, developers and educators who will continue their work at other companies and organizations.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies. Venture funding in the edtech sector has increased from $385 million in 2009 to an expected $2 billion this year. As Diane Ravitch writes in her book Reign of Error: "The education profession must become more professional, not less so. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools.

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3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

He was recognized as Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007, and as the recipient of the NEA’s National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. He served as a senior developer on The Composition Book Jam and has authored numerous articles and blogs.

Reinventing.School Interview with Yong Zhao and Susan Engel + Thursday, June 4 Sessions - The Learning Revolution Online Daily Education Conference #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is the author of 24 books and several hundred articles about technology, learning, business, and human progress. As an executive, Howard was the CEO of a public television operation and several television production companies, and a state government official.

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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New Interview Series REINVENTING.SCHOOL with Howard Blumenthal - Starts Thursday, May 7th, at 4:00 pm US-EDT #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is the author of 24 books and several hundred articles about technology, learning, business, and human progress. As an executive, Howard was the CEO of a public television operation and several television production companies, and a state government official.

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

The Hechinger Report

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope. February 2009: Bellevue, Washington. Kids are not books, where one page follows the next,” said Dan Kerns, DreamBox’s chief architect. And so, in February 2009 DreamBox was launched.

?How Can Educators Strike a Balance Between Blended and Social-Emotional Learning?


That is certainly the case for Alex Kajitani, the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, who lead a session on “Creating a Culture of Compassion” at the conference. He shared his takeaways from talking to HR managers, listing the top three qualities companies are looking for in employees: workers who 1) show up on time, 2) can work on a team, and 3) have empathy. SEL is the core of what companies want.” Down in Anaheim, Calif.,

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," as Rahm Emanuel, then President Obama's chief of staff, said in 2009 as the world teetered on the brink of recession. Don't worry, I'll be back to talk more about that when the book comes out. I was a guest at Desmos today.