4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. 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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Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!

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The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as one of the world’s leading edtech conferences is just around the corner. Going to BETT 2020? Meet NEO at BETT 2020! We’re really looking forward to meeting you at BETT 2020! The post Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Let’s engage kids and use edtech in social studies.

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Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge. The Role of Logic Models in Edtech Adoption.

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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Let’s make 2020 the year when we reduce families’ exposure to higher ed financial risk

The Christensen Institute

After all, universities and edtech investors go to considerable and rather sophisticated lengths to manage and mitigate their own risks. Guild Education, a company that helps employers like Chipotle and Starbucks ramp up tuition-as-a-benefit programs, just reached unicorn status in November.

Powerful Student Voices: Helping the World Understand Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow Award ? 2020 Global Teacher Prize Winner Nominee ? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge runs now through Thursday, January 30, 2020 for students in the US in grades 9-12. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for students in the US in grades 5-8 now through February 13, 2020.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

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How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

He has had the opportunity to share his approach to Computer Science education at ISTE (2015, 2018), FETC (2019, 2020) BIT (2014, 2019), CONNECT (2019, 2020), Schoology NEXT (2018), as well as in interviews with major newspapers (Toronto Star, 2017).

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Why I #LoveTeaching – Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

She has been blogging at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog since 2005 and has traveled the world and written two books about edtech and collaborative technologies. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

How Will Coronavirus Impact Education Technology Investments in 2020?

Edsurge

Now, with the widespread cancellation of schools and conferences (where investors and entrepreneurs often meet), edtech investors are advising startups to heed Sequoia’s advice. This is a good time for companies to build goodwill.

Save The Date for Dozens of Higher Ed Events in 2020

Edsurge

And we’re running one of our own: Immersion , a workshop for edtech entrepreneurs on the day before ASU GSV, on Mar. The calendar below lists events happening in 2020. Download the 2020 U.S. Green events are oriented around a specific product or company.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

Edsurge

Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. There are so many players out there—and a few emerging winners” in edtech, says Niesner, 40. “We The company reached 25 million users by 2012 and 55 million users three years later.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) Administration and Leadership How is all this being negotiated with teachers unions? Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) How will this affect teacher pay? There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools.

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

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She has been a presenter at ISTE 2019, NCCE 2016-19, the Southern Oregon EdTech Summit 2015-18, and IntegratED 2017-18. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

ParentSquare Becomes a Parent Company After Acquiring School Communication App

Edsurge

His company has acquired Signal Kit , provider of a competing school communications app. The combined company will reach two million students nationwide across 44 states, including about 20 percent of California students, claims Wadhwa.

Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing

Edsurge

In bringing affordable education to the workplace, companies like InStride, Guild, Degreed and EdAssist are addressing the biggest issues in higher education: career relevance and student debt. billion valuation , reaching the “unicorn” milestone just seven years after the company launched.

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The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

The Christensen Institute

K-12 edtech market has ballooned in the past decade to an estimated $7 billion. These network-expanding tools are cropping up in discrete pockets of the edtech market, like college guidance, project-based real-world learning, and academic supports.

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What can we learn from 3 organizations’ approaches to integrate teaching and technology?

The Christensen Institute

States don’t give schools and districts big R&D budgets to do edtech development. Likewise, most edtech investors aren’t interested in businesses that involve running K–12 schools. AltSchool — An edtech company that once had its own laboratory schools.

The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences

Edsurge

spike in coronavirus cases, which currently numbers around 118 cases in 16 states , is leaving the edtech conference industry with an existential (if not quite Shakespearean) question at the start of its busy events season: to host or not to host? Some companies are electing to not send staff.

Course Hero Joins the Edtech Unicorn Stable

Edsurge

education technology company has reached the billion-dollar valuation mark, and with that comes bragging rights to being a “unicorn.” The company has been turning a profit since 2012, according to Grauer. These concerns have not deterred or disrupted the company’s growth.

My New Journey With a Mission-Driven Organization

Education Elements

Erica Williams Simon, founder of Snapchat’s Creator’s Lab and one of my favorite millennials on a mission, wrote in this tweet that the best career advice she can give is to never attach yourself to a person, place, company, or project, but rather a mission, a calling, or a purpose.

US Edtech Closes Decade with Record $1.7 Billion Raised in 2019

Edsurge

economy leading into 2020—equity market milestone after milestone plus a historically low labor pool. According to an EdSurge database of publicly announced funding deals, investment in edtech companies reached at least $1.66 Two trends have helped to define the U.S.

How Do You Patent an Edtech Idea, Anyway?

Edsurge

While creators in the edtech space often feel they’ve made something patent-worthy, two problems usually stand in the way. She opened up to EdSurge about the process she went through to give would-be edtech inventors a glimpse into the trials and tribulations involved in getting a patent.

Guest post: Here is how you can develop leadership skills

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These are the responsibilities that lie upon the shoulders of a good leader, and you are expected to provide effective solutions to all such problems faced by employees and the company. This kind of talent is especially needed when companies go through a rough patch, and employees look for inspiration, which can help them get through the storm. education edtech leadership technology

10+ new products from TCEA 2020

eSchool News

During TCEA 2020, educators, decision-makers, and stakeholders came together to articulate their visions for the future of education. Related content: Can’t-miss sessions at TCEA 2020. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite products from TCEA 2020.

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ASU’s ScaleU, an Edtech Accelerator With a University Behind It

Edsurge

What began with faculty interest in Stephenson’s Canadian company, Riipen, which connects students with class projects offered by actual businesses, led to conversations with a university accelerator that invests in edtech startups and connects them with faculty to launch pilot programs.

Why One Online University Launched Two Edtech Investment Funds

Edsurge

Universities have long served as incubators for promising ideas, and even as investors for some that turn into companies. Since 2018, Western Governors University has committed more than $30 million to two edtech investment funds.

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Online YC Demo Day Includes A Byju’s Rival, Quiz Bowl App, Parenting Advice Platform

Edsurge

Instead of company founders presenting to crowds at a venue in the San Francisco Bay Area, they provided one-slide presentations, a company description and biographies of employees for a Y Combinator website. Able Jobs promises companies no payment until a candidate is hired.

The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.

Edsurge

The truth is edtech products that foster more learning than would happen in analogue settings can be difficult to find. So naturally, one of the big questions we face is, how can we help ensure effective edtech happens more often?

Corona Virus & Remote Learning

EdTechTeacher

General EdTech: EdTech companies offering FREE support and/or access to schools affected by COVID19 closures. A growing collection of edtech companies that are offering free access or support to schools affected by COVID-19. by Tom Daccord.

Investing in Women-Led Edtech Startups Is More Than a Matter of Equity. It’s Also Good Business.

Edsurge

Consider Guild Education, an online education company led by Rachel Carlson and Brittany Stitch, which reached the highly coveted unicorn status in November 2019. They became only the fourth education company in recent years to be founded by women and valued at over one billion dollars.

The Future of Education Technology Conference Takes Over Miami … What Did We Learn This Year?

TeacherCast

This week, I had the opportunity to unite with educators, technology companies, podcasters, and amazing students at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC). What can I take back to school and share about the future of the educational classroom in 2020?

Want to Help Schools Closed by COVID-19? Don’t Pitch Them Right Now.

Edsurge

Among them are companies directly reaching out to teachers and administrators, offering to help ease that transition. Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) March 16, 2020. Still, she appreciates the sentiment from company officials. “I Not all company executives are offering software.