New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

The Web20Classroom

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Drawing & Painting: Kerpoof Studio

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Kerpoof Studio is owned by Disney and this company has very clear terms of use. Kerpoof Studio is another tool for drawing and creating on the computer. It''s kid-friendly, and again, no sign in is needed to use the tool in it''s most basic form.

Google Teacher Academy Reflection

The Electric Educator

I attended the 2009 Google Teacher Academy which was held in Boulder, Colorado this year. Corporate culture at Google is unlike any other company in the world. I was with a great group and hosted by a great company. Yesterday, I got to be a Googler for the day.

Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

In this bold article Frey claims that a radical shift in education will occur due to the emergence of standard course-ware software so that companies, universities and school districts can quickly and easily create content that can be accessed from around the world.

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.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

In 2009 Berner s-Lee expanded that view finding the World Wide Web Foundation to promote Internet accessibility and equality for all.

Project Based Learning

The Electric Educator

Several very large companies (Nokia, Sony, Philips, Rolls-Royce) are having their interns and management candidates participate in online business scenario "tournaments" as part of their training. Here''s an interesting article from smartplanet.com demonstrating an innovative use of distance learning technology.

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Youtube goes educational.the times, they are a changing!

The Electric Educator

Large companies are realizing that there is a huge demand for educational training and information. The two largest and most innovative companies that I can think of are Apple and Google. Google (which owns Youtube) is quickly becoming one of the most formidable companies in the world and one of Apple''s greatest rivals.

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First 100% Online Christian School

The Electric Educator

There are many educational companies that offer online courses to augment the course catalogue of existing schools ( Michigan Virtual University and Seven Star Academy to name two), but there aren''t very many dedicated online schools. Mark''s Academy is a brand new Christian middle and high school located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The opening of a new middle and high school is not very notable except that St. Mark''s claims to be the very first of its kind.

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. The digital landscape is a wild roller coaster and only those companies which can stay ahead of customer demands will survive. Google’s corporate culture is different from that of any company I have heard of.

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.

Jackpot? Kenzie Academy Raises $7.77 Million to Build Tech Talent in Overlooked Places

Edsurge

If one were to name the top tech companies that people want to work for, the FAANG s wouldn’t be a bad bet. Going forward, we don’t think Silicon Valley will be the only place where new companies are being formed.” In May, the company hired Dana Price as its chief financial officer.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

Sustaining Bangladesh’s economic miracle

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, Bangladesh’s economy has grown by more than 6% per year, and its GDP per capita has almost tripled. These innovations are important and keep a company and an economy vibrant, but they don’t significantly impact economic development and job creation.

Jobs for the Future Adds Investment Arm with Employee Technology Fund

Edsurge

Going forward, as part of JFF, the fund may take equity stakes in future portfolio companies, although it may still structure some deals as debt financing, which means recipients repay the principal, with interest, in the future. It started out as an informational meeting about a year ago.

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

Neo LMS

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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Create Safe Spam Friendly Email using Kids Email Today! | @KidsEmail

TeacherCast

About Company ([link] ([link] established in 2009. Brittany has worked for Kids Email for nearly 3 years and has helped in providing sensational growth to the company.

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

The Christensen Institute

This simply means that companies should take the time to figure out their profit formula (how they intend to make money) before scaling their businesses. E-commerce companies, especially those in emerging markets, are growing quickly in order to corner market share.

Degreed Raises $75 Million to Expand Corporate Learning Platform

Edsurge

For McCarthy, it was a small sign among many that international countries like India had become powerful markets for corporate training companies like Degreed. “A Companies outside the U.S. To date, the San Francisco-based company has raised about $140 million. Founded in 2012, Degreed offers over 1,500 certificates and credentials, aimed primarily at companies looking to develop and upskill their employees.

The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Some friends and I founded Poverty Stops Here in 2009 with the goal of alleviating poverty in communities where we worked. But all the poor communities where we worked in 2009, and still work today, are still poor.

The 2011 Edublogs Awards Shortlist (A Shameless Ploy For Votes) #Eddies11

The Web20Classroom

I am humbled that I made the short list for Best Twitter of The Year (an award I won in 2009) and this blog is also on the short list for Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog. It is truly an honor to be nominated and I am in good company on both lists.

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Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. John Hattie (2009) found a similar effect size of 0.73

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS. These two companies were identified through a competition that Village Capital has organized since 2009. The four-month program is unique in that it offers participating startups a series of industry-specific mentorship and workshops, and each company picks among their peers the two that will win the investments.

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

Edsurge

But there’s another number that also has the company excited. The company has now raised $32 million in total. 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. For the first 10 years the company remained small, and had been profitable since 2009. The company offers two subscription plans for individual users (at $1.99

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint

Edsurge

Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. The company claims users in more than 14,000 U.S.

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This activity is the most important component of your nation’s GDP

The Christensen Institute

During the Great Depression or the Great Recession in 2007 through 2009, for instance, GDP in the United States shrank, implying a slowdown in economic growth. And in a capitalistic economy, it is primarily managers in companies that do the investing, not governments.

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Teachers: @GeorgiaPacific is Hosting an #EarthDay Lesson Plan Contest!

Kleinspiration

The April 22 date was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a consensus resolution adopted by the United Nations in 2009.

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. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

The Ford Model T: America was once an emerging market

The Christensen Institute

For example, per capita income in the US at that time was about $6,000 in 2009 dollars. One would expect that Ford would have had investors lining up to invest in his automobile start-up company. The United States in the 1900s resembled some emerging markets today.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

The company says it’s making these available to any “teaching-focused institution that grants degrees or certificates,” including non-traditional bootcamp-style coding programs. million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. Here’s the company’s features chart.)

U.S. continues to slip behind other countries in percentage of population with degrees

The Hechinger Report

In July 2009, President Barack Obama announced an ambitious plan to boost employment by 2019. That number won’t reach 60 percent until 2041, according to predictions by the Educational Testing Service, a nonprofit educational testing company that administers the GRE among other tests.

National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Windy City

techlearning

Since the first event in 2009, the KidWind Challenge and its partners have provided this opportunity to more than 15,000 students across 22 states.

Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders

Edsurge

But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, an startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. Now in its third year, MIchelson Runway offers early-stage education companies $25,000-100,000 in investment, along with legal advice, product feedback and opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs and potential funders. The company is asking for $10 million by October 2018.