The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today?

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What I Learned Because of School

A Principal's Reflections

I hope to eventually own my own company, and without leadership skills my dream would not be feasible. New Milford High School presented me with the opportunity to meet Adam Leitman Bailey, Mr. Bailey then presented me with the opportunity to add him as a contact, and I then took advantage of this opportunity by e-mailing him regarding the trip and summer internship. Last month I unveiled the first ever guest post on my blog written by one of my students.

Week of November 15, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Come and join me in this webinar series to learn how to blend these new learning approaches in news ways to extend, enable and enhance learning to meet the needs to today’s world. You will learn that grace is God''s love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. More Social Networking- I believe that more and more educators will see the benefits of having a place where their students can meet online to share information, gather or just chat, outside the classroom.

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Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process

Edsurge

The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. So what is it like—and what does it take—to sell a company? You don’t just one day say, ‘I’m going to sell,’ meet someone and they buy you,” says Kim Taylor, CEO of Cluster and former co-founder and CEO of Ranku. She and her fellow panelists all also agreed on another thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

Live and Interactive with Roger Schank on "Our Broken Education System"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is CEO of Socratic Arts , a company whose goal is to design and implement learning-by-doing, story-centered curricula in schools, universities, and corporations. Date : Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. For the EPA this meant running a public meeting and dealing with an angry populace. Enrollment began in March 2010

KinderLab Robotics Meets Rigorous Review Standards to Join STEMworks Database

techlearning

Since 2010, STEMworks has worked with national and state education leaders to bring the most effective STEM education programs to hundreds of thousands more students every year.

This Weeks Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join Beth for a webinar and learn how to make your succession plan work for your company, your culture and your top talent. Come and join Lance in this webinar series to learn how to blend these new learning approaches in news ways to extend, enable and enhance learning to meet the needs to today’s world. SERIES “Conferencia K12 Online 2010: Cultivando el Futuro” con Thomas Chaskel. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving.”

Defining culture

Connecting 2 the World

When we meet a person for the first time, instinctively we look for certain traits to identify if a person is a threat, a friend, or someone we can't define. One of the short comings of the study was that the company he initially looked at was a multinational company, meaning that the study was biased towards people who might have had an international bias. Perhaps one of the most difficult things in speaking of culture is determining what we mean by "culture."

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sebastian Grady, COO of Altus Learning, will share stories from companies that are using video to capture critical knowledge throughout their global organizations. You will learn that grace is God''s love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving.”

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

Marketplace K-12

Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard , who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. “My idea was to use Mike to say, ‘Get me a meeting with this guy, let me go meet him,’ ” Humphrey said, according to the Associated Press. The post Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala.

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

The basic premise (I suggest you read the whole article ) is that a 17 year old working at BlackBoard (a technology company), is ridiculed for using their phone during a meeting by some older adults, because it looks like he is texting, while he is actually taking notes.

This Edtech Business Competition Is a Win for the Education Ecosystem

Edsurge

Because we have been around for a decade, we have a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and subject matter experts ready to partner with new companies. We can meet the leaders of new ventures at any stage and help move them forward.

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Months After Raising $27M, Education Startup Yogome Shuts Down Amid Fraud Allegations

Edsurge

In mid-September this year, Yogome , an educational startup founded in Mexico that also operates in San Francisco, held a multi-day bash of team meetings and parties for its all employees in Mexico City. Then a couple weeks later came the hangover: the company board said it had uncovered evidence of financial misconduct and would abruptly shut down the company. A video obtained by Forbes shows what appears to be a team meeting in which employees were informed of the news.

Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Wark learned on the job, managed large engineering teams, and even started a handful of companies, one of which he took public in 1999. I got involved in a couple of workforce development efforts in 2010, and listened to the colleges and the employers talk right past each other,” said Wark.

The Clock Is Ticking for This Edtech Buyer to Find a Deal

Edsurge

If it seems baffling that companies with no revenue can raise money from private investors ( ahem , as some edtech startups did in the early 2010’s), then EdTechX Holdings might just sound outright crazy at first. EdTechX Holdings is a “special purpose acquisition company,” or SPAC for short. It raises money from the public with the explicit purpose of acquiring a private company. There’s no way that the traditional education system can meet that demand,” he quips.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

Edsurge

Here’s how the attendee demographics have grown from 2010 to 2018. It’s very easy to feel FOMO, across all the panels, keynotes, workshops, receptions and serendipitous meetings in the hallways. Expect the company to continue its tried-and-true strategy of acquiring assets.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Take a look at this, the website, and discuss this fantastic case study for all of to discuss in staff meetings to determine how we are truly assessing our school. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

General Assembly’s $1M Lawsuit Settlement Asks: Are Instructors Employees or Contractors?

Edsurge

That issue led to a class-action lawsuit and settlement involving General Assembly and two former instructors, who alleged that the New York City-based education company misclassified them as independent contractors. But it resurfaces disputes that have become increasingly commonplace among companies that rely on contract labor. In General Assembly’s case, the question remains: Should educators for an education company be classified as employees? Roughly 16.5

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. Meetings, not so much.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Once I was speaking in Virginia and some teachers told me I had to meet Pam, that she was a “teacher’s and student’s superintendent.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

The ASA analysis showed undergraduate statistics degrees nearly doubled (95% growth rate) during the period spanning 2010 to 2013. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013. Field from 2010 Degrees.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

The first year was 2010. We had two people meet in our rooms a few years ago — Will Piper , who is at the University School of Milwaukee , and Pedro Aparicio , who is a teacher in Mexico City.

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.

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K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

And at the end of the day, sometimes I really can’t find things that meet our needs. She married Matthew Pace, a songwriter from Las Vegas, in 2010. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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?Filling the Other Skills Gap

Edsurge

And in the market of companies tackling the infamous employment gap between willing workers and open jobs, this maxim appears correct. The collection of edtech companies aimed at prepping educated, but still underprepared workers represents a virtual stampede of unicorns. These workers recovered only 80,000, or 1 percent, of those job losses between 2010 and 2016.

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Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

Standards-aligned: 2010 Alabama Course of Study: Social Studies. The school district will review submissions and select product(s) that meet their needs and can be up and running in classrooms by March 2.

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How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

The company got its start in late 2010, spurred by founder Anthony Kim’s work with KIPP Empower , an elementary charter school in Los Angeles. Through a 2010 collaboration with Gisele Huff from the Jacquelin Hume Foundation and Michael B. He founded Education Elements to meet that need. As of spring 2016, the company has supported 100 districts nationally, representing 300 schools and 300K students.

Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

I just stepped out of a meeting, actually, with two teachers helping them design a project that we hope will lead to the building of a food truck. I quickly evaluate if this is a person or company that’s worth a relationship. We luckily found a great local company. Outsourcing our IT, initially we had some bumps, but the company’s responsiveness told us that even though we are a small district, they are committed.

Remind Taps Former Bleacher Report CEO to Take Reins

Edsurge

Not even this summer’s NBA Finals, featuring the Golden State Warriors, could distract Bay Area sports fan Brian Grey from taking this meeting. Yet he was struck by Remind’s mission, along with the “immense capability and market positioning that the company has carved in the education ecosystem.” What I truly believe the company needs is a strong voice that understands what teachers, parents and principals need. The company also aims to expand its footprint in U.S.

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Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edsurge

Now, near the end of 2012, Glenn sat in his office, wondering how he was going to meet the year-end deadline for signing up eight community colleges as customers. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. But determined not to have another near miss in 2013, the company offered deep discounts to the community colleges that pitched the best social media strategies. In 2010, the potential of social media was not widely understood.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. billion in global annual revenue by 2010, helped immeasurably by hard work and acquisitions. billion in 2010.

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Chegg Cuts $15 Million Check to Buy AI-Feedback Tool, WriteLab

Edsurge

They started the company to solve a challenge that they both knew well: how to provide fast and actionable feedback to writing students. The company has also begun partnering with other companies such as Pearson and Microsoft. That’s challenging because when you’re a small company, you’re often a lot of engeineers in a room and you’re not in the classroom." Writing tools are particularly interesting to the company.

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