New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

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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. But, Kerpoof does offer free teacher accounts which are certainly worth the trouble of creating. Teachers can create student accounts and also limit the features accessible to students using Kerpoof.

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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. A Hechinger Report review found dozens of companies promoting their products’ effectiveness on their websites, in email pitches and in vendor brochures with little or shoddy evidence to support their claims.

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. As soon as I entered their office I new this: an eight foot bouldering wall dominated one corner of the main floor. The other areas were filled with video games, a pool table, and a gigantic bean bag chair.

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. In the red ocean, companies compete to drive costs down while attempting to maintain or raise their quality. Furthermore the companies in the red ocean spend most of their time reacting to the actions of the competition.

The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

The Electric Educator

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.

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 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.

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. In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web.

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

Teaching Fireworks: Why Zest Simmons Loves Teaching #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

When her school partnered with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and A+ College Ready, she started teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition in 2009. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Duolingo Just Raised $35M. Udemy Got $50M. Both Are Valued Billions More.


Two of the fastest growing and most highly valued education technology companies are going down the alphabet as they raise subsequent rounds at higher and higher valuations. This latest investment gives the Pittsburgh-based company a valuation of $2.4

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eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions


Founded in 2009 and based in American Fork, Utah, the company has amassed 1,500-plus games, quizzes and templates to sell to corporate clients in search of more compelling digital learning materials for employees. To support that pursuit, eLearning Brothers has acquired two companies: course-building tools provider Trivantis and learning management system provider Edulence. The company has subscription packages that reach $1,500 a year available for its asset libraries.

Thierry Laugel, Co- Founder Of Kurma Partners- A Major Player In The Funding Of Healthcare And Biotechnology In Europe!


Register Thierry Laugel co-founded Kurma Partners in 2009. Founded in July 2009, Kurma Partners is a key European player in the financing of Innovation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, from pre-seed to growth capital, Kurma Partners operates over the whole value chain.

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. Research suggests that when technology is effectively used in schools, access may help to bridge educational and social gaps (Warschauer & Matuchniak, 2010; Eccles, 2009; National Science Foundation, 2017).

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. He says that’s the approach for the cash infusion from this latest round, which was led by General Atlantic, a private equity firm that has backed big education companies across the globe. 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

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. These investments are supporting an Indian e-commerce sector that has grown at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34% from 2009 to 2014.

Jobs for the Future Adds Investment Arm with Employee Technology Fund


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. Kerszenbaum declined to say how much his fund has invested in companies or how much it has in its budget, but he says the fund has invested an average of $250,000 across seven deals. It started out as an informational meeting about a year ago.

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. Efficiency innovations enable companies to do more with fewer resources. Bangladesh is probably not the country that comes to mind when you think about economic miracles.

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


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.” Today, the Indianapolis-based company raised a Series A round totaling an auspicious $7.77 At that time, the company was serving about 75 students for its in-person program, hosted on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

Special Ed Teletherapy Provider PresenceLearning Gets a $27 Million Boost


Long before the pandemic forced schools to close, though, districts have been turning to online companies to fill staffing shortages. million “teletherapy” sessions since the company started in 2009. And the San Francisco-based company is also getting a timely boost in the form of a $27 million Series D fundraising round. Her former colleagues from the test-prep giant later joined her to lead the company’s financial, technology and marketing operations.

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. The Pittsburgh-based developer of a popular language learning app has raised $30 million in a Series F round from CapitalG, the growth equity investment fund from Alphabet (the umbrella company for Google) and an existing investor in Duolingo. To date, company has raised $138 million. The company has offices in Beijing, New York and Seattle.

Degreed Raises $75 Million to Expand Corporate Learning Platform


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.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


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. The stunt came years before the CEO’s company, Byju’s, launched a learning app that would take the company to 35 million downloads, with 2.7 These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself. The company reported revenue of 14 billion rupees (about USD$196.89

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


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. Jeff sits down with Brittany Oler to discuss how Kids Email is helping teachers and parents create safe and secure email addresses for students ages 5-13. Jeff sits down with Brittany Oler to discuss how Kids Email is helping teachers and parents create safe and secure email addresses for students ages 5-13.

Top Hat Raises $55 Million to Take on Big Textbook Publishers


Mike Silagadze isn’t shy about his desire to take market share from the largest college textbook publishers through his classroom software company Top Hat. He believes his company’s brand of digital textbooks beats anything Pearson, McGraw-Hill and their ilk can provide. And to help Top Hat accelerate more of those partnerships, the Toronto-based company has raised $55 million in a Series D round, led by Georgian Partners and iNovia Capital.

Renaissance Learning Acquires Schoolzilla to Marry Assessment and School Data


For her Schoolzilla company to continue to grow, it needed a larger sales division. based company up for acquisition talks. Schoolzilla, the company perhaps best known for its Mosaic dashboard product, has found a new home with Renaissance Learning , a Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.-based Schoolzilla’s life began in 2009 as a project within Aspire Public Schools, a charter network with schools across California and in Memphis. The company claims to service a third of U.S.

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


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

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. The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009. Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic.

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ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups


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.

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware


The term comes from the physical devices that other companies used to sell, where students literally pressed buttons to respond to multiple-choice questions. The Toronto-based company once relied on textbook publishers to distribute its technology. To date, the company has raised $105 million in venture capital. The company says its materials are used by over three million students across 750 of the top 1,000 higher-ed institutions in North America.

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


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.)

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. The company notched its first major K-12 customer in 2009, after Casap helped ink a deal with the state department of education in Oregon to deploy Google Apps for Education to its districts. In all large companies, an evangelist role means you’re evangelizing their tools and products.