New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

The Web20Classroom

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

EdTech 411

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

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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

The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

CUE

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.

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.)

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.

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.

#EduroChallenge Day 3: Working in Virtual Teams

The Thinking Stick

In 2009 I set up a camera to UStream our COETAIL session live from Bangkok as we had two virtual participants. That is a skill that is highly sought after in companies today. Day 3 of the #EduroChallenge is about teams and it’s something I’m personally very passionate about.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments

A Principal's Reflections

I will be the first one to admit that the learning environments and spaces at New Milford High School looked nothing like this prior to 2009.

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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.

MasteryConnect Raises $4.5M Series C Round to Refocus on Core Product and Profits

Edsurge

Now, the Salt Lake City-based company is back to growing—this time, on the right track, its current CEO Mick Hewitt insists—with the help of a new funding round. This latest round brings the company’s fundraising total to more than $34 million. The modest fundraise comes after the company attempted to expand beyond its core offering, a mastery-based learning platform that aims to help teachers create curriculum and track how students perform against specific standards.

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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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.

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.

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.

MasteryConnect Cuts 30 Percent of Staff, Brings Co-Founder Mick Hewitt Back as CEO

Edsurge

But when funding dries up and profits remain elusive, companies have to make tough cuts. Back in the driver’s seat is Mick Hewitt, who co-founded the company in 2009 and served as its first CEO. He adds: “As a venture-funded company, there’s been a decision to get to profitability in the next nine to 12 months.” The company recently launched a mobile app that allows teachers to snap photos of student’s work incorporate them into MasteryConnect’s platform.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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Can Fluent City, Backed By $2.5M in Funding, Build a Modern Culture School?

Edsurge

The New York City-based language company, founded in 2011, offers 10 language classes along with courses in interior design, mixing cocktails and French culture. In an interview with EdSurge, Rohrbach explained how he sees the company as a way for people to keep enriching their lives. The company offers classes in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Last week, education startup Fluent City raised $2.5 million to relaunch and grow its class offerings.

Salesforce Ventures Invests in Viridis to Connect Students, Community Colleges and Jobs

Edsurge

Founded in 2009, Viridis aims to connect the different points in the employment triangle between students, schools and employers. The company taps into local employer databases and government agencies to find job openings and identify the skills required for these roles. Viridis will also be integrated with Salesforce Trailhead , the company’s library of tutorials designed to help its corporate customers train their employees on using the CRM.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Edsurge

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. Here’s why he believes that AI—and particularly AI developed by Chinese companies—is fated to rock our world, and how we learn. education technology companies.

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

The Innovative Educator

College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. IBM alone plans to hire 25,000 new employees in the course of four years and that’s just one company.

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.