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Drawing & Painting: Kerpoof Studio

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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. Kerpoof Studio is owned by Disney and this company has very clear terms of use.

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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. Once the tools to easily create and distribute courseware is available, an explosion of content will occur similar to the way that iTunes created a market for podcasts.

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

Neo LMS

5 New EdTech tools to watch. In this post, we will show you the top five new techno tools that you might use in your university. With such tools at your disposal, you can not only discuss certain themes but also show them to the students.

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Illuminate Education Acquires Homegrown Data Visualization Tool, eduCLIMBER

Edsurge

What began as a husband-and-wife skunkworks project in rural Wisconsin four years ago has now become absorbed into an education data company that boasts millions of users across 44 states. From there the tool spread via word of mouth, and within six months the pet project became a company, eduCLIMBER , where Matt was CEO. based provider of data, assessment and reporting tools for K-12 schools and districts.

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

Edsurge

What better way to prepare students for coding careers and computer science-related fields than introducing them to the tools that professionals use? 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. Our mission is to help developers learn to code with the real-world tools of industry.” Here’s the company’s features chart.)

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Edsurge

Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy. She emailed the company to learn that it was not. “It A company spokesperson wrote via email that “after a thorough review of TenMarks, we’ve made the difficult decision to no longer offer this service after June 30, 2019.” But the company gave no indication that it would close shop.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Even if you don’t have multiple ages on campus, this can be accomplished through Skype or other video conferencing tools. Have you seen some other edtech tools besides Minecraft that can have this kind of social emotional impact? And that’s such a fantastic tool.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

Renaissance Learning Acquires Schoolzilla to Marry Assessment and School Data

Edsurge

Almost a decade after Lynzi Ziegenhagen began work on tools to help K-12 schools with data analysis and visualization, she faced an important decision. For her Schoolzilla company to continue to grow, it needed a larger sales division. based company up for acquisition talks.

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Campuswire Raises $3.6 Million to Improve Online Class Discussions

Edsurge

And yet, Tade Oyerinde took the plunge in 2014, leaving the University of Leeds in England to dedicate his time to developing a tool to improve digital communications in the classroom. “My Most of those tools suck so much that professors default to email,” Oyerinde says.

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PowerSchool Completes Schoology Purchase in March Toward ‘Unified’ K-12 Data Ecosystem

Edsurge

Four years ago, when Hardeep Gulati took over as CEO of PowerSchool, the company numbered around 400 employees. Schoology was founded in 2009 and has been working on data integrations with PowerSchool’s student information system as far back as 2012, Friedman adds.

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

Edsurge

Since 2015, PowerSchool has acquired eight companies. Through these deals, the company has expanded its product suite beyond its original K-12 student information system offering to assessment, enrollment, special education and talent management services.

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

TeacherCast

About Company ([link] ([link] established in 2009. She works hard to provide a safe e-mail service for kids, and helps educate parents on tools to help keep their children safe from online threats like cyberbullying and strangers.

Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm

Edsurge

Since 2009, Omidyar Network has invested $200 million in 100 educational for-profit and nonprofit organizations, according to Klement. the fund will continue to support education-to-career pathways for parents, and quality early-learning tools and access to childcare programs.

The key to facilitating change in chronic care management

The Christensen Institute

In 2009, Clayton Christensen wrote in The Innovator’s Prescription that facilitated networks are an ideal business model for helping patients manage chronic conditions.

ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS. It bought Edusoft, an English language-learning tool, in 2011 and purchased assessment provider Questar for $127.5 These two companies were identified through a competition that Village Capital has organized since 2009. The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments.

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 K-12 market for classroom assessment tools is expected to reach $1.7 Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards.

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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 Best of all they can serve as an empowerment tool to help kids exert more ownership over their learning.

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. Among the offerings on display at its demo day on June 13 were a structured gap year program, a tool for pronouncing names correctly and financial lending based on academic merit. The 10 groups presenting Wednesday were the accelerator’s second cohort, and 14 companies have gone through the program so far.

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.

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.

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.” Its core offerings include formative assessment products such as Socrative (a startup acquired in June 2014), grading tools and reporting services.

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. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

They’re on the lookout for digital programs that are designed specifically for middle school students, highly adjustable, and equipped with robust data tools for teachers. Embedded tests or tools to measure student growth throughout the year.

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

Edsurge

If students are truly “customers,” as some developers of higher-ed tools services have argued, then it’s no surprise that the biggest customer relationship management (CRM) provider is throwing its hat—and money—into the education industry. Founded in 2009, Viridis aims to connect the different points in the employment triangle between students, schools and employers.

Illuminate Education Shines Light on Growing Need for Better Data Sharing

Edsurge

It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. This means records are not easily transferable between tools used within the same school or district. Over the next month, the EdSurge Research team will be profiling companies about how they think, plan, and guide their product development process to address these needs. “We We’ve been talking about interoperability since the beginning in 2009.

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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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Schoolzilla Acquires Decision Science Labs to Help Districts Make Smarter Spending Choices

Edsurge

But it boasts a voracious appetite when it comes to ingesting education data and, now, another company. based startup, which offers data warehousing and visualization tools for schools and districts, has acquired Decision Science Labs. The company has raised $1 million in venture funding since launching in June 2014. In 2013, Schoolzilla spun off as an independent company, and currently serves over 100 school systems across more than 25 states.

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Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says. While much of the focus centers on the content knowledge, the absence of other areas of expertise—such as classroom management skills and the use of 21st century tools and pedagogies—has just as much of an impact. Edtech companies have a vested interest in helping states and school systems tackle this challenge.

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With $3.2M Series A, Viridis Aims to Connect Community College Students and Employers

Edsurge

Other investors in the New York City-based company include the Lumina Foundation , the Carver Family Office, Serious Change, NVC Investments and angel investors such as Carlos Gutierrez (former CEO of Kellogg and U.S. Viridis Learning was founded in 2009 by Felix Ortiz III, who after finishing his service in the U.S. Civy Analytics built an online tool that helps users find available job and training opportunities from local workforce investment boards.

Magoosh Jobs

EdNews Daily

Our team is driven to create the best content and study tools because we’re out to change the test prep experience for all. 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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