5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Note: This is the first of my series "5 things to watch in 2011" Future installments will include: Five people to follow in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five technologies to watch in 2011 Five blogs to read in 2011 The folks over at Prezi continue to make their presentation product more and more compelling. In September Prezi meeting was launched which enables up to 10 people to edit or view a Prezi remotely.

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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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2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

The Electric Educator

2011 iNACOL Virtual School Symposium This week I attended the 2011 Virtual School Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The problem is that these solutions are not meeting the needs of smaller programs.

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Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

In late spring we hired a company to assist us with the development of our first one semester course. The company we hired provided the curriculum designer and technical programming expertise. Lately I have been thinking about Agile Software development.

The Today Show's Top Tech Gifts for Women


Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more. 99 LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer From the award winning educational toy company comes LeapPad, the learning tablet just for kids. I''m loving Thanksgiving break!

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Week of March 28, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This session directly addresses the need to develop and implement real-time employee training assessment strategies specifically designed to meet targeted business objectives. Utilizing an actual high-tech, consumer electronic Fortune 100 company renamed ''Orange Inc.'' as a session case, participants discover how a company with exceptional customer support is driven in part by their focused training and employee assessment strategy.

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10 Ways to Re-Imagine the Classroom: 8. Educational Resources

The Playground Advocate

This post is part eight in a series in which I offer some ways that we can work together to re-imagine our classrooms so that students are more engaged, our work is more relevant, and student learning is more enriching.

I've Written My Representatives; Have You? #TxEdBudget #SaveTxSchools


Source: [link] Texas public schools and the educators they employ have made concerted efforts toward meeting the high goals demanded by the citizens of Texas and our federal government. This is how families and companies balance their budgets.

Start Thrashing

The Electric Educator

Three months ago your team was asked to write a report for your company. Call an all hands meeting as soon as the project/initiative/task is launched. If they don''t come to that first meeting, they forfeit the right to comment/modify/change the project at the last minute.

We Are Strong: The United States After September 11th


Our willingness to meet the needs of strangers in dire circumstances makes us strong. Regular people going on with their daily lives, enjoying one another''s company and talking of the things that are important to them.

Migrating to Cloud-Based Online Tool Suites Is a No-Brainer for School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Our district''s use of Google Docs has meant using the online tools to share things like meeting agendas, schedules, and address lists. However, if the truth be known, companies like Google have much better resources for maintaining the security of data than school districts. It just makes sense to allow a larger company who make it their business to keep data secure and store it.

The Closing of LearnCentral.org

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As we all know, not every Web project succeeds, but you helped to explore the exciting combination of what we liked to call the "LC3:" a social network for educators, a personalized repository for collecting and sharing educational resources, and synchronous meeting capability. Over the past year, we have also looked closely at our community networking project, LearnCentral, and have decided to close LearnCentral on December 31, 2011.

Great places, awesome people

Learning with 'e's

Although I hate the travel, I have to admit that when I am in such places, and while I am meeting such brilliant and inspirational people, I am in my element. I was fortunate this year to be invited to speak at major events in some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

More great places, awesome people

Learning with 'e's

Continuing my review of the year, here are my top five places for 2011. I had the privilege of visiting the fair city of Dublin twice in 2011, the first time to keynote the 14th Irish National IT Training Conference in April, and the second time in June to speak at the Annual EDEN Conference.

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

Tomorrow I will be giving the opening keynote at the 8th International Seminar on Teacher Training , but as a precursor, I was invited to meet some of the OUC team. Thank you to everyone who voted to place me among such an illustrious company.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. When absorptive capacity meets institutions and (e)learners: Adopting, diffusing and exploiting e-learning in organizations. Unfortunately, I still haven't figured out how to include my word graphics into blogger and since I don't have a lot of time to figure it out, it will just have to be left out of this post.

Robert Scott - Texas Education Commissioner - #SXSWedu


His son is vice-president of his theater company and its webmaster. We can''t meet these expectations with severe budget cuts. Scott is very imprssed with the turnout at SXSWedu. It is an honor for Project Share to be chosen as the focus of SXSWedu. Scott testified for 2.5 hours before the House Appropriations Committee this morning. Like having multiple root canals done at the same time. Use of technology at state and district level can help us overcome a $9.8 billion shortfall.

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


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.”.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. The degree requires the traditional 120 credit hours, but features small classes, extra supports, accommodation for different learning styles, and a modified course schedule to meet the students'' needs. The company is also lifting some of its "per-seat" licensing fees so that those not enrolled in classes aren''t charged for accessing the material.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

Marketplace K-12

million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. Launched in 2011, Ellevation describes itself as offering online management and instructional tools focused on building collaboration among educators and helping schools meet the evolving demand’s of the nation’s surging ELL student population. Zuckerberg said he would channel his funding through a limited liability company, rather than a traditional foundation.

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.

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education


She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. Truly.

MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR


Moscow internet services company Yandex participated. After that, the company charges $34.90 Those lessons mostly cover chemistry today, but the company is building more content for physics and biology students, Philippov says. But he believes that’s part of his company’s appeal.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1. As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”.

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The African advantage in the solar energy revolution

The Christensen Institute

Although governments in sub Saharan Africa have expended many resources trying to build electric grids similar to those used in other, wealthier countries, electricity production and distribution just isn’t good enough to meet the needs of many individuals and businesses.

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider


One of the benefits of this change is a focus on long-term planning over displays of quarterly growth to impress shareholders, says Mitch Benson, the company’s chief product officer. To meet the expectation of demands is priority,” Benson says. “I The company will not end the product.

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Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools.


Nothing about that will change or go away, Asmund Furuseth, the company’s CEO, emphasized in an interview. Annually, Kahoot Pro costs $12 per teacher for K-12, the company’s primary market in education, and $60 per instructor for higher education. “It’s The play could be about more than just meeting a user demand. Kahoot, a Norwegian company, may have been feeling pressure from investors, who have injected $43.5 million into the company, according to Crunchbase.

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. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

Weld North Education Acquires LearnZillion in Its First K-12 Core Curriculum Deal


Weld North Education, an education company that has long focused on providing digital intervention and supplemental products in the K-12 market, has acquired LearnZillion , a Washington, D.C.-based based company that sells core curricula.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course


Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies. He left the company in 2014.) Instead it will be offered by Deeplearning.ai , an online learning company founded by none other than Ng himself. In 2011, he founded the Google Brain Deep Learning project and later went on to start Coursera with fellow Stanford professor, Daphne Koller in 2012.

Coloring outside the lines: Why innovation in higher ed is happening beyond traditional schools

The Christensen Institute

A school receiving initial accreditation today would have had to begin the eligibility process in 2011 and would have needed to be operational far earlier than that in order to become accredited by today. Outside of the confines of traditional higher education, a great deal has transpired since 2011. Almost all of the hundreds of bootcamps now competing for students were founded after 2011: unencumbered innovation moves fast. Accreditation doesn’t happen overnight.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Next Generation Science Standards. 2011). 2011). 2011). The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

How one organization is changing the STEM education landscape

eSchool News

Originally inspired by Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address, we knew that we were preparing to take on a huge and daunting problem; for years, our education system has faced an acute teacher shortage.