Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Neo LMS

Education and technology in 2016: it seems you can’t have one without the other. 16,000 educators and 500 companies have already announced their participation. Meet NEO at ISTE 2016. Meet us at Booth #2756! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

We are the first web filtering company to receive this distinction. . To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation ! The mission of each respective organization aligns perfectly with our own commitment to keeping kids safe online.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

It's 2016

Adam Welcome

It was time to write this post - because it's 2016. This is the world that we live in - even John Deere the equipment company is hiring a Mobile Application Developer. It's 2016, we know too much and have way too many resources at our disposal to not be relevant for our kids.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. I closed a deal with Mark for $250,000 in exchange for a 20 percent equity stake in my test-prep company. SAT Scores: A New Number.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents

Kleinspiration

As a classroom teacher, it warms my heart to know that such incredible companies and celebrities not only support teachers but they understand our passion for what we do in the classroom each day for our students.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. There are over 15,000 teachers in Denver gathering and thousands more meeting virtually using the hashtag #NotAtISTE16.

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

What our approach does is build spatial-temporal reasoning, and then connect that spatial-temporal reasoning to mathematical understanding,” accomplishing what other software companies haven’t. Video produced by NationSwell in partnership with Cisco.

Staples and Katy Perry Impact 1072 classrooms and 98,609 students!

The CoolCatTeacher

13, 2016, in Los Angeles. The sweepstakes grand prize included a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to Los Angeles with a guest to meet Katy Perry. I like to work with companies who support teachers.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.”.

LaGuardia Community College: Where Business and Tech Education Meet

Edsurge

As the need for affordable education grows, community colleges are well positioned to provide post-secondary degrees, credentials or training to meet workforce needs. LaGuardia’s program, known as TechIMPACT , will partner with tech education companies including General Assembly, Udacity and The Software Guild to provide accelerated tech training for more than 300 low-income young adults over the next three years. “We

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

That was in 2016. He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. We started Torah Academy in September 2016 with a strong vision for how and what we want our students to learn.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll go into these more during the free blended learning webinar I’ll be hosting on November 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm EST. Register here. . Part of being a professional is learning how to turn in excellent work that meets or exceeds requirements.

This Former Athlete Shoots for 100% in His Classroom and His Company: An Interview with Otus' Chris Hull

Edsurge

And Chris himself was named one of the National School Boards Association's 2016 20 to Watch educators. My cofounder Pete Helfers and I would frequently meet in our classrooms talking about how we could improve learning for our students, and what our ideal classroom would be. Chris Hull is a busy guy. He teaches 7th grade social studies in Highland Park, Illinois. He also helps run.

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016

The ASIDE Blog

Source: NYSCATE The theme for the 2016 annual conference of the New York State Association For Computers And Technologies In Education ( NYSCATE ) was "Unleash The Superhero In You."

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

You might see information about a person as you meet them the first time. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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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.

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

ISTE 2016 Cheat-Sheet for Newbies and Veterans

MSEDTechie

But here’s a tip—research and connect with presenters and companies you know will be exhibiting ahead of time, and schedule time to talk about your classroom needs. Edtech companies also look to recruit presenters and volunteers for their booths.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

Edsurge

Alan November One problem is that companies are still making money off of selling those “$1000 pencils” as ways to improve productivity. So, can companies and educators co-exist peacefully in the world of edtech, while also working to redefine education? You go to these meetings, and people say, “Can I save money on textbooks?” In 2016, Mary Jo was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in education.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

In November 2016, over 250 school district leaders, researchers, thought leaders, and other partners came to Baltimore, Maryland to learn from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking school districts, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. ” During a keynote address at the meeting, Dr. Freeman A.

School by Design Spins Off From Amplify to Form Independent Company

Marketplace K-12

The educational technology company Amplify is spinning off a service known as School by Design into a new, separate business that will provide schools with data and technical assistance focused on financial and instructional strategy. School by Design will become its own commercial company and will be led by an Amazon Education executive, Andrew Joseph, who is leaving that post to work with the newly independent business.

Support teachers with @Staples and Donorschoose.org

The CoolCatTeacher

and enter to win a $50,000 scholarship & trip to meet Katy Perry From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry.

Most Memorable Blogs Posts of the Year – 2016

Reading By Example

Liao shares how she received 43 rejections and didn’t meet her goal of 100. He points out the problems in not paying for technology that supports student learning, including the challenge of smaller software companies to produce excellent resources. Appreciation blogging Celebration Community Leadership Recognition Writing 2016 most memorable blog posts

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.

Working Together to Expand Research Use in Education and Ed-Tech

Digital Promise

At the September 2016 Summit to Expand Research Use in Education , educators, technology developers, and researchers met to address an essential question: How can we work together to expand research use in the design, development, and improvement of education programs, products, and practices?

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Trump has promised manufacturing jobs, but high school grads might want to seek credentialed “middle-skills” posts instead

The Hechinger Report

This, in turn, has led to more layers in the production recipes for consumer goods, and more companies (like marketers and distributors) taking a piece of the revenue. Higher Ed Opinion 2016 ElectionAnthony Carnevale. I miss watching Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. I miss casseroles.

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.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

Even before a deluge of fibs and fakery swamped our recent election cycle, Wineburg and company realized that readers of online news need many of the same skills used by a good historian, such as identifying the sources of claims and asking questions about their evidence. Northport, N.Y.,